Getting Even Playing Truth or Dare was one of the few fun things to do in our rural town in Vermont. My middle school friends and I were addicted to it! I'll never forget one evening when things really got out of hand.
We were playing in my friend Jade's basement; her parents were upstairs watching a movie in the family room. When Jade dared Bryan to kiss Ashley, he acted shy, but everyone could tell that they both liked it; the only person who didn't like it was Rainy.
Rainy had a crush on Brian and was furious that Jade had dared him to kiss anyone besides her!
When it was Jade's turn to choose dare, Rainy got her payback. She dared Jade to strip down to her underwear and go get the abandoned paper out of her neighbor's driveway.
Jade's neighbors were an older couple, and the idea of them seeing her stealing their old newspaper in her underwear was hilarious. After some coaxing, Jade stripped down and started to unlock the basement door.
She made it halfway down her driveway when headlights turned in to the driveway and shined on her. It was her parents! They had gone out to rent a movie without telling us and had just gotten back in time to catch their daughter in her underwear.
Needless to say, Jade's parents were horrified at what we might have been doing while they were gone, and we were shocked that we hadn't even known they'd left us alone. Jade ran back into the basement and threw her clothes on and then went back outside to meet her parents and try to explain.
For the rest of the night, we had to sit upstairs in the kitchen until our parents came and awkwardly avoid eye contact with Jade's mother and father. After that, Truth or Dare wasn't a game we played at Jade's house; but we didn't stop playing it, either.
Jade thinks the story is hilarious now, but at the time she was grounded and seriously humiliated, which is a little more than Rainy was going to get back at her.