The Crausewell family of Dora, Alabama, had their lawn and trees toilet papered over the weekend by neighborhood kids. So what did they do? Clean up the best they could and wait for the next rain to dissolve the remaining toilet paper? NOPE, they decided to burn the toilet paper out of the trees. A little bit of Alabama ingenuity as I like to call it (I lived there for 10 years and have experienced it firsthand -- including the time a neighbor wanted to build a bigger garage and decided to try to demo the one he had by driving his truck through the walls). ROLL TIDE. Just kidding, WAR EAGLE. Kidding again -- let's go Hokies!
[Cheryl Crausewell] said they lit a piece of toilet paper on the magnolia tree with a lighter in an attempt to remove it, but wind blew the piece into the yard, setting the grass ablaze.
"It just popped out into a little patch and we tried to put it out and it just kept going, so I was trying to keep it from going down the front porch and came down the bank and around the back of the house," she said.
Within seconds, Crausewell said the fire spread to the backyard where the propane gas tank from a grill may have added fuel to the fire.
"I just realize life is really precious. I mean, you know that already but it just brings it home how precious life is and all these things really don't matter," Crausewell said.
Heck yeah, there's nothing like burning your own house to the ground trying to set toilet paper on fire to realize just how precious life is. Reminds me of the time I realized how precious life is when I blasted myself off the shitter after dropping a match in there with a toilet bowl full of cleaning products. You ever tasted a towel bar before? Every time I swallow.
Thanks to lilco, who agrees getting somebody to burn their own house down definitely ranks up there with the best pranks of all time.