There’s nothing quite like pranks between brothers is there? Unfortunately for this guy, the joke he attempted to play on his brother backfired in truly spectacular fashion.
Redditor ‘fringe’ posted his tale of brotherly love to the always amusing Today I Fucked Up (TIFU) thread and it’s safe to say this is one story for the grandkids.
According to the story ‘fringe’ lives with his older brother in Toronto. His brother’s wife studies in New York, so the couple don’t see each other very often.
When his brother’s birthday rolled around, his wife decided to take a week off to visit her husband so, understandably, ‘fringe’ was asked to make himself scarce for a night so the two could ‘celebrate’ in private.
But not before he left them a little present…
We have a board in the kitchen where we pin stuff, so I left him a note that said “happy birthday big bro, have fun” and I also pinned a condom and a $50 bill to the board.
As a joke, I put three thumbtacks through the condom. My brothers a smart dude, so I figured he would see the condom has three thumbtacks, laugh, and throw it away. I thought wrong.
A little over a month later my parents are over and my brother makes an announcement. He tells us that he is moving to Buffalo to live with his wife, who is now pregnant.
I knew that he didn’t want to have kids until he was at least 40, so after the announcement I pulled him aside to congratulate him and ask for details.
He told me the baby wasn’t planned, but when he had sex with his wife on his birthday, the condom broke.
‘Fringe’ was forced to explain the whole thing to his brother, and while you would think his reaction may have ended only slightly short of hospitalisation, his brother was actually fine about it.
“After finding out his wife was pregnant, he realised that deep down he really wanted a kid,” said ‘fringe’.
The only downside to him being an uncle is that his brother is now moving to New York, so he’ll have to find a new roommate to share the rent.
To be fair, inadvertently getting your brother’s wife pregnant could end a lot, lot worse.