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To be hurt by this prank
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Wednesday23 · 26/11/2021 21:18

I'm in a tough spot at the moment and am being thrown out of my home and could do with extra funds so I entered a phone competition to win a lot of money. They will randomly call someone and you have to say a phrase to win the money (you've probably heard this competition if you listen to the radio in the UK). It came to the time where they were going to call the person and my phone starts ringing from a withheld number, obviously I answer and the phone is quiet for a minute... Then I see my friend laughing to himself, it was him that called me. He's aware of my situation and knows I'm struggling so I was hurt that he'd do that.

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Lalliella · 27/11/2021 00:29

Oops wrong thread!

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Lalliella · 27/11/2021 00:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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Nopetryagain · 27/11/2021 00:20

What a nasty thing to do, get rid

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mathanxiety · 26/11/2021 23:41

That's just cruel.

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WeirdArchitecture · 26/11/2021 23:37

best wishes op, i hope things look up for you .

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WeirdArchitecture · 26/11/2021 23:36

er, hes a cunt.

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JuergenWasRobbed · 26/11/2021 23:25

Wow. Bin.

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AcrossthePond55 · 26/11/2021 23:25

There's never anything 'funny' in making another person feel foolish, sad, or disappointed. I hate pranks of any kind. After all "a joke is only funny if everyone is laughing" and the intended target is very rarely laughing.

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LouiseBelchersBunnyEars · 26/11/2021 23:21

@Hoppinggreen

I bloody hate pranks of any kind
I’m sorry this happened

Me too, the ‘pranksters’ are usually dickheads who brush any and everything away as ‘banter’ 🙄
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GetTheFlockOutOfHere · 26/11/2021 23:19

That's quite nasty and spiteful. He is no friend.

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Leeds2 · 26/11/2021 23:16

Nasty thing to do if you need the money.

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billy1966 · 26/11/2021 23:14

He's no friend.

Flowers

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MyDogLovesBiscuits · 26/11/2021 23:03

@Doingtheboxerbeat

My DB would absolutely do this. There was someone we know who was really struggling - very little money to put in the electricity meter etc - and she was gifted with a fake winning scratchcard. My DB thought this was hilarious Hmm.

OP that's a really nasty prank your so called friend pulled. Are they usually this cruel or is it a one off where he has completely put his foot in it?

Oh this made my stomach drop a little, I can totally imagine the relief and then the crash back to reality. That's really sad, your poor friend.
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HikingforScenery · 26/11/2021 22:48

Oh that’s really horrible. Sorry to hear thatFlowers

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CPL593H · 26/11/2021 22:45

I hope that your situation improves soon, OP

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oakleaffy · 26/11/2021 22:27

@Wednesday23
When the newspapers ran competitions like this, my son joked that we'd won.
It would have been £250,000!
The momentary lightheadedness followed by the bump of disappointment.
Oh well, son knew he was wrong to do that, but he was a kid..
a friend is not a friend.. it's a really spiteful thing to have done.
As others have said, he is no friend.

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Pigeoninthehouse · 26/11/2021 22:25

Thats a nasty thing to do. Irrespective of his intentions, I can't imagine anyone that lacking in sensitivity would make a good friend.

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maddy68 · 26/11/2021 22:20

That's shit because of your situation. He probably doesn't mean anything by it and it literally is just a prank. It's thoughtless definitely but I'm certain he didn't mean to be cruel

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Terfydactyl · 26/11/2021 22:18

Make me a winner?
Running on loads of radio stations, free to enter online.

I too do the competitions listed on mse. I've won stuff too. Sadly nothing this big but I try still. And I would not be happy if someone prank called me.
No friend of yours.

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BoredZelda · 26/11/2021 22:07

Also Capital FM

Also Absolute Radio.

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Almostmenopausal · 26/11/2021 22:04

@Feilin

Coolfm cashcall and what an idiot.

Also Capital FM
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BoredZelda · 26/11/2021 21:58

you can enter free online to all the majority of radio competitions

The laws around this mean they all have to give you the option of entering for free somehow. Even the Children In Need ones this year where you could text a donation to win prizes, they gave the option of cancellation of the donation but staying in the prize draw.

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grapewine · 26/11/2021 21:56

What an absolute bastard. I'd tell him to fuck off. That's so mean.

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Doingtheboxerbeat · 26/11/2021 21:52

My DB would absolutely do this. There was someone we know who was really struggling - very little money to put in the electricity meter etc - and she was gifted with a fake winning scratchcard. My DB thought this was hilarious Hmm.

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TractorAndHeadphones · 26/11/2021 21:51

With friends like this who needs enemies? What a f cunt

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