In this prank, you can easily get a rise out of your friends by acting like you are going to put gum into their hair. All it takes is the thought of gum in their hair and the person will jerk to avoid you as if you have the touch of death or a smelly sack of shit. When you are having an argument with someone, act like you are taking your already chewed gum out by sticking the tips of your fingers into your mouth. Clinch your fingers together as if you were taking the gum out, extend your arm, and press them to your friend’s head, making a face as though you are really sticking it to them. They will go nuts thinking you have just ruined their haircut but immediately be relieved after they touch their noggin and realize you have done them no harm.
Another trick along these lines is to act like you are emptying a salt or sugar packet over someone’s head. Let them see the packet and then fake ripping the package open. Vigorously shake the packet over their head and watch them wriggle out from underneath you.
One of my friends kept pulling this joke on me and one day actually did dump the contents of a salt packet in my hair. I became so enraged I gave chase and instead of acting like I took the gum out of my mouth, I in fact did and proceeded to slam a wad of watermelon Bubbalicious chewing gum into the middle of his hair. He came back later to show where he had to have someone cut the gum from his hair. When he bent down to present the bald spot it had created, I promptly whipped out another piece of gum I happened to be chewing and planted it right next to the bald spot. I only wish the dirty deed was caught on film so that I could see his look of horror again and again. Needless to say, he never tried that joke again.