A FATHER has pranked his son by saying he’s proud of him, it has been confirmed.
Stephen Malley visited his parents for Sunday lunch and began telling them about his job working for an arts charity when his father David decided to pull the hilarious stunt.
David Malley said: “He started yakking on about this new job. I cut him short and said ‘That’s great son, I’m proud of you’”.
“And he totally fell for it! He became all confident and upbeat and started saying why it meant so much to him. And before he could make too much of a fool of himself I yelled out ‘Gotcha!’”
“And he was like ‘what do you mean gotcha?’ and I was like ‘I was joking, I’m not really proud of you!’. It was absolutely priceless.”
He said: “I never thought he’d take the bait. Maybe if he had a decent job in the construction industry like his older brother then maybe it would have been believable.
“It’s actually slightly pathetic that he even went for it, the daft twat.”
Stephen Malley said: “Yeah he got me good, that’s dad, a master prankster.
“Then he made me fix his laptop.”