Hey, did you see who just knocked?

January 26, 2009

Blog Guy, when you travel to an exotic world capital, where’s the first place you go? An art museum? A cathedral? A celebrated restaurant?

None of those. I have a favorite prank I always play. I go to the home of the president or king, ring their doorbell and run away. Then I watch them look confused when they open the door.

Does that really work?

You bet! Like I was just in Venezuela, and got Hugo Chavez to open his front door four or five times. I’d hear all these heavy locks and bolts, then he’d swing open the big door and say, “Si?”

That sounds a little dangerous!

No, they all seem to enjoy it. Vladimir Putin laughed so hard he called in his security guards to show me their machine guns.

Who’s next?

Don’t tell anyone, but I plan to try Barack Obama next week. He’s gonna love it!

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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez waits for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Alejandro Rustom

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“Knock-three-times, on my front door if you want me. Twice on the pipe….”

Posted by bobbyc | Report as abusive

This would make an excellent Mentos candy commercial!

Some kids knock on the door, run and hide in nearby bushes.
He answers the door and is confused.
The kids pop up and laugh at him.
He raises his fist and shakes it at them to show he’s angry.
The kids then pop a Mentos candy in their mouths and he then starts to laugh and point his finger as if he’s saying, “Youuuuuuu guys!”

Posted by bobbyc | Report as abusive

The problem in this case would be that Chavez would not laugh at the kids but shout at them and call them something like “dark agents of american imperialism” or “representatives of the empire of evil” or something of the kind!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Hillarious post. thanks for the laugh
Peace to all from Indiana, USA

Posted by MiketheWaiter | Report as abusive

“Where’s Hugo?” In the spirit of Capitalism, they’ll be selling children’s books and games throughout Venezuela.

Posted by John Zelinski | Report as abusive