An everyday affair, the mundane, the routine. Comforting, yes, but without any change. Never any change. That's what happened every time my friends came over. We lazed around in the living room, some sprawled on the couch, others on the carpeted floor. The music played on the stereo, someone randomly changing songs, others simply playing along. Flipping sounds of the magazine pages were heard, book collections were thoroughly scrutinized. Computer games were played and some unhealthy snacks were downed. And then one yawn after another happened and when everyone was done, they picked up their sacks and were gone. But that was all there ever was. The routine, the mundane. Nothing ever changed. Nothing lost, nothing gained. Until one day we were all just really bored of the funk we'd set on ourselves. It was time to get in some fun, some excitement. And that's when we came up with a list of random things to do. The fun that ensued after that list was brought into action was one of the best I've ever had. What was that list and what did it do? You'll just have to read the following article to know that, now won't you?
If you're stuck in a rut and need to nudge yourself out, I'd urge you to read this piece and come right out. These are some of the most random things to do with friends, and you'll want to try each one of them. What are friends for if not to have fun with? No one to judge you if you cross over to the 'weird' side, 'cause they are right there doing the same thing.
Embarrass a Friend
All this should be done in jest, mind you. So pick a friend who can take a joke and gets conscious easily. When you're in a public place like a restaurant, go down on your knees, extend your hand and ask them if they'll be your lab partner/shopping buddy/buy you an Xbox―anything random that does not go with the action. Say it out loud so everyone can hear and say you won't get up till they've agreed to it. Keep repeating the request and ask the waiter to play a romantic song. It's so ridiculous, your friend will probably give in. What makes it more fun is if you do it to the same-sex friend. If it doesn't work, ask your other friends to join in and nudge him further. They'll give in eventually.
'Harass' a Salesperson
Get into a clothes shop and ask for a cloth size that is either too tight or too loose. When the salesperson starts to give you your correct size, insist that you want the other. When they give in and give you the piece, try it out and then come complaining that it doesn't fit. Either that or get your friends around to come out and clap when you exit the changing room. One of the most fun things to do with friends, really.
Take up a table in a restaurant and take turns acting out dares. For example, you could ask a friend to open up an umbrella inside the restaurant and sit with it. Ask another to tie one side of her hair in a pig tail, the other in a bun and take a round around the restaurant. You can come up with several things like these.
Stage a Gay Scene
Choose a public place and play a prank on a friend with this prank idea. While he eats at a restaurant, ask another guy friend to come along and profess his undying love for him. The friend is not keyed in on it so it'll be a camera moment to catch his expressions.
Order for a Funny Dish
Go to a high-end restaurant and when the waiter comes to take your order, start ordering for foreign dishes that are not on the menu. Put on a fake accent to show that you're not from around and just go on and on with the dishes. Keep the act going for as long as possible.
Act Like a Nut
Stand on a crowded street and approach anyone, then ask for directions. When they look at you, turn into a cock-eyed person, they'll be completely shocked and won't know how to react. Or you could even stop them and start stammering when you talk, taking your time with the words. The frustration and the sheer patience, it'll take for them to take the conversation through, and the look on their face, so much worth the embarrassment.
Just get into the car and drive around doing whatever comes to your mind. It could be stopping at signal and blowing bubbles, it could be going to the beach and building sand castles or covering up a friend in sand. Anything random, without a schedule to follow.
If you're not really getting out of the house and need some really fun and random things to do with friends at home, play any of the indoor games that you played in your childhood. No matter what age you are. I can't tell you the amount of fun you can have with these games and other things to do when you're bored at home. Try a scavenger hunt, or a ridiculous hose pipe fight in the backyard, or even a game of hide and seek gets the adrenaline pumping fast. Try, try.
And don't just stop at this one, come up with a list of your own. It's one of the most fun I've ever had and I can bet you'll feel the same way after you do it too. Let the boredom be gone.