If you assume that middle-aged male celebrities don't fall prey to the same kind of eyeroll-worthy jokes as your dad? Well rapper and actor Ice-T is here to set you straight.
The hip hop icon and star of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had Twitter gasping in horror after he tweeted about being robbed at a New Jersey gas station earlier this week.
But those gasps quickly turned to groans once they got to the end of the tweet and the whole thing turned out to be an elaborate bait-and-switch joke about high gas prices. Oh boy.
See his tweet below.
Corny as it is, Ice-T's joke is pretty expertly crafted.
Right out the gate, you're right there with him, feeling his palpable nerves from being mugged.
"I was robbed at a gas station in NJ last night. After my hands stopped trembling..I managed to call the cops and they were quick to respond and calmed me down....."
That is heart-pounding stuff.
And the stakes only increase as the tweet goes on.
"My money is gone.. the police asked me if I knew who did it..I said yes.."
This is more edge-of-the-seat exhilarating than most episodes of Ice-T's TV show!
And then you get to the big reveal.
"it was pump number 9…"
Ugggggh... COME ON ICE-T!
But listen, don't hate the player, hate the game—he had us going right up to the very last word, which is pretty solid work as jokes go.
On Twitter of course, Ice-T's little gag had people both rolling their eyes and applauding the perfect bait-and-switch.
Though gas prices have started to creep downward in parts of the country, they're still approaching record highs.
It may be cheesy, but you can't say Ice-T's tweet wasn't relatable.