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This Teen Pulled A Hilariously Cold "Knock Knock" Joke To Block A Guy Over DM And We Are Inspired

The friend who got blocked said he couldn't even stay mad at her.

Posted on June 26, 2018, at 1:51 p.m. ET

Alyshah Mehdi, a 19-year-old from Karachi, Pakistan, has been friends with a guy named Shayyan for a while, but lately, they've had "beef going on" between them, she told BuzzFeed News.

Alyshah Mehdi

They were having an ongoing conversation on Snapchat when he stopped responding last week.

Both as a joke, but also because she was peeved, Alyshah then moved over to Twitter and tried him there.

"Knock knock," she wrote. "Whos there," Shayyan responded on Twitter.


Alyshah had set him up for one of the coldest, most ruthless, but creative ways to be blocked over DM.


Alyshah said that Shayyan was "low-key pissed" about it, but he ultimately couldn't stay mad because he couldn't help but laugh. He screenshotted his own rejection, posted it to Twitter, and it quickly went viral. One person's tweet resharing the DMs had nearly 130,000 retweets.

This is so funny you can’t even be mad LOL

"The way things took a turn was very unexpected," Alyshah said, laughing. "He was low-key pissed after I blocked him, but then we laughed about it when we saw how people were reacting."

Strangers were instantly inspired.

@MrPolo_ Oh my god I cannot wait to do this (to a person who deserves it) 😂

I am so inspired

Although it didn't quite work for a handful of people who tried it.


And then others who'd been hilariously set up to be blocked felt safe to share their experiences.

Alyshah said Shayyan told her that being blocked "never felt so funny." She added that she has received around 50 DMs from random people shooting their shot with "knock knock" jokes.

We're happy to confirm that Alyshah has since unblocked Shayyan. However, Alyshah said that Shayyan still has not followed her back on Twitter.

Alyshah Mehdi

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.