"May I scare you?"
"May I scare you. I want to scare someone but just doing it outright would make me feel guilty. So, I was hoping someone would give me permission to scare them." -- Anon Guest
"Well, it's going to be a bit more difficult than jumping up at me and yelling 'boo'," said Mae. "I know it's coming, now. Jumpscares can't work if they're anticipated."
"Oh, I know this," said the amenable stranger. "I have an entirely different plan."
Mae had to giggle. "Well, if you think you can do it, go for it."