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Workplace pranks?
Vanity | 1-27-2013 | MtnClimber

Posted on 01/27/2013 9:19:58 PM PST by MtnClimber

I once took a coworkers phone apart and swapped the wires for column 1 and 2. He could still dial 9 for an outside line, but all calls with most numbers went to wrong numbers. Also super glued a full cup of coffee on his desk.

One that did not work on me....I left my office and my office mate thought I went to the bathroom and thought I was in a stall. He soaked a hand full of paper towels and threw them over the door and splat onto "my" head. He was laughing when he ran into the office, but not so much when he saw I was there.

One done to me when I lived in Florida, we were leaving a remote work area when the car in front of me stopped for a snake in the dirt road. I got out and saw it was a garter snake and caught it and threw it off the road. I explained that except for coral snakes in FL, all poisonous snakes were pit vipers with slit pupils. A few days later my coworkers opened the door to my office and were snickering and saying "slit pupils are not poisonous" and threw a large zip-loc baggie on my desk containing a live eastern diamond back rattlesnake they had caught that was sluggish due to cold weather. I took it far away and let it go. They got me. I was surprised!


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1 posted on 01/27/2013 9:20:03 PM PST by MtnClimber
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2 posted on 01/27/2013 9:27:11 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: MtnClimber

I work in electronics.
Years ago I worked at a place where we had a limited lunch hour so we would send one person out to get food and we would do duty rotating that task.

It was my turn to get chinese.
I had saved a fortune cookie from a previous week, opened the cellophane pack, removed the fortune with forceps.
Replaced it with a new professional looking fortune and resealed the cellophane.

My Co worker almost fell off his chair when he read the fortune.

“No touch you ****!! Fix Radio!!”


3 posted on 01/27/2013 9:27:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MtnClimber

And you think this childish behavior is funny?
If I had been your manager, I would have written you up, then the next time fired you.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 9:29:00 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MtnClimber
People would put some candy in a bowl near the mail slot area at the office. One time I poured colorful peanuts into it.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 9:33:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MtnClimber

Used to work for a grain company. Was not unusual to come in on Monday morning and find every drawer in my desk filled with grain of some kind. Musty, off grade soybeans were the worst to clean out, particularly when they had been there over a long weekend in an office with no air conditioning during a humid time of the year in southern Louisiana.

We also had a trader who smoked very smelly cigars. Would often find the stub of one floating in my coffee cup right when I took a mouthful. Soon learned to check the contents of my cup before drinking.

Also had a pneumatic tube that was used to send the grade of the next truck load of grain from the truck probe to the dump for binning. A quick flip of the wrist and out popped the paper - and also unfortunately often a dead mouse or small snake. Learned to look before opening and also to stifle my screams. Guys never seemed to be on the receiving end of the animals though, just the gals.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 9:34:31 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: MtnClimber
Here's a good one:


7 posted on 01/27/2013 9:35:16 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Girlene

“I had been your manager, I would have written you up, then the next time fired you.”


8 posted on 01/27/2013 9:37:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Hoodat

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3390/3443740348_bce614f39a.jpg

Now thats what I call full dedication and commitment to the cause there...lol


9 posted on 01/27/2013 9:38:06 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: MtnClimber

I worked with an old mechanic years ago that delighted in greasing the door handles on my car.

On day I brazed a Stainless steel coaches whistle into a pipe, bunged that up his exhaust, wired a smoke bomb to his starter coil, filled his hubcaps with gravel AND greased his door handles.

Much hilarity ensued.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 9:38:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MtnClimber
Used to make Viva Toweling at a local paper mill. One day my partner decided I talked too much and put a piece of packing tape on my chapped lips.
Was really funny when he ripped it off, along with my lip skin. The blood dripping on the floor and the look on his face was totally worth it!
11 posted on 01/27/2013 9:40:03 PM PST by joy361
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To: Girlene
I like the way you think ☺
12 posted on 01/27/2013 9:40:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MtnClimber

A guy at work got a big promotion so the next day a bunch of his friends put his office inside the freight elevator.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 9:42:24 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: MtnClimber

One of my oldest memories, I kid you not, was getting thrown out of a kindergarten for what you could call a “workplace prank”. It’s been downhill since then.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 9:43:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: svcw

I despise pranks. I do not understand how doing them is at all funny. I know most folks will think I have no sense of humor. I see it as attempts to humiliate people in order to entertain yourself and others. Not explaining well, I guess. I do not even play on April 1st. People who know me, know I do not appreciate pranks. I consider most of them cruel and unfunny. I will confess there have been one or two that I think are humorous, but not as a rule.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 9:45:15 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: ozaukeemom

It’s a guys’ thing, mom!


16 posted on 01/27/2013 9:46:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

lol....Then you would get the “special” treatment.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 9:46:55 PM PST by Girlene
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To: ozaukeemom

Sometimes it just breaks the monotony.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 9:50:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: svcw

“And you think this childish behavior is funny?
If I had been your manager, I would have written you up, then the next time fired you.”

And maybe I would have been the unfortunate Manager of you and fired your stiff, stiff arse. Wipe that frown off your face comrade!


19 posted on 01/27/2013 9:50:26 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: ozaukeemom

What about whoopee cushions? Those are harmless enough, and are always good for a laugh. :-)


20 posted on 01/27/2013 9:57:16 PM PST by Girlene
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To: MtnClimber
Had a secretary at the shop, good lady, but would always run to the boss and tell him rumors about someone quitting, etc, that she had overheard out back in the shop.
Me and a buddy would always set her up when she was in eavesdropping distance.
You could almost see sparks fly from her little high heels running to the front office.
Boss would always come back and asks "What you two sons of -itches stirring up now".
He got as big of a charge out of it as us.
Would always walk back up front shaking his head and laughing.
Best boss I ever worked for, was a honor to know somebody like him.
21 posted on 01/27/2013 10:09:34 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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The first time I rode a submarine I was heckled mercilessly as the greenhorn, by a group of 14 other experienced riders.

There was a radioman on board that had a panty collection.
Yeah, a panty collection.

Well on the final day of the mission 14 pairs of panties made their way into 14 married jerks seabags LOL
I have no idea what the results where.

I guess that is not so much a prank as it is revenge.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 10:10:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The Cajun

There is one in every office. LOL


23 posted on 01/27/2013 10:11:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Practical jokers are, without exception, a**holes and usually morons. I’ve fired two people for it and would happily do so again.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 10:13:05 PM PST by 'smith
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Pop the 1,2,3 and 7,8,9 keys from the computer keyboard and adding machine, and replace in reverse order.

So, instead of...

789
456
123

you have

123
456
789

I had one co-worker go through about 7 feet of tape trying to figure out why none of her calculations would balance.

Same co-worker months later - over the course of the day - every time she got up and left her workstation - we would turn down the brightness on her monitor a few clicks. By the end of the day she was inches away squinting to make out what was on the screen.

She’s a good sport. But if she ever comes to work in a black trench-coat, I’m bailing out a window - and we work on the 4th floor! :)


25 posted on 01/27/2013 10:13:47 PM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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I’ll bet you are a riot at the company white elephant Christmas party.


26 posted on 01/27/2013 10:16:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Here's an easy one to do: Water Bottle Prank
27 posted on 01/27/2013 10:17:07 PM PST by Girlene
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To: ozaukeemom

Pranks have zero place in the work place.
Most pranks are not funny except to the person pulling them.


28 posted on 01/27/2013 10:17:32 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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Really?
Taking time from work to pull pranks, is not what you are hired for.
Play pranks off the clock.


29 posted on 01/27/2013 10:19:01 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mylife
It was a rough place, 24/7 oilfield operation.
One day same buddy and I walked into the break room where everybody was eating lunch, boss too and watching TV.
I piped up and asked if the noon time news had said anything about the the tunnel in town (Runs under the Intercoastal waterway).
They said, "no, why".
My buddy blurted out "It's under water!"
Everybody "What happened! What happened".
I came out with "Well they built it that way, if it was on top of the water it would be a bridge".
Thought we were going to have to fight our way out of the break room, LOL.
30 posted on 01/27/2013 10:25:27 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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Okay, this isn't a prank, just a dude making a computer printout.

funny office
31 posted on 01/27/2013 10:26:19 PM PST by Girlene
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Is ribbing OK?
Regular jokes?
Compliments?
Direct Talk?

You know? I had a guy squeal on me because for my own amusement I Filled in a document that was for my own use and not a deliverable as being prepared by B. O’bama.
This was done on the day that Barry was in Ireland bragging about his long lost Irish relatives.

This person saw it and ran to the boss.
Would it have been offensive if it said Milhouse Nixon?
As I said this was not a deliverable and was my own notes for my own use.

I got called into the office for it.
Barry can joke about it but I can’t??!!

Ya gonna bust me for doodles?
WTF?!!


32 posted on 01/27/2013 10:26:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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After working for a number years at a finance company in a large city, I got a job as a loans officer with a bank, with a branch in a small city of 45,000. As an officer of the branch, I was to have the combination to the vault. The manager advised me that corporate policy was that the combination was changed with each change in personnel. We would need the ‘combination puller’ to accomplish this, but this important piece of equipment was at another branch in a small town approximately 25 miles away.

He sent me to that branch in another town to pick up the ‘combination puller’ and bring it back with me. I had a pleasant drive in the country to the other branch. I went in and introduced myself, asking for the Manager. I asked him if I could bring back the ‘combination puller’ back to my branch. He then asked me when I had started with the bank.

The good thing is that I got lunch paid for and saw some very pretty countryside. Every time there was a new hire, they were asked to travel and retrieve the ‘combination puller’.


33 posted on 01/27/2013 10:27:14 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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Bah humbug smith. Bah humbug to you. Come fire me :)


34 posted on 01/27/2013 10:27:25 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: svcw

I bet you time people in the bathroom too.


35 posted on 01/27/2013 10:29:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Why aren’t you working, that’s what you get paid for?


36 posted on 01/27/2013 10:30:04 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Like sending the new guy on the boat to get some “Relative Bearings”


37 posted on 01/27/2013 10:31:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ozaukeemom

In my several decades of employment, the concept of workplace pranks has never entered into my experience in any way. The idea is completely alien to me, which suits me fine.

Oh gosh, wait! Honestly, I had forgotten. Some guys played a UNIX prank on me years ago, but I forget what it was exactly. Some kind of login thing which involved “social engineering” I regret to say. Well, it didn’t amount to much.


38 posted on 01/27/2013 10:31:49 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: mylife

What a weird oh.
We are talking about taking time from your job to pull a prank, not having friendly conversations.
But we have it down, you apparently feel goofing around is more important than doing the job you where hired to do.


39 posted on 01/27/2013 10:32:48 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mylife

“Radar Paint” worked as well


40 posted on 01/27/2013 10:33:35 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: svcw

I am usually in by 6:30 and don’t leave till 6:00
Mondays I come in later.

Not everything I do requires attention 60 seconds of every minute in the day.

I occasionally find time to smile.


41 posted on 01/27/2013 10:35:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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For the record, I smoke on my time, eat on my time and try to take a **** on my time, before I come in.


42 posted on 01/27/2013 10:37:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Well, you may not to work such long hours if you weren’t goofing around so much. (But hey you knew I was going to say that)
A prank where I was a manager, ended up in someone getting badly hurt, a shattered ankle and blown knee which resulted in five surgeries for them.
Pranks very rarely end well for the company or the employees.


43 posted on 01/27/2013 10:39:31 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Grams A

Knowing the male of the species as I do, I bet you were hot.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 10:41:03 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: svcw

I think you don’t know me and I am not a practical joker.
I do however enjoy a good natured larf.

The first Joke I wrote about?
It was done on MY Lunch Time.

The second one I stated was retaliation and was also done on My lunch hour.

The 3rd one was flat out revenge. I was 24 years old on a Fast Attack Submarine.
What are you gonna do? Take away my birthday?


45 posted on 01/27/2013 10:45:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Since this thread is supposed to be fun, here's a commercial break:

potty break
46 posted on 01/27/2013 10:46:04 PM PST by Girlene
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Got to ask, do you ever wonder who stole your strawberries and roll ball bearings around in your hand..........Just wondering.
47 posted on 01/27/2013 10:46:56 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: svcw

I have two dead teeth as a result of horseplay.

I know the difference between a joke and horseplay.


48 posted on 01/27/2013 10:48:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Girlene

OMG!! That is Hilarious!!!


49 posted on 01/27/2013 10:50:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: svcw

Hmmm...not sure if serious? Play is important part of human relationships. Especially in professional relationships where you may spend more time with co-workers in a given week than with family. It builds unit cohesion, and promotes morale. Let your horses run a little faster and freer with a little more slack in the reins. Or not. Old dogs, new tricks and all that.


50 posted on 01/27/2013 10:50:48 PM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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