Many of you reading this article work in an office environment. I’ve been working in one for almost 13 years and I have to admit that I’ve been the victim of an office prank or two over the years.
This one time I made the mistake to leave my Tweetdeck open on my computer when I was on my break. One of my colleagues decided that it would be an awesome office prank to post tweets about me loving Justin Bieber on my personal Twitter account. He also changed my Google Chrome Theme to a girly purple Justin Bieber one. Regular readers of this blog will know how I feel about that little dipshit. Needless to say, I had to do a little damage control on Twitter, but I survived in the end and I’m still getting new followers daily on my Twitter account.
Another time an Indian colleague decided to prank call me from inside the boardroom at our office building. He pretended to be an oke from Lenasia who wanted to buy or sell a car to me. It took me about 5 minutes to figure out that it was my colleague. They even recorded the call to me and I listened to it the other day again. It was a pretty funny office prank. I can be so naive sometimes.
And let’s not forget the time I tried moving my mouse on my desk and it would not budge. I figured out that my keyboard did not move either. Someone thought that it would be fun to see my struggle by putting presstick under both of them. It was a little annoying and funny at the same time.
I’ve heard stories of clever office pranks though. Someone taped an official “memo” from corporate headquarters on every printer in their offices. The memo stated that all the copier systems had been recently upgraded and until everyone could be trained in all the proper procedures they just needed to know the machines were now completely voice-activated—like Siri (which is available on Apple iPhones) to comply with new accessibility laws. The memo read “Please speak your copier request for printing, stapling or collating using a low, soothing tone.” A baby monitor hidden in the copy room allowed the rest of the office to listen to their co-workers attempting to get the machine to copy their reports by using everything from a seductive voice. Another oke applied shaving cream to the bottom of a co-worker’s desk just before they sat down. As the cream warmed up it dripped onto the co-worker’s legs.
I was browsing The Meta Picture this morning and I found these examples of Zaney Office Pranks. I modified the photo a bit, it was a bit huge.
Which one of these Zaney Office Pranks is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.
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PS: This post is part of the A-Z Blog Challenge that I have joined for April 2013.
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