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Posted: 6/19/2003 10:09:43 AM EDT
the practical jokes have begun at work. as usual the first ones were small harmless prankes. for this last one someone filled a latex finger bandage (looks like a baby condom) with 1/4 tps. of hand loation and "floated" it in someones coffee. the problem was it sank and the guy took a drink before he noticed. the war is on.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:14:33 AM EDT
So how does hand lotion and coffee taste mixed together?
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:16:22 AM EDT
Thanks for the heads-up on the gloves. It really solves a problem for me.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:17:33 AM EDT
Dress up in a really nice suit and go to work. Be sure to mention your doctor or dentist appointment that you have at 10:00am. Be sure to have copies of your resume for effect. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:17:48 AM EDT
Got a shrink wrap machine and stuff? My brother and his compatriots once shrink wrapped everything in a guy's cube. Everything. Each pen, then pen holder with all the pens, the keyboard, the mouse, the desk, the papers, the chair, etc. Another time, they stockpiled TP for about three weeks from the company bathrooms (a big company). One gent who was leaving soon always took a walk after lunch, leaving his car keys on his desk. His next to last day, his car was filled with TP, and then, for a final touch, was wrapped in clear packing wrap. Most recently, they placed a guy's office gear in a small desk in the restroom facility (at a smaller company). The pics were quite interesting.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:18:48 AM EDT
at least you have a place to do practical jokes [:P] us unemployed folks don't get to be paid to do such things [:D]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:21:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 10:21:46 AM EDT by SuperAlpha]
Fill a cubicle with styrofoam peanuts. Works in cars with sunroofs too.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:23:05 AM EDT
This has become rampant where I work. We use Unix workstations and by loggin on to someone's machine (telnet), we run a command "write (user) console" and hit enter, causing the person's machine to beep. Repeat for effect. We have been hitting one pathetic chap who is a real Unix greenhorn. He thinks his computer is crashing. He is always asking me for Unix help...poor guy, the entire office is doing it to him.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:23:38 AM EDT
The electricians used to charge up capacitors and leave them for the unsuspecting to pick up, or throw them at people. A shocking experience.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:25:09 AM EDT
move all the name plaques around...
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:27:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 10:31:13 AM EDT by SuperAlpha]
In your gayest voice, When he is not there, call the receptionist and ask for "Insert name here". Ask where he is, and act like you *miss* him (but do not say it). Tell her you do not want his voicemail and hang up. We actually did this to help a guy to keep his job (he was married and straight btw) because he had a heads up that they were cutting down the workforce. The rumors flew....
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:36:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pogo: The electricians used to charge up capacitors and leave them for the unsuspecting to pick up, or throw them at people. A shocking experience.
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We used to do this all the time. I did it to this one guy I work with, now every time he sees one, he looks at it like its a snake! [lol]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 10:37:06 AM EDT
vasaline on the ear piece of a phone, then call them and watch the look on their face. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:04:41 AM EDT
When the victim is away from his desk, program his desk phone to forward all calls to someone else, or to an invalid extension. Conversely, program all the other office phones to forward to the victim's extension. Did you know that the keyboard letters snap right off, and are generally interchangeable? Cellophane + toilet = fun for all, except the janitor. A length of clear packing tape across the doorway, about 4" from the floor. Most office chairs have the seats connected to the support mast with only 3 or 4 screws. Phillips head screws. #2 Phillips head screws. Randomly insert a sheet or two of bright orange flourescent paper into the copier, fax machine or printer. Most "music on hold" systems have a CD player attached, and the volume can be adjusted. Insert your favorite Ratt, POison, Megadeth or other trash-metal-pop-hair band CD. Elmer's Glue can be used to plug the little hole in the bottom of the coffee machine basket where the coffee drips out. Careful, though. Most people will tolerate just about anything so long as you don't fuck with their coffee. Pizza delivery. Strip-o-grams. Fun with circuit breakers. Using the strongest spray adhesive you can find, glue a few centerfolds to the window of a victim. Close the blinds. Open the handset of the victim's phone, and put a piece of tape over the microphone holes from the inside. The victim will have to start talking real loud for the other party to hear his end of the conversation. After two weeks, remove the tape. The victim will be conditioned to shouting by now. Heh. Start leaving "used" or perhaps "soiled" condoms in the victims trashcan. Start with one a week, then one a day, then about 20 a day. The victim may never know, but I guarantee the cleaning crew will. Use a permanent marker to write (backwards) various messages on the glass platen of the office copier. Every copy will be inscribed with your message for a while, and wil go undetected for at least a week. Hide all the staples. Office plants? Introduce ants.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:12:58 AM EDT
my good god, DzlBenz. remind me to never piss you off.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:13:46 AM EDT
Get a rubberband rifle and snipe them out. Is causes chaos... : P
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:23:33 AM EDT
We used to do this with either Silly String or Shaving cream. Get the can and using duct tape, tape it vertical underneath the victim's desk or inside a cabinet. Take a small push tack (like for bulletin boards) and tie a string on it. Stick the tack into the can near the bottom. It will stay in, no problem. (need to put near bottom so you'll get more mess and less air) Then tie the other end of the string to the desk chair, cabinet door, or whatever so that when a person pulls out the chair or opens the cabinet, the tack will be pulled out of the can. Lots O fun and huge mess! Ed
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:42:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 11:43:47 AM EDT by Q3131A]
Over the weekend, go into the office and take all the stuff out of one of the victim's drawers, Line with two or three plastic trash bags, fill with water, add goldfish. Edited to add: This joke was the final straw that caused managment to step in and end our pratical joke war.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:52:06 AM EDT
Take a screenshot of the victim's desktop (Press the PrntScrn key and paste into MS Paint. Save) Delete all the desktop icons and use the picture saved in step 1 as desktop background. Watch as they keep quadruple=clicking on their desktop. A strip of clear tape glued over the mouse ball does wonders. Replace the coffee with decaf. After 3 weeks, once everybody got over his caffeine addiction, switch to espresso.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:53:44 AM EDT
Randomly cross-connect keyboards and computers. ditto for mice
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:00:08 PM EDT
Packs of Mayo from the fasst food place. Put them under the little pads on the bottom of the toliet seat. When the victim sits down, he gets a nice wad of white sticky stuff on the back of his legs.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:02:43 PM EDT
Geesh, ya'll forgot the classic prank. Glue all the stuff on the persons desk down with a little supper glue, pencils, coffee cup, keyboard etc.. Glue some change down to the bathroom floor or in hallways, quarters & dimes.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:10:34 PM EDT
In our machine shop someone superglued a quarter to the floor out in the isle way. Funny how many people try to discreetly pick it up. One they played on me one time. "Hey, did you see that big screw stuck in your truck tire?" I'm thinking great, now I'm going to spend lunch getting a flat fixed.... Turned out they had cut off the HEAD of a screw and doubleback taped it to my tire.... ha-ha --RR
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:14:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: Replace the coffee with decaf. After 3 weeks, once everybody got over his caffeine addiction, switch to espresso.
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[LOL]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:20:53 PM EDT
We just hammered my officemate for leaving on vacation without fixing a critical piece of work that ended up costing others (read: ME) time and effort. First, he had recieved a package after he left for Mexico...it was a new hard drive. We scanned the top of the box with all the shipping lables, fragile sticker and assorted mail order stuff, printed it out on the color printer. I found a box about the right size, put an old dvd rom drive in it that I beat severely with a hammer, taped the printed scan ont he top of the box, stepped on the box, rubbed it in motor oil and in a puddle and on some tires, afixed the real invoice to the top and left it in his chair. He took it hook line and sinker and was screaming about it when I came in on Monday...."those motherfuckers sent me the wrong thing and it's all jacked up! Blah blah blah...." I gave him his real package just as he was on the phone to the store he bought it from. It was awesome. We also made fake shortcuts on his desktop that opened pop-up filled porno.... --ZERO
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:24:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J: This has become rampant where I work. We use Unix workstations and by loggin on to someone's machine (telnet), we run a command "write (user) console" and hit enter, causing the person's machine to beep. Repeat for effect.
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Similar things can be done on windows if the telnet and messenger services are turned on. Messenger puts a pop up box on the system, useful for notifying people of system wide problems (at least originally) but can send messages to other folks computers in a primitive chat type deal. Only problem is it identifies the computer that sent it.. so if your telnet'd in to thier box you can have thier PC sending them the messages. Perfect for those paranoid coworkers [bounce]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:29:38 PM EDT
Swap a couple of letters around on someones keyboard.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:42:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:59:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J: We use Unix workstations and by loggin on to someone's machine (telnet), we run a command "write (user) console" and hit enter, causing the person's machine to beep. Repeat for effect.
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Admin wars used to run rampant once a month at my old job. getting booted off of a machine in the middle of something gets annoying, so you tend to get creative back. One of the worst was the init 5 that got attached to one guy's log in. Oops. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:32:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 1:33:34 PM EDT by Minuteman419]
Thanks for the ideas Guys. I've been trying to figure out how to get off early tomorrow. I'll try some of these to see if I get sent home early. I'm gonna start with the clear tape on the mouse ball first and go from there. Thanks Kar98. MM419
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:05:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:25:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 2:26:27 PM EDT by steenkybastage]
Originally Posted By tz99:
Originally Posted By Keith_J: This has become rampant where I work. We use Unix workstations and by loggin on to someone's machine (telnet), we run a command "write (user) console" and hit enter, causing the person's machine to beep. Repeat for effect.
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Similar things can be done on windows if the telnet and messenger services are turned on. Messenger puts a pop up box on the system, useful for notifying people of system wide problems (at least originally) but can send messages to other folks computers in a primitive chat type deal. Only problem is it identifies the computer that sent it.. so if your telnet'd in to thier box you can have thier PC sending them the messages. Perfect for those paranoid coworkers [bounce]
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Link Posted: 6/19/2003 3:52:47 PM EDT
Here's an easy on that doesn't provide instant gratification, but it does provide LOOOOONG gratification. As an engineer, we occationally get these inch thick stack of vendor cards in the mail. Each one is prestamped for getting more infomation on a particular product. (Read that as salesman will call). We had a guy who had one of those rubber stamps with his business address on it. We stamped every card in the deck with his address and dropped them in the mail. Man, that dude's mail box was crammed full of crap for YEARS after that and every salesman on the planet was calling him to sell him stuff.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 4:19:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TexasEd: Here's an easy on that doesn't provide instant gratification, but it does provide LOOOOONG gratification. As an engineer, we occationally get these inch thick stack of vendor cards in the mail. Each one is prestamped for getting more infomation on a particular product. (Read that as salesman will call). We had a guy who had one of those rubber stamps with his business address on it. We stamped every card in the deck with his address and dropped them in the mail. Man, that dude's mail box was crammed full of crap for YEARS after that and every salesman on the planet was calling him to sell him stuff.
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Now thats just cruel [;)] You can do the same thing with said victims email, and porn mailing lists. Equally annoying geting 400+ messages a day of porn in you business-only mailbox.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 4:21:57 PM EDT
For people who drink from mugs: while they are away from their desk, take the straw and fill the bottom half with some kind of condiment (ketchup works real well). Put it back in the drink. There is also a product called "Methyl Blue". put it in someones drink= they will piss blue.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 4:54:36 PM EDT
Some things I did to a guy in our office when we were having a war: - if you have access to his cell phone, remove the battery and put clear tape over the terminals. Replace. (A smart ass note is also appropriate. - The fool liked to bike ride at noon and changed into shorts to do so. When he got back one day, his pants legs were sewn up. - Another day there were rocks in his boots. - Foolishly, he left his sun roof open one day. So I spent my break picking up the landscape rocks and filling his driver's seat with them.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 5:07:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By legrue: Some things I did to a guy in our office when we were having a war:
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Objection: The Hague Convention of Office Warfare clearly states that messing with personal property is heavily frowned upon. Hiding a cheese and ham sandwich in somebody's computer is OK, messing with his personal cellphone is bad.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 5:14:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 5:16:00 PM EDT by cyanide]
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: Some liquid soldering flux brushed onto the rim of their coffee cup will have them running for the rest room.
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For people who drink from mugs: while they are away from their desk, take the straw and fill the bottom half with some kind of condiment (ketchup works real well). Put it back in the drink. There is also a product called "Methyl Blue". put it in someones drink= they will piss blue.
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Food adulteration / tampering is a felony in my state.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 5:44:29 PM EDT
Well, Cyanide, that just sucks... try a "fax bomb": Take 3-4 sheets of paper with gibberish written on them. Tape them end to end to make a really long sheet. send it to someones fax machine. As the first of the taped sheets come through attach it to the trailing sheet thus creating a loop. It will run for a while and use up the targets paper magazine.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 5:44:41 PM EDT
Try soaking the seat cusion of an office chair with water, they take days to dry out. That one worked on a guy I used to work with. He walked around all day with wet pants and ended up with a chapped ass. He wouldn't sit in a chair for days. Hot glue guns are fun around my shop, you can stick almost anything down. Best way is to glue it exactly as the person left it. I do this all the time with pencils. Its not permanant but it can be fun. Clear Silicone caulking on the earpiece of a phone is hilarious. Damn hard to get out of your hair as well, thats why I started shving my head a few years ago! Get an assortment of Dry erase markers and color the nose pads and temples on glasses that are left around. I do this with safety glasses all the time. The marker will eventually end up all over their face, works good on phones as well. One day a few years ago before I had my own cabinet shop I sorked for a small shop with a complete asshole that nobody liked and we did all these things and more. I'll never tell anyone about some of the things we did. The last prank we played one the guy got him fired. He was dropping a load in the restroom which was in the shop but shared a wall with the office. Someone put a screw in the door and dumped a rather large pile of sawdust on the floor in front of the door. The someone else used a blow gun/air nozzle and blew the sawdust under the door. Funniest damn thing, he was yelling and cussing and kicking the shit out of the door. As bad luck would have it, the boss was in a meeting with some clients at the time and they could hear everything.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 5:19:07 AM EDT
AtomicFerret A twist to the old fax bomb trick (to be done only to those you really don't like like junk faxers) is to fax a stack of black construction paper to your target. If it's a laser fax, you'll empty it of toner really fast. If it's an old thermal fax, you stand a good chance of melting it down.
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