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I read a fun email today about office pranks – it made me chuckle and I thought that perhaps it was a subject to blog about, and who knows; it might even spark up a discussion or two?!
I guess I should be ‘professional’ and get the serious stuff out of the way first – after all, I’m fully aware that not everyone has my sense of humour (daft, ditsy, juvenile and a little jagged around the edges!) An office prank should be harmless and not victimising in any shape or form. OK – got that over with.
The British workplace is an exceptional environment, teeming with hard work, ingenuity, innovation… oh and any excuse to dick around. Let’s face it – office humour is one of the only things that keeps you sane in a working day sometimes.
So, if you’ve got a colleague begging for a wind-up and you need a little inspiration here are a couple of pranks to inspire you! It’s no coincidence that some of these are VERY similar to some of our team building ideas either!
Crime Scene Investigation
Nothing says ‘take a day off’ quite like turning up to work and finding your desk the focus of a serious crime scene. All you need is a piece of chalk, police tape and a whole lot of imagination…
Its only a matter of time
This is a prank that just gets better (or worse!) over time. Think cress seeds, planting and your colleague’s keyboard. As a teeny green sprout appears, it can be quickly removed. But it will also be replaced by 5, then 10, then 40 and before you know it your office neighbour is typing that email in a teeny finger forest. He he!
It’s A Wrap
When it comes to completely covering your victim’s office desk; computer, phone, files, mouse, keyboard, mug and chair the options are endless. Cling film? Bubble wrap? Wrapping paper? Loo roll? Foil? Elasitic bands? Hilarious
Oh this is so, so simple but to an efficient colleague that has the ability to touch type this could befuddle them for a while. Change your colleague’s screen saver or swap two keys around on the keyboard and watch your victim’s perplexed expressions increase and their stress levels rise.
You have a phone message…
When your colleague gets back from lunch, pass them their phone messages – and make sure they get the one to call Mrs Bear, or Mr C Lyon (you get the picture)… and put down the number for the local zoo. When this one works it’s unbeatable
Not Silent, Nor Deadly
You need to change your ring tone to resemble that of an incrediably embarrassing bodily function and then crank up the volume. Next – hide your phone in their desk or under their chair and then keep calling.
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