How to Play Office April Fool's Day Pranks

Thứ bảy - 27/04/2024 01:14
April Fools Day is a good chance to have a bit of fun with your friends, family, and coworkers. If you're in the mood to add some mischief to your workplace, getting in early and setting up some pranks is a great way to start the day. Just...
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April Fools Day is a good chance to have a bit of fun with your friends, family, and coworkers. If you're in the mood to add some mischief to your workplace, getting in early and setting up some pranks is a great way to start the day. Just be sure your workplace and coworkers can handle it, and that you're ready for some pranks aimed right back at you!

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Making Sure Your Pranks Don't Go Too Far

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Setting Up Pranks In a Coworker's Office/Cubicle

  1. Step 3 Prank call a coworker.
    Prank calls are a classic way to mess with someone. Just make sure that any prank calls you make or arrange for someone else to make are work-appropriate. Don't be offensive or threatening in the prank call, just say weird things that don't make any sense and try to (playfully) frustrate your coworker.[11]
    • You can make your prank calls even more convincing by using an unrecognizable voice and phone number.
    • Have a friend (whose voice won't be recognized) make the call for you from a blocked phone number.
    • You can also try using a service like Prank Me or similar services. Prank Me charges 99 cents (USD) for a blocked phone number and your choice of pre-recorded responses.[12]
    • Have the person prank calling your coworker complain about something work-related.
    • You might even have the person tell your coworker that your supervisor wants to see him/her. However, make sure your supervisor is in on the fun; otherwise you might end up getting in trouble for wasting everyone's time.
  2. Step 5 Tape up someone's phone.
    The point of this prank is to make someone unable to speak into his or her office phone without realizing the reason why. This is a harmless prank, though some coworkers may find it mildly annoying. Be sure that the person you choose to play this prank on knows you well and gets your sense of humor.[16]
    • Take a picture of the phone's receiver so you know the exact color to look for.
    • Go to an office supply store and find a roll of tape that matches the phone's color perfectly.
    • When your coworker is out of the office (either in the morning or during a lunch break), carefully apply pieces of the tape to the part of the receiver where your coworker speaks into the phone.
    • Make sure the tape doesn't extend past that part of the receiver. If your coworker grabs the phone and feels tape extending all the way around, he or she will realize what happened.
    • You may want to try to replicate the pattern of holes in that part of the receiver so that your coworker won't notice the tape. Use a black marker and try to recreate the pattern as closely as possible.
  3. Step 6 Set up a whoopee cushion.
    Whoopee cushions have been a staple of pranks for many years, and their use in offices is nothing new.[17] When properly executed, a whoopee cushion prank will leave your coworker who sits on it feeling shocked and embarrassed as the rest of the office looks up in horror.
    • Inflate the whoopee cushion. You'll need to blow it up by mouth, but make sure it's not so full that the cushion is bulging and noticeable.
    • It will be fairly obvious that there is a whoopee cushion there if it's left sitting plainly on the chair. Look for a coworker who uses a seat cushion or leaves his/her sweater hanging off the back of the chair.
    • Place the whoopee cushion either under the seat cushion or against the back of the chair. If using the back of the chair, drape your coworker's sweater over it so that the whoopee cushion will remain hidden.
    • Make sure the coworker you choose has a good sense of humor. Many people would be embarrassed or even mildly angry to be the victim of this prank, so choose carefully.
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Pranking the Entire Office

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  • If you accidentally break one of your victim's belongings, own up and be prepared to replace it out of your own pocket.
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  • If you prank your boss, you may get fired. Know your boss and resist the urge to prank him/her. If you do prank your boss, make sure it doesn't insult or humiliate your boss, and make sure your boss's authority is not questioned or challenged by your prank.
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  • Avoid any prank that has the potential to be dangerous, perceived as harassment/hatred/racism, or is unkind in intent and outcome.
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  • Pranks on a coworker's cell phone, laptop, etc., could get you into serious trouble for messing with personal property and possibly even for trying to steal or ruin in. Use common sense and know your coworker's sense of humor.
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Things You'll Need

  • Workplace where April Fools' Day pranks are permitted
  • Office supplies
  • Balloons, Post-It Notes, etc.

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