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hc5duke
04-02-2007, 10:09 PM
I pranked 3 of my coworkers (who totally deserved it*) today, and I was wondering if anyone else has pulled an April Fool's joke on anyone at work/school. Here's the list of what I did

- put each of their mouses in Jello - yes, I just copied the Office, but it took some effort disassembling the mouse, filling it with BB's (so it doesn't float), and removing all electronic parts so that I wouldn't break it.
- one guy has a yoga ball that he occasionally sits on, so I put a smiley face on it (we have juggling balls at work with smileys... I guess it's sort of an inside joke)
- put Bert + Ernie faces on one girl and her boyfriend's picture, and put Huey, Dewey, and Louie on the other guy's nephew/nieces... yes, I'm 12.
- taped down the part under the ear piece of the phone and called their extensions as they arrived, so that when they answered the phone, it would keep ringing.
- switched some buttons on the keyboard that most people wouldn't notice (M and N, I and O, comma and period). This one actually was good enough that one of them had to get her password reset because she typed in the wrong password three times.
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~choih/pics/z.jpg
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~choih/pics/m.jpg
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~choih/pics/j.jpg

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* They put my trackball in Jello, but didn't cover it well enough, and it filled up with Jello and stopped working...

JasonEvans
04-03-2007, 08:04 AM
I cannot decide if you are awesome or if your workplace is one of the most unproductive offices ever.

I am leaing toward the former ;)

Thanks for the pics-- they are awesome.

-Jason "wish I had a good April Fool's prank but I was not in the office on April first" Evans

CMS2478
04-03-2007, 09:20 AM
First thing Monday morning I came in and sat at my computer all day reading and responding to posts on DBR while they thought I was hard at work on the computer...........I sure fooled em' good!!! :D

Lavabe
04-01-2009, 02:26 PM
I pranked 3 of my coworkers (who totally deserved it*) today, and I was wondering if anyone else has pulled an April Fool's joke on anyone at work/school. Here's the list of what I did

- put each of their mouses in Jello - yes, I just copied the Office, but it took some effort disassembling the mouse, filling it with BB's (so it doesn't float), and removing all electronic parts so that I wouldn't break it.
- one guy has a yoga ball that he occasionally sits on, so I put a smiley face on it (we have juggling balls at work with smileys... I guess it's sort of an inside joke)
- put Bert + Ernie faces on one girl and her boyfriend's picture, and put Huey, Dewey, and Louie on the other guy's nephew/nieces... yes, I'm 12.
- taped down the part under the ear piece of the phone and called their extensions as they arrived, so that when they answered the phone, it would keep ringing.
- switched some buttons on the keyboard that most people wouldn't notice (M and N, I and O, comma and period). This one actually was good enough that one of them had to get her password reset because she typed in the wrong password three times.
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~choih/pics/z.jpg
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~choih/pics/m.jpg
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~choih/pics/j.jpg

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* They put my trackball in Jello, but didn't cover it well enough, and it filled up with Jello and stopped working...

What did they do to you this year, one year later?

Rich
04-01-2009, 03:30 PM
My wife called me as I was about to get on my train for my daily commute into NYC to tell me we had water in the basement and that I needed to get home immediately. Then she put me on speaker so that my kids could yell, "April Fools Daddy!" What can I say, they got me.

hc5duke
04-01-2009, 10:53 PM
What did they do to you this year, one year later?

switched jobs in november, obviously for this reason ;)

DukieInKansas
04-01-2009, 10:56 PM
switched jobs in november, obviously for this reason ;)

Good idea. Hope the new job is working out well for you. What did you do to the new office this year?

hc5duke
04-02-2009, 01:43 AM
Good idea. Hope the new job is working out well for you. What did you do to the new office this year?

actually too busy to do anything... I was going to take apart this guy's rubik's cube and put it back together in such a way where you can't solve it (just need to rotate a single piece with everything else intact), but I forgot. fail.

DukieInKansas
04-02-2009, 08:23 AM
actually too busy to do anything... I was going to take apart this guy's rubik's cube and put it back together in such a way where you can't solve it (just need to rotate a single piece with everything else intact), but I forgot. fail.

There's always next year! Time to put a reminder note in the calendar.

Rich
04-02-2009, 01:08 PM
My wife called me as I was about to get on my train for my daily commute into NYC to tell me we had water in the basement and that I needed to get home immediately. Then she put me on speaker so that my kids could yell, "April Fools Daddy!" What can I say, they got me.

Then when I got home from work my kids moved all of my clothes from my dresser. They enjoyed that one a lot.

Lord Ash
04-02-2009, 05:30 PM
The kids know better. The fact that it was the 1st never even came up.