- Best practical jokes youve pulled
First about which I still get feedback after 20 years, we had a Secretary who adopted a turtle while on holiday in Greece . The certificate with name and tag number was over her desk . I got a solicitor friend in a town at the other end of the country to send her a letter before action on behalf of a holidaymaker claiming to have been attacked by her turtle she being liable for his injuries and ruined holiday under local and international law. She fell for that hook line and sinker .Posted 4 years ago
Second when our ruined local Abbey had some major preservation work underway and had scaffolding all over it I convinced a friend that it had been bought by a property development company who were going to convert it to flats. I had to come clean just before said friend got her social networking campain and letters to the media into full swing.JEngledowMember
I was in the pub with a mate, who had a habit of leaving his phone on the table, so I waited until he was in the loo and quickly found my name in his phone book and changed it to that of his girlfriend and waited a while, then later while he was at the bar I sent him a txt telling him I’d given him crabs. The look on his face was priceless 😆Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Phoned up a freinds local shop, who she was freindly with,and she said he liked a laugh,(he didnt) and told them i was a tv researcher and we where looking to film a docu soap at his shop, a fee would be paid and we would be there for 6 weeks.
Sue said she would call into the shop that night and see what his responce was, the poor bloke had rung all his suppliers and they where going to supply him with a new drinks cooler,new sun blinds,new display shelves, and a full repaint,when she told him it was a wuind up he went a bit ballistic, thankfully i was 10 miles away and he couldnt get to me.
On another occasion, persuaded a fellow workmate that the empty factory was being taken over for the production of sex aids, she was all for startting a petition against it, got really wound up as it was going to depreciate the price of her house etc, especially when i told her it was going to be called “Toys in us”.
Finally one done on me when i was an apprentice, got told to hold hands with all the other lads,we where only 16, lad at one end given a red bare wire, one the other end given a black bare wire, we didnt know they where connected to a transformer that was switched on, result electric shocks for us all,Posted 4 years agotoppers3933Member
Hardly a classic but it was very funny getting the trainee manager to count all the sulus colour cards on a big rotating stand for a stock take a few years ago. He was on his own in the shop for ages because everyone else was hysterical with laughter outside. Took him hours.Posted 4 years agosteviedSubscriber
Middle of winter a few years ago…
Lived in a house with 4 other lads who all worked in the same pub. Me and Chris working one Friday night, Paul and Jase not working and getting pissed..
Both got home before me & C so decided to remove all the screws from P’s bedroom door and put the door back into the frame. Did the same to J’s door but also opened both windows in his room (1 either end of the room so created a nice through draft).
Woke early next morning to see how our planned went…perfectly!
P woke up, tried to exit bedroom, ended up flat on his back with a face full of door. I popped my head out of my room to see what was going on and told P that J said he was going to play him up. P stormed over the landing, opened J’s door and ended up flat on the floor on top of the door.
J was lying in bed, wide awake shivering his tits off with a light dusting of snow that had blown in through the open windows…
Slept with one eye open for a while after that 🙂Posted 4 years agoloddrikMember
When we were kids there was a lamppost that for whatever reason gave you an electric shock whenever it was touched. We convinced this kid, dont know how, to take a piss against it, he obviously didn’t know about the electric issue. I still roar out loud now when I think about his face and it was 33 years ago!!
Another time when we were 15 we bet one of our mates he couldn’t eat a bowl of rice we’d made, it was the hottest stuff you could imagine, it had so much chilli and Tabasco in it. He wasn’t allowed a drink until he’d finished the bowl which took him ages and he was in tears. His reward at the end was a pint of ice cold water. As soon as he’d finished the rice and then hammer down the water only to find that we’d switched the water to neat vodka. The results weren’t nice. As a way of saying sorry we rushed to get him the ice cold water he was expecting and could now wash down the vodka. We waited until he’d finished the water to tell him that it was half water half piss. It was a pretty violent vomiting 10 mins…Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Used sharp mail to do fake emails to pals
One from Speecialized UK bike recovery unit saying my mates Spesh had been stolen and he need to return it to its rightful owner
Another one from Mitsibushi warranty claims UK stating that m mate owed them ££4000 in warranty claims as all his repairs were down to driver error and not the mechanical problems of the vehicle
One from Easyjet to my friends saying that they needed to have eir hydraulic brakes pressure tested for leaks at a authorised bike workshop before it would be allowed on the plane
Oh how I love sharp mail.comPosted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Girlfriend of a mate was working at one of those Laser Quest places.
I rang up, finest comedy German accent in full effect, asking to book the place for two hours on a quiet Thursday morning. As a behavioural research doctor. To allow my ten chimpanzees to play laser quest. So I could research their behaviour in battle situations as a part of some more in depth MOD research work.
She wavered. I continued.
Eventually she was convined and made the booking.
My chum, Lloyd, then waited a few hours and rang to see if he could get a cheeky favour for a few of us to have a quick blast on a quiet Thursday morning.
“Well, normally I’d let you, but you’re never going to believe this..”Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
17yrs old.Posted 4 years ago
Two mates whose parents were, shall we say- not short of a bob or two.
Both a bit fond of waving the wad at the rest of us and it was starting to irritate the rest of our crowd of friends.
So one day I called a double glazing firm and asked for a survey for replacement UPVC window for one of their houses
The day after the survey I sent cavity wall guys to other house.
Confided in first guys girlfriend the the second had fessed up to sending the double glazing company round.
Did likewise to the second guys older brother.
Each then tried to out do the other.
A cessation to hostilities was called when in revenge for a delivery of 2500 toilet rolls one sent 10 tons of sand as a beach to go with the other guy’s dad’s new outdoor pool.
They only worked out who started it about 20 years after.DezBSubscriber
I was never forgiven for this… long time ago…Posted 4 years ago
New car wash opened locally which had a dryer system after the wash.
Drove in there with the wife (may have been girlfriend back then). Car wash good, big brushes all whir past us… then the dryer starts… remembered from a previous go that the metal blower bar comes very close to the windscreen, so as it approaches, close closer.. “Quick! Get out! That’s supposed to have gone up by now!!” Girlie leaps for the door handle, soiling her pants (not literally), til I burst into laughter just as she’s about to exit the vehicle…
She never would go in the car wash again..samuriMember
My favourite was when a group of us went out for a curry. When one lad went to the toilet we paid up quickly and then told the waiter to bring the apparently unpaid bill to him saying that we’d left and he would pick up the tab. Meanwhile we all hid outside looking in through the window.
He comes back from the toilet, looks around then the waiter walks up to him, presents him with the bill and says a few things. He stares at the bill for a few seconds then pushes him out of the way, legs it out of the resturant and shoots off down the street. He ran all the way home and spent all night cowering in fear every time a car went past apparently. 😉 Not too chuffed when we told him.Posted 4 years agoadscattMember
With a couple of workmates, we got the keys to a supervisor’s car, emptied the contents of a couple of full hole punches into the heater vents then turned the blowers to full power, as soon as he turned the ignition on he was met with a cloud of paper discs, we found it funny! 😀Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Had some slot drills arrive in a sort of plastic sample bottle. Told a rather dim colleague that he had been selected for random drug testing, & that he had to take a urine sample to HR. He was shown the door to the HR dept pretty quickly apparently, but not before dropping the sample bottle on the floor first.
Same chap was using a hand held floppy disc drive to upload a cnc program to a machine. He’d not set the machine to receive mode, & was getting annoyed. So I told him the file was probably stuck in the wire & he’d have to hold the drive above his head to help it flow better….& he did.
Had a somewhat cocksure apprentice many years ago, in the design office. Told him he was to be trained on a new virtual reality cad system. (We’d already loaded up the cad program & a specific 3d model). He put on the welding gauntlets we had taped a pair of wires to. & even put on the welding goggles that would help him see the 3d model. So he’s sat there like this, in an office of 20 engineers, grasping in thin air for the component my mate was dangling in front of him,then excitedly telling everyone how good the virtual reality gloves were when my mate allowed him to grasp the part.Posted 4 years agothegreatapeMember
A post it note with call c lyons and the number for brisol zoo is always a winner
Until it goes a little too far and after a couple of minutes your colleague is shouting ‘I AM F’ING DETECTIVE CONSTABLE M****** FROM ********** POLICE STATION AND I DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MR C LYON RIGHT NOW OR I WILL COME DOWN THERE AND ARREST YOU FOR OBSTRUCTING A POLICE OFFICER IN THE COURSE OF HIS F’ING DUTY’ down the phone at the poor receptionist.
The same bloke was told that volunteers were being sought to attend Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s wedding in Skibo Castle, to go as guests for the day but just to keep an eye on things. No one told him until he’d cancelled a weekend away, sent his wife into town to take his suit to the dry cleaners, and she’d gone out and bought a brand new posh dress for the occasion.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscribergwaelod wrote:
I worked as a designer for a bike company. for a laugh one day I wrote out a serious looking paper about how 29inch wheels would be faster and more efficient than 26 inch ones, sprinkling the whole thing with scientific looking pseudo maths.
We must be in the same office..
650BPosted 4 years ago
sharp mail pranks were so much fun. Remember a long term wind up on my best mate at uni by pretending to be himself in the future telling him he was in serious trouble and facing jail over certain normal student acts. I made sure the emails arrived when he was working at his desk and of course nothing was in his sent box when he checked. The mixture of confusion and worry was pure gold.Posted 4 years agowartonMember
Supergluing a pound coin to the floor of any busy street then standing back and watching the results never fails to impress.
we did this in York on an end of season football trip. all well and good until a guy didn’t wait long enough for it to set, and a young child, maybe 8 or 9, picked up the coin, only to find it stuck to his fingers 😯
sharp mail pranks were so much fun. Remember a long term wind up on my best mate at uni by pretending to be himself in the future telling him he was in serious trouble and facing jail over certain normal student acts. I made sure the emails arrived when he was working at his desk and of course nothing was in his sent box when he checked. The mixture of confusion and worry was pure gold.
Genius!!!Posted 4 years ago
We convinced a lad in my office that we were being asked to trial the bike to work scheme and we were going to be given 3 free bikes as a promotion to get people cycling to work. The main boss was in on it and said that the bikes would have to go to the people who were going to get the most use and commute daily.
We then had him wearing a silly cheap halfords helmet, knee and elbow pads and elastic bands round his suit trousers while he negotiated an obstacle course of traffic cones on the car park outside the office while we filmed it for the bosses assessment later.
He was convinced for weeks that he was getting a £1k bike for free.Posted 4 years agothegreatapeMember
The body wrapped in a carpet at the edge of a dark car park was a memorable event for one of our new probationers some years ago. Especially when, as he finally plucked up the courage to unwrap it, the body jumped up and chased him into the woods. Still have the video of that somewhere.Posted 4 years agoSelledMember
My favorites – simple and very effective.
Whilst a colleague is on holiday – remove the 0 key from their keyboard, place the 9 where the zero should go, the eight where the 9 goes and so on until the 0 goes into the 1 position.
It is always fascinating to watch the confusion when they get back, part of the brain seems to tell them that something is not right, the other part tells them the numbers are in order and therefore everything is ok. This prank works best if they have a number in their logon password, one colleague was locked out until after lunch until he clocked it….
2. Sprinkle cress or mustard seeds into keyboard during colleagues holiday absence, spray with a water lightly every so often. After a few days… voila.. a bio keyboard.Posted 4 years ago5thElefantMember
Not mine… but I shared a house with two guys. One was an utter metrosexual. So the other bought some expensive face cream type stuff and replaced the contents with fake tan and left it on the bathroom sink just before setting off on holiday for a week.
The metrosexual helped himself to the face cream and looked like an oompa loompa.Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
At my old un-named unit, we had attached arms who had not completed Commando training and had to wear blue berets, rather than our coveted green.Posted 4 years ago
One of the attached lads (I think it’s fair to say he was none too bright) was handed a chainsaw and a note and told to take them to the sergeant major. The SSM was suitably scary and as hard as nails as many are.
So this lad marches into the sergeant majors office and hands him the note;
“GIVE ME A GREEN BERET OR I’LL CUT YOUR F***ING HEAD OFF” 😀
The body wrapped in a carpet at the edge of a dark car park was a memorable event for one of our new probationers some years ago. Especially when, as he finally plucked up the courage to unwrap it, the body jumped up and chased him into the woods. Still have the video of that somewhere.
We took a manakin from a CSI room at the training school and laid it in the graveyard before sending a probationer to go and investigate a corpse next to a grave in the early hours. It was immediately obvious what it was and his tutor (in on it) told him to put it in the van so they could put it back.
Shame he forgot to mention that one of our colleagues was lying in the pile of leaves underneath it 🙂Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Ah, PC pranks.
Take a screenshot of someone’s desktop. Set as desktop wallpaper. Remove all the desktop icons. Retire to safe distance.
Removal of the mouse ball / tape over the laser.
Mostly unplug keyboard.
Random bit of hackery from college days; person one crawling around on desks innocently plugging cables in. Person two loitering whilst the target is logging in. When the mark enter their username, #2 distracts them to ask them something, #1 surreptitiously switches their keyboard into another PC. Target then returns to their keyboard, types in their password…
On machines with Intel video drivers, press Ctrl-Alt-Down Arrow.Posted 4 years ago
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