Practical Joke Day!

I think I need to be a little more productive at work. It’s not that I am bored or lazy, it’s just that the days seem to drag on a bit longer than I remember. So today I couldn’t help myself and regressed to a 16 year teenager. I pulled a practical joke on a co-worker and I must say, I am pretty proud of myself. It wasn’t a Jim Halpurt “calculator in Jello” maneuver but it was on the same level.

To defend myself the person on the receiving end deserved it. He’s a good guy but one, he plays competitive handball. That’s disturbing. And two, he asked me if I ever have a serious side. Well pal, here is your answer.

Here is how it went down:

  • Conducted inner office reconnaissance from 8-10am
  • Observed that the subject left his cubicle to the printer station at least 5 times in an hour.
  • When he was at the printer station I pulled up a YouTube clip and paused it
  • Turned his processor backwards toward the wall and turned his speakers all the way up.
  • Before unplugging the mouse I pressed play and turned off his monitor.
  • Crawled on my hands and knees all the way to my office without anyone noticing
  • Watched all the gofers pop their heads from the top of the cubicles
  • Saw said person come unglued
  • Then went back to work worried that I took it too far.

Here is the video. Imagine it’s in a quiet office and this is way loud.

I shouldn’t be in corporate America.

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  1. “Crawled on my hands and knees all the way to my office without anyone noticing…I shouldn’t be in corporate America.” Ya think? No, you shouldn’t be in corporate America, you should be my very own private comedian because I need to laugh like this daily. Bwahahahaha! Good times.

  2. That is hilarious!! Did he figure out that is was you or did you fess up to doing it? Either way that’s funny!

  3. Update: The joke-e still hasn’t figure it out and I think he believes it was an attempt to be mean. Told a close friend what I did and she was disappointed in me. I think I may buy him lunch today. 😦

  4. I am DYING here – that was hilarious!! There used to be fun people here where
    I work and they would have prank wars all the time. They actually did the Jello mold but put Mr. Incredible in it instead of a stapler. Classic. This wasn’t so much a prank as I was bored and needed a laugh at work one day. I climbed into a large empty box in our storage room and had a co-worker ask another co-worker to help her in the back. When they arrived I jumped out of the box yelling. Poor guy. I probably gave him a mini-heart attack but it was so funny I almost peed my pants. It still cracks me up.

  5. That was hilarious. I love that guy. I was expecting a Rickroll, but that guy is 100 times funnier (and more relevant, actually) than Rick himself.

  6. Aww.. that’s too bad that they can’t just laugh about it. Why do people take themselves so seriously? You are sweet to think of buying him lunch… I still think it was a great joke!!! Just what Corporate America needs (imho)

  7. Classic!!

    As an aside, how much time did it take the guy in the video to perfect his talent? Some people have too much time on their hands…literally.

  8. First of all- You had me at competitive handball. I used to date one of those disillusioned peeps, it wasn’t pretty.

    Second of all- I just spent 7 minutes and 12 seconds mesmerized by this video. I realize it’s actually only 4 minutes long, but I had to replay both the instrumental and the scaramouche part…I finally know what people mean when they say they can “feel” the music”.

    Third of all- Bill, you are the change I want to see in the world. For serious.

    Tupac forever.

  9. Oh for all that is holy that shit is damn funny. We do that type of stuff to each other here all the time. If you do not belong in corporate america, become a cop. The precinct is sometimes known as 13th grade. I would not be shocked in the least if the guy in the video is former NYPD.

Speak to me, Egor.

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