Prank Opportunity - Should I?



  • I just found out a prankster friend of mine was hired by my company, and will be working relatively near to where I presently sit. The cubicle where he will be is unoccupied. They have been doing a lot of moving in the office, and there are hundreds of bags of styrofoam peanuts all over the place.

    I think I should fill up the new cubicle with peanuts, and hermetically seal it with clear plastic packing tape. My friends' new boss agrees, but isn't sure if it's a good idea.

    I say policy-be-damned and that we should just go for it.

    I have to know by early this afternoon.

    Would you?



  • @snoofle said:

    Would you?
     

    Are you willing to stay late and do the cleanup too? If yes, then go for it :P



  • @snoofle said:

    Would you?
     

    No. But I would fill his car while he is inside work.



  • I'd go for something more subtle myself. Maybe fill his cabinets and drawers with the packing peanuts, along with his office supplies. If his chair has wheels, put them in there too. Then tape those up. Put some kind of "Welcome!" treat in one of the drawers - some sort of food that he'll enjoy, but will get very smelly very quickly if he ignores the drawers.  



  • @snoofle said:

    I think I should fill up the new cubicle with peanuts, and hermetically seal it with clear plastic packing tape. My friends' new boss agrees, but isn't sure if it's a good idea.

     

    I would put tape across the doorway of the cubicle, and a half-tube of paper behind it, and fill this semi-cylinder with peanuts. This way it looks like it's filled to the brim, but it's not a total pain in the ass for him to clean up.

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  • Just put clear tape across the cubical door, and cover the back of the tape with peanuts. If the walls are tall enough, it might look like it's full. :)

    [edit] crap, beaten to the punch!



  • @KNY said:

    I would put tape across the doorway of the cubicle, and a half-tube of paper behind it, and fill this semi-cylinder with peanuts. This way it looks like it's filled to the brim, but it's not a total pain in the ass for him to clean up.
    I agree with this only if the prankee is short enough. If he's able to see over the walls of the cubicle then it won't work.

    Go for it, snoofle, as long as you help clean it up afterward.



  •  Now if you could get your friends new boss to make him clean it up then go for it.



  • @snoofle said:

    I just found out a prankster friend of mine was hired by my company...
    A preemptive action such as the one you've proposed could lead to a prank war the likes of which your company has never seen.

     Choose carefuly.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    No. But I would fill his car while he is inside work.

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    Dude Ethics 101: Do not mess with another man's car.  It's simply off-limits, like kicking him in the balls.   Expect severe escalation and quite possibly an end to the friendship if you do.

    Cubicle's fine though - it's not even his personal property.  I probably would. 



  • You should make it interesting. Wait until he comes in to the office, and then knock him to the ground with a swift tackle. Force feed him the packing peanuts until he starts to choke, and then set fire to his hair while smearing his face with decomposed 'welcome' food. Once done, blame your mother and run around crying.



  • @Aaron said:

    Do not mess with another man's car.  It's simply off-limits, like kicking him in the balls.  
     

    I fail to see how filling a car with styrofoam peanuts is anything like kicking someone in the balls. Plus, messing with company property during work hours is even dumber.



  • Do it and just tell him it was a temp storage room for fragile equiptment...  Oh and don't forget to fuck him out of it for making a mess...



  • @merreborn said:

    @snoofle said:

    I just found out a prankster friend of mine was hired by my company...
    A preemptive action such as the one you've proposed could lead to a prank war the likes of which your company has never seen.

     Choose carefuly.

    Just what I was thinking. The prankster might not want to do pranks in work, but after a pre-emptive strike, everything's fair game.

    To all of those who are about to be pranked, we salute you!!!!



  • @Aaron said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    No. But I would fill his car while he is inside work.

     
    Dude Ethics 101: Do not mess with another man's car.  It's simply off-limits, like kicking him in the balls.   Expect severe escalation and quite possibly an end to the friendship if you do.

    Cubicle's fine though - it's not even his personal property.  I probably would. 

    So I guess the old CS(tear gas) powder in the A/C vents while the car is off trick that I was witness to in my Army days would be right out then?



  • @Lexarius said:

    Put some kind of "Welcome!" treat in one of the drawers - some sort of food that he'll enjoy, but will get very smelly very quickly if he ignores the drawers.  
     

    I'd recommend a sack of slyders... 



  • I agree about not messing with his car, but I know this guy for years, and we've worked together before. The prank wars were epic. I once swiped his desk calculator, so he had my desk, chair, and everything on and in it (except my calculator) shipped to another office. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he will strike first if I don't.

    With that said, the space under the desk, behind the radiator, inside the desk drawers, and the entire cubicle is filled to the brim. Clear plastic tape has been taped across the front and over the top. When he finally digs out and goes to sign on, he will turn on his monitors (powered correctly), and start typing, but nothing will happen. He'll check the pc under the desk. The connections will be taught. The ethernet will be connected. The power will be plugged in and turned on. However, the entire PC case has been gutted and filled with peanuts. When he goes to call for help, the speaker and microphone portions of the handset have been reversed (he pulled that one on me 10 years ago).

    Upon seeing what I was doing, and hearing tales of yesteryear, his future boss (a pretty regular guy) suggested that I stink it up a bit, so we put one tiny sardine, wrapped in plain copy paper, in the back of the bottom desk drawer (away from the heat).

    Resistance is futile!

     



  • @snoofle said:

    the speaker and microphone portions of the handset have been reversed
    How do you accomplish this particular miracle?



  • @Welbog said:

    @snoofle said:

    the speaker and microphone portions of the handset have been reversed
    How do you accomplish this particular miracle?

    I rumaged through the phone closet on our telco floor, and found something similar to the original ATT black plastic beast. You unscrew the two ends, disconnect the speaker/mike unit, reverse the wires, reconnect, and reassemble - it takes all of 2 minutes.

    It's not even possible with newer phones without major surgury, but if you're lucky enough to have a very old handset, you can really mess with someone, because they can still hear the other person, and the other person can still hear them; it just sounds like they're a million miles apart.

    The other one that goes with this is if you put a single layer of tissue between the button-pad and the contacts beneath. If you press hard, it sort of works, but very intermittently (obviously, only on newer touch tone phones).



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Plus, messing with company property during work hours is even dumber.

     

    Not nearly as dumb as you MPS. 



  • @Dude said:

    Not nearly as dumb as you MPS. 
     

    Right.... If you are going to troll, please at least make it entertaining.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I fail to see how filling a car with styrofoam peanuts is anything like kicking someone in the balls. Plus, messing with company property during work hours is even dumber.

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    Don't try to play the "bad analogy" card, because it wasn't an analogy.  I said explicitly what they have in common: any action taken against a man's car or stones are both off-limits behaviour according to all current social norms and plain old common sense.

    Messing with company property during work hours would be dumber if the boss wasn't already known to be in favour of the idea.  Knowing that he is, however, makes it pretty safe and not-dumb.



  • @Aaron said:

    any action taken against a man's car
     

    I am sorry, I guess I haven't read the newest issue of 'The metrosexual man's guide to pranks' yet.



  •  Dude Ethics 101: Do not mess with another man's car.

    Ah, so that's why an annoyingly right-wing acquaintance of mine never spoke to me again after I covered his car in 'Vote Labour' stickers? I'll bear that in mind.



  • @snoofle said:

    The prank wars were epic.

    Does your boss know this, and which of you is going to have to work unpaid overtime ot make up for the tiame wasted by pranks?



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I am sorry, I guess I haven't read the newest issue of 'The metrosexual man's guide to pranks' yet.

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    Hate to break it to you, but cars have been around for a lot longer than TV makeover and decoration shows with gay hosts, and that rule has been around since, I believe, the Model T.

    Clever though, really.  I wish I could come up with such incandescent witticisms.  Maybe you should read a few prank books, though, because you seem to be missing the point of them (namely, to be funny).



  • @Aaron said:

    you seem to be missing the point of them
     

    Only as much as you miss the point of the web...



  • @Jake Grey said:

    Ah, so that's why an annoyingly right-wing acquaintance of mine never spoke to me again after I covered his car in 'Vote Labour' stickers? I'll bear that in mind.

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    Sometimes I wonder if those "Kerry '04" bumper stickers I still see in some states are actually just pranks being played on Republicans.

    If you really did that, and if even one of those stickers ended up on a window, you should be shot. 



  • @Aaron said:

    Sometimes I wonder if those "Kerry '04" bumper stickers I still see in some states are actually just pranks being played on Republicans.

    If you really did that, and if even one of those stickers ended up on a window, you should be shot. 

     

    Yeah, Bush turned out to be a MUCH better choice!



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Only as much as you miss the point of the web...

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    Which, according to you, is to respond to as many anonymous people as possible in as short a time as possible with acerbic non-sequiturs with the intent of either scaring them away or starting a flame war, or both.  Yes?



  • @Aaron said:

    Hate to break it to you, but cars have been around for a lot longer than TV makeover and decoration shows with gay hosts, and that rule has been around since, I believe, the Model T.
     

    Haven't heard of that myself actually.  Damaging property (including cars) sure.  Pranks involving cars - never heard of anyone having a problem with that.   Where did you get this idea?



  • @Aaron said:

    Yes?
     

    Obviously you have shone your rays of blinding truth on this thread, so I guess yes.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Yeah, Bush turned out to be a MUCH better choice!

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    For better or for worse, he won.  Why not slap a "Mets '00" sticker on there while you're being a sore loser?



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Obviously you have shone your rays of blinding truth on this thread, so I guess yes.

     <hints id="hah_hints"></hints>
    I'm glad we could come to such an agreement.  It brings a tear to my eye to know that I've aided the countless other readers here in their search for ultimate truth on the intertubes.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @Aaron said:

    you seem to be missing the point of them
     

    Only as much as you miss the point of the web...

     

    Since Tim Berners-Lee does not yet inhabit this forum, I guess we'll have to continue playing it by ear. 



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @Aaron said:

    Sometimes I wonder if those "Kerry '04" bumper stickers I still see in some states are actually just pranks being played on Republicans.

    If you really did that, and if even one of those stickers ended up on a window, you should be shot. 

     

    Yeah, Bush turned out to be a MUCH better choice!

     



  • @operagost said:

    ...
     

    So, let's see. Ever since you made yourself look a goddamn fool arguing with morbiuswilters, you have decided to follow me from thread to thread trolling?


    Do you think all these tag only trolls will bother me? Or do you think it will bother other people trying to enjoy the forums?



  • Well, in a rare response to the OP, I would definately go with the car filled with peanuts.  It would be a great end to the day where he probably has been suspecting something yet would feel he managed to get through the day prank free.  If you're boss is really into it, you could have him load up your friend with ten tons of fake paperwork for every little thing that needs to be setup and get him convinced he just started the Job From Hell.

    If the timeliness is still relevant of course (probably not early afternoon there now, sure its too late for suggestions).

    Be sure to let us know how it goes, assuming the thread doesn't get locked by then.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @operagost said:

    ...
     

    So, let's see. Ever since you made yourself look a goddamn fool arguing with morbiuswilters

    Presumptive.

     

    you have decided to follow me from thread to thread trolling?

    Don't flatter yourself.  I'm just reading the threads, and you're flaming in all of them. 

     

    Do you think all these tag only trolls will bother me?

     

    You have said it. 

    Or do you think it will bother other people trying to enjoy the forums?

    Not any more than the posts by morbiuswilters or yourself. 



  • @operagost said:

    Or do you think it will bother other people trying to enjoy the forums?

    Not any more than the posts by morbiuswilters or yourself. 

     

    QF(the complete and utter lack of)T 

    Actually, you come across as a gnat.
    I'm not really in the arguments, so I thought you may appreciate a more objective view point, considering your sense of perspective seems a tad off.



  •  Okay, can someone please start a 'who has the largest penis and can piss furthest' thread over in General Discussion and keep all this juvenile crap someplace the grown-ups don't have to listen to it?



  • @BeenThere said:

    I'm not really in the arguments, so I thought you may appreciate a more objective view point, considering your sense of perspective seems a tad off.

     

    Well smart-guy, you've just joined the damn argument by giving your worthless opinion about something you obviously know NOTHING about! 



  • @Dude said:

    Well smart-guy, you've just joined the damn argument by giving your worthless opinion about something you obviously know NOTHING about!
     

    I chime in now and then when someone makes an "everybody thinks" comment that I disagree with, and I do share my perspective if I think it conveys information that is otherwise being missed.

    For instance, since every post you have made on the forums has been a vapid attempt at trolling, I (as I am sure, pretty much everyone else) honestly don't give a fuck about your opinion on anything.  That should save you some time if you are again compelled to reply to anything I post.  Based on your posts, taking your insults seriously would be like feeling offended by a guy with Tourettes.  HTH :)



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