View Full Version : Your best practical jokes
05-26-2000, 01:43 PM
As you all have probably read, I used to be a camp counselor at a Boy Scout camp. When you spend 7 weeks with the same guys 24 hrs per day, you tend to start getting rather punchy and start playing practical jokes on each other.
The best one I remember was when I was working on the Rifle Range and came back to my cabin to find the other guys putting Brian's (a nature area counselor) stuff (bunk, dresser, fan, trunk etc.) on the roof of the cabin. So we pitched in and helped. We even had the fan plugged into a socket so that it would run.
When Brian came back to the cabin, he didn't look on the roof right away and was amazed to find ALL his stuff gone. He walked around the cabin 5 times looking for it and of course he hadn't looked up the entire time. When he did look up, his jaw dropped to the ground and he just stood there in awe for about 15 minutes. We laughed SO hard. We did manage to get a picture of it before we started helping him get the stuff down. He laughed about it as well.
So what are your greatest pranks and practical jokes that you've pulled?
05-26-2000, 02:02 PM
I spent three years working in a place called Job Control, and the only lighting we had was the glow from plexiglas boards where we tracked aircraft maintenance.
The guy that worked beside me chewed rather than smoked, and used a soda can for a spittoon. One day when I was down the hall in the little controllers' room, he laid a fleck of chew on top of the soda I had just opened. He was such a prankster, that I couldn't trust him to have not spit in my soda, so I dumped it out.
Payback time. A few days later, when hewent down the hall, I placed a piece of clear tape over the hole in his can, with predictable results.
The next time he spit, it went everywhere; over his board, on the counter and all over his light blue uniform shirt!
It was priceless!
05-26-2000, 03:45 PM
I pulled off a couple of nice ones on a boss with a great sense of humor. She went off for a vacation, leaving me in charge of filling in her time card. I made a copy of it, then filled in the real time card for a week of vacation pay. On the copy though, I filled in 40 hours of "No Pay" and got her boss to sign it, then copied the copy and left it on her desk. When she got back, she was laughing, and said, "This is a joke, I don't know how you did it, but it BETTER BE A JOKE!"
She also wrote notes all over her white board in her office. While on another vacation, a group of us unscrewed the white board from the wall, and replaced it with a blank board. When she returned, she panicked. We stood outside and laughed. Then we really turned it up. I said, "Don't worry, Jim wrote it all down before we erased it." He said, "I thought you copied it down!" After going back and forth like that awhile, she was REALLY UPSET, then we brought out her board.
05-26-2000, 08:21 PM
I remember another one I pulled on my dad. MS Word has the feature of AutoCorrect. It will automatically correct common misspelled words. You can add to that list as well, so I programed it to autocorrect his last name to be "You should really call your son, he misses you very much.".
For 2 weeks I heard nothing from him, then one day on an especially busy work day for me, I get a call from him. He was really mad. I told him how to remove and later, he did laugh about it.
05-26-2000, 10:17 PM
The popcorn prank. The doors in my dorm open in to the rooms, this is important... My friends got a friend of ours (who is a compulsive neat-nik) to stay in his room chatting about something or other while the rest of them covered the outside of his door frame with saran wrap and duct taped it on. This left a space about three inches wide between the saran wrap and the actual door. Which was then filled with over a pound of pre-popped popcorn. If I hadn't known the neat-nik survived the prank I would have sworn he had a heart attack when he opened his door to see a wall of popcorn sliding into his room.
05-26-2000, 11:10 PM
Well, we had this REALLY annoying friend who would just be an ass. So, after nearly hitting my dog with a baseball bat, we figured we'd had enough. We slept over at my house, and at 2 am snuck out to his pool. We threw 6 pounds of solid laundry soap in, and, sure enough, by 9 am, his yard was 6 feet under in soap suds.
Pt 1: Camp Stories
No, it's not a true story, but we've done some pretty cruel stuff at camp. So we're at a camp in the back woods of Vermont, miles from civilization. One of the cabins goes out to see a semi late showing of The Blair Witch project. So, we got red paint and lots of little sticks. We made a good two dozen little guys, and covered all of the cabin with red finger prints, then put flashlights under leaves so they couldn't be seen but so they highlighted the paint and the guys. We thought it was funny...the other cabin wasn't so sure.
Or the time the CITs gave us a bottle of clam juice, claiming it was...something else, I don't remember what. We were pissed, so we snuck out at night and poured it all out on their deck and underneath their cabin. The stench would have been unbearable, totally unbearable.
Tragically, it rained the next day.
The last prank is not my own, it was a CIT prank.It was during our sister camp's trip day, so the camp was empty. First, they went to out sister camp, got all of their cannoos, and stole them and their paddles. Then, they litterally emptied the female CIT's cabin, and put all their stuff on the stolen cannoos, and rowed it all into the middle of the lake. Of course, the staff made the CITs bring it back, but it was still hilarious for a few hours...
More to come.
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