It’s that day again! So in honor of April Fools’ Day, we figured we’d share 10 of the more amazing workplace pranks that, hopefully, wouldn’t cause anyone too much grief. Here they are:
1. The guy in the bathroom stall all day
Some people like to take a lot of time in the bathroom. But even the biggest bathroom time waster has their limits. If you want to make your coworkers laugh, put a pair of sneakers on the floor of a stall, and tuck a pair of jeans into them so it looks like they actually belong to a person (like this). Someone will wonder what gives sooner or later.
2. Put a new folder on your colleague’s desktop
The only thing you’ll have to think about is what to label said folder. Maybe one of these ideas will inspire you: My Little Pony, Retro Justin Bieber Photos, etc. You get the picture.
3. Candy onions
This could be a bit wasteful, but it won’t bankrupt you. Everyone loves candy apples. What about candy onions? If done correctly, your coworkers will definitely mistake your candy onions for candy apples. That moment of realization will be one for the ages.
4. The sticky-note office makeover
Have a lot of sticky notes hanging around your office? What better way to put them to use than to give your coworker’s office a makeover, transforming their work space into something that looks like the photo above.
5. Voice-activated appliances
Here’s one that only takes a couple of seconds. Print out a couple of pieces of paper that indicates, say, your office kitchen’s microwave is now voice activated. It’s not as far-fetched as it might sound. It is 2016, after all. Post up in the kitchen, and wait until your coworkers start testing it out.
6. Switch your coworkers’ desks around
If it wouldn’t create an enormous hassle to switch them back, you can switch two of your coworkers’ work spaces around. It’ll be a head-scratching moment, to say the least, when the two workers figure it out.
7. The wireless mouse headache
Get a wireless mouse, one that has a super-small USB receiver. Stick it into one of your nearby coworkers’ computers, and bring the mouse back to your desk. Every couple of minutes, move the mouse. Giggle in your head as your colleague loses their mind.
8. Put a stapler in a Jell-O mold
Fans of The Office are certainly aware of the rivalry between Dwight and Jim, the latter who often pranked the former. One of his first pranks was simple: Sticking a stapler inside of a Jell-O mold. Want to give it a whirl? Here are some instructions.
9. The donut fake out
Here’s a great prank for folks who want their colleagues to eat healthier. Buy a couple of boxes of donuts, and fill them up with vegetables. Put them in the refrigerator, and watch your coworkers shriek when they see they’ve been tricked.
10. Tape the bottom of a mouse
Another mouse prank. Stick a piece of tape on the bottom of a mouse, making sure to cover the laser light. See how long it takes that person to figure out why their mouse isn’t working.
What’s the craziest prank you’ve ever seen at your office?