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    Have you ever pulled a prank?

    I've pulled quite a few. One of my latest was a couple of years ago, my brother and his wife were visiting me. I remembered she didn't like raisins and I made a raisin pie. (I have a recipe that is delicious.) She asked what kind and I didn't answer. When she got hers she just said, "oh, raisin". (I had made a pumpkin pie too but she didn't know it.) Turned out she really liked it and the rest of the week she kept choosing it over the pumpkin.

    When we were in Idaho, my sis had a birthday cake and took the last piece back to our cabin and put it in the fridge. I got another container and put the empty one in the fridge and hid hers in the veggie compartment. Well, turned out she got really mad and the next day she said it wouldn't be any good (angel food with fresh strawberries & cool whip) and wouldn't eat it. (She thought I had eaten it, and I just wouldn't do that.) So, they don't always turn out as funny as we would like. :(

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    At the end of last year, my 9th graders were getting a bit squirrely, and I had threatened them with a take home essay if they got out of hand (I don't normally give homework). So my teaching assistant and I created this topic about totalitarianism, the proletariat, Marxism, Qaddafi and Castro. (We were reading Animal Farm) The question made no sense, but it was full of these enormous words that I had only covered enough for them to understand the story. Well, my first five classes were perfectly well behaved, and it looked like my sixth class was going to be, too. I was bummed. But with about four minutes to go in class, they got a little chatty, so I acted like I was all p*ssed off, slammed the question up on the overhead and said, "Start writing the question down." The look of sheer terror on their faces was utterly priceless, but one girl was about to cry, and I started laughing. (I'm eville, I know.)

    They were really good for the last two weeks, though. :D

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    Oh did I ever. 2 years ago I went on my first cruise and shared a room with my 15 yr old cousin. My older cousin's room was right next to us where he shared it with his wife. One late nght they had alittle too much to drink and we could hear them laughing and being too loud. I told Jane that we should call next door and act like we are the front desk. So as I sat in bed practing my English accent and what I was going to say in another ladies voice, Jane grew with excitment. I then told Jane to be really quiet or it won't work. As she was holding be giggles I called their room.

    He answers the phone and says "Hello"
    I reply "Yes this is the front desk. It has been told to me that you are making too much noise, it is time for sleeping"
    His reply "Oh we are sorry, we will try to keep it down"
    "Thank you sir" to end the phone call
    But as I hang up the phone my cousin gives it a way by bursting out in laughter.
    Then we set a wake up call for 4 in the morning with their room number.
    Just for keeping us awake.

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    I've pulled tons of them on my boss, Bob (we're at that point where I've worked so long for him I can get away with anything).

    He's a single, womanizing 50-something guy who is very macho, but is extremely squeamish about certain things. Here are a few of my favorite pranks:

    1) A pregnant co-worker was very close to her due date. Bob has no children and was extremely nervous that this woman would go into labor. During a meeting where we were all around a conference table, he was at the head and me and my co-worker were sitting opposite each other, closest to Bob. I managed to hide a Dixie cup of water, and during the meeting I gave her a signal as I poured the water on his nice Gucci loafers. She clutched her stomache and exclaimed "My water broke!". Bob jumped like his feet were on fire and ran for the door (presumably to get help...or throw up). But he forgot to open the door and ran full steam into it and knocked himself out. I felt a little guilty because he got a good size egg on his forehead. It turned many shades of blue and purple!

    2) Being a germaphobe, it was easy to push his buttons. Our office has a few different bathrooms scattered on our floor. One day he came out of a particular bathroom. I didn't plan this, it just came to me on the spot. I was a little ways down the hall as he passed me. I peered at his face intently and said, "You didn't just use THAT bathroom, did you?". He replied that he did and I said, "Oh. Well you should be OK." He went white! And to this day (2 years later) he has never stepped into that bathroom again.

    3) But my favorite prank involved an actor-friend of mine. Bob is quite the Lothario. A real ladies man that likes to boast about his many conquests and his bachelor lifestyle. As I said he has no kids. Quite coincidently, I ran into an old girlfriend of his from 20 years ago (she was a new hair dresser I started going to). In the course of asking me where I worked, we eventually came upon the subject of Bob. Anyway, I got a lot of good dirt about their relationship.

    So I asked a college friend of mine who's an actor to come to the office and pretend to be Bob's illegitimate daughter (of this girlfriend). She looked so much like this other woman, that I knew I couldn't let the moment pass. I had long joked with him that he probably had a litter of kids in the world that he knew nothing about. I worked up some fairly realistic-looking birth certificate documents, and of course prepped her with some basic info that I had learned from the hairdresser.

    I waited until there was a big senior management meeting. I let everyone in on the joke. So the meeting is progressing and (as planned) we here some commotion outside of the room where my friend was loudly and tearfully insisting on seeing Bob. The CEO opened the door to see what was happening and my friend burst in and tearfully looked at Bob and asked if she could speak with him privately. He asked what this was all about. She said it was private. And he said, "I'm sorry, but I don't know you". Then she cried very hard and said "You're my dad!" We almost blew it at that point because one of the VPs looked like he was going to bust a gut trying to hold in his laughter. As Bob's subordinate I said "Why don't I escort you to Bob's office and the two of you can discuss this in private". Bob moved like he was in a coma. She kept it up for a good twenty minutes with me right there in his office. Finally she produced one more document that said "Happy (early) April Fools Day!" (It was late March) and the card had all the senior management team's signatures.

    It was classic! He was pale for days, but eventually laughed and applauded my creativity. He has a good sense of humor.

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    Want to drive a dog crazy?

    Step 1: Put some really yummy looking/smelling food into a gladware container.
    Step 2: Glue it closed.
    Step 3: Drop it on the floor.
    Step 4: Sit back and enjoy.

    I once got one of my teachers believing that my entire family was moving to England. She was all "Im going to miss you!" and everything.

    I was able to comvince a friend that I had "Insider info" that MK was quitting due to injury. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatepixie
    Want to drive a dog crazy?

    Step 1: Put some really yummy looking/smelling food into a gladware container.
    Step 2: Glue it closed.
    Step 3: Drop it on the floor.
    Step 4: Sit back and enjoy.
    I hope you don't have a dog because I would feel sorry for the poor little creature. I think that is unbelievably CRUEL. My dog would be extremely upset if I did such a horrible thing to her. Dogs have feelings, too. For all the unconditional love they show humans, they certainly do not deserve to be treated so shabbily. SHAME ON YOU! :\

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    No, never have, never will. Personally, I don't care for pulling pranks or being the one the joke is played on. I've never understood why anyone would want to participate in such foolishness. I guess "to each his own."

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    I guess some of us just have an ornery side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grgranny
    I guess some of us just have an ornery side.
    "Touche!"


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