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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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    LOL, Skate Sandee...you are evil...and I love it! The one about the illegitimate daughter was way too complex and intricate to be just a "prank"...I believe that would be classified as some sort of theater or art, lol!

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    Last year, me and my friend, Sarah, got Saran Wrap and duct taped it over another friend's (Robert) door. We also rigged it so that when they opened the door, they got dusted with baby powder. The only problem with it was the fact that our Robert's roommate was the one who first found our prank. Needless to say, he was very upset, especially once Robert started laughing his head off at his powdered roommate.

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    http://www.madisonavenuedog.com/

    RGal, THANK YOU for posting that. Piel doesn't allow me on the Internet since she caught me surfing Madison Avenue Dog with her credit card.

    Lots of licks and tail wags to you and Madelyn,

    P.S. Madelyn check out the hula pugs
    ABBEY

    BTW Piel pulls pranks all of the time and blames them on me!
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    Skate Sandee....after all that you've pulled on your boss, I'm surprised you are still working there.

    I've pulled several pranks on friends over the years but the one which stands out in my mind as having gotten the best reaction from the prankees was when a long-time friend got married a few years ago. Several of us were brides'maids or attendants for our girl friend. After the ceremony and reception she and her husband were going on a two week honeymoon. I had a key to their apartment so I could get in to water the plants and tend to the fish tank. I later removed the fish and the plants from the apartment to take home with me. Because of what we were planning I wouldn't be able to get in to do any of that.

    As soon as the newlyweds were on their way to the Bahamas, we began our "work." We inflated thousands of balloons and began cramming them into the apartment. Each of the rooms had balloons floor to ceiling, even under the tables and the bed, LOL. We used a portable air compressor belonging to one of the brides'maid's husband to fill the balloons. We worked our magic after we got off work each day and on the weekend. The job was finished three days before they were due back. The best man picked them up at the airport, took them to their apartment, and handed them their door key and a large hat pin for each of them. Of course, they gave him strange looks ( the rest of us were hiding outside in the bushes and in cars to watch what would take place). The best man beat feet out of there, LOL. They opened their front door and were greeted by nothing but balloons of every describable color falling out on the stoop next to their feet. First they cursed and then they looked at the hat pins and started popping. It took a couple of hours before the last one was popped. After it was all over, the couple marveled at our ingenuity in stuffing every nook and cranny with filled balloons. The only places we didn't stuff them were in the cupboards. They vowed air-filled vengence on each one of us but so far we are all still close friends!

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    ahhhh the fun of pranks. We used to have prank wars back in my university dorm days. Some fun ones were:

    - we took every roll of toilet paper out of the bathroom and janitor closet and put them in odd places around the building like the stairwell
    - in the early morning we covered a friends door with masking tape. we taped from one side of the door frame to the other. when she woke up and opened her door she faced a sticky wall.
    - we took a dill pickle, painted it brown and placed it beside a toilet. (a lot of our pranks were bathroom related )
    - buckets full of water were leaned up against doors. when they were opened, the bucket fell.
    - very carefully taped the first piece of toilet paper to the roll
    - taped the toilet paper rolls to the ceiling above the toilet.

    Those were good times

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    I pulled lots of pranks over the years, but this one is a classic!

    I still lived in STL, and used to go to every other hockey game. My co-worker's son was coming for a visit from FL. The coworker, Nick, was a very stylish (and still is!) guy in his mid-50th with several grandkids in tow. His was almost obsessed with his looks, drove a fancy car to attract ladies' attention, etc...

    Nick got some tix to see the Blues and we found out that we were sitting nearly in the same row. Nick, never missing an opportunity to show his son that he is still a stud, came up with the following:

    During the intermission, I came up to him, his son and his brother with a beer and of course we pretended that we did not know each other. I tried to look shy and I told him that my BLOND friend (a very good looking friend who was in her late 20's) found him very attractive and was sending him this beer. At this moment Joann (my friend) waved. You had to be there to see Nick's family! Their jaws hit the floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Nick, ever the confident bastard, casually said :Hey, it happens to me all the time!!!!

    I still don't know if he ever told them what happened for sure.

    Thanks for the great stories (minus the sadistic dog one).

    Yana

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    My husband had to go to Seattle for 5 weeks one time and kids were in school so I managed to get them out early and cowardly driver me and my 16 year old newly licensed driver all piled in the station wagon and drove out there. Had some of the "guys" there for dinner, etc. several times. One night there were several guys there and we had wine. After a while, I went in the kitchen a found a jar and poured all the contents of the wine bottle in it, took it in the living room and pretended I was a looped and told them I really liked that wine. My husband a one of the guys went across the street and bought another one. They really believed me. Which is hilarious because I hardly ever drank and then not much. Now, I don't at all. I really hate the taste of most of it. Tastes spoiled to me. But I do like grasshoppers! When you have about 6 pill bottles that say don't drink alcohol, you tend to believe them.

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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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