For those of us who grew up watching The Office and thinking that funny office pranks happened every day in the adult world, actually entering the workforce was kind of a disappointment.
But, after reading these 24 Reddit stories about people’s best office pranks, you might be inspired to get out there and be the chaos you want to see in the world!
These pranks might give you ideas you can use in your office to have a good laugh and refresh the office environment.
“Photocopied a single paperclip. Randomly placed copies back on the tray. Watched in delight as the machine was taken apart later that day in an attempt find the rogue paperclip that mysteriously appeared on important office memos. To this day, I have never said a word.”
“Joe always sped in the store on the forklift. He’d been talked to several times about it and how he could seriously hurt someone. One night he came up to me apologizing that he hit an end cap on the forklift and shifted the entire 50-foot aisle a good foot. Not cool. It’s time to teach this guy a lesson. The store had been dead and we were getting ready to close. I found a stuffed animal and put some random clothes on it and a hat. I clipped it into the seat of the shopping cart and tucked it down an aisle. We made sure the store was empty and I locked up. That’s when we paged him to a certain area knowing he would bring the forklift. Sure as shit he sped through the main aisle and right before he passed me I pushed the cart in front of him.
A coworker screamed “MY BABY!” just as he hit the cart. The “baby” shot out of the cart, flew about 10 feet and landed in a crumbled mess on the floor. Joe screamed and started crying. We came out laughing and told him that’s why he shouldn’t drive so fast and carelessly. He agreed he would be more careful in the future and if it would be okay for him to take off a little early. He sh*t himself when he hit the cart and needed to clean himself up.
Didn’t speed after that.”
“My first job out of college was as a microbiologist at a food testing lab. They screwed me around on pay and hours, and I just generally had a bad boss.
We had a huge 200-gallon reservoir of water in the back room, which had multiple lines running from it that served de-ionized water to several faucets throughout the facility. So, on my last day, I dumped a container of grape Kool-Aid mix in the reservoir and peaced out.
I didn’t hear anything else about it until 2 years later when I started dating a girl who I had worked with there, and she said nobody could ever figure out why the water had turned purple, and my boss had to go in on a Saturday and empty out the tank and rerun lines through the whole building.”
“Years ago, I worked in a small office of 5 people. I changed everyone’s desktop clocks ahead one hour and changed the wall clock. Everyone left work an hour early and no one had any idea that I’d done it. I just put my coat on and walked out with everyone else, amazed that it worked and dying inside.” (meltez4lyfe)