I love practical jokes and am always the mastermind behind them! These are my best two, though I have heaps more that could easily be listed instead!
The best practical joke story I have happened about three years ago. My then-housemate and work colleague had just signed up for a new phone, and she was so excited about it. It was her first Samsung after coming from iPhone and she was over the moon about it. She treated it like it was her baby.
She didn’t have a passcode on it, so it was a practical joke begging to happen. She’d left it out the back at work, and so we decided then was the perfect time to prank her. We downloaded an app that made the screen appear to be broken (it looked pretty convincing). Then we called her into the back office, poker faces in play, all looking upset and guilty.
Someone told her that her phone had fallen off the shelf when it was charging. She flipped out. She was stressing out and close to tears and asking how it could have happened. It went on and on, with it getting harder and harder not to laugh. Finally I cracked, I couldn’t keep a straight face any longer. When she was told it was a joke, she laughed but was really angry too (as most joke victims are). She was very relieved her phone wasn’t broken.
Ironically, about a month later, someone dumped their heavy bag on her phone at work, and the screen actually got broken. She didn’t believe it at first, assuming it was another joke, but it wasn’t. That made us feel a little guilty!
My other good practical joke story happened last year, again at work. My two best work friends had gone to get coffee and they sent me a selfie of them halfway there. I decided payback was in order as they didn’t invite me with them. I emailed myself the photo, printed it off about 30 times, then stuck it all around the back room, including in the safe, in the fridge, on the microwave and on the roof. I had to do it quickly as I knew they’d be back at any moment. Luckily the back room was tiny so 30 copies basically covered everywhere.
They walked back in and only noticed one of them at first. They were confused as to why I’d printed it, but didn’t say anything. Then suddenly, another one caught their eye, and another, until suddenly they realized they were staring at themselves all over the room. Everyone else taught it was hilarious, and they spent the next five minutes taking all the pictures down.
What’s your best practical joke?
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