Isn’t it funny how a simple date on the calendar can have the magical ability to bring out a distinct playfulness in individuals. You all know people, normally suffering from moderate to severe cases of Adultitis, who come to life on days like Halloween and April Fool’s Day. It’s all about having permission. So, why wait for that one or two days out of the year to have a little fun? Start today! We’re spending September sharing tips and ideas on how to have more fun at work. Whether you work as a preschool teacher, plumber or a physician, work can always be more fun. A simple way to mix things up a bit is to play a practical joke on someone.
I’ve found a very fun site, April Fool Zone, that has more ideas than you’ll ever get to in your lifetime. Check it out here. Here are a few of my favorites…
Clipped: Make some copies of a paperclip. Then put them into the paper tray of the copier. People will go nuts trying to find the paperclip stuck in the printer.
Where Do I Go? This trick works great if you work in building that has two entrances. Print up two signs that say “Please Use Other Door.” Put one on each door, with arrows pointing toward the opposite door.
Unexpected: Take all the cereal in the house, remove the plastic bags from the boxes, and switch them around. When the victim tries to eat breakfast they will do a double-take when the wrong cereal pours out. (That would be a good one for Jason!)
Even though this video is admittedly cheesy, there are some great ideas in there that just may inspire you. Also, take special note of the guy in the cube inflicted with a “Full-Blown Case of Adultitis.”
Share with us in the comments of the Escape Plan Blog what practical joke you play on someone this week.