20 Epic Office Pranks to Spice Up Your Workdays

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Ah, the mundane office routine – the hum of fluorescent lights, the never-ending email chains, and the eternal battle against the yawns. It's time to inject some laughter into the nine-to-five grind with an all-out office prank war. Let's dive into 20 epic workplace pranks that will spice things up a bit. 

1. The Mismatched Keyboard and Mouse:
Swap the keyboard and mouse of your colleague with another set while they're away. Watch them try to figure out why their keyboard isn't typing correctly or the mouse cursor seems to have a mind of its own.

2. The Endless Auto-Correct:
Sneak onto your colleague's computer and modify their autocorrect settings to replace common words with amusing alternatives. Enjoy the confusion as they type emails full of unexpected and hilarious substitutions.

3. Invisible Desktop Icons:
Take a screenshot of your colleague's desktop, then set it as their wallpaper. Watch them try to click on "icons" that are actually part of the image.

4. Noisy Chair Alarm:
Attach an air horn or whoopee cushion to the underside of your colleague's chair. The next time they sit down, they'll get a surprise blast of sound.

5. Coffee Cup Switcheroo:
Wait for your coworker to step away from their desk, then swap their regular coffee cup with an identical one filled with water. Their expectation of a caffeine boost will be met with a humorous splash.

6. Balloon Avalanche:
Tape a trash bag filled with balloons above your coworker's office door. When they open the door, they'll be greeted with a cascade of colorful balloons.

7. Sticky Note (Or Business Card) Madness:
Cover your colleague's workspace with colorful sticky notes, but write nothing on them. Or better yet, leave your mark by covering their entire desk with hundreds of your own business cards.

8. Upside-Down Computer Screen:
Sneak into your colleague's office and rotate their computer screen display 180 degrees under the computer's settings or screen preferences. Watch their puzzled reaction as they try to navigate the topsy-turvy interface.

9. Mystery Mouse Trick:
Use a small piece of clear tape to cover the bottom sensor of your coworker's optical mouse. They'll wonder why their mouse isn't responding properly and might even try cleaning it.

10. Alphabet Soup Keyboard:
Sprinkle uncooked alphabet pasta on your coworker's keyboard before they arrive. When they start typing, they'll find themselves amidst a "keyboard soup". 

11. Endless Paper Towel Roll:
Attach a long paper towel roll to the bottom of your colleague's chair using tape. As they walk around, they'll unravel an endless trail of paper towels.

12. DIY "Broken" Office Supplies:
Attach a small piece of opaque tape over the sensor of their computer mouse or the bottom of their optical mouse. Swap out their stapler's staples with folded paper clips, creating confusion when they try to staple documents.

13. Unexpected Plant Surprise:
Fill your colleague's drawer with balloons, hiding a small potted plant among them. They'll be both startled and amused when they open the drawer.

14. Sound-Activated Greetings:
Place a bluetooth speaker in your coworker's desk and find some funny (or scary!) sounds on Spotify. Wait for the perfect moment and surprise them with confusing or hilarious noises. 

15. Invisible Tape "Doorway":
Create an invisible "doorway" with clear tape or saran wrap across your colleague's office entrance. Watch as they comically bump into the tape or wrap, puzzled by the sudden barrier.

16. Virtual Background Cult:
Pick a target victim for a group virtual meeting, and coordinate with everyone else in that meeting to create matching virtual backgrounds. Bonus points if the background is a picture of the victim themselves! 

17. Auto-Correct Hilarity:
Collaborate with a fellow remote worker to send your target colleague a series of messages with hilarious pretend autocorrect fails. Share a good laugh as they try to figure out what's happening.

18. Snapchat filter:
Secretly apply a comical Snapchat-style filter to your colleague's face during a video call. Send them the filtered image in a direct message after the meeting. Bonus points if it's actually a video filter while they're speaking. Hilarious! 

19. Delayed Audio Prank:
During a group video call, pretend that your audio is slightly delayed when you speak. Watch your colleagues' puzzled expressions as they try to figure out why your words don't match your mouth movements. Up the ante and coordinate with others in a group meeting to confuse an unsuspecting target.

20. Unexpected Background Noises.
Play unexpected background noises during a video call, such as a barking dog, a ringing doorbell, or a meowing cat. See your colleague's reaction as they wonder if your home has turned into a zoo.

In the end, embracing a touch of humor in the workplace, whether it's in the office or across virtual screens, can be a refreshing break from the daily grind.

A well-executed prank war not only brings laughter and camaraderie but also fosters a sense of connection among colleagues. As we playfully navigate the world of pranks, let's remember that the best pranks are the ones that create lasting memories, shared smiles, and a positive work environment.

So, whether you're causing laughter through physical antics or virtual surprises, keep the spirit of fun alive and continue to find creative ways to brighten the workdays of both yourself and your colleagues. After all, a little laughter goes a long way in making the journey through the world of work all the more enjoyable.


Mr. Goblin


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