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Your best April's Fools Day pranks at work?

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Your best April's Fools Day pranks at work?

robo_dev
that you lived to tell about?

Of course at work you have to balance humor with keeping your job. Here's one that I did some years ago.

I made some signs and posted them on all the doors to the IT offices:

Fire Sprinkler Test Today
Notice: At 2PM there will be a required test of the building fire sprinkler system. Please be sure to remove any papers or other items from your desk and work area that may be damaged by water. It is recommended that you cover your computer, keyboard, and printer with plastic bags that are being provided by the support center. Please call the support center to arrange for a representative from your department to get the bags for your work area. Thank you for your cooperation.

Word has it that two people called to ask about getting their bags, and one help desk worker was injured slightly when he fell off his chair laughing.
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    maecuff

    Because, really, the joke was on me.

    Ten years ago, I was nearly two weeks overdue with my second child. I woke up around 3:00 am on April 1 and decided to wake my husband up and tell him I was in labor. I was going to let him get dressed, get the suitcase, blah blah blah, then tell him the truth. Well, I fell back asleep while planning it out and around two hours later..well, I was in labor.

    So the joke was on me.

    Today is my son's 10th birthday.

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    jdclyde

    I suppose it was MUCH funnier the way you orininally planned it?

    Did you ever fess up about your evil plan or not?

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    maecuff

    and he found it quite funny. :)

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    mikeadams1137

    When my wife tells me she is going into labor...I should...ignore her plea for help, assume she is JKing with me, and...go back to bed?

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    caricc135

    Only if her water hasn't borken, and the bed is dry.

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    jdclyde

    and you will go after the game is over! If she were to scamper off to get you another beer, it would get her mind off of things!


    Believe me! You do NOT want to fall into the trap of some woman telling you what to do and when to do it!


    spoken like a true divorced man!

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    mikeadams1137

    Your My Hero.

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    Tig2

    I would strongly recommend that you find another hero...
    QUICK!!!

    JD isn't known for his ability to get along with the owners of
    "mommy parts". It might be because he has a thing for show
    tunes but that could just be a rumor.

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    jdclyde

    "Excuse me Ms, does this smell like ether?" ]:)


    The secret formula for mommy parts.

    Add two parts flowers and one part candy = mommy parts!

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    gadgetgirl

    the word "Romantic" is just totally lost on you, isn't it?

    Not in your vocabulary, and I bet you have trouble spelling it too.

    I bet you even think "wooing" is what you do going down a fairground ride.....

    GG

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    jdclyde

    Wooing is what I used to have ThingTwo do when we would ride on my motorcycle. He was four.

    Pulled up next to a convertable full of hot young things, looked at ThingTwo and said "What do we say to pretty ladies?"

    He looked at me, looked at them, and then said "WOO WOO!"



    Yeah, the chicks dig it.... ;\

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    B-)

    jdclyde

    B-)


    don't mind the womenfolks, they just can't stand when someone gives the secrets to happiness away! ;\

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    gadgetgirl

    For women - avoid men like the plague.

    They're only good for one thing.

    Once.

    GG

    ]:)

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    w2ktechman

    beg us not to leave??

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    The brighter among us only do that sort of thing when we are still quite young, naive, and optimistic.

    The dumber among us keep that sort of thing up all their lives making those of us who grew up look bad. As you 'gents' tend to lump us all in the same category...

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    Dumphrey

    Maybe you should have found a better mail? I hear they make then in 9 volt now instead of just d cell. Imap a path for you to his house if you want, but he's folder then you.

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    maecuff

    dead man..

    JD, you are in so much trouble!

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    Tig2

    He's getting feisty lately. You might want to keep the shovel
    handy...

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    maecuff

    I just hate it when he makes me have to resort to such drastic measures.

    Oh, wait. No I don't. :)

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    but a good spot to place the comment, I think.

    Your new avatar is just staring at me all the time! It never blinks! It gives me the creeps.

    Good choice...

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    maecuff

    She is kinda creepy.

    I had another one, it was a shovel with a face and flames shooting out of the mouth, but it just didn't show very well. So, I went with the screaming woman instead..

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    w2ktechman

    the spycam avatar. Looks around and tapes your every move through your monitor... Beware when it is used!

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    w2ktechman

    however, OTR's spycam avatar (doesnt really spy on you) is creepy in and of itself. Ask him to post it for you!

    Ok, I lied, it does spy on ya. if you are quick enough, it might not catch ya typing!!! :)

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    OnTheRopes

    <img src="http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/sharewhat4/thcamera.gif" >
    <img src="http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/sharewhat4/thcamera_rev.gif" >

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    The Scummy One

    double cams watching me!!! Flee -- run -- hide

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    jdclyde

    Don't you worry your pretty little head over it, little lady!

    Us men are here to take care of the situation, as soon as the game is over, that is....... ;\


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    w2ktechman

    as soon as the game is over, AND my beer is empty!

    cannot have alcohol abuse now can we?

    alcohol abuse is when alcohol is NOT USED and left to be wasted, or otherwise lost by any means.

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    jdclyde

    after drinking all the beer, better hit the bathroom first before getting on the road.

    Oh yeah, grab the kids mp3 player so you don't have to listen to the ........ :0

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    Locrian_Lyric

    she is amazed at the amazement others have of her.

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    gadgetgirl

    now you know why I only have one child.....

    GG

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    jdclyde

    When I look around and see intellegent women with more than one child, (excluding the lovely and intellegent GG of course) I HAVE to conclude that child birth is PLEASURABLE. If it REALLY hurt as bad as women would have us believe, why would there not be more single kids around? :0

    It is a conspiracy, I say. A conspiracy!

    Women just PRETEND that it hurts so they can get false sympathy from guys, and they milk it for all it's worth!

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    gadgetgirl

    Due to 80mph winds and the prospect of roads shut and debris all over on the way home, I have to leave now.

    Please deal with this ^^^ as you see fit.

    (Beth: no need to bar him, dear, just tug on his reins a bit.... )

    GG

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    Shellbot

    When did they start giving away free t*sticles in Shreddies?

    No matter how proud of them you are, I'd be real careful about displaying them too much on TR.. Mae's shovel may accidently....

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    w2ktechman

    And finally, just in time to wake me up in the morning. Someone finally learned how to make a good breakfast cereal
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/spazztroids.html?cpg=70H

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    Shellbot

    thats only got caffeine, no testicles!!!!!

    :)
    ...i already checked the thinkgeek stuff out after i read you main post about it

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    w2ktechman

    <img src="http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/techman03/kelloggs.jpg" border="0" alt="New Cereal"></a>

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    RFink

    Shouldn't all this talk about birthing babies be saved for Labor Day?? :)

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    ganyssa

    but I only went the first 15 hours without drugs. After that, I was all for chemical enhancement. It didn't really improve the next 21 all that much. Thirty-six hours is too long to do anything, even things that feel good.

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    Jaqui

    no wonder my mom liked me.

    she went into labour at noon, or was it 2 pm .. ., and I was born at 7 pm, the same day.

    and I've been a night person ever since
    ~muttering~
    mom telling stories about me sleeping in my crib, until they turn the lights off, then I would wake up and play, in the dark, happy.. turn the lights on and I would fall asleep.
    [ oddly, I'm still sleepy in light, and awake in the dark ]

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    OMG

    Shellbot

    I would have died...

    Thankfully, I was lucky... my lower back started hurting really bad at about 12 midnight or so..so went for a hot bath... felt fine while in the bath..kept topping up the hot water..got out at about 1 am..once i was out of the water actually hit the floor with pain..couldn't hardly walk.
    Had her at 3.58 am..so if i count from the sore back, thats 4 hours labour...

    thank god.....

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    ganyssa

    my best three days. My blood pressure crashed and they kept asking me stupid questions.

    Now I have a six-year-old who's always late. She's cute, though.

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    Shellbot

    And I too only have 1..

    Ah I recall it so vividly..my cute little desicion to "go natural" when I found out i was preggers..
    By the time I made it to hospital i was demanding vast quantities of any type of drugs..sadly was too late...

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    Locrian_Lyric

    They gave her a drug to speed up labor, and she had literally no down time from the contractions.

    She popped our daughter out in about 6 hours.

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    Shellbot

    i've NO pain threshold

    i freely admit i am a big baby...everything hurts..

    so having a baby was "way out of the universe" pain for me..thankfully all compacted into 4 hours though..
    I didn't have break form contractions either, just wave after wave..i thought it was gonna be like it was on tv..with people timing it an all..nope..just 3 hours of non stop pain

    *shudder*..

    Getting a new baby kitten is much less painless..we've two cats..maybe get another in a couple years..we'll see how it goes :)

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    gadgetgirl

    true DEAD MAN.

    Mae - throw that shovel.

    Hard.

    I'll follow it with the hammer, so he gets at least two clues to the meaning of life today....

    GG

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    jdclyde

    why you chicks are so uptight?

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    maecuff

    you could do that. I wouldn't recommend that particular course of action, but, it is an option.

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    robo_dev

    The day after I had replaced the brakes in her car, she had one of her co-workers call me while impersonating a state highway patrolman.

    He indicated that there had been an accident and then put my wife on the phone....she told me that when she went to stop the car the brake pedal went to the floor and that she had totalled a state trooper patrol car.

    She let me go ape___ for about a minute and then said...April Fool!

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    RFink

    My roommate's calculator died and he bought a brand new shiny HP41C. While reading the user's manual I discovered you could program it to turn itself off. While he was in class I programmed the "on" key to turn it off. He came back from class when to use his calculator and it "died". Everytime he went to turn it on, it died. He assumed a bad battery so he plugged it in. No luck. He returned it to the store. Next day same thing. He returned that one too. Repeat three more times. After the fifth time, he threw the calculator into his pillow and cussed up a storm. When we were in the cafe eating, I confussed. First he was really angry, then laughter and he did get revenge.

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    w2ktechman

    you could have given someone this

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/pteq.html?cpg=70H

    or
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/superpiipii.html?cpg=70H

    and for some, this WOULD be appropriate

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/personalsoundtrack.html?cpg=70H

    Ok, Ok, for those office police -- http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/zapcam.shtml?cpg=70H -- just think of all of the reruns to enjoy for years afterwards!

    And finally, just in time to wake me up in the morning. Someone finally learned how to make a good breakfast cereal
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/spazztroids.html?cpg=70H

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    Jaqui

    but the poor girl working her first shift did get caught with a prank, really, really badly.

    and it wasn't actually april fools day.

    While working in a fast foods joint, this new employee asked me what she should do next. I said we need a pickle count.

    an hour later someone else asked me where she was, and I had no idea. I went into the walk in refrigerator to get some food supplies,, saw her sitting on a 5 gallon bucket, counting the sliced pickles from one bucket into another.

    I got the supplies needed, walked out, closed the door again and went back to the service line before I started laughing.

    when asked what was so funny, I choked out "pickle count"

    the manager on duty went and got the poor girl from the walk-in.
    [ after the girl finished her shift the manager just about pissed herself laughing ]

    edit to add:

    I was just joking around with the pickle count, I never expected her to actually count a single one.

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    w2ktechman

    counting the pickles and not trying to see how many would fit :0

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    but

    Jaqui

    5 gallon buckets of sliced pickles?

    in the walk in fridge?



    I still get a chuckle thinking about it.

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    Jaqui

    I shouldn't mention the evening I was a bit out of it, with pneumonia and a fever of 104, and really got someone with a one line comment.

    this poor girl was over visiting my younger sister and we were passing each other in the doorway into the kitchen.
    dad is sitting around the table with Gary and Tom Coleman and Barry Bohn, the three of them used to be members of the scout troop my dad lead. [ first co-ed scout troop in Canada it was ]
    The girl and I stopped, facing each other in the doorway, her sweater was covering up the print on her t-shirt, I lifted the sweater, and read it out loud:

    Universal Studios, huh, what's the other one called.

    completely deadpan.
    then dropped the sweater and walked away.

    the gales of laughter from the kitchen caught my attention and everyone in called me back in, they congratulated me on a perfect delivery.


    this poor girl.. was going to church 6 days a week before that, it was 7 days a week afterwards.

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    jdclyde

    1. Men are like .. Laxatives ... They irritate the crap out of you.

    2. Men are like. Bananas The older they get, the less firm they are.

    3. Men are like Weather Nothing can be done to change them.

    4. Men are like ..Blenders .. You need One, but you're not quite sure why.

    5. Men are like ....Chocolate Bars .... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.

    6. Men are like ....Commercials ...... You can't believe a word they say.

    7. Men are like ...Department Stores ... Their clothes are always 1/2 off!

    8. Men are like ...... Government Bonds ... They take soooooooo long to mature.

    9. Men are like ... Mascara ..They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

    10. Men are like ..Popcorn .. They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

    11. Men are like ..Snowstorms .. You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.

    12. Men are like .......Lava Lamps ... Fun to look at, but not very bright.

    13. Men are like ..Parking Spots .. All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

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    Locrian_Lyric

    I worked in a signmaking shop for the county. Our new building was still under construction, so most of our stock was in storage.

    I asked one of the guys to get me a non-existant item in storage... now, this guy was known for putting in only a half-***ed effort, so I figured he'd be back in ten minutes.

    About an hour and a half later, he walks in, covered in dirt and dust from head to toe and tells me he dug through the whole area....

    ooops...

    um, april fool?


    he wasn't happy....

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    BlackDiamond

    Hey,

    Had the boss send out an email telling everyone I had turned in my notice and was leaving for greener pastures.

    Responses were varied. Someone got sick to their stomach, someone else said she almost started to cry and then she whacked me really hard when she found out it was a joke, she's my best friend so I did not mind the whack.

    Couple of congrats, someone who was gone came over today and said they were shocked.

    I think some people still have no idea it was a joke, even though they could have scrolled down about 400 lines in the email and it pretty much said it was a joke.

    Read the entire email people. :-)

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    wesley.chin

    Here there was not much that happened on April 1. But I did send a officewide email warning about the Storm worm that was being passed along in a April Fool's themed email. I had heard about on PcWorld. At least one person took the email to be a April Fools joke, or so the person said....

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    LocoLobo

    Actually the joke was on me. We have several people here who do the puzzles everyday, crossword, jumble, scrabble and sudoku out of the paper. So each morning someone makes copies for them so others can read the important section of the paper.

    A few years ago on April 1st I made up my own versions of the scrabble and jumble trying to be clever. I tried to make a crossword but it proved to be harder than I thought. Long story short, we had a busy day that day and nobody had time to look at the puzzles.

    Que Sera!

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    spatial

    For a prank that is elegant, invisible, causes no damage other than to pride:
    place a small sticky note on the base of an optical mouse.

    Funny-once type of joke.
    And be near so that the preankees frustration doesn't get too high

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    maecuff

    Because, really, the joke was on me.

    Ten years ago, I was nearly two weeks overdue with my second child. I woke up around 3:00 am on April 1 and decided to wake my husband up and tell him I was in labor. I was going to let him get dressed, get the suitcase, blah blah blah, then tell him the truth. Well, I fell back asleep while planning it out and around two hours later..well, I was in labor.

    So the joke was on me.

    Today is my son's 10th birthday.

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    jdclyde

    I suppose it was MUCH funnier the way you orininally planned it?

    Did you ever fess up about your evil plan or not?

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    maecuff

    and he found it quite funny. :)

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    mikeadams1137

    When my wife tells me she is going into labor...I should...ignore her plea for help, assume she is JKing with me, and...go back to bed?

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    caricc135

    Only if her water hasn't borken, and the bed is dry.

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    jdclyde

    and you will go after the game is over! If she were to scamper off to get you another beer, it would get her mind off of things!


    Believe me! You do NOT want to fall into the trap of some woman telling you what to do and when to do it!


    spoken like a true divorced man!

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    mikeadams1137

    Your My Hero.

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    Tig2

    I would strongly recommend that you find another hero...
    QUICK!!!

    JD isn't known for his ability to get along with the owners of
    "mommy parts". It might be because he has a thing for show
    tunes but that could just be a rumor.

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    jdclyde

    "Excuse me Ms, does this smell like ether?" ]:)


    The secret formula for mommy parts.

    Add two parts flowers and one part candy = mommy parts!

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    gadgetgirl

    the word "Romantic" is just totally lost on you, isn't it?

    Not in your vocabulary, and I bet you have trouble spelling it too.

    I bet you even think "wooing" is what you do going down a fairground ride.....

    GG

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    jdclyde

    Wooing is what I used to have ThingTwo do when we would ride on my motorcycle. He was four.

    Pulled up next to a convertable full of hot young things, looked at ThingTwo and said "What do we say to pretty ladies?"

    He looked at me, looked at them, and then said "WOO WOO!"



    Yeah, the chicks dig it.... ;\

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    B-)

    jdclyde

    B-)


    don't mind the womenfolks, they just can't stand when someone gives the secrets to happiness away! ;\

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    gadgetgirl

    For women - avoid men like the plague.

    They're only good for one thing.

    Once.

    GG

    ]:)

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    w2ktechman

    beg us not to leave??

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    The brighter among us only do that sort of thing when we are still quite young, naive, and optimistic.

    The dumber among us keep that sort of thing up all their lives making those of us who grew up look bad. As you 'gents' tend to lump us all in the same category...

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    Dumphrey

    Maybe you should have found a better mail? I hear they make then in 9 volt now instead of just d cell. Imap a path for you to his house if you want, but he's folder then you.

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    maecuff

    dead man..

    JD, you are in so much trouble!

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    Tig2

    He's getting feisty lately. You might want to keep the shovel
    handy...

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    maecuff

    I just hate it when he makes me have to resort to such drastic measures.

    Oh, wait. No I don't. :)

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    but a good spot to place the comment, I think.

    Your new avatar is just staring at me all the time! It never blinks! It gives me the creeps.

    Good choice...

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    maecuff

    She is kinda creepy.

    I had another one, it was a shovel with a face and flames shooting out of the mouth, but it just didn't show very well. So, I went with the screaming woman instead..

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    w2ktechman

    the spycam avatar. Looks around and tapes your every move through your monitor... Beware when it is used!

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    w2ktechman

    however, OTR's spycam avatar (doesnt really spy on you) is creepy in and of itself. Ask him to post it for you!

    Ok, I lied, it does spy on ya. if you are quick enough, it might not catch ya typing!!! :)

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    OnTheRopes

    <img src="http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/sharewhat4/thcamera.gif" >
    <img src="http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/sharewhat4/thcamera_rev.gif" >

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    The Scummy One

    double cams watching me!!! Flee -- run -- hide

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    jdclyde

    Don't you worry your pretty little head over it, little lady!

    Us men are here to take care of the situation, as soon as the game is over, that is....... ;\


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    w2ktechman

    as soon as the game is over, AND my beer is empty!

    cannot have alcohol abuse now can we?

    alcohol abuse is when alcohol is NOT USED and left to be wasted, or otherwise lost by any means.

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    jdclyde

    after drinking all the beer, better hit the bathroom first before getting on the road.

    Oh yeah, grab the kids mp3 player so you don't have to listen to the ........ :0

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    Locrian_Lyric

    she is amazed at the amazement others have of her.

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    gadgetgirl

    now you know why I only have one child.....

    GG

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    jdclyde

    When I look around and see intellegent women with more than one child, (excluding the lovely and intellegent GG of course) I HAVE to conclude that child birth is PLEASURABLE. If it REALLY hurt as bad as women would have us believe, why would there not be more single kids around? :0

    It is a conspiracy, I say. A conspiracy!

    Women just PRETEND that it hurts so they can get false sympathy from guys, and they milk it for all it's worth!

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    gadgetgirl

    Due to 80mph winds and the prospect of roads shut and debris all over on the way home, I have to leave now.

    Please deal with this ^^^ as you see fit.

    (Beth: no need to bar him, dear, just tug on his reins a bit.... )

    GG

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    Shellbot

    When did they start giving away free t*sticles in Shreddies?

    No matter how proud of them you are, I'd be real careful about displaying them too much on TR.. Mae's shovel may accidently....

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    w2ktechman

    And finally, just in time to wake me up in the morning. Someone finally learned how to make a good breakfast cereal
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/spazztroids.html?cpg=70H

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    Shellbot

    thats only got caffeine, no testicles!!!!!

    :)
    ...i already checked the thinkgeek stuff out after i read you main post about it

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    w2ktechman

    <img src="http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/techman03/kelloggs.jpg" border="0" alt="New Cereal"></a>

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    RFink

    Shouldn't all this talk about birthing babies be saved for Labor Day?? :)

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    ganyssa

    but I only went the first 15 hours without drugs. After that, I was all for chemical enhancement. It didn't really improve the next 21 all that much. Thirty-six hours is too long to do anything, even things that feel good.

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    Jaqui

    no wonder my mom liked me.

    she went into labour at noon, or was it 2 pm .. ., and I was born at 7 pm, the same day.

    and I've been a night person ever since
    ~muttering~
    mom telling stories about me sleeping in my crib, until they turn the lights off, then I would wake up and play, in the dark, happy.. turn the lights on and I would fall asleep.
    [ oddly, I'm still sleepy in light, and awake in the dark ]

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    OMG

    Shellbot

    I would have died...

    Thankfully, I was lucky... my lower back started hurting really bad at about 12 midnight or so..so went for a hot bath... felt fine while in the bath..kept topping up the hot water..got out at about 1 am..once i was out of the water actually hit the floor with pain..couldn't hardly walk.
    Had her at 3.58 am..so if i count from the sore back, thats 4 hours labour...

    thank god.....

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    ganyssa

    my best three days. My blood pressure crashed and they kept asking me stupid questions.

    Now I have a six-year-old who's always late. She's cute, though.

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    Shellbot

    And I too only have 1..

    Ah I recall it so vividly..my cute little desicion to "go natural" when I found out i was preggers..
    By the time I made it to hospital i was demanding vast quantities of any type of drugs..sadly was too late...

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    Locrian_Lyric

    They gave her a drug to speed up labor, and she had literally no down time from the contractions.

    She popped our daughter out in about 6 hours.

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    Shellbot

    i've NO pain threshold

    i freely admit i am a big baby...everything hurts..

    so having a baby was "way out of the universe" pain for me..thankfully all compacted into 4 hours though..
    I didn't have break form contractions either, just wave after wave..i thought it was gonna be like it was on tv..with people timing it an all..nope..just 3 hours of non stop pain

    *shudder*..

    Getting a new baby kitten is much less painless..we've two cats..maybe get another in a couple years..we'll see how it goes :)

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    gadgetgirl

    true DEAD MAN.

    Mae - throw that shovel.

    Hard.

    I'll follow it with the hammer, so he gets at least two clues to the meaning of life today....

    GG

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    jdclyde

    why you chicks are so uptight?

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    maecuff

    you could do that. I wouldn't recommend that particular course of action, but, it is an option.

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    robo_dev

    The day after I had replaced the brakes in her car, she had one of her co-workers call me while impersonating a state highway patrolman.

    He indicated that there had been an accident and then put my wife on the phone....she told me that when she went to stop the car the brake pedal went to the floor and that she had totalled a state trooper patrol car.

    She let me go ape___ for about a minute and then said...April Fool!

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    RFink

    My roommate's calculator died and he bought a brand new shiny HP41C. While reading the user's manual I discovered you could program it to turn itself off. While he was in class I programmed the "on" key to turn it off. He came back from class when to use his calculator and it "died". Everytime he went to turn it on, it died. He assumed a bad battery so he plugged it in. No luck. He returned it to the store. Next day same thing. He returned that one too. Repeat three more times. After the fifth time, he threw the calculator into his pillow and cussed up a storm. When we were in the cafe eating, I confussed. First he was really angry, then laughter and he did get revenge.

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    w2ktechman

    you could have given someone this

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/pteq.html?cpg=70H

    or
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/superpiipii.html?cpg=70H

    and for some, this WOULD be appropriate

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/personalsoundtrack.html?cpg=70H

    Ok, Ok, for those office police -- http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/zapcam.shtml?cpg=70H -- just think of all of the reruns to enjoy for years afterwards!

    And finally, just in time to wake me up in the morning. Someone finally learned how to make a good breakfast cereal
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/spazztroids.html?cpg=70H

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    Jaqui

    but the poor girl working her first shift did get caught with a prank, really, really badly.

    and it wasn't actually april fools day.

    While working in a fast foods joint, this new employee asked me what she should do next. I said we need a pickle count.

    an hour later someone else asked me where she was, and I had no idea. I went into the walk in refrigerator to get some food supplies,, saw her sitting on a 5 gallon bucket, counting the sliced pickles from one bucket into another.

    I got the supplies needed, walked out, closed the door again and went back to the service line before I started laughing.

    when asked what was so funny, I choked out "pickle count"

    the manager on duty went and got the poor girl from the walk-in.
    [ after the girl finished her shift the manager just about pissed herself laughing ]

    edit to add:

    I was just joking around with the pickle count, I never expected her to actually count a single one.

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    w2ktechman

    counting the pickles and not trying to see how many would fit :0

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    but

    Jaqui

    5 gallon buckets of sliced pickles?

    in the walk in fridge?



    I still get a chuckle thinking about it.

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    Jaqui

    I shouldn't mention the evening I was a bit out of it, with pneumonia and a fever of 104, and really got someone with a one line comment.

    this poor girl was over visiting my younger sister and we were passing each other in the doorway into the kitchen.
    dad is sitting around the table with Gary and Tom Coleman and Barry Bohn, the three of them used to be members of the scout troop my dad lead. [ first co-ed scout troop in Canada it was ]
    The girl and I stopped, facing each other in the doorway, her sweater was covering up the print on her t-shirt, I lifted the sweater, and read it out loud:

    Universal Studios, huh, what's the other one called.

    completely deadpan.
    then dropped the sweater and walked away.

    the gales of laughter from the kitchen caught my attention and everyone in called me back in, they congratulated me on a perfect delivery.


    this poor girl.. was going to church 6 days a week before that, it was 7 days a week afterwards.

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    jdclyde

    1. Men are like .. Laxatives ... They irritate the crap out of you.

    2. Men are like. Bananas The older they get, the less firm they are.

    3. Men are like Weather Nothing can be done to change them.

    4. Men are like ..Blenders .. You need One, but you're not quite sure why.

    5. Men are like ....Chocolate Bars .... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.

    6. Men are like ....Commercials ...... You can't believe a word they say.

    7. Men are like ...Department Stores ... Their clothes are always 1/2 off!

    8. Men are like ...... Government Bonds ... They take soooooooo long to mature.

    9. Men are like ... Mascara ..They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

    10. Men are like ..Popcorn .. They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

    11. Men are like ..Snowstorms .. You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.

    12. Men are like .......Lava Lamps ... Fun to look at, but not very bright.

    13. Men are like ..Parking Spots .. All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

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    Locrian_Lyric

    I worked in a signmaking shop for the county. Our new building was still under construction, so most of our stock was in storage.

    I asked one of the guys to get me a non-existant item in storage... now, this guy was known for putting in only a half-***ed effort, so I figured he'd be back in ten minutes.

    About an hour and a half later, he walks in, covered in dirt and dust from head to toe and tells me he dug through the whole area....

    ooops...

    um, april fool?


    he wasn't happy....

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    BlackDiamond

    Hey,

    Had the boss send out an email telling everyone I had turned in my notice and was leaving for greener pastures.

    Responses were varied. Someone got sick to their stomach, someone else said she almost started to cry and then she whacked me really hard when she found out it was a joke, she's my best friend so I did not mind the whack.

    Couple of congrats, someone who was gone came over today and said they were shocked.

    I think some people still have no idea it was a joke, even though they could have scrolled down about 400 lines in the email and it pretty much said it was a joke.

    Read the entire email people. :-)

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    wesley.chin

    Here there was not much that happened on April 1. But I did send a officewide email warning about the Storm worm that was being passed along in a April Fool's themed email. I had heard about on PcWorld. At least one person took the email to be a April Fools joke, or so the person said....

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    LocoLobo

    Actually the joke was on me. We have several people here who do the puzzles everyday, crossword, jumble, scrabble and sudoku out of the paper. So each morning someone makes copies for them so others can read the important section of the paper.

    A few years ago on April 1st I made up my own versions of the scrabble and jumble trying to be clever. I tried to make a crossword but it proved to be harder than I thought. Long story short, we had a busy day that day and nobody had time to look at the puzzles.

    Que Sera!

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    spatial

    For a prank that is elegant, invisible, causes no damage other than to pride:
    place a small sticky note on the base of an optical mouse.

    Funny-once type of joke.
    And be near so that the preankees frustration doesn't get too high