No April's Fool Joke here today. Anil writes about it, and I have to agree that the weblog April Fool's joke has jumped the shark. Real life pranks are the new hotness.
With April Fool's Day landing on a Saturday, work pranks need to be done before or after the weekend. Here's what happened at work yesterday.
One of my co-workers, Travis, is a fan of horror films and enjoys collecting 'action figures' from them. When he first placed the 'action figures' in his cube, he was sure that everyone knew that they were 'action figures' and not dolls, toys, or anything else not suitibly masculine.
Here is Travis's area at the office. Note the long line of action figures.
Also adorning his cube are the friendly and welcoming Darth Maul and Dawn of the Dead posters.
Once Travis headed out to lunch, my secret partner (who is definitely not Mister P., wink, wink, nudge, nudge) and I took the action figures down and put them on a cart for safe keeping.
The next step was obvious as they were all replaced with cute My Little Pony action figures.
And the posters were swapped to bit different message.
The end result being a new look and feel for Travis when he returned from lunch. We thought it gave his cube a more friendly appeal for the casual passerby.
Travis was engrossed in a phone call when he got back from lunch and at first didn't notice. Focused on his phone call, it wasn't until others gathered around his cube in open mockery did he realize what was going on.
Travis's neighbor Miles, also had a lone action figure from Halo, and we made sure that we 'enhanced' that figure as well.
I think everyone had a good laugh, including Travis. My only concern is what my office will look like on Monday morning... Payback's a bitch.Posted by michael at April 01, 2006 08:56 AM