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Practical Jokes
updated: Mar 12, 2014, 1:06 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Soon it will be April 1. What is an uncruel practical joke you've seen in Santa Barbara, or one you'd like to see?

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 COMMENT 502201 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 01:39 PM

Take a photocopy of a paper clip. Copy it many times and put the copies back in the paper tray. Anyone who goes to copy will think there is a paper clip stuck in there. It works every time.

 

 BECKY agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 01:46 PM

We loved our boss. We had face masks made that looked like him, and all wore his usual work uniform and his face to work one day. It was great to see dozens of him at work in our office, and terrified his boss (who was not our favorite person.) We did it on Halloween, rather than April 1st, but it would have been a great April Fools joke.

In another office, we found Apple stickers to put on all the Windows computers.

Life's too short to not have fun, play with your colleagues, and laugh regularly.

 

 COMMENT 502205P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 01:48 PM

On April 1 a few years ago, the long term tenant/friends had a "for sale" sign planted on their front yard that I borrowed from a realtor. Sorta cruel.

 

 COMMENT 502219 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 02:42 PM

When my boyfriend used to come home drunk from Mel's (we lived two blocks away) and I wasn't yet 21 - I would wait until he unlocked the door and I would be crouched down near the ground and grab his ankle. Scared the crap out of him and it never got old until the waiting for him to come home after drinking did.

 

 COMMENT 502225 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 02:58 PM

A huge canvas painting of an train that's carrying tanks and artillery stuck across the State Street train crossing ala Wile E. Coyote.

 

 COMMENT 502237 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 03:19 PM

We played a prank once on our disbelieving roommate, he didn't believe that microwave ovens could cook a potatoe in 10 minutes. When he left the room after starting the potatoes, we switched them out for walnuts. The look on his face was priceless!

 

 GIGGLES agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 03:40 PM

237...I chuckled a little bit out loud. Thanks, I needed that.

 

 COMMENT 502248 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 03:48 PM

Does anyone watch The Office? I've been dying to pull some of those pranks Jim did to Dwight.

 

 COMMENT 502254P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 04:17 PM

If you know anyone who hunts-n-pecks for typing.... and has an old school keyboard, it's really easy to pop off the letters and rearrange them.... tee hee.

We once had a neighbor who was gloating about his new veggie garden. We waited until he went to sleep and 5 neighbors snuck over and "planted" full grown produce in his rows (of course being careful not to disturb the little ones). Carrots with the tops, beets, chard, lettuce.... the look on his face the next morning was hilarious!

 

 COMMENT 502258 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 04:32 PM

Put a piece of tape over the sensor on the bottom of a mouse.

 

 COMMENT 502283 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 05:21 PM

Leave a voice mail saying their flight has been cancelled.

My daughter called once on April Fools to say she needed an abortion.

Ask someone to pick up a sky-hook for you at the hardware store.

Give someone directions to Lake Wobegon.

 

 COMMENT 502295P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 06:51 PM

I once edited a coworker's "hourglass" icon to look like a little hand giving him the finger. He ended up thinking it was more appropriate than the original.

 

 TWO ABBYS agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 08:16 PM

My dad worked in a huge factory. One April Fools Day he made official looking signs that said "Temporarily Closed for Repairs" and put them up on every restroom door. He said watching people scurry from bathroom to bathroom only to find them all "closed" was priceless! And to think that as a child I didn't realize what a good sense of humor he had!

 

 GRITZ agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 08:34 PM

3.fake bugs in the sugar....2.use 2 sided tape on the toilet....3.take a lasagne pan, cover it in foil...cut out E 's from brown construction paper, put in pan under foil, label with a sign that says free brownies. 4. make caramel covered onions (instead of apples) 5. put pop pops under the toilet seat.(where the coaster thing is), 6.replace deodorant with cream cheese. 7. gather a milk carton full of snails place on top of car at night, they will be all over it by morning

 

 COMMENT 502325 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 08:55 PM

April 1st is for amateurs.

 

 COMMENT 502338P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-12 11:58 PM

We listed our buddy's house for rent on Craigslist - we listed in it in Spanish (he doesn't speak Spanish). Every time we saw him he'd have more stories of all the Spanish speaking calls he was getting. Super fun for us ! ...Seguimos siendo amigos

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 07:08 AM

My car radio was extremely difficult to change stations on; I had it set for my favorite but instead of rock I was getting classical or something. I pulled over to try resetting it; the local stations had all switched DJs and their programs for April Fools day.

 

 COMMENT 502362 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 07:48 AM

Hubby roasted a turkey on the BBQ (his first turkey ever), and when he took it off to "stand," covered with foil for a few minutes, I sneaked a little roasted Cornish hen into its place. Everyone gathered around to see the unveiling of his masterpiece ... it was great!

 

 COMMENT 502374 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 08:39 AM

325, HAHAHA! I love this thread, but why would they delete the directions to Lake Arrellaga comment? When I was in high school I pranked my best friend every year for April Fool's Day. My best one was this: She drove a vw convertable. I went to Costco and bought 6 giant bags of unbuttered popcorn and filled her car to the brim. It was still pretty greasy, but unforgettable.

 

 COMMENT 502378 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 08:50 AM

Ask Janet Wolf to put in a days work and see what she does...classic. I've asked her to fix a project and it just perplexes her. The look on her face is so well...foolish.

 

 COMMENT 502382 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 09:05 AM

If your like me you may have saved a few old wallets. Stuffing them with realistic looking fake money and dropping them around with a little "April fools note" inside is not cruel. It is fun to watch those who think they have made a real find whether intending to keep it or to turn it in, doesn't matter. PS leave it only in safe places where no one could get hurt trying to get it.

 

 COMMENT 502383 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 09:11 AM

A pair of work boots was kept at the back of our office for fieldwork. A co-worker was told he must get out to the building site ASAP ! He quickly struggled into the boots with difficulty, gave up on trying to get them tied, wobbled out as fast as he could, arrived at the site where no one could tell him what the emergency was ? He finally pulled off a boot to see what was wrong with it.......... to the delight of the crew, multicolored confetti (from the paper hole puncher) went flying in every direction & landing all over him :-) .... He laughingly pulled off the other boot and ran to sprinkle the delighted crew with it.
He returned to the office to tell the story & study our faces to try to figure out which one of us had carefully stuffed his boots. APRIL FOOL !

 

 COMMENT 502389 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 09:48 AM

My old go-to April 1 prank is short sheeting the bed. You take the flat sheet and tuck it in at the upper part of the bed instead of the fitted sheet. Then you bring up the bottom half of that sheet and treat it as the top sheet and tuck it in on the sides. When the person goes to get in bed, the folded-in-half sheet prevents them from being able to get their feet down to the bottom of the bed. Pretty fun to watch.

 

 COMMENT 502392P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-13 09:52 AM

I added my friends cell phone number in those "tester phones" at AT&T with the title "For some fun, text me." He received so many random texts it was hilarious.

 

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