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#296810 - 03/16/10 02:42 AM How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers?
grunt Offline
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Last year I started and annual (I hope) tradition to mess with one particularly irritating boss. This time of year the base is swarming with hundreds of thousands if not millions of carnivorous gnats, made worse by there actually being water in the Salt River this year.

So for the last recovery of the night we propped open the doors to the ready room, unlocked and opened his office and turned on the lights while turning off all the rest of the lights in the ready room.

Holy bug bite Batman! There must have been over 10,000 of those things covering the walls and ceiling when we came back, turned off the light and locked the door.
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#296811 - 03/16/10 02:44 AM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: grunt]
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Very resourceful, Dean. \:\)

Messing with people has never been my specialty, so I'll be taking notes.

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#296813 - 03/16/10 02:52 AM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: CV]
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That’s why I started this thread, in hopes of learning some new ideas and perhaps help others add a little enjoyment to their workday.
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#296822 - 03/16/10 10:04 AM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: grunt]
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I'm not good at messing with people either. Apparently I don't have the killer instinct. That gnat thing is some pretty serious messing.

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#296826 - 03/16/10 11:40 AM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: RayLewis]
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Depends on the situation. Here are just a few from an my personal arsenal. I'm not sure but I think the money clip one might even be an original.

For my uncle who made a big pretentious deal of paying for dinner all the time with big bills from his money clip.....
-- Steal money clip over night and meticulously sew all the bills together with that strong transparent thread you can buy so that he can't separate the bills no matter how hard he pulls.

For the roommate who is sometimes too hungover to clean up in the am and insists on jumping out of bed at the last minute without a shower to catch a ride to school with you....
--Wait for a definite hangover night and coat his hair in white baby powder. Avoid snickering when you drop him off for classes.

For the buddy who is always playing with a bunch of keys in his hands and the noise drives you crazy.
-- Superglue all of the keys together.

For the brother who claims he doesn't need an alarm clock to get up for school.
-- Wait for a night when no one else will be around in the morning. Carefully and quietly tape tar paper to his window so his room remains pitch black (an old time joke but still effective today.)

For the IT guy who insists that your company laptop has to be re-imaged, despite the fact that you finally have it completely set up the way you want it.
-- Create an old fashioned batch file that runs during startup that makes it look as if the laptop is begging for its life. Every key he hits just sets off more pleading and eventually angry ranting by the PC. (This works because most current IT guys are too young to remember batch files and don't know how to [ctrl]+[c] out of them.)

For the friends who re-arranged your furniture last time you were not home?
--Visit their house while they are not home. Open and place a full bags worth of chocolate chips on the tops of their ceiling fan blades.

I hope these ideas enrich someone special in your life.
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#296840 - 03/16/10 01:19 PM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: Murph]
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Nasty, nasty tricks.

My favourite involves taking a print-screen capture of their desktop then moving their icons off screen, and then replacing the existing wallpaper with the new screen capture.

Watch in delight as they repeatedly click on icons that don't do anything.

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#296842 - 03/16/10 01:24 PM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: Murph]
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That ceiling fan blade thing is very promising.

We like to wrap EVERYTHING in someone's office/cube in aluminum foil.
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#296851 - 03/16/10 02:26 PM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: Kruncher]
grunt Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Kruncher
Nasty, nasty tricks.

My favourite involves taking a print-screen capture of their desktop then moving their icons off screen, and then replacing the existing wallpaper with the new screen capture.

Watch in delight as they repeatedly click on icons that don't do anything.


I did that to someone and it drove them nuts.

At a previous job one guy was waiting for a new place that opened to start posting jobs in his field. So I downloaded a webpage of a job posting and edited all the info to make it look like the job he was looking for. I printed the page leaving it on the printer for him to find. He must have called and bugged them for a week claiming they had posted the job opening and he wanted to apply for it.

A long time ago I worked at a drugstore. Everyone thought the manager was a jerk so occasionally the assistant manager or I would swap out the hard boiled eggs in his lunch for raw ones because he would always crack them open on his knee. It was a good way to get him out of the store for part of the day. He never did figure out you could spin them to make sure they had been cooked.

In highschool we occasionally raided the computer lab for “computer dots” (the dots punched out of the paper tapes and cards our programs were saved on). Once dumped in a car you will never get all of them out.
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#296853 - 03/16/10 02:40 PM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: grunt]
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You guys are diabolical. I'm jealous.

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#296854 - 03/16/10 02:41 PM Re: How do you mess with bad bosses or coworkers? [Re: CV]
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But, we're friends here, right?
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