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Practical Joke #217

October 23, 2010
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Fat boy was the owner of the company that I worked at as a teenager. He was such a jokester! he once handcuffed his own nephew to his office chair for a whole afternoon and pretended to forget about him, and he always  scared someone as a passing  entertainment but on this particular Friday he was in rare form. On a passing whim, he dumped a whole 32 oz cup of ice into my over-sized cargo shorts pocket!

Not to be outdone I started looking for an immediate opportunity for a pay back. It was a hot summer day. I went outside to dump the ice out of my shorts and noticed that he left the moon roof open on his brand new Lincoln Continental! Dare I?  I smiled a wicked grin and the wheels were instantly set into motion.

I was the warehouse shipping and receiving manager and I had six 4′ x 3′ x 3′  boxes of packing peanuts that I really had no room for so I took two of them and filled his car full of packing peanuts while he was distracted with the day’s business. At the end of the day I silently drove off just thinking about that reaction and the look on his face . I thought about it all weekend and was even said to be giggling in my sleep.When Monday came  around I was at the office early and packing peanuts were all over the front lawn! I just knew things were stirred up.

The boss’ second in command was a retired, 30 year, police officer who thought he was still active and tried to treat all of us like he was going to book us if we got out of line. He called me in his office first thing and started asking who put the peanuts in Mr… ‘s car. I said “There are more keys to that back room than there are stars in the sky and you think I’m going to know who done it. You know that I was working on the project around back all day. I can’t be held accountable for everyone who comes and goes when I’m not there.” The man hunt eventually passed and I got away with it.

A year later I asked for a raise and they denied me so I found another position that paid a lot more. I gave them a two-week notice and told them I would train the next guy so they gave me someone to train, the second’s nephew and they hired him for more than I made! Seeing this I walked out that day and as I left  I said my piece and told the owner “Oh …by the way, those peanuts in your car last year…that was me…see ya!”

22 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2010 4:12 pm

    Oh, what a rascal. A jokester as a boss would drive me crazy.

  2. October 23, 2010 4:18 pm

    P.S. You’ll like this. My high school was in Florida, and as was common, the two story building had a flat roof. One morning just before the school year ended (my senior year), the principal awoke to find his car gone from his driveway. He reported it stolen, and went to work. When he got to the school, the first thing he saw was his car, a VW bug, on the roof.

    This practical joke by our graduating class earned the status as the best senior prank ever.

    • October 23, 2010 9:58 pm

      I would have definitely been in on that one…Awesome prank!

  3. October 24, 2010 1:04 am

    witty joke,
    is it real?

    some magic in it, fun read.

    • October 24, 2010 1:36 am

      Yes…These practical jokes are some of the many that I have committed through the years. I have been very hard to live with at times.

  4. October 24, 2010 1:04 am

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    thanks a lot.
    u rock!

  5. October 24, 2010 11:08 am

    Taking life as a joke and playing witty is real fun.
    Happiness is real life.
    Don’t worry enjoy life is my mantra of life.
    Licely described and imbibed too.

    • October 24, 2010 2:46 pm

      Oh…times like these are the ones that get us through the rougher one’s, especially when dealing with complicated individuals. The occasionally joke often takes the tension out of strained relationships. It lets them know that I’m not exactly the enemy just a joker in the kings court. Thank you for the visit!

  6. October 24, 2010 12:18 pm

    Had a nice laugh 🙂

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  8. Wysteria permalink
    October 26, 2010 9:08 pm

    What fun! And yes, a real fun person to know!!


  9. October 31, 2010 9:15 pm

    Ah hahahah Nice one.

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