Back in the day, it was a well known secret that I would play practical jokes on just about anyone at work, and sometimes it caused me to get into trouble. (lol) No way could I get away with any of this now, and would be immediately terminated.
I put soap in the bathroom that turned your hands black. I smeared vaseline on the customer service phones so they would stick to their ears, and once I called a 900 number (can you still make those anymore?) and transferred it to another person so they could hear some really raunchy sex talk.
I laughed so hard as she called over all the rest of the service reps to listen. I always wondered why she didn't just hang up the phone. (lol)
But the one time I got pats on the back and lots of thumbs ups was when I hired a stripper for my boss's birthday.
At the time, I was an assistant to this tiny beautiful bombshell with a killer walk and a brilliant mind. She knew everything there was to know about the cable industry, and eventually worked her way up to become a vice president. She was also hooked on coca cola and came in every morning at 7:50am with a Giant Gulp from the 7-11. She had a really neat sense of humor, unless you screwed up. So if *Audrey power walked from her office back to the customer service area, everyone knew that somebody was in trouble.
Eventually, she and I became really close, but I was a kid and liked to shock her. (lol) One day, I got permission from Audrey's boss to hire a stripper for her 30th birthday, and I did the happy dance. After collecting money from her staff and all the managers, I hired this stripper who came dressed as an exterminator. Yep, when he came in, she showed him where to spray, then went back to her office without a clue..
Meanwhile, almost every employee tried to find a way to peek into the office or hang out in the hallway while this was going on, and it was hard for me to control myself while this guy walked around faking it. Eventually, he went back into the office to give her this fraudulent bill, and asked her to walk with him to get her approval.
By then, there was this chair in the middle of the customer service department. Somehow, this gorgeous guy got in front of her, ripped off his uniform,(he wore a thong) picked her up, put her on that chair, and by now, nearly 150 people squeezed into the office to see the show. He grinded, danced and smiled until she was red all over, and I clapped with glee. She was a really good sport about it and loved her cake at the end.
All my friends and family were so glad when I outgrew this phase, and could rest easy that I wouldn't eventually end doing something so ludicrous I couldn't recover.
Ironically, now I'm the total opposite and very laid back. Well mostly. Sometimes I play small jokes on people. (lol) No strippers and nothing too wild. Just give me a really good book or movie to watch, and a cheeseburger.
But what about you? What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
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HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
Usually I'm not bothered by long lines because it's the perfect opportunity to talk to the person behind me, read magazines or day dream. So the other day in Walmart there were only two open registers, so I was chatting with the lady behind me about crafting. Before I knew it, all hell broke loose up front.
Apparently, someone jumped in front of another lady, and my goodness she was yelling for that lady to go to the back of the line. The lady didn't want to go, and there was this screaming match. Eventually, the lady who jumped in line just left her cart there, and left the store. She refused to go to the back of that line.(lol)