I’ve done a few pranks that, fortunately, escaped detection on the HR radar. Here’s one from 8 years ago:
One of the staff members at work really enjoyed pulling pranks on April Fool’s Day. So, to get the guys in the office, she decided to place Saran Wrap over the toilet bowl and then put both seats down. The idea was that the Saran Wrap would be stretched tight and looks clear as glass and the guys who used that toilet would get a lot of back splatter.
Well, it didn’t work—it wasn’t stretched tight (reflected too much overhead light). I decided to turn the tables. I pulled it off and promptly went to the employee’s restroom (used only by the females in the office) and applied the Saran Wrap properly. I figured it was a long shot.
Turns out that our 65 year old Type A++ Control Freak Office Manager who was already quite annoyed with all the dumb April Fools jokes being played on everyone that day had to answer Nature’s Call. She just charged in there, pulled up her skirt, sat down, turned it on “blast!” and treated herself to a golden bidet.
She didn’t look at or speak to me for 3 days afterwards. When she finally did, I couldn’t help myself—I burst out laughing!