Top 10 April Fools' Day Pranks

Cubicle Rolling Prank
Rearranging computer keyboard keys can get a laugh.
Rearranging computer keyboard keys can get a laugh.

­The classic prank of rolling a cubicle has been honed over the years into a veritable art form. These days, a cube filled to the brim with packing peanuts is old-school -- and not in a good way, like picnics and postcards. Thanks to the Internet and digital cameras, the ante is up for tra­shing an office space. Allow us to offer a few suggestions that, if executed properly, will solidify your reign as the king or queen of workplace pranks:

  • Gift wrapping everything in a cubicle requires lots of time, tape and nimble fingers, but the effect is a present in itself.
  • Collect all the plants from around the office and gather them all at one cubicle. Cover the desk, chair, floor space, shelves and insides of drawers.
  • Coating an office with sticky notes also creates a dramatic effect. A little overdone, perhaps, but impressive nonetheless.
  • Creating a nonfunctioning work space will drive a co-worker insane with frustration. Dip the ends of pens in clear nail polish, cover the bottom of a computer mouse with paper, tape down the phone receiver and rearrange keyboard buttons.

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