Many jobs may require you to put your money where your mouth is, but for two city officials in Flordia, that meant swimming in a canal after a sewage cleanup to prove it's clean.
I'm not sure if the two job positions are elected positions, but the swim was one heck of a good publicity stunt either way. Of course that's until they begin growing a third eye and their skin starts falling off. All kidding aside, it'd be great if more people led by example like this and actually walked the walk.
File that under mutant powered city officials.
I apologize for the lack of posts during the last few months. Some of that was just an increased workload on my part as well as having to deal with hackers attacking my sites. If you want to read a bit more about the hacking issues, you can head on over to my Net Morality blog.
Anyway, I should be back into the full swing of things again here soon so rest assured that more office pranks, funny news, videos, and jokes are on the way. Until then, you may want to check out this office pranks roulette that I created on my new Activity Roulette website.
Obviously I think office pranks are a good thing. They are a way to make work more fun while hopefully improving employee relationships. Of course, some pranks go too far which is what Houston Independent School District thinks is the case when a procurement manager solicited a mail-order bride for a co-worker.
There's more than just the mail-order bride prank that's got the employee in hot water, but it's weird that the employer would raise such a stink about it when it's really not all that bad of a prank. The employee also had a supervisor being an empty box to that same prank victim, making the victim think he was fired. I supposed if he kept pranking the same person over and over again it would definitely fall under harassment, which is why you need to make sure whoever you prank has a good sense of humor because malicious pranking is just not a bright idea in a work environment.
File that under mail order pink slip.
Some jobs require some really strange work attire. Maybe you need a hard hat because you're in construction, or rubber gloves and a face mask because you're a surgeon, or maybe you need to wear a flea collar
on your ankle because you work at a casino.
While I've never heard of a flea infestation at a casino, I guess it makes sense considering how many people come in and out of one of those places. I've definitely noticed quite a few people in a casino not caring much about their hygiene so perhaps they should hand out flea collars at the door.
File that under working at a casino bites.
When going to a clinic you found via an ad in a newspaper, you should watch out for tell-tale signs
of whether or not you're actually in a real doctor's office.
For instance, if there isn't anybody else there except you and the "doctor" - that's probably not a good sign. If the doctor uses toothpicks to prod at your chest - that's also not a good sign. And finally, if the doctor gives you expired pills to take - you should realize that this person is clearly not a doctor.
File that under don't 'pick' the wrong doctor.
If you're going to try and take money from your company by convincing your boss that your wife was ill with cancer and that she eventually died, you may want to fill your wife in on your master plan.
It would be great to listen in on this guys next interview for whatever job he applies for when they ask him if he had ever been arrested and for what. "I... uh... was arrested for stealing money from my old employer by telling them my wife died of cancer." Definitely not the best career move. His only chance is to hope they either don't ask that question or at least don't ask for details. Of course, he doesn't seem the brightest of individuals, so his job opportunities were likely already pretty slim.
File that under wife always messing up my plans!
The best response to a grocery store employee's concerns about your lack of sampling etiquette is probably not to grab them, apply pressure to their shoulders, and then shake them.
So the employee confronted the man because he was using his hands to sample food? At my grocery store that's pretty much all you can use. I guess at the produce section they have some pretzels that you can use to poke the pieces of fruit you want to try, but every where else is pretty much finger food. With that said, I'd like to think I wouldn't go nuts and attack any employees that came up to me to tell me otherwise. Of course, I guess I'll never know unless I'm put in that situation.
File that under don't take the last donut sample!
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I know it's not really office humor related, but I know a lot of coworkers like to get together for some poker home games so maybe a few of you are interested in checking it out. There is a free version of the site so there's no cost in trying it for yourself to see if it'll help you make your home games more fun and easier to manage.
What a better day to pull off an office prank than Mother's Day right? Okay, so maybe it isn't the obvious choice for a perfectly timed prank, but if you're in the mood to embarass some coworkers, maybe Mother's Day will soon be your favorite holiday.
Because Mother's Day falls on a Sunday, most of you probably won't be in the office on the actual holiday. As such, you'll probably want to pull this off on the Friday before. What you'll want to do is buy a Mother's Day card that's for newly pregnant people and fill in the name of a female coworker you want to be one of the victims of your prank. The coworker needs to not be pregnant or have kids. Then, sign a bunch of your coworkers' names to the card and find another coworker to be the other victim. Tell this person that a bunch of your coworkers got together and signed a Mother's Day card for so-and-so (the initial victim).
Because that person isn't a mom, your coworker will be a little confused. Either they will feel really embarassed that they didn't know the person was pregnantand won't ask any questions or they will confront you about it. Either way, you want to come right out and basically shame them for not knowing the person was pregnant and that it was a pretty big deal and that everybody already congratulated her and everything.
Now you just sit back and wait for the fireworks. Obviously you'll not want to hand the supposed pregnant person the card because it has your name and a bunch of coworker's names all over it and would then be a dead giveaway. Instead, you just wait for the person you had sign the card to make a move to congratulate the no-quite-pregnant coworker. It may take a few days but you'll have planted a seed that will eventually grow into one heck of an embarassing conversation that will surely make some waves.
If you're worried about hurting the feelings too much of the female that you're pretending to be pregnant (because she may take it as looking fat or whatnot), then you can get the female in on the joke and have her just act incredibly upset when the person congratulates her on being pregnant.
There are good ways to react when being fired and then there are bad ways. Stripping down naked is never a good reaction to being let go. Doing so when you're a teacher at an elementary school is probably much worse.
Luckily the teacher got naked after the kids went home, though I'm sure all the kids already know about it. Of course, stripping is at least a non violent way to react when we keep hearing about shootings and such.
File that under sex ed.