A guy I work with used to work on airplanes before he came to our plant. He even enjoyed his previous profession. Well on his desk was this toy that is son had bought him during one of those things at school where the kids can buy presents for their family (I have no clue what these functions are called). It was a toy plane that you could take apart and it was a bunch of different things. If you took the wings off it was a ruler, the tail was a paper clip, the body of the plane was a pen and so on. One night while myself and a co-worker were bored decided it would be a great idea to play a prank on him with this said toy. First it was just funny banter between us playing out funny scenarios and how they would pan out. We then decided we needed to actually play this prank on him.
We started looking for this same toy online, the only problem is that it didn’t say the manufacturers name on it. No indication of where it was made nor whom it was made by. It took us about an hour but we found it, an exact replica. It was being sold on a website that was written in another language, we think Philippine but we can’t be sure. Clumsily we made our way through the buying process and it came out to something like 65 ruples or some weird currency, turned out to be like 7 dollars. It took a month but it made it to one of our houses, it then took months for any of us to work up the hutzpah to do this to this guy because we knew he would be PISSED. We even actually forgot about it until one night when, to your surprise, we were bored again and we were thinking of stuff to do.
We broke the shit out of the replica plane, absolutely obliterated it. We left before he came in because thats how our schedule was but it would’ve been worse had we been around. I don’t think we could’ve held in the laughter as this guy freaked out. We left mallets and hammers out on his desk with all the pieces scattered about.
He came in and upon seeing the devastation on his desk basically broke down. The story goes a little like this:
He walks in and see chaos on his desk, “WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS! WH-WH-WHAT THE FUCK? WHO FUCKING HATES ME THIS MUCH? THEY EVEN LEFT THE HAMMERS HERE!!”
He grabbed his coffee and came back to his desk and started to freak out even more. “I’M GOING TO FUCKING KILL THAT MOTHERFUCKER!! MY FUCKING KID GAVE THIS TO ME!” And the rants and curses go on and on for like 10 minutes. We didn’t tell anybody that this was the day we were doing it, there were a small handful of people on this shift that new about the joke so we weren’t worried about getting in trouble or anything because as soon as they saw this they would know what to do. He goes and tells our boss what has transpired on his desk. When he came back the guy who was sitting next to him secretly takes out the original plane, pulls it back (it was one of those rubberband propelled things when you pulled it back it would then propel itself forward) and let it go and it rolled onto his desk. His response was this:
“(Calmly) Oh you guys got me good. I hope you had a hidden camera for that shit cuz that was fucking good.” All in all it was hilarious for those involved and a very successful prank. The thing is, we don’t do practical jokes too often because we all fear each others creativity and ingenuity. I mean to get this guy we had to travel the interwebs to a website in a totally different language and pay for something in a totally different currency by filling out forms we thought were correct because we couldn’t actually understand the language it was written in. All for like 15 minutes of an effective joke.