Pranks - Teachers are worst than students

chair - office desk and chair
@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
January 26, 2009 8:48am CST
Unfortunately my staffroom is too small for the number of teachers in the school. Recently we have moved to a smaller building and that meant that we had to adjust to the new situation. We are all crammed and all have tiny area where to mark our students work and keep our files etc. Anyway, one of our colleagues whom she is a bit solitary did not like her chair and replaced it with another of a newcomer. Everyone noticed this and one of us decided it was time to do a joke on her. Well he replaced her chair to the previous one. When she returned back to the staffroom she was puzzled to see her chair in her place. Well she changed her chair again and this act repeated itself a couple of times. We laughed at her perplexed expression on her face! What pranks do you do at your place of work? (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
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@millardos (408)
• France
27 Jan 09
yes sometimess we find that students are better than the teacher, all this is because of the systems of education since the worst salary in all countries all the salaries of teachers so the bad students of the past are the worst teacher of the futur and to make the teacher better we should give them the best salaries
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I have not done pranks at work but have with friends and I feel that adults get more joy out them and are more devious. If I had more time, I would give you my long list of pranks. LOL Maybe the other, new staff member should take his/her chair with him/her each time. LOL
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
26 Jan 09
...or glue it to the floor...
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
26 Jan 09
YES!! Gorilla glue works!! That reminds me of a story when I was in a Musical Theater production. It is always a tradition to pull pranks on closing night. One prank was when they had those old-fashioned phones that stood up straight, like a horn with a mouthpiece, with the receiver that also looked like a horn, and you held it to your ear, was being used by one of the main characters. When the phone "rang" he was to pick it up with each hand and say, "Hello". Well, they nailed it to the table and it kept "ringing" and he kept trying to lift it up. Finally, with frustration, he bent down to speak into it. You had to be there but it was hilarious. Another was when the servant was supposed to put a coat onto her boss and, on purpose, she kept putting it on wrong so he could not get it on. Not only were we laughing in the wings, but the audience was hysterical, it was so funny. Another time, someone put peanut butter in a character's hat but he was quick thinking. He had dipped his hand into it and when he was supposed to shake hands with several of the characters, they got peanut butter on their hands. Thank goodness no one was allergic!!
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Thanks for the BR. I have another one for you (I have so many, it would take all year, I love practical jokes). Each summer the dance school where I was teaching in New York City, would attend a national dance competition for our students to compete. Some of the teachers shared a room. My one colleagues husband came in for two days of the week. When he was sleeping, quite soundly, I painted his toenails bright red. I bought up all of the nail polish remover in the hotel gift shop and told all my friends not to give him or her any if they had it, just to say that they did not have any. Neither of them would have time to run to the mall to get any, either. The next day, he wakes up, goes to the bathroom and screams. He thought his feet were bleeding. I was not there as I had to get up sooner or I would have had a hard time keeping a straight face. Well, I guess he could not find any nail polish remover as later on, during break, I saw him down at the pool, actually IN the pool, with his socks on. LOL
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I love playing pranks on people too!! You should hear the message that I have on my answering machine........ This is what it says: "Go ahead.......leave a message........I dare ya!" I say it with a kind of uppity and spooky voice. Whenever someone calls me who has never heard the message before get such a kick out of it! I have been using that message for years. I have no idea where I got the idea for it. It just popped into my head one day and I've been using it ever since...... That's great that you all get along like that enough to play pranks on each other. It helps to pass the day faster when you all get along and enjoy each other's company. The more people I meet the more I love my cat :) Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@murugezh (273)
• India
27 Jan 09
Yes It was happen to me and my friends many time there are some jockers ever we had per educational year on our school days. One teacher he was teaching physics for us in our class he always check him self carefully to avoid mistakes during his classes. My friend who is little naughty always he'll find some mistakes from the book that he is teaching for us. He'll miss some simple formulas and derivation steps my friend use to point out those mistakes. He will always shout him badly even my naughty friend ever did an small mistake in his class. Both of them such wonderful combination for us peaceful time pass.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
27 Jan 09
well it is amazing she didn,t get mad at you all but she didn,t.i don,t play pranks on people because today peoploe are to easy to get mad and want to fight.you know some people don,t even like to joke because some people just don,t get it when you are joking with them.
@winterose (39898)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
gee I am thinking back to all the places I work and I don't remember any pranks, there must have been but I just can't remember any. This is a very good discussion topic though.
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
26 Jan 09
I can't seem to come up with anything right now, but I do have to agree with you that teachers are worse than students when it comes to joking around. I learned that when I was doing my intership at an elementary school. Even though I don't recall much specific things of it I do remember the staff was very nice and also very fond of joking around with each other. I've had some good laughs there aswell as learning a lot.
• Malaysia
26 Jan 09
funny one ronaldinu. my story is different. i once played a prank on the whole classroom in my school. well, i was walking down the corridor feeling angry because my teacher won't let in the class. she said i was 5minutes late. so then, feeling angry i was walking towards a class. this particular class was special and it's the only classroom which had air-condition in it. while the rest, we just use the ordinary ceiling fans! the whole school was completely jealous about it and yet the student who were in that class was not even the cream of the school. my class was the one, the best yet we had the 'ordinary' classroom. anyways, back to story. feeling angry and frustrated, i passed by the class and saw a padlock was hanging outside the grill door of the class. at that time, i thought why not. why not lock them inside. hehehehe. i went back and locked the padlock and ran away, to the restroom and giggled all the way. a few minutes passed and i felt a little bit guilty and went back. the teacher was banging the door like crazy screaming 'open the door! open the door!'. this had made me nervous so i run back to my class and told everything to the head student, who's my best friend. haha. well of course she had a hard laugh about it. she had the keys to all classrooms so she did open it.i followed her. the teacher was non-stop complaining what had happen and we just nod and listen and made as if nothing had happen!
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
26 Jan 09
lol =D I guess she must be really pissed off and she wont never expect teachers to be playing a prank on each other.. lol =D I always like to play pranks on ple, and most of the time, it's not something serious, but it's very embarassing.. lol =D There was once, i added some some mushroom soup into my colleague's ice latte while he wasn't looking.. lol =D And also the same fren, i ever did play a trick on him by asking a gal to enter a small storage room, while he was changing.. lol =D
@moondancer (7433)
• United States
26 Jan 09
ronald I haven't worked outside the home for more than 3 years now. I can't remember the things we did when I was working. Trust me though we did do little things to each other. Playing little jokes and pranks are what makes the days pass better and it's a little fun just cutting loose sometimes like this at work. It seems to release some of the frustration that we confront during work. That was a cute joke and I'd love to have seen her dace, especially the first time. lol
@srijshm (1165)
• India
26 Jan 09
I like the punch line - "Teachers are worst than Students". We always fool our new staff/ or the visiting faculty in believeing that they need to treat us the day they join duty. Many fall for it. We also have monthly get-togethers where student showcase their hidden talents. we fooled two new faculty members into believing that it is mandatory for staff to prepare for the talent show. their faces were red with anxiety on the given day.