Pranks gone wrong

Wise Owl

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Anyone done a prank on a mate or family and it went wrong ?

Here's just one of mine that nearly got me not just the sack but arrested.

We were working on a Dorothy Perkins in Bradford and used to go up on the roof to eat our Dinner in the sunshine, i found a old Tailors dummy and thought it would be a good idea to hang it by the neck from the scaffold :eek::eek: The rest is Ballockings and been told by the police they had had 100s of calls :rolleyes:
 

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I was born into a family of butchers. Four shops and our own slaughterhouse. I was always in and out of the shops and abattoir, all the blood, guts and assorted detritus didn’t bother me one bit. Then one day me and a mate thought it’d be a good idea if we did something with, yes, you’ve guessed it, a dummy we’d found! This involved the dummy, a huge meat hook, some lambs intestine, some pigs blood, a cloth cap and some old cloths. Oh, and the police, two ambulances, several well aimed ‘clips round the ear’, 1950’s justice was delivered much quicker than today, and a somewhat painful interview with both parents at different times! There was even talk of trick cyclists!
 

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When I worked at the car plant we always had a laugh. Worked with a few same lads for years. 1 lad nick name was “ mammys boy” he had it for years as his mam phoned in sick for him once. He was one of the lads. Used to come out on xmas dos. I even picked him up for work for a few weeks when he had no car. So was in our group so to speak.
Anyway he was alway bad or moaning and one day came in with a stiff neck. So lads being lads we took the pee as usually. 7 of us even made fake neck braces out of cardboard and walked into bait room at dinner time for a laugh. Mammys boy even laughed. So did the gaffe. Good banter.
Next day he was off. Bad neck we thought.
Next week the 7 of us got letters accused of bullying and all had to appear before personnel. All 7 got a warning and told if it only been 2 of us we probably been sacked. They couldn’t Lose 7 lads off our section in one go.
Mammys boy was on sick fo r 5 months and when he came back no body would talk to him. He complained to personnel and our whole section got a talk and told to interact with him as if nothing had happened ?‍♂️ Still nobody talked to him. He went on sick again for 2 month and ended up getting move to a easy job.
What a not a nice chap.
 

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I worked for Royal Mail as postie, and one of your first jobs is to sort the mail into a frame with vertical slots in it, these slots are made of plastic and are removable.
Well one bloke a well known prankster decided wanted a laugh and while I was away from my frame moved a lot of the mail into the wrong slots, [each slot i a address] I only found this out whe I started to deliver them, they were all over the place.
This happened to me three days in a row, until another postie told me what he was doing.
I decided to get revenge, so went in one evening and removed all the slots, stacking them neatly on the bench.
Next morning I get in and I'm told that he's gone sick, and I have to do his delivery, backfired on me or what !
 

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When we we at school we had one kid in the class who would come in early and get all of the text books out and put them on the desks, we decided to teach him a lesson so got in early and filled a waste paper bin half full of water and balanced it on top of the part open classroom door.....we then retreated to the store cupboard and waited.....the door opened we heard the waste paper bin tumble and the water hit the floor....we jumped out of the store cupboard to be greeted by a very wet, very angry english teacher.........the cane on your open palm certainly stings more than a little after the third swipe
 

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Done more than i can remember, mainly due to us always pulling practical jokes on one another on the fairs...one of my worst was wiring the capacitor from a microwave onto the railings of the waltzer....and 30 seconds later forgetting i'd done it, the lad it was set up for decided that one time he would just jump up the back step and climb over the rail, me, like the divvy i am went to run up the front ramp, grabbed the rails and....sheeeesh for want of a better word!

Bit of a jolt them capictors can give!
 

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I really got p155ed off at people helping themselves to MY milk in the 'fridge when I was at Gatwick. So, one day at late turn shifts end I poured about two tablespoonsful of salt into it.
The following morning Don Gallop our Area Manager made a visit.
"Cup of coffee guv'nor?
"Yes please".
I won't weary you with the rest.............?
 

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While working in a warehouse I decided to put one walkie talkie into the service lift and sent the lift up to the next floor. I turned the lift off between floors via the control panel in the service room and got on the walkie talkie..."HEEEEEEEEEELP, I'm stuck in the lift" I shouts over the walkie talkie. Did this for 5 mins, me and my mate had a chuckle.

Next thing I know the bloody fire brigade are at the goods in bay to help a trapped person in the lift! Luckily we got away with it as we kept our mouths shut.
 

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As a gang of never do well young greasers, we were always up to summat, normally with one and another

but one night, we played a blinder and arranged an assasination

there was a wimpy bar in the high street that stayed open reasonably late for those days, about 10pm, mid 70's, the frontage was just glass windows and a pair of red double doors

one of us had got hold of a starting pistol and a few blanks, god knows where from, but he had it

after a few jars in the pub, we got big kev to start walking past the wimpy bar, all nochalent like, and we all roared up in stewarts old morris 55 half ton van, the fella who had the starting pistol leapt out the passenger door and let rip with it, shooting big kev 3 or 4 times

kev went down poleaxed onto the ground as we lept out the back of the van, grabbed him and threw him in the back of the wagon, slammed the doors and roared off

there was pandemonium going on in the wimpy, screams, shouts all kinds of panic etc

we shot out of town and headed up to the gate inn cafe, an all night truck stop, about 5 mile out a town on the byepass , wetting ourselves laughing

sat up there cracking up about it till the early hours then headed back

it had gone proper lairey, there was every type of copper running around looking for the murder victim and the hit men

kept our heads down for a while after that
 

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In my early twenties I was made redundant after the company I worked for went bust. As my girlfriend worked in the personnel dept at a local hospital I got a job as a porter for a few months to tide me over. Part of the job required taking deceased patients to the mortuary in what was nicknamed the 'Jolley Trolley.' The mortuary was a single story building located discreetly outside and away from the main hospital buildings. About two months in we had a strapping 6'2 lad join us, and I got to take him on a Jolley Trolley run. Part of the job was rolling the body, so that a metal tray, could be slid underneath and then lifted into the Jolley Trolley. It's part of the job and just something you have to get on with and do. I couldn't get this chap to step into the room. let alone help.

Long story short several of the long time porters had enough and told me to take him on a Jolley Trolley run in the middle of the night, but make sure he is at the front of the trolley, when you get to the mortuary and expect a surprise. We were just approaching the mortuary doors, a screaming figure, clad in a white bed sheet leapt off the mortuary roof, right in front of the lad. :eek::eek: Needless to say, he bolted, never clocked out and was never heard from again ! :oops: He probably, still recounts the day he came face to face with the un-dead !
 

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Here's another we were working on some Cellars darn sarth on a hotel and the foreman said he wanted some doorways cutting out for access to different parts of the cellars, he went down with the big tape and measured out where 2 doorways were to go, we were Fire boarding and skimming the ceilings and saw him, Soon as he went upstairs i went over with the water bucket and washed off the chalk got a piece of Plaster board and re drew some doorways :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: The labourer cam down with the stihl saw connected the water hose and cut where i had just chalked:eek: The foreman went ape jumping about the labourer pleading his innocence and me and my mate keeping shtum o_O The doorways stayed with the foreman making excuses and no one was no wiser.
 

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I read an account of a group of mates who were always pulling pranks on each other. Big pranks.
Coming home from hols to a house re-painted bright pink etc.
The best was one couple coming home to find their new swimming pool had disappeared. The other mates had put scaffold boards across and re turfed the pool. They were sitting on the "lawn" drinking beer when the owners came home.

Recipe for homicide I think.
 

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Dave and I nearly managed to melt the forum down a good few years ago when we decided to play a prank @Trogg 's expense.
Let's just say that it went a bit pear shaped :help: and we had to lock Trogg out of the forum.

Good job he's not one for holding a grudge. :smash2:
 

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Dave and I nearly managed to melt the forum down a good few years ago when we decided to play a prank @Trogg 's expense.
Let's just say that it went a bit pear shaped :help: and we had to lock Trogg out of the forum.

Good job he's not one for holding a grudge.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you hope. :eek: :D
 

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Got the sack once for it, in a welding firm I use to work for, they where always doing thing like turning you gas off cutting your welding wire hiding gloves and that.
This day I decided to get one lad back, use to have yellow paint you would put a stripe on a job when it was finished for them to take away.This day in are brake I put some in his glove, as we where coming back one of the top bosses came over to us and asked what I was doing on the floor in the brake, he said was I messing with the welding set I said no, then what does he do puts the gloves on and trys the welder wasn't till he took them off that he noticed. O well never mind.
 

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Dave and I nearly managed to melt the forum down a good few years ago when we decided to play a prank @Trogg 's expense.
Let's just say that it went a bit pear shaped :help: and we had to lock Trogg out of the forum.

Good job he's not one for holding a grudge. :smash2:

Is that where Trogg Closed His Petrol station Peter ? :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: Mind you when Dave moved us over on to this new forum Trogg was playing about and Banned me for a laugh then didnt know how to Un Ban me :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 
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I think I would get repetitive strain injuries if I had to type about all the pranks I'd been involved in.

One such one was a lad I worked with got the paper and in it was one of those free scratch cards where you never won anything but always got close.
He scratched off and sure enough had two £5,000's but not the third required so put it in the bin.
I took it from the bin, found another discarded card and very carefully cut a £5,000 square out using a scalpel and grafted it into the discarded card. The operation involved cutting deep enough to let the new square in but not too deep so it went through to the other side.
Once done you could not tell it had been done :)

After that I put it back in the bin and waited for him to walk back into the department. When he did I took it out of the bin and excitedly said that there were three winners on it, £5,000 !!!
He instantly tried to claim it as his, he'd thrown it in there, no chance finders keepers and other lads got involved.

I was adamant I was going to keep it; a few lads inspected it thinking it was a joke and couldn't tell it had been faked. The 'owner' was doing his nut lol.

It progressed the more the shift passed, he became fraught, aggressive, the supervisor got to hear about it, every person in the department knew about it; come 2:00pm knocking off time I was going to claim my winnings, he'd thrown it away :D

As 2:00pm grew closer his frustration boiled over to the point of he wanted to fight me for it after work (hey ho lol), the supervisor called us both into his office and read the riot act, I maintained it was still mine though and he couldn't disagree but wasn't getting involved :D

Anyway, five minutes or so before clocking out I put the card over the clocking out machines for all to see, complete with pointers for the cuts and grafting to show it was a spoof. Everyone bar the lad and a few miseries saw the funny side, the tension in the air dispersed, he was so high I think it took him a week to come back down again lol
 

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Another occasion, one lad (different company) had an Escort RS Turbo, awesome motor, bought on tick, ego to match :)
He would run to the car at the end of each night shift as we could park them near to the job, then shoot off to security to clock out before everyone else.
One night I bought a trolley jack and pair of axle stands in and lifted the front of his car onto the axle stands just enough so that it sat normally as such but with the front tyres barely touching the ground.
The idea was once his weight got in the car the wheels would lift off the ground :)

Sure enough, end of the shift he shot out, jumped in, fired it up, floored it, and went nowhere :D
A few of my mates who knew about it were pee'ing themselves laughing as he rattled the gears, screamed the nuts off it, got out took a look, got back in, did it all again, he was winding himself up more than the car :D

Finally we had to get off as the day shift were coming in so I had to 'take a look' lol, I couldn't own up as he was riding so high it would have been a fur ball if I had :D
Shock horror someone had sat his car on stands :eek: Luckily I had a trolley jack with me. He got it into his head that someone had scaled the fence and had tried to nick his wheels; I didn't let on lol

It came out eventually and for some strange reason he never shot off after the shift end again lol
 

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Another occasion, one lad (different company) had an Escort RS Turbo, awesome motor, bought on tick, ego to match :)
He would run to the car at the end of each night shift as we could park them near to the job, then shoot off to security to clock out before everyone else.
One night I bought a trolley jack and pair of axle stands in and lifted the front of his car onto the axle stands just enough so that it sat normally as such but with the front tyres barely touching the ground.
The idea was once his weight got in the car the wheels would lift off the ground :)

Sure enough, end of the shift he shot out, jumped in, fired it up, floored it, and went nowhere :D
A few of my mates who knew about it were pee'ing themselves laughing as he rattled the gears, screamed the nuts off it, got out took a look, got back in, did it all again, he was winding himself up more than the car :D

Finally we had to get off as the day shift were coming in so I had to 'take a look' lol, I couldn't own up as he was riding so high it would have been a fur ball if I had :D
Shock horror someone had sat his car on stands :eek: Luckily I had a trolley jack with me. He got it into his head that someone had scaled the fence and had tried to nick his wheels; I didn't let on lol

It came out eventually and for some strange reason he never shot off after the shift end again lol
I can recall a similar prank involving bricks and a Cortina back in the late 70’s.
 
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