More Office Pranks
Everyone in the office knows to lock their PCs when they step away from their desks, even for a moment. You might ask why this is. It's because if you don't, you risk getting Hoffed. That's where your background gets changed to a random picture of David Hasslehoff. I neglected to lock my PC today for about 3 minutes and ended up being the subject of a Hoffing. As the last incident with office pranks should tell you, I don't talk these things sitting down.
Since I couldn't get access to his PC to get him back, I started off with some tame stuff. You know, hiding his ficus tree in an empty cubicle on the other side of the building and swapping his comfy office chair for a metal folding one. As I was staring at his desk thinking of other ways to up the ante, I got a brilliant idea.
You see, each of us in the tech support department has a few time clocks hanging around for testing purposes. One of these models of clocks has the ability to show a small image on the screen… and we all have the master passwords to unlock any clock. About 20 minutes later, I had Hoffed his clock, the one electronic item he couldn't secure. It's also pretty tough to get off since you have to make a replacement image in a funky format to overwrite what's already on there.
Everyone I showed it to thought it was brilliant. I can't wait to see the look on his face in the morning.