April Fools' jokes became a tradition many years ago, and today many people use the opportunity to play around. But if in the circle of close friends, even from an unsuccessful situation, you can find a way out, smoothing the conflict, you should be careful in the working environment. How to play a colleague at work without crossing the line?
How to play a colleague at work and not offend him?
Looking for an interesting joke for April 1, you need to understand who it is aimed at. What is permissible in a close circle at work may turn out to be too rude. As a result, the desire to cheer others around will turn into a spoiled relationship, and even get more sad consequences. Especially if it is inadvertently or deliberately involve the authorities. How to smooth out all possible sharp corners and spend a day of laughter with humor?
- First, it is not worthwhile to build a situation on ridiculing the flaws or the sick places of the object of the joke. Even if from the outside it seems to be a nice feature, any mention of a person can be pretty annoying, and focusing attention in a joke can ruffle you. Moreover, this applies not only to the features of appearance: attitudes and spiritual values, social and material status, manner of speaking, the current state of affairs. The colleague to whom the joke will be addressed, unlike the audience, will be no laughing matter. Such "jokes" are permissible only between close friends, if in their relationship humor is allowed to cross the line, turning into banter.
- Secondly, on the Internet and bookstores there are a lot of various collections like “the best April 1 draw”, where ideas for every taste and degree of cruelty meet. From them it is possible to gather useful information, but it is necessary to filter it diligently. Diverse versions relating to the health and life of others or loved ones are unacceptable. For example, ideas with imaginary kidnapping, robbery, death, etc. are popular. They are not recommended for use even with friends, and even more so with colleagues.
- Thirdly, if it is possible to make a joke over a male colleague by pouring water on his head from an overturned bucket or sprinkling confetti from a burst bag, then a female colleague is unlikely to accept this idea positively. Buttons on the chair, a piece of paper with the inscription "call me", replacing tea in a glass with brandy are good for close friends, but in working conditions can hardly be considered successful. Here I would like to mention jokes with any property of a colleague: from watches to cars. A minute of supposedly harmless fun can result in the need to lay out a large amount of repairing things.
- Fourth, it is important to remember the relevance of a joke. This applies both to the choice of a colleague with whom I want to laugh, and to the assessment of the situation. You should not try to engage in entertainment a person who does not recognize such "games": there will be nothing in return except for the flow of discontent. And it is undesirable to arrange a scene before the boss or during a meeting.
And the last point, which is clear to everybody without mention: you should not make the subject of a political or religious subject a hoax, ridicule nationality.
Draws for office
The simplest situation, suitable for office and not risking to end sadly, is a joke with a personal computer. It should be said that it will be possible to translate it only with an unprotected account or with a known password to it. The one who will play will have to appear in the office early in order to hide the tracks or to do this at lunchtime. All takes 3-5 minutes, no more.
The computer turns on, the jokes object account is loaded, the fully displayed desktop is photographed with the "prntscr" key. Then you need to open any graphics editor: even on the simplest machine, standard Paint exists by default. A new picture is created in it, into which the captured desktop is inserted through the "Ctrl + V" combination. The picture is saved to the folder (this is important!), The editor closes.
You need to set the image as a background for the desktop by selecting this item in the context menu (using the right mouse button) of the picture itself. And in the finale, all the icons on the screen are highlighted and removed to the area outside the desktop. Appeared at the computer, its owner will long try to wait for the reaction of at least one shortcut or folder before he realizes what is happening.
The following situation with a computer is focused on a colleague who is poorly versed in technology and is able to believe in some innovative developments. The idea is simple: a bank note is laid in the drive of the system unit, but this is done secretly from the object of the joke. After that, you should talk to him about e-mail and transfer of the fax action algorithm to other devices. For example, on the system unit. It is important to say this convincingly, well, if the rest of the people in the office are included in the conversation, confirming the accuracy of the information.
In the middle of a conversation, it is necessary to play sincere surprise and lament for one’s own forgetfulness about the fact that it was necessary to pick up the received money transfer spent a couple of hours ago. After that, with an ordinary facial expression, you need to remove the bill from the drive. Surprise colleagues guaranteed.
No less harmless and simple options with changes in the workplace. For example, for a colleague who is accustomed to mark all the tasks for a day or week on stickers that are fixed to the monitor frame, you can add several new reminders. He will long try to figure out how to make it in several places at once, or why he hasn’t remembered the case until today.
The last small joke is with working tools. Glue the "eye" at the optical mouse or change its orientation from the one for right-handers to the one for left-handers. Change the response sensitivity. Or glue small tools with double-sided tape - ruler, pencil, stamp, folder-corner - to the table. The main thing is not to involve in it really important things and documents.
The best drawings for April 1: ideas
In the female friendly team, you can use more stringent, in comparison with the previously mentioned jokes. However, this does not mean that they are going over the line of what is permitted: it is easy, if the relationship allows, it is permissible to play on general weakness. For example, the dislike of small pests. It is enough just in the midst of a conversation or dinner tea to be abruptly interrupted to loudly and with horror in her voice to tell a colleague that a cockroach, louse or other nasty little living creature is sitting on her shoulder, which can really appear in the office.
A voice recorder is needed to translate the next idea. It is better if this is not an application on the phone, but a separate device. Monotone repetitive sounds are recorded on it with a small interval of rest. For example, footsteps, the voice of a cuckoo or a dog barking, the work of a drill or a perforator. Unnoticed by the joke object, the voice recorder retracts into a cabinet, cabinet or any other place. Previously, the playback function is activated on it.
Everyone in the office, in addition to being played, must pretend that they do not hear anything while continuing to work. To the questions: “what sounds?”, “Don't you hear?”, One should give sincere bewilderment. You can even be sympathetic to ask if your colleague was overworked, whether he shouldn’t wind out or take a day off.
The following idea should be carried out with care so that it does not interfere with the operating mode. On the landline phone, the levers are gently buried or the microphone holes are closed. Then someone from the other cabinet should call this device, and it is necessary that the object should be picked up the receiver. It will be funny to watch as the device continues to call when removed from the base, or the person tries to shout to the interlocutor who does not hear him. The latter is easy to do without sticking the microphone - just play out the lack of communication at the other end of the wire.
The latest version of the office drawing will require a computer mouse with a very long wire. His task is to gently hook onto the wheel of the chair, roll the piece of furniture under the table, and place the mouse on its usual place, stretching it forward as far as possible. The workplace owner who has entered the office will first push the chair, which will help move the mouse back. And when the one being played falls on the seat and tries to return the mouse, the chair will roll along with it to the table.
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No further action will be required by this situation: during the work day, occasionally ask questions to a colleague: “Is everything all right?”, “Did the authorities ask you to come in?”, “Do you have any problems at all?”. The main thing is not to overdo it and ask with sincere sympathy in the voice. When a colleague is worried, it will be possible to split. Often, even after this, a person for a long time does not believe that it was only a joke.
April Fool's Day is a great holiday when you can have fun not only with family and friends, but also in the work environment. It is important to remember that between colleagues, no matter how good their relationship, distance should be maintained. Respect tolerance, courtesy and tact. Choose original jokes. Remember that humor is not necessarily built on barbs and sarcasm. He can be kindly ironic.