Did you know there is an "art" to pranking? I said, pranking, not spanking... aka Prankonomy.
"There's a sucker born every minute."
"Take or be taken."
"Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see."
These aphorisms are so ingrained in our life, they're practically commandments. And for good reason: We are a credulous people. A hoax, we are taught, is an invasive, aggressive stratagem - a nefarious short-circuiting of our natural social instincts, a hack of Trust itself, a deterministic, zero-sum shell game with a clear winner (the prankster) and loser (the gull).
Ways to Annoy People in the Office:
- Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.
- Email your boss the message: I know what you did last vacation.
- Page yourself over the intercom. (Don't disguise your voice.)
And who could forget JackAss?
Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Wee Man and his crowd of weirdos...
This is my favourite clip from Jackass movie.