Monday, March 10, 2008

April Fool's Day Came Early

One of the drivers at work can be a little crafty. He likes to pull pranks on us girls in the office.

How you ask?

This past Halloween, we were surprised to find a scary head in the deep freezer when we went to count inventory. At the time, I also had that delicious cinnamon pecan coffeecake in the fridge, and when I went in for a piece, I found myself staring at a big, black rubber spider.

Yeah, pretty cheesey, but we haven't been able to quite come up with something yet to get even (besides emptying all the office garbage cans and leaving all the tied up bags of garbage back in the warehouse for him to throw out).

So, we have a customer who loves her some apple drink. We only carry cider through the fall, and during that time we no longer carry apple juice. Well, once the cider was gone for the season, the apple juice was not being reintroduced on the menu. Time and time again we explained to the customer that it was not being carried that month and that if it was available in future months, it would be listed on that month's menu. Needless to say, we are now almost 2 seasons past the time we actually had an apple drink available. And despite numerous phone calls, notes and messages to this customer, she still tries to order apple juice every week.

This has been continuing and the customer's driver (our prankster) is aware of this customer.

Today we receive this note:

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is (name). I live at (address) in Barrington. For the past several months I have tried to order apple juice from you people and all I get is a big run around. I don't care if you have to buy apples and crush them yourselves ... I want my damn apple juice!!!!!

And another thing, my driver is a big jagoff.

A Very Unhappy Customer,

The kicker is - my boss believed it. She brought it into my office and is all like - Can you believe this? And I scan over it and immediately smile. Because I know it's a joke. 1) Because it's my driver's handwriting and 2) he is known for the word 'jagoff'

So now it's payback time. April Fool's Day is just around the corner so it's time for revenge. Granted, a few things to keep in mind is that this is a business, so there can be nothing that may interfere with operations. And they work 3rd shift, which means there's no hiding out and scaring the bejeebies out of him by hiding in the truck because I'll be at home at that time. Watching tv. Or surfing the web. Or sleeping.

This is where I need your help! I want to know all your suggestions on the perfect April Fool's gag. Tell me as many as you'd like -- and the best one will win a prize!

The prize? A book from my growing list of books I've read in 2008.


Melissa said...

No ideas, but thanks for reminding me to add a few books to my list...

Don Mills Diva said...

That's very funny. I don't have any ideas but I'm impressed that you work in such a fun office!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Hmm . . . I'm usually pretty good at these things. Harmless fun . . . OK, here's some thoughts:

1. Super glue some change to the floor in a nice visible place.

2. Bake some sort of dessert, but skip the sugar. My dog bone recipe would work quite nicely since they look like peanut butter cookies.

3. Buy a box of donuts about a week before April 1st, let them go nice and stale, and leave them out for folks.

4. Record a tape of various weird noises, but make sure the noise only lasts a few seconds and is followed by a few minutes of silence. Hide it somewhere. People go nuts trying to figure out what the noise is and where it's coming from.

And, that's all I got. For now.