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Stop The Elevator!

on March 13, 2013

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As you know,  if you’ve read some of my posts, I’m kind of a prankster!  I may be getting older, but that just gives me more time to find some of the best pranks around!  And, since April Fool’s Day is just around the corner, I promised some more ideas for playing jokes on those you love…and those you don’t!  And Cranky always tries to keep her promises. so here goes!

Here’s a list of some of the pranks you can pull if you happen to be on an elevator on April Fool’s Day.  They also work on other days but if the people in the elevator start to call Security, you won’t be able to shout out “April Fools” and save your butt!  But, the choice is up to you!

  1. When there’s only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn’t you.
  2. Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
  3. Ask if you can push the button for other people, but push the wrong ones.
  4. Call the Psychic Hotline from your cell phone and ask if they know what floor your on.  ( I love this one!)
  5. Hold the doors open and say your waiting for a friend. After a while, let the doors close, and say, “Hi Greg. How’s your day been?”
  6. Drop a pen and wait until someone goes to pick it up, then scream, “That’s mine!”
  7. Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in the elevator.
  8. Move your desk into the elevator and whenever anyone gets on, ask if they have an appointment.  (Better let your boss in on this one first!)
  9. Lay down the Twister mat and ask people if they would like to play.
  10. Leave a box in the corner, and when someone gets on, ask them if they can hear ticking.

Now, you can use any of the above for the ride up..but let’s add some for the return drop!

  1. Pretend you are a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the passengers.
  2. Ask, “Did you feel that?”
  3. Stand really close to someone, sniffing them occasionally.
  4. When the doors close, announce to the others, “It’s okay, don’t panic, they open again!”
  5. Swat at flies that don’t exist.
  6. Tell people that you can see their aura.
  7. Call out, “Group Hug!”and then enforce it.
  8. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering, “Shut up, all of you, just shut up!”
  9. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside, ask, “Got enough air in there?”
  10. Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

If you haven’t been arrested yet, it might be fun to go back into the elevator and try one of these!

  1. Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce in horror, “Your one of THEM!” and back away slowly.
  2. Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.
  3. Listen to the elevator walls with your stethoscope.
  4. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
  5. Stare, grinning at another passenger for a while, then announce, “I have new socks on”.  (This is one of my personal favorites.)

You might not be brave enough to use any of these, but I bet that the next time you’re in an elevator, you’ll smile if you remember even one!

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6 responses to “Stop The Elevator!

  1. Replace the whites of Oreo cookies with toothpaste! I did that in grade school and offered them up to teachers 🙂

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