May 25, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #1228949
Dr. Pepper: you spell “stage freight” s-t-a-g-e f-r-i-g-h-tMay 25, 2010 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm #1228950
Is that the only obvious mistake you noticed?May 26, 2010 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1228951
Is that the only obvious mistake you noticed?
Are you referring to the poor punctuation, the run-on sentence and the misplaced modifier?May 26, 2010 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #1228952
NoMay 26, 2010 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #1228953
realised?May 26, 2010 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1228956
Reminds me of a blog I read often where many people try to be the first to comment by posting “frist” (as opposed to “first” ?)meaning they were the first to comment. Occasionally, someone would call them out as being trolls.
;May 26, 2010 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #1228957
No, that was a real typo.
I had something else in mind.May 26, 2010 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #1228958
Either you meant a trip to Baltimore, or you meant the Constitution. And neither one is a freighter 🙂
Reminds me of an old friend who failed the citizenship test because when the judge asked what the Constitution is, he replied “A boat”.May 27, 2010 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #1228959
isn’t the USS Constellation in baltimore?May 27, 2010 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #1228960
Yes, that’s it, it’s in Baltimore.May 27, 2010 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1228961
That’s not a mistake.
His story was about a family trip to a relative in Boston and in it he also mentioned that they toured the USS Constellation.
His mention of the touring of the Constellation was in addition to the trip to Boston. If it was part of the trip to Boston you should not have used the word “also”May 27, 2010 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1228962
That would be a foolish consistency (albeit accidental as well). We all know that to be the hobgoblin of small minds and well, not our Pepper.May 27, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #1228963
hobgoblin of small minds
That would be: “little” minds.May 27, 2010 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #1228964
Not a prank, just a funny story from high school.
About six months after the Yeshivas building was completed the massive hot water tank died. Still under warranty, the contractors sent a couple burly plumbers (who were apparently experts at plumbing, but not personal hygiene) to schlep out the old one and install the new one.
I commented to one of the plumbers that a brand new commercial hot water tank should last at least 12 months. Right?
In all seriousness he looks at me and says, “What do you guys do? Shower every DAY!”.
The rest of them burst out laughing at his sarcasm.May 27, 2010 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1228965
That would be: “little” minds.
You implicate yourself with that correction, but I refuse to accept the implication as truth 🙂May 27, 2010 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #1228966
Back on topic! More hilarious stories-anyone?May 27, 2010 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #1228967
squeak the implication was intentional and supposed to be sort of humorousMay 30, 2010 6:06 am at 6:06 am #1228968
This is a potential office prank I’m contemplating pulling on my supervisor in honor of her recent promotion.
She is nervous about becoming an officer since the company is responsible for her actions.
Some background first-
About two hundred employees under the CFO were trained for 18 months to work on a project at lightning speeds. What used to take two weeks now only takes 4 days. It’s very stressful as everything is timed and there are close to 800 dependencies which can be messed up by a single employee taking too long for a single task.
I heard rumors as to when the next project is going to be.
The plan is for me and my colleagues who report to this manager to schedule a meeting with her and tell her “in confidence” that our wives are expecting at that time and we plan on using only some, say a week or so, of the companies generous paternity leave plan.
She will have to somehow find replacements for all of us for those high stress days and she won’t be allowed to tell her supervisors why.
Anyone like this idea?May 30, 2010 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #1228969
No, and here’s why. Office pranks are not like schoolboy pranks. You do not have a personal relationship with your coworkers that you can take advantage of; you only have a business one. Professionalism dictates a code of conduct. If any of my subs created a serious prank, I would give a warning and send them to HR for a refresher course on office conduct. A second offense would result in some type of disciplinary action.
Your specific prank shakes your manager’s ability to rely on you and she will be embarrassed when she finds out that the replacements were not necessary.May 30, 2010 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #1228970
I agree with squeak. I don’t think it would be nice to do.May 30, 2010 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1228971
Dr. Pepper, please do not do that. it really is not funny.
Re the hilarity of school pranks: Some of them are not so funny. My husband was teaching in a “Choshuvah Yeshivah” in a class filled with obnoxious fifth graders. The nicer he was to them, the more chutzpahdig they became. This was especially unfortunate as he is a Baal Teshuvah with the idealistic notion that unzereh students are tzadikimm because they grow up in Torah-filled homes with derech eretz. He was sadly disillusioned both in this yeshivah and elsewhere. But I digress…
The boys thought it would be a real hoot to remove the pins from the hinges of the closet door where class supplies were kept. They reasoned that the next time my husband opened the door, the door would fall on him. HAHAHAHA!!! What a laugh riot that would be! Unfortunately, they did not count on the PRINCIPAL coming into the classroom, and for some reason HE needed to open that closet, so you can guess what happened. My husband was flabbergasted and very embarrassed, and the principal, who fortunately was not hurt, just very startled, became enraged. Although it is clear it was the fault of those students who did this, it reflected badly on my husband, as well. It really upset him that frum kids should do something so mean-spirited and think it to be a joke. Plus they were LUCKY no one was injured. it could have just as easily gon the other way, and it could have happened to him.
I don’t like practical jokes that potentially can cause harm to someone or embarrassment, which is a major aveira.May 30, 2010 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #1228972
that closet joke is awesome! lol and it worked out better then they had planned! wish i couldve seen it!May 30, 2010 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #1228973
For those who are mischievous by nature (me as you can tell by my username) I think mild school pranks are fine. Okay, so you get into a bit of trouble here and there but if it will cause a chillul Hashem or will harm someone, it is definitely not okay.May 30, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #1228974
mischiefmaker, agree 100%May 31, 2010 1:37 am at 1:37 am #1228975
“that closet joke is awesome! lol and it worked out better then they had planned! wish i couldve seen it! “
Are you SURE you weren’t in that class?May 31, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am #1228976
haha i wish i was! “its only funny till somone gets hurt, then its hilarios” yea!June 10, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #1228977
Could someone please keep this topic up to date ?June 10, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #1228978
Yeah, I wonder if its quiet cuz school’s almost over for many of us.June 13, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #1228979
<nlockquote>Yeah, I wonder if its quiet cuz school’s almost over for many of us.
From my experience, all the good pranks happen at the end of the year.June 14, 2010 2:34 am at 2:34 am #1228980
what could you do already during finals/regents????June 14, 2010 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1228981
okay, first of of all peerim, PLEASE, cant you just spell ‘the’ and ‘that’ correctly??? not teh and taht??? and has ur ipad been taken away? cuz u guys havent posted for a while. or did u all just turn over a fresh leaf?June 14, 2010 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #1228982
Young- I was just thinking about the same thing. If that peerim group’s ipad was confiscated! Lol!June 14, 2010 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #1228983
Everything is a laugh riot – until YOU are the one injured by someone else’s idea of a hilarious prank. A girl committed suicide because of a really mean “hilarious” prank, that held her up to public ridicule. Many pranks result in public embarrassment for someone. Last I heard, that is against halacha.June 14, 2010 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1228984
oomis1105, are you referring to the story in Nachman Seltzer’s book “It Could Have Been You”?June 15, 2010 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #1228985
Teacher had her spectacles up on top of her head and distance glasses on her nose. Teacher tells class she can’t find her glasses. Total pandemonium as we all scatter to all corners of the building to look for them.
Not a teacher prank, but it was common on the first “in shabbos” of an out-of-town high school to tell a freshie to open the aron kodesh for Anim Zemiros (not said there). The mizrach vant learned over the years how to read the body languageJune 16, 2010 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1228986
No, da, I never read this book. It was a story in the news related to cyber bullying.June 17, 2010 2:24 am at 2:24 am #1228987
so…there ipad was taken away. serves them right.June 17, 2010 4:34 am at 4:34 am #1228988
youngbutnotstupi, was that confirmed?June 20, 2010 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #1228989
When I entered ninth grade, the community (a small, out-of-town one) opened up a Bais Ya’akov, out “sister” class if you will. In 11th grade we got a new physics teacher, a goy, who was also a teacher in the local public high school. One day he started telling us how he works every year helping out the juniors (11th graders for those who don’t know) setting up their prom. Then he asks us if we had ever thought of having a prom. One guy in the class says, “Of course we have. In fact we wanted to invite our sister class to it.” The teacher asks, “So why don’t you do it?” My friend responds, “Because we have no one to help us coordinate it.” So the teacher says, “No problem, I’m well experienced in this area. Just leave it to me and you guys will have yourselves a prom within a week.”(Meanwhile, the rest of us were turning various shades of red and purple trying to contain ourselves) The first thing he did was go speak to our principal about the idea. Needless to say, he never brought up the subject again.June 21, 2010 12:03 am at 12:03 am #1228990June 21, 2010 1:18 am at 1:18 am #1228991
just an assumptionJune 22, 2010 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #1228992
yngbtntstupd gevald ur rite teh ituch was taken away..until we convnced people that were only goin on yeshiva world….but yea most of us have a life so we dont go on this…bh some of us r learning hstark nd really changing also so its amajor mix plus ich ken mamish nisht varten fur di zimmer!!! most of us r going upstate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hub a gevaldikeh summer!!!June 23, 2010 2:27 am at 2:27 am #1228993
OH MY G-D!!! I’M GONNA FLIP FROM THE SPELLING!!!AND WHAT STUPID PEOPLE TOOK YOUR IPAD AWAY WHEN YOU TOLD THEM YOU WERE ‘ONLY’ GOING ON YW??? NO OFFENSE, BUT YEAH RIGHT!!! AND LEARN HOW TO SPELL PLEASE. ITS A DISGRACE TO FRUM PEOPLE!!!June 23, 2010 2:30 am at 2:30 am #1228994
kay, sorry mods. just went to double check the rules cuz i had a feeling what i did was kinda against the rules, so here goes, i’ll write it over:
please peerim, learn how to spell. no offense, but your spelling is embarrassing and disgraceful. and good job not going onlineJune 23, 2010 4:06 am at 4:06 am #1228995
kay,last line of post 2 came out way to sweet…but i think you get the gist of it so…oy, i better watch my spelling now that i screamed so loud… 🙂June 23, 2010 4:23 am at 4:23 am #1228996
Someone told me taht her fifth grade sister’s class tried to do Purim shtick that failed but in a hilarius way!
The girls decided to each bring in an onion and a few knives and then right before class, they would cut open the onions and they would all start crying. Then, when the teacher asked why they were crying, they would show her the onions and they would all laugh! Cute.
They did it and the teacher walked in and they very qucikly found out the teacher was allergic to onions (when was the last time you met someone allergic to onoins) so now the teacher couldn’t teach them! Worse, was that the entire fifth grade hallway (5 parallel classes) smelled like onions so they whole grade was crying along with their teachers!
The principal came in to speak to them, yet when he realized that it wasn’t meant to be such trouble, he didn’t get them into such big trouble!August 9, 2010 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #1228997
Highly doubt this is true but this story was going around when I was in High School.
A certain yeshiva had an issue with guys bringing milk back to the dorm and not properly disposing the leftovers, so they made a rule that no one can bring milk to the dorm.
Out of protest, some guys went to a local farm and purchased a goat.
When the administrator found the goat he had a cow…August 9, 2010 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1228998
to peerimsameach – you were so busy pulling pranks and cheating on tests that you didn’t learn how to spell.August 10, 2010 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #1228999
I don’t know if this is really a prank but way back when, many many years ago…
This school sent home papers saying that 3rd grade was going on a field trip and classes were canceled for the day. As luck would have it, it started raining so the field trip was canceled. The administration told everyone to get back to class, one boy lets call Bob, said hey wait we can’t go back to class, classes are canceled and organized a strike against the school. Only a few people listened and didn’t go to class. He got suspended and a few years later got expelled.August 10, 2010 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #1229000
So this was really mean of us: A few years ago we had a teacher who could not control us in the least, we were a crazy class . She taught us two periods and it was party zone. So one day, we found a chair with wheels that was broken in two. We brought it up for the teacher to sit on and all danced around her until she fell. Baruch Hashem she wasn’t hurt, but it was still really mean of us.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.