Past pranks include some old standards, like swapping wireless keyboards and mice, so when someone started typing, their words appeared on someone else’s screen. There have also been some messy ones, like the time somebody filled a phone receiver with brown gravy.
But perhaps the best of all, Moss said, happened last Christmas. One Tecmark employee had been waiting for a shipment, a dress she’d be wearing to the office holiday party. A colleague intercepted it, carefully opened the parcel, and then sealed it back up with a surprise.
“When she opened it, instead of the posh dress, it was some stinky gym clothes,” Moss recalls. “Her face was an absolute picture. I thought she was going to go absolutely mad.”