32 Hilarious Elevator Pranks

This was the list I posted in the blog on April 23, 2007. The post inspired by now offline blog, was really popular at that time. These are the things you don’t want to do if you are sane. But, trying one or two of them won’t hurt either.

I am going to list the top 10 I could to myself (without feeling embarrassed):

  1. 3. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
  2. 7. Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.
  3. 8. Say “Ding” at each floor.
  4. 9. Bring a chair along.
  5. 11. Stare, grinning at another passenger for awhile, and then announce, “I have new socks on.”
  6. 13. When there’s only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn’t you.
  7. 14. Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
  8. 17. Drop a pen and wait until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream, “That’s mine!”
  9. 21. Pretend you are a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the passengers.
  10. 30. Say “I wonder what all these do?” and push all the red buttons.

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Now the original list: 32 Hilarious Things To Do In An Elevator

1. Crack open your briefcase or purse, peek inside and ask, “Got enough air in there?
2. Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
3. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
4. Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.
5. Lean against the button panel.
6. Stare at another passenger for awhile, then announce in horror, “”You’’re one of THEM”.” and, back away slowly.
7. Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.
8. Say “Ding” at each floor.
9. Bring a chair along.
10. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
11. Stare, grinning at another passenger for awhile, and then announce, “I have new socks on.”
12. Try to make personal calls on the emergency phone.
13. When there’s only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn’t you.
14. Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
15. Ask if you can push the button for other people, but push the wrong ones.
16. Hold the doors open and say you’re waiting for your friend. After a while, let the doors close and say, “Hi Greg. How’s your day been?”
17. Drop a pen and wait until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream, “That’s mine!”
18. Move your desk in to the elevator and whenever someone gets on, ask if they have an appointment.
19. Lay down a Twister mat and ask people if they’’d like to play.
20. Leave a box in the corner, and when someone gets on ask them if they hear something ticking.
21. Pretend you are a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the passengers.
22. Ask, “Did you feel that?”
23. When the doors close, announce to the others, “It’s okay. Don’t panic, they open up again.”
24. Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
25. Leave a box between the doors.
26. Wave hands wildly at invisible flies buzzing around your head.
27. Start a sing-along.
28. Sing “Mary had a little lamb” while continually pushing buttons.
29. Call out, “group hug!”, then enforce it.
30. Say “I wonder what all these do?” and push all the red buttons.
31. Meow occasionally.
32. While the doors are opening, hurriedly whisper, “Hide it…quick!” then whistle innocently.

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