5 Pranks To Pull On Your Roommates

Posted on by Josh Titsworth (joshuatitsworth)
URL for sharing: http://thisorth.at/1ac3
Roommates can be a lot of fun, but they can also be a huge pain in the neck. In honor of April Fool's Day, for those roommates who are just too much here are some pranks to pull that will either break the tension or make them move out. Regardless of the outcome, it's a win for you. (Unless they retaliate, but then again that's why you have this list.)

1. The Permanent Marker Markup

If you've got a roommate that has one of those old bulky desktop monitors with a glass screen, you'll love this one. Simply take any permanent marker and scribble directly on the glass. It doesn't matter the color, just have fun with the doodling. Once you've done this, just wait for your roommate to flip out. He/she will either ask you for a new monitor, or demand you clean it. Instead of cleaning it right away, come up with a list of demands. After all, you're holding the screen hostage at this point. Once the demands are met, simply go back over your doodling with a dry erase marker. The dry erase marker will make the ink removable with either a paper towel or with a dry erase board eraser.

Please know this will only work with a glass screen monitor. You will ruin any other monitor if you attempt this.

2. Compressed Air Wake Up

Let's say you're trying to catch up on some sleep or you're up early enjoy a cup of coffee in silence and your roommate keeps hitting snooze on the alarm clock. And every five minutes or so "BRRRRNNNNNGGGG" wakes you up or disturbs your quiet morning. So, why not do your good deed for the day and help your roommate wake up? Grab a can of compressed air and quietly sneak into the roommate's dwelling, lift up one end of the bed sheet, turn the can of air upside down, and spray one quick burst under the sheets. If your roommate is wearing pajama pants, you may have to spray the can twice. This will get them going faster than 5 Hour Energy and a cup of coffee combined.

While this is very funny, you want to make sure not to put the blast too close to their skin. If the blast is too close to your roommate's skin, you run the risk of giving them a slight case of freezer burn. Nothing major, but it'll sting for a bit. However, they will be up and going.

3. Toothpaste Tastefulness

Oral hygiene is and should be a part of everyone's daily routine, once in the morning and once at night. So if your roommate brushes his/her teeth like clockwork, why not mess with them a little? Simply squeeze out a very small amount of their toothpaste, push on the toothpaste tube to reform it to its original shape, then take some shaving cream that's the same color of their toothpaste and add a small amount inside the toothpaste tube. Then just sit back and wait; you don't have to be in the same room, you'll hear them gagging and spitting no matter where you are.

Depending on how bad you feel (let's be honest, if you did this you might not care anyway), either present them with a new tube of toothpaste or ask them not to wake you up with a can of compressed air in the morning.

4. Computer Complications

If you really want to mess with your roommate and cause hours of frustration, go mess with their computer. Providing they don't have a password on their computer, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure no windows are open, move the mouse off the screen to the side, and press the "print screen" button.
  2. Next, open up the paint program, locate the "paste" function and click it, or press ctrl+v. If done properly, the background and all icons on the screen should appear.
  3. Now save the screenshot in a location that you can easily locate.
  4. Go to the display properties to change the background and select the screenshot file you just saved.
  5. Get back to the desktop, right click and highlight view and click on "hide desktop icons." All of the "clickable" icons should be gone, but the background should give the appearance of the icons that once were there.
  6. Hide the taskbar and leave the mouse out.
  7. If your roommate has a laser mouse, place a piece of tape over the sensor, which will render the mouse useless.
This will be especially funny if your roommate isn't tech savvy. If he/she is good with computers, this will more of an annoyance than anything. But chuckles will still be had. I had a roommate spend 3 hours on the phone with Dell trying to figure out why his icons weren't clickable. When we got back and heard the commotion we fixed it for him and the Dell help representative started laughing over the phone.

5. Topsy-Turvy & Inside-Out Day

This will require more than one person to complete and will potentially take up the entire day, but it's well worth the time put in. Set your helpers on their tasks by turning photos and all furniture upside down. This goes for the desk, the chair, the bed and mattress. Next turn all of your roommates' clothes inside out -- shirts, pants, socks, everything. If you've got access to some, take some police caution tape and mark off their room and wrap their stuff in it.

If you really want to go for maximum confusion, move their stuff to another room and set it all up upside down and inside out. Will this take a lot of time? Yeah it will, but you had help doing this and unless they call someone, your roommate will be all alone in getting his/her room set back to the way it was.

Now before everyone starts exclaiming "Oh you jerk!", please know my roommates and I did all of these to each other in college. I've been on the giving AND receiving end of each of these. If you have the right roommates it can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a pain in the neck.

What do you think? Are pranks a way to break the tension and get to know each other better or are they a way to ruin relationships?

Are pranks a good idea or are they a bad idea?

80030 views & 44 votes

Debate It! 1

Haha the computer one is gr8

Posted By Catsrevenge,

Make a Comment

You must be signed in to add a comment. login | register
view profile
You are now following
You are no longer following
test message