10 Pranks to Play On Your CFO

It seems that lately there is no one more stressed in the office than the CFO. Between low investment rates, Corporate Stabilization and not knowing what to do with the influx of deposits pouring in through the windows, those left- brain, graph-wheedling bean counters are in desperate need of a good laugh. Fortunately, we marketers have the gift of humor.

Here are 10 pranks to play on your CFO (and yes, I have successfully attempted nearly all of them):

{Steal his calculator and hold it for ransom} Be sure to leave a note and ask for something good like chocolate.

{Cover his computer entirely with post-it notes }that have clever sayings like “You might be an accountant if….you didn’t know GAP was a clothing store.”

{Take his ____ (insert prize office possession here: highlighter, coffee mug, etc.) on your next trip} Email him pictures of the object having a good time at a resort, getting on an airplane, and drinking beer. (It’s even better if you set up a gmail account for said object).

{Redecorate his office with your own flair} Does he need more color? Inspirational objects hanging from the ceiling? Motivational quotes?

{Send blank sheets of paper marked “Important”} via interoffice mail.

{Put a post it note on his chair from the CEO} that says, “I need to see you right away after your job interview. It’s important.”

{Take him to lunch and tell the waiter it’s his birthday} A milestone like 30, 40, or 50 is even better.

{Leave a fake spider} in his Call Report.

{Saran wrap everything} in his office pens, stapler, computer mouse, etc.

{Cover the entire room in cups of water.} For bonus points, write a message using different colored upside-down cups.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any retribution that occurs as a result of deploying any of the above. Regardless, be sure to post your best prank idea here.

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