I’ve shared information about workplace pranks before but here’s one from a mechanic I was reminded of today at work. When doing repetitive assembly work I like to lay out the parts I need in the order I need them; not necessary for one or two assemblies but helpful if you’re doing more. Anyway, here’s the prank:
A mechanic who kept a messy bench rebuilt a diesel engine and had parts and packaging strewn about throughout the process. After the job was finished a coworker put a clean, new oil scraper ring under some garbage for the messy mechanic to find. They let him sweat for a minute before coming clean.