Monday, January 05, 2009

TBWCYL Day 5 - Out of Order

Now here is a task that has been fun. The mission for Day 5 is to create anarchy by pasting this out of order sign to random things to cause social breakdown. I went to Kinkos last night and made 10 copies of this sign and all throughout the day I have been causing mass confusion and hysteria.

Sign 1 was placed on the Soda machine this morning at my work. I placed it on the dollar slot of the machine to double confuse people because they won't know if the machine isn't working or just the dollar changer. It isn't something you want to take a chance on though because if you are wrong you might loose some change. The sign stayed until 5 when I removed it. No one mentioned it though.

For lunch, I went to Whataburger to read and grab a tea. I needed to get out of the office and decided to cause more confusion. I decided that I was going to put Sign 2 on the soda fountain and I was going to get a picture...and I was going to do it when everyone was around. I was tingling when I went into action.

I prepped the tape and got the sign ready. I had a book in my hand so I placed the sign face against the book and with my drink cup in hand, I made my way to the machine. I had my camera in my pocket, ready to take a snapshot and went about refilling my cup. I checked over my shoulder and saw no one was looking and quickly snapped the sign to the Strawberry Fanta head in hopes that no one would notice it.

With the sign up, I just had to get the picture and I was ready to get out. I moved into position by grabbing a drink lid and reached my right hand into my pocket and grabbed the camera. I positioned it as best I could and hoped my blind shot would get a good pic. The camera snapped and, dammit, the flash went off. Suddenly, I heard the black lady that was working the fryers exclaim, "Was that lightning?!? Did anyone see that? Was that lightning?!?" I almost peed myself as I casually made my way out of the restaurant, waving goodbye to the cashier as I went.

Sign 3 was much easier as I placed it above an elevator I was riding at the corporate offices of my client, 7-11. I had to drop a bill off today so while alone in the elevator, I placed it and grabbed a quick shot. I figure people will think that it just means that one set of buttons don't work. Sign 4 was placed on a scale in the local grocery store while I stopped to get some odds and ends. I figure this one might stay for a while because who uses those anymore?

Sign 5 was a last minute stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. I drove it by my co-workers house and placed it on her mailbox. She doesn't know about my project so I am imagining that tomorrow I might hear about how she found it and I am hoping I can keep a straight face.

And no prank can be complete without a little goof on my wife so I place a sign on her pillow for her to find tonight.

This was a fun task and I can honestly say that this is the first one that I feel changed my life.

That is all,


2 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

I laughed out loud when you recounted your Whataburger adventure. And laughed a little more right now thinking about it again. I'm glad that TBWCYL has brought some excitement into your world...and into the worlds of those around you.

Trinity said...

Just a follow up. Last night, when Diana came to bed, I was pretending to be asleep and as she walked up to the side of the bed, she began to laugh from the sign on her pillow and I laughed because it was funny.