After working at JJ Cole, you will quickly learn that pulling pranks and dares is a norm around the office. I.e. Someone might dare you to eat an entire pepper (home-grown from Missy’s garden) without any water. Someone might even dare you to walk out into the field and slap a bull’s behind for $100 (our office building is, in fact, surrounded by wild life and barn animals). So after a year and a half, I decided to pull off a prank with the help of the design team (plus Andy). Our victim of choice: Brody Holbrook. Brody (aka Mom) is probably the best fabricator of stories; he’s fooled more than one person with his tale of “dog/cow shootings” so I figured he of all people had it coming. Mehehehe.
Our plan? Brody’s got this really sweet photo of all of his five children sitting on his desk you see…
Step 1) Sneakily remove the picture off his desk after he leaves for the day
Step 2) Scan it
Step 3) Take the photo into Photoshop and replace his kid’s faces with our own
Step 4) Print it off, put it in the frame in front of the original and wait to see how long it takes before he notices the change…
In truth, Andy, Kellyn, Kyle, Steve and I just really wish we were a part of Brody’s family. He’s just so cool and…..maternal you know? Which is why we designated ourselves as his new children. Now he has ten (five of which are financially independent and mysteriously close of age…one who miraculously ended up being Asian).
Too bad I wasn’t around to see his reaction. Looks like he liked what he saw and decided to keep the picture :)