I loved it , because i had to take revenge on a colleague anyway :). He played a prank on me couple of months ago , so when the opportunity arose , i acted
Here's how it happened :
09:10 AM :
My manager reacts on a change request via email. Naturally he cc's about the whole universe in it (micromanagement i suppose). My colleague (We call him X) was also in that cc list.
The email tells about , that we need to purchase optical mice for our configurations instead of the normal (ball) mice. Seems that people are complaining about the normal mice. They collect lots of dust and we need to change to optical mice .. fast.
10:00 AM :
So , i sense a good april fool prank and email our supplier , that i'm gonna do an april fool joke and i need his help.
He agrees and i send a spoofed email to everyone in that cc list (about 30 people i think) and tell them that the normal (black colored) optical mouse is going End Of Life and the only thing left is a BLUE colored optical mouse.
The email goes on , telling that our supplier isn't happy delivering blue mice with black keyboards , so they're switching to blue colored keyboards as well.
10:15 AM :
Next thing i know about seven people respond , including my chief and Mr. X. They both want to see a picture , so i copy/paste them a picture of a Logitech Mx510.
14:00 PM :
Then they go on and on (using email of course) discussing if they need such a blue mouse. Some people actually think it's a nice mouse.
15:00 PM :
Needless to say i had to stop the joke , before people got angry. Some persons actually wanted to hold meetings , invite marketing , service , etc. (About 50 people).
So then i send them all an email : Fooled you !