JOKER Matt Batchelder had the last laugh after he was left out of an office conference trip.
Alone at his desk for a week, the snubbed computer geek dreamed up a series of pranks to greet his boss and three colleagues as they returned… on April Fool’s Day.
First he “ovenwrapped” all the chairs in 1,100 sq ft of tin foil.
He also plastered 5,300 post-it notes over every available work surface. Then he painstakingly arranged 578 plastic cups on the office floor. And finally, he filled the place with 280 balloons.
Married Matt, a whizkid web engineer, was the talk of the campus at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where he works in the admin department.
An insider said: “We don’t know if his bosses saw the funny side – or if he’s been fired.”
Nobody here knows who the “insider” is, and Matt’s bummed that he didn’t get his blog mentioned, but the coverage is still sweet. And, now we can officially call Matt the office nerd.
Can anybody send a copy?