20 Brilliant Ways To Subtly Mess With People. These Are Evil!

Has someone annoyed you lately or you are getting too bored? Here are 20 genius ways to mess with your friends, family members, and co-workers, without being noticed (if you are doing it right). Sit back and enjoy their hilarious response after pranking them.

Credit to Redditors who came up with these awesome ideas.


Holding the door open for them while they are an awkward distance away.
Photo by Kool Cats Photography / Flickr (modified)


I look over people's shoulders when they're unlocking their phone so I can see their four-digit code. Then I pretend I'm making a phone call and VERY LOUDLY use their number in my fake conversation. "Yeah, the address is 8319 Main Street."


Rotate my friends tv a little to the left each time I visit.



At parties, I like to introduce myself as my boyfriend's sister and then kiss him in front of whoever I introduced myself to. It has to be a peck on the lips, but drawn out just enough to gross them out.
Photo by Moyan Brenn / Flickr (modified)


Every now and again I use "rn" instead of "m".


I've been slowly increasing the mouse sensitivity on both of my roommates computers. In 2 weeks I'm going to put them back to the default and pretend like mine is slow too.


Walk at the same speed as total strangers.


Say "no pun intended" occasionally after saying something normal in conversation. Most people don't want to look stupid and will laugh awkwardly while trying to figure out what the pun was.
Photo by David Goehring / Flickr (modified)


When you're talking to someone, instead of looking at their face, look at their ear.



When someone I don't like is being sexist/racist/gossiping, I just pretend not to understand what they mean, and keep asking questions and making them explain what they're saying, until they get so uncomfortable they have to stop. Wide eyes and an innocent look help here.
Photo by Nicki Mannix / Flickr (modified)


When meeting people for the first time I say, "Nice seeing you again!"
Photo by reynermedia / Flickr (modified)


Sometimes on the computers next to me, I put a space where the username goes, then press the left key so it looks like there is nothing there. When anyone tries to login, it doesn't work because there is a space after their username.


When someone is talking to you, stop them mid sentence and say "Have you been crying?"


When someone is walking behind you and you turn a corner, sprint as far as you can before they turn the corner. You'll look like you teleported.


My mom was doing the toothpaste tube roll up thing and was amazed at how long the tube was lasting. What she didn't know was that my dad was constantly squeezing more toothpaste into it just to fuck with her. They are in their 70s.
Photo by Mark Tighe / Flickr (modified)


When I'm ordering from a fast food place or a Starbucks, when they ask for my name, I'll respond with the name of the person taking my order regardless of gender. They'll usually kind of give you a sideways look of confusion, and I just continue making eye contact, dead serious.


As I'm saying good bye to someone I like to say "dick hair." If you say it fast enough it sounds like "take care."
Photo by Julián Rodriguez Orihuela / Flickr (modified)


I plugged a wireless mouse into my coworker's computer. Once in a while, I'd give it a little wiggle from a few cubes away.
Photo by Yutaka Tsutano / Flickr (modified)


I like to say 'garcias' instead of gracias at checkouts and tills. Watch people struggle with whether they should correct me or not.
Photo by Jon Ashcroft / Flickr (modified)


I like to make small spelling mistakes in my sentences.
Photo by JD Hancock / Flickr (modified)

Here’s the answer if you can’t find the spelling mistake.

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