The frozen screen is one of the finest pranks for the office. With these four simple steps we have given you everything you need to punk your pal in the next cubicle. However, a close reading of Sun Tzu‘s “The Art of War” reveals that you must understand how to exploit the relative weaknesses of your enemy in a given area; in other words, make sure your victim is one of the guys at work who’s always saying something like, “Where did that file go to?!” Engaging a victim who has superior computer chops than you have can lead to some interesting pranks, but often they will be going in a direction that you might find less than satisfying in the long term.
If you need a simpler trick, you can always just switch their desktop to something strange and slightly embarrassing. If your target is male, a Hello Kitty or Hannah Montana desktop background should do the trick.
Expert trick: password-protect and lock your computer before you pull this prank. That’ll help protect you from payback attempts.