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I'm going on a cruise with a friend who is, let's just say, a little gullible. Anyone know of any pranks or jokes to pull?


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When I say gullible, I mean my dad convinced her for a short time that they still do classes (like in Titanic) and that if the ship starts sinking we could be trapped behind bars until First Class is off the ship.

So far the only fun things I thought of is putting a pineapple magnet on her door and convincing her that the crew takes the lifeboats back to land each night and then come back in the morning.

Anyone have any fun ideas?

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2 minutes ago, GKMCruising said:

Also not a fan, but you could always try to convince them there's a deck 1 (or higher top deck) that can only be accessed by a certain elevator or stairwell, send them on a wild goose chase looking for it.

I was thinking about having her meet me on deck 13 and see where she goes.

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1 hour ago, zach2992 said:

When I say gullible, I mean my dad convinced her for a short time that they still do classes (like in Titanic) and that if the ship starts sinking we could be trapped behind bars until First Class is off the ship.

So far the only fun things I thought of is putting a pineapple magnet on her door and convincing her that the crew takes the lifeboats back to land each night and then come back in the morning.

Anyone have any fun ideas?

How about sleeping with life jacket on in case you hit an iceberg.

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6 hours ago, zach2992 said:

When I say gullible, I mean my dad convinced her for a short time that they still do classes (like in Titanic) and that if the ship starts sinking we could be trapped behind bars until First Class is off the ship.

So far the only fun things I thought of is putting a pineapple magnet on her door and convincing her that the crew takes the lifeboats back to land each night and then come back in the morning.

Anyone have any fun ideas?

 

6 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

Not a fan, but to each their own. 


This sounds like a juvenile thing to do to anyone, especially a friend.  I’m assuming this is their first cruise and they could be nervous about the whole process. Maybe pulling a prank on someone in the middle of the ocean is not the best idea. You never know what could happen and if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to cut out the people and things that are not worth your effort in the relationship. Life is too short to stick with people who don’t care about you.

maybe you should be helpful to your friend and ensure they remain happy, healthy, and safe throughout the cruise process.  There’s a time and place for joking around, but this is not the time or place.

 

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As someone who is fairly gullible (I once looked for a dictionary to prove that the word gullible was, indeed, in the dictionary) I love when my friends play good natured jokes on me. I find it fun and only get upset if it goes on too long or it doesn't stop when I ask. If she enjoys it, then I don't see a problem. I personally embrace my gullibleness (not actually sure if THAT one is in the dictionary....)

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Man a lot of Debbie downers in this thread. Nothing wrong with a joke here and there on vacation God forbid. It might be hard to pull off now with the e-muster but several years ago we convinced my Father In-Law that he needed to bring his life jacket to the muster station for practice. 

Once he saw us at his door with no life jackets he immediately took his off but even that 15 seconds when he opened the door was priceless.

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Have them ask shore excursion representative which beach is closest to the ocean. 
 

Another fun one is explaining that a submarine race will be held in one of the ports. Once at said port stare out to an area of bay/ocean and pretend to be watching said race. My kids joined me for a few minutes before saying that submarine races are boring to watch. 

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11 minutes ago, AlmondFarmer said:

Another fun one is explaining that a submarine race will be held in one of the ports. Once at said port stare out to an area of bay/ocean and pretend to be watching said race. My kids joined me for a few minutes before saying that submarine races are boring to watch. 

I would TOTALLY have fallen for that, and would have likely asked others nearby if they could see the submarines.

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Our friends encountered a first time cruising couple once that were convinced by someone that the pizza was only free after 10PM.  Our friends set the straight but we joke about it all of the time.  You might try convincing your friend that the pizza on the promenade is "Free after 10PM!"

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Personally. If I was going to prank someone and they were in their own room I would setup an audio file that basically sounds like the emergency warnings on the ship. Slip a Bluetooth speaker into their room and right as they are going to bed play the file and wait for them in the hall. I can only imagine the look on their face while they are trying to pull clothes and a life jacket on. Could go farther and already be in yours and get them down to the life raft but tell them yours is on the opposite side of the ship for some reason. 

 

However if they are easily spooked it may not be a good thing to try. 

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1 hour ago, MuttMutt said:

Personally. If I was going to prank someone and they were in their own room I would setup an audio file that basically sounds like the emergency warnings on the ship. Slip a Bluetooth speaker into their room and right as they are going to bed play the file and wait for them in the hall. I can only imagine the look on their face while they are trying to pull clothes and a life jacket on. Could go farther and already be in yours and get them down to the life raft but tell them yours is on the opposite side of the ship for some reason. 

 

However if they are easily spooked it may not be a good thing to try. 

Only potential I could see with going farther than the room with this is getting in trouble with the staff for playing with the life jackets. Don't want to get anyone in trouble!

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