part of me is saying “You DICK!” like Spicoli in Fast Times, and the other part of me is saying “Nice one!” like Wayne & Garth.
i can’t decide who wins… i do agree it’s shitty to be filming and posting people’s reaction on youtube. it’s one thing to watch and smirk and to maybe clue someone else in on it to watch, it’s another thing entirely to post it publicly online. so i guess what i’m saying is, Spicoli wins!
I don’t think people who find pranks un-funny have no sense of humor, but I do think there may be some basic cognitive difference between those who are amused by pranks vs those who aren’t, perhaps related to empathy. I find humor in many places and in many ways, but never in pranks. Or at least I can’t recall any prank that I’ve ever found funny.
I fly for my job, and sometimes I get the worst flight combinations. Sleep dep, combined with bad admin chosen flights, and I can’t imagine thinking this was funny. Hell, a week a go I flew back home after having surgery, and I was in so much pain, and my flight was delayed. I think something like this would have made me want to cry.
I think pranks can be funny, but there needs to be a relationship between the two parties that allows it. Pranking strangers at the airport when they’re already stressed? Not really funny. My friends in college moving all the furniture in my room by two inches when I was reading House of Leaves? Funny, or at least I thought so.
This is so my siblings sense of humor. I’ve lost track of him because he’s rarely funny, often quite the opposite. Imagine mixing a serious pride in, and sense of personal responsibility for, other peoples frustration - with a six sigma black belt. Also, his name is dave, and he travels.
I think this is funny, once. Making a pack of these stickers so you can work other people up wherever you go is a low and cold burning expression of sociopathy afaiac.
If you find that “funny” is “people being inconvenienced” then airports must be hilarious for you even without the fake outlet stickers.
In all honestly, I get why this might seem funny. The fake sticker concept is clever and amusing in the abstract. In the reality though, the people who fall for it are not going to be amused. They’re going to be exasperated and annoyed. And when people travel by air, they’re already miserable.
That’s why people don’t find it funny. Because they’ve considered the actual human cost of this. It’s humor that comes at the expense of other people. It’s a minor expense I fully admit, but you’re still getting your kicks from annoying strangers for no reason.
Used to fly twice a week for work. Gotta admit, yes, there were times where this would have really come close to pushing me over the edge. Like that time I was stuck driving distance from home for close to two days, and a convention had taken up all the hotels and car rentals.