A coworker and friend of mine is a skilled violinist and I recently noticed he sometimes leaves his violin at work. I also noticed it is about the same size as my son’s toy guitar. A little before April 1st, I moved the violin to the office manager’s desk and left the toy and a note.
I though you might want to go the electric violin route, like Linzi Sheppard.
P.S. I gave my kids the old wooden violin I found in this case.
My name isn’t ‘Andy’ by the way. Andy is another great guy I know in Busan who used to work with us.
This was the scariest prank I have pulled, chiefly because the violin was probably very expensive. i closed that case and zipped it up fully before taking it slowly to the office manager’s desk. There, I set it carefully on the middle of the desk -but earlier had ensured the desk was clean and dry – and made sure no one would accidentally hit an edge and knock it off.
He saw me later that day and casually said hello. Working hard to remove any smile, I coldly returned his greeting and walked past. Sadly, as soon as he spoke to continue the conversation I broke and couldn’t keep a straight face. And he was all set to blame another co-worker! I could’ve been free and clear!
Anyway, he laughed as was a good sport as seen by his attempt to play the new ‘violin’.