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I shared an office with another NCO At one of my assignments in Germany. I was safety NCO of an army transportation company. My desk had a shelf over it where I always put my cap when I was in there.
One day as we were leaving the office, I picked up my cap hundreds of styrofoam packing popcorn fell out, onto and under the desk.
My office mate just smiled. In my best Bugs Bunny voice, I said “Of course you know, this means war “
The next time he was out of the office, I superglued all his pens and pencils to the tray in his desk drawer.
A few days later, I nearly fell on the floor as I sat down at my desk. He had loosened the wheels on my office chair.
I waited until he was assigned a driving mission on a weekend. I was the duty NCO that weekend, so I knew which mission he had and which truck he was assigned to drive. Early that morning, as I inspected the motor pool, I put a generous coat of petroleum jelly on his steering wheel.
I actually forget what his retaliation for that was. But my turn came again when he was assigned to be a part of our annual Berlin convoy.
This was before the reunification of Germany. The iron curtain was still a reality and West Berlin was still surrounded by Communist East Germany.
Once over the border into East Germany, our trucks were not allowed to stop for any reason. My office mate was a heavy smoker, and I knew there was an open pack of cigarettes in his desk drawer.
I took 2 or three of the cigarettes and carefully emptied a bit less than half the tobacco from each. I dropped a match head into each tube and carefully repacked the tobacco into them.
Shortly afterward, it was time for the convoy to leave. He came rushing into the office and grabbed his pack of cigarettes.
After the convoy returned, I waited for his retaliation. It didn’t happen. Finally I asked if he had surrendered the prank war. He said “no, I thought it was your turn. Puzzled, I asked if anything strange had happened on the Berlin convoy. He said no. I asked if he had smoked all his cigarettes.
“Of course I did.”
“Nothing strange happened?”
“Did anyone bum cigarettes from you?”
“Of course, why?”
“Uh oh”. And I told him about the loaded cigarettes.
We agreed to call a truce after that