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Mark Adams shares this story:
When I was the fire marshal I got to decide the location of the fire scenario for the fire drill. At that time the sirens weren’t as loud as they are now, you used to be able to sleep through them. I would always try to arrange the fire drill location for where I knew a girl was trying to take a nap, so when we busted in with all our fire fighting equipment we would wake them up!
Sarah Wicker, former head chef, had her children on Star as children and babies. She used a doll to pretend it was her child and convinced staff that she had accidentally dropped her baby out the window of Caswell. Another time she left her doll “baby” covered in food on the rocks where staff were far enough away they couldn’t see clearly and soon saw seagulls fly down and start tearing it apart.
Random overheard and anonymous pranks:
A female pelican put dry ice in one of the toilets so it looked like smoke was pouring out of it.
There was a prank war that involved a staff person coming back to their room to find everything on their bureau securely glued down, including a number of beer cans glued to each other and the bureau.
One crew took their supervisor’s door off of its hinges and attached the hinges to the top of the door so that it swung up and out from the top of the door jam instead of from the side.
One year a Pelican played circus music in the attic to scare the staff sleeping on the 4th floor.
A head chef set up a water sprayer right where the waiters and waitresses went to pick up their trays so that they wouldn’t notice, but they would leave with a spray of water right on their pants.
Bakers have at many times dropped things from their bakery window onto unsuspecting staff exiting the staff eating quarters.