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1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

I was recently tied to the shackles of educationdom, (you can see its doing wonders for my english ;) ) but also I recently discovered the joys of living life to its fullest even in grotty england. Be it weekend trips or whatever.
a lot of people act different and more 'outgoing' when they're away I've been trying to see life like I do when I'm travelling at home.

So I started free fun.

Me and a mate got a couple of old newspapers cut out eye holes and walked into manchester city centre, I sat in art galleries and the windows of sofa shops. i made a fair few people laugh cna't be bad.

Any suggestions for more free fun? any one want to join the rampage?

m

2. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 11y

you sound like my sister. she is always doing something crazy and fun. mmm... we use to walk into department stores and start arguing about something ridiculous. or she would pretend to break up with a boyfriend. mostly theatrics is her game. but try it. it will make people feel uncomfortable around you but its fun. say something like ..... " i cant believe you cheated on me....." or " you didnt tell me you have 6 kids"

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Any suggestions for more free fun?

How long have you got??

There's allsorts of really daft things you can do like that if you want to, and are not afraid to, urm, conduct "experiments" with the British public.

Particularly if there is a core of 2 or 3 or so of you that are interested longer term. You can turn it into a game amongst yourselves and have literally endless amusement just screwing with peoples heads

4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

GREAT-all you lot come my way!!! I may even join in!

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I have a friend who used to sit on a bus or in the Metro, pick someone to stare at, and then drool the whole ride. Just before he got off he'd shake his head like a dog and send spit flying.

You could try that.

6. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

The old pointing at the sky is always fun. Get a few people (2-3) together and just randomly point at the sky or towards a building and watch the people walking by trying to figure out what you're looking at.

Or "Holiday snapshot with unknown stranger", another good one. Whenever you see somebody taking a shot of his/her pals/family/whatever try to get into their back and make a weird gesture... If you're doing it right they will only notice you once they got the pictures back.... Although, if you do it right, you'll never know, but that's the beauty...

Laying a trace of orange juice in the supermarket towards the toilets, very entertaining indeed...

Mmmmhhh... There must be more, must think harder...

Oh yeah, shout out very loudly in a public space (pub,restaurant, or similar) "Are you mad, I am hetero!"

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Things To Do at Walmart (or anywhere) When You're Bored

As the cashier runs your purchase over the scanner, look mesmerized and say, "Wow, magic!"

Ask other customers if they have any Grey Poupon.

Attempt to fit others into very large gym bags.

Challenge other customers to duels with tubes of gift-wrap.

Contaminate the entire auto department by sampling all the spray air fresheners.

Dart around suspiciously while humming the theme from Mission Impossible.

Drag a lounge chair over to the magazines and relax.

Go to the food court, buy a drink, and ask if they can put a little umbrella in it.

Drape a blanket around your shoulders and run around saying, "I'm Batman. Come Robin, to the Batcave."

Follow people through the aisles, staying about 5 feet behind them. Do this until they leave the store.

Get 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they aren't looking.

Go into a fitting room, shut the door and wait a while and then yell loudly "There's no toilet paper in here!"

Go to the Service Desk and ask to put a bag of M&M's on lay away.

Hide in a clothing rack and when people browse through, say "PICK ME! PICK ME!"

Hold indoor shopping cart races.

In the auto department, practice your "Madonna look" using different size funnels.

Leave Cheerios in lawn and garden, pillows in the pet section, etc.

Look right into the security camera, use it as a mirror and pick your nose.

Make a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the restrooms.

Make up nonsense products and ask employees if there are any in stock. (i.e.: Shnerples)

Move "Caution: Wet Floor" signs to carpeted areas.

Pay off layaways 50 cents at a time.

Play soccer with a group of friends, using the entire store as your playing field.

Play with the automatic doors.

Play with the calculators so that they all spell "hello" upside down.

Randomly throw things over into neighboring aisles.

"Re-alphabetize" the CD's.

Re-dress the mannequins as you see fit.

Relax in the patio furniture until you get kicked out.

Ride a display bicycle through the store; claim you are taking it for a test drive.

Ride those little electronic cars at the front of the store.

Say things like, "Would you be so kind as to direct me to your Twinkies."

Set all the alarm clocks to go off at ten-minute intervals throughout the day.

Set up a "Valet Parking" sign in front of the store.

Set up a tent in the camping department and tell other shoppers you'll invite them in if they bring pillows from the bed department.

Start playing Calvinball; see how many people you can get to join.

Take bets on the battle from above.

Take off your shoes and tell them you want to return it and when they say you didn't buy it there say, "Hm... I thought the customer was always right!"

Take shopping carts for the express purpose of filling them and stranding them at strategic locations.

Take up an entire aisle in toys by setting up a full-scale battle with G.I. Joe vs. X-men.

Test the brushes and combs in cosmetics.

Test the fishing rods and see what you can catch from other aisles.

TP as much of the store as possible before they stop you.

Try to hold up customers with the toy guns. See how much you can make.

Tune all the radios to polka stations; then turn them off and turn the volume up to full blast.

Walk up to an employee and tell him/her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in Housewares and see what happens.

Walk up to complete strangers and say, "Hi. I haven't seen you in so long." etc. See if they play along.

When 2 or 3 people are walking ahead of you, run between them yelling "Red Rover."

When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"

When an announcement comes over the loud speaker, assume the fetal position and scream "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!"

When someone steps away from his or her cart to look at something, quickly make off with it without saying a word.

When there are people behind you, walk really slowly, especially in thin aisles.

While handling guns in the hunting department, ask the clerk if he knows where the anti-depressants are.

While walking through the clothing department, ask yourself loud enough for all to hear, "Who buys this crap anyway?!"

8. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Thanks, but I think we were trying to stay away from the Jackass look of things....

Gelli, we already are running the competition, and yes I am in the lead

We like more sort of setup things, that make US look stupid not other people.

m

9. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Cushty! Me and my uni housemates are always doing stupid stuff. Normally indoors.

  • Clear the living room, put a net or line up and play volleyball with a balloon. You can use just your feet, or woodenh spoons etc.
  • A painful one is getting a cushion or your bed mattress and sliding down the stairs.
  • Theres matrix style fighting
  • Jumping onto a bed in as many ways as possible
  • Sit on the rrof with a few bevvies
  • Hide random things places, eg: smoke alarm under pillow or rubber glove filled with water
  • Hollyoaks....don't actually like the program but on a sunday morning with a hangover and all of you round it's perfect.
  • Collect as many road signs and traffic cones as possible without gettin done
  • The post it note game. Write a charcter or celebrity on a sticky note then put it on someones forhead and you all have to guess who you are by askin questions.

The list is endless, hope that helps. What ya studying n where?

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

hahahah! Those are some good ones!
(just don't do the road sign thing in the US, it is a felony)
:)