Working from home during the coronavirus outbreak means sleeping in, working with your PJs on, and doing your laundry during your break. It sounds like a dream come true. But working from home is also the perfect opportunity to prank your coworkers!

Andrew Eckel, a software engineer and musician living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, fooled his colleagues into thinking that he lived in a luxury apartment. He did this by creating a backdrop of an expensive-looking home and only later did he reveal to his coworkers that they’ve all been bamboozled. When he posted about it on Imgur, people went nuts over Andrew’s prank.

“A lot of people aren’t really in the habit of making their beds every day, and I can’t be the only person who didn’t want to show a messy bedroom this week. I thought the prank would appeal to a lot of people, but I’ve thought that about many projects in the past that never got much attention, like my music videos and a video effect I made that delays darker parts of the image,” Andrew told Bored Panda.

“Within 10 minutes of making my Imgur post, it had a comment under it from Sarah, the co-founder of Imgur. That’s when I knew this one would be different. My favorite comment on Imgur was a suggestion that I make a new backdrop, of a room that looks totally normal but is upside-down. It wouldn’t fool anyone; it would just look really funny. I think I’ll do that,” Andrew said about his future plans. Scroll down for the rest of our interview with him.

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Andrew Eckel pranked his coworkers

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Image credits: RelevantForOnce