Friday, 1 April 2011

April Fool

I'm back...

I'll work on a blog post about what I did or didn't achieve during my week's (cough) absence sometime this weekend, but not on April Fools' day. One should only do foolish things today, like:

Phone office services and tell them the bucket they put above the ceiling tile had fallen through and landed on someone's head, and they are wearing it as a hat. Flap, flap, flap.

Being a wise and unfoolable sort, I haven't fallen for too many April Fool jokes over the years. Ahem! But the below, was a classic...

Once upon a time a naive me opened the local free paper to read an article about a new television channel  that would be showing the latest movies for free. This may have been in the early days of cable or satellite television, or before then when the UK only had a measly four or five stations. I was super excited and began following the instructions--boring stuff like turning your tv on etc etc, then clapping your hands at the television (yes, I did that), then rushing across the room to open the window and wave your arms... Oh!

To which my mum said, "What are you doing?"

"Being an April Fool," I replied.

I may never live it down. Especially as I keep mentioning it.

11 comments:

Tony said...

Ha! Awesome. I always have grand ideas for April Fools but never get around to executing any of them. They all, of course, involve the "accidental" dismembering of yours truly.

I *did* fool my class this morning though. I told them all they would receive a zero on the assignment of my choosing if they've been absent more than once (which they all have).

The reactions were priceless. And interestingly, not a one suspected I was joking.

:-)

Aaron Polson said...

I'm "pants" at April Fools. I can't pull off a joke if my life was forfeit.

Katey said...

That is adorable. Oh, how naive we all were once upon a time! It takes one really good one to wisen us up.

Not that I ever have. I should just go back to bed, I think.

Cate Gardner said...

The best April Fool's are those thought up on the spot, Tony. Oh, and you're an evil teacher.

Bet you could, Aaron. (Though I think Amazon's playing one on us right now ;)

I'm disappointed that nobody tried to April fool me today. :( Miserable so and so's.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I stay inside on April Fool's day. Pranks give me the shivers.

Milo James Fowler said...

Oddly enough, there were no pranks at my school today -- out of the ordinary, that is. Nothing extra special. I returned home disappointed with that awful after-Christmas sinking feeling.

Mary Rajotte said...

Luckily my Mr. proposed to me on April 2nd.

Then again...we're still not married :)

Cate Gardner said...

I love April Fools Day, Natalie.

Apart from the bucket falling through the ceiling incident (hee-hee) our office was prank free. :(

Give him a nudge, Mary.

Ian said...

What some see as gullibility is often just the willingness, for a moment, to believe in magic. Then a bucket falls on your head...

Cate Gardner said...

Ha! Ian :D

Tony said...

I love being evil. ;-)