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Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Happy April Fool's Day, friends. Hopefully you haven't yet been the victim of an April Fool's Day joke. Keep your guard up. There are wicked scary people going around trying their best to make a fool of you.

People like my friend Mike. Every year he leaves a note on his co worker's desk asking her to call Harry Lyons--then leaves the number for the zoo. Every year she calls. It's his little way of brightening his day. Upon hearing of his cruelty, of course, my family decides to come up with our own.

Ima Sweeper--then leave the number for the street sweeping department.
Aiken Paynes--the number for the Pain Management Clinic

Feel free to use these for your own enjoyment.

My kids try to fool me every year--well, my middle child tries to fool me every day--so I've gotten pretty good at smelling a joke a mile away.

But others out there are not so fortunate, I know. Tell us about your sufferings under the evil hands of your friends and relatives, and we'll share your pain.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:56 AM  
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At 1:07 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

My hubby's a managing partner in his firm, and he once held a staff meeting on April 1, and presented all the secretary's with a timeclock for punching in and out. Apparently, he made it sound really true--that they'd have to use it, haha. They were SO mad at him!

And I didn't play any jokes on my blog today, nosiree...

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I was just had myself. LOL My husband works at Ford Meter Box and in the newsletter every year there is an April Fool's joke. We got the newsletter today and It didn't sink in today was the day. LOL I was reading about how the credit union was relocating to a place NOT in the factory and thinking "what the heck?" until I came to the end of the article. LOL April Fool.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I got my galleys today. I WISH that was April Fools. LOL

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Julie, my hubby's playing a few jokes on his employees too.

C, if only DST was an April Fool's joke, huh?

K, at least it's not edits. :-)

At 6:09 PM, Blogger celestemc said...

I have a friend who seems to love the day. Here are a couple of comments I've gotten from her so far:

"I taped the handle down on the spay hose on the sink...Brad just got it BIG TIME...he came in and poured water on my head!!hahahahahahaha let the fun begin!! "

"have you used Saran wrap on the toilet seat?? he he he he he...although...I may forget and use it and then I'd be ticked."

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

It was quiet here yesterday (its now wednesday) a few done by radio stations got people going.
but i didn't see any. The last time i tried one it backfired so bad that i decided its not safe for me to try to do it again.
didn't think to do it on my blog.

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Last year on April Fools Day my hubby announced to the congregation that I was pregnant. They were very excited for a few minutes until he let them in on the joke.

Another long standing one in our household is to put a rubber band around the spray at the kitchen sink, when someone turns the water on they get soaked.

At 10:46 PM, Blogger Becky said...

I got my older son pretty good this morning, telling him that he didn't have to go to school. He looked at me in disbelief, "I don't?"

"Just kidding. April fools!"

So he's been plotting to get me back. This afternoon on our way home from Costco, we were driving down the freeway, and my older son suddenly says, "Judah's out of his car seat!"

My heart leaped, and I flipped the mirror down to check on him. There he was, calm as could be, fully buckled in his seat.

"April Fools, mom!"

At 11:13 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Denise, This one cracked me up.

At 3:06 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

I pray my co-worker never finds this blog. Her attempts today were just cruel. She walked into the copy editors' cubby today and announced none of our photos would be in until 10 p.m. We have a midnight deadline, but that's not outside the realm of possibility. I had my head in my hands before she started laughing. Turns out, she was half right. A car went in the river and I had to redo my entire front page about 9:30 p.m. Of course, the driver had a worse night than I did. He lived, by the way, rescued by passers-by.

When the city editor came in for a budget meeting, Fooling co-worker shrieked that a news alert had just moved saying the governor had been shot. Hopefully, that won't prove prophetic. A lot of people don't like Bob Riley, but I don't think they hate him that bad.

Our family doesn't get into April Fool's, so I have no good stories.

However, just on a whim one of my college friends broke into another friend's house and put strawberry Kool-aid in the shower head. I made him take the firecrackers out of the toaster.


At 1:29 PM, Blogger Liz said...

I wasn't actually there for it but my friends were in a production down in florida called Jesus Behold the Man. And its a major deal. Well April 1st last year, the directors played a really big prank. "Jesus" was sick and they told everyone he couldn't preform that day. So one guy was doing like three parts, someone was standing in for Jesus and a few other people had to switch parts. So when they were practicing the Ressurection scene, which was one of the biggest. The original guy playing Jesus walked out instead of the stand in, and then proceeded to reveal it was all a joke. They weren't too happy but able to laugh about it later.

Last night at work, one of the nurses said that they (I don't know if he meant the government as in taxes or the hospital where we work) decided to give everyone two hundred dollars for every child they had. She got excited until she realized it wasn't true.

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

in australia we always were taught you could only play jokes till midday after that you were the fool if you played a joke.
it may be a british thing. not sure.

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Beth said...

None this year, but there was a funny one at work last year.

One of the guys in the office has one of those screen savers with the words scrolling across. Another guy changed to the words to "Why aren't you working?"

ausjenny, I've heard that midday thing too. But then I'm also an Aussie girl.


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