"April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible." from Wilkepedia
I've decided that I'm not going to do any hoaxes or jokes today. I can remember doing those April fool jokes many times to my parents. And then later I did them to my wife and close friends. Silly things that made us laugh.
I think that my favorite prank was to place the "fart machine", which was remotely controlled, on a couch or chair behind an unsuspecting person. This worked best when others were in the room (for obvious reasons). Then when some serious discussion started, I would press the button and out would come those pants ripping fart sounds.
The expressions on the people and the person who was the alleged "perpetrator" were hysterical. Most everyone would pretend that they hadn't heard the sound. Just carry on like nothing happened. Then when a second blast came out, people would start to squirm and look embarrassed. By the third "toot", everyone was cracking up.
I'm feeling semi-goofy today but decided that I won't use the fart machine at work or at the wine and cheese reception that I'm going to tonight. So here's what I'm going to do:
- Have a productive day at work
- Meet with a new sponsee at noon
- Go see a friend's art work being displayed at an art reception this evening
- Fix dinner later for my wife
- And...... Make some copies of a paperclip;
- Put them into the paper tray of the copier;
- Watch as they try to find the paperclip stuck in the printer.