Special April Fools Question of the Day

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Looks like I likely fell for an April Fools post (see below) but I’m not gonna take it down because they got me fair and square. So I thought I’d ask – what’s the best April Fools prank you either delivered or fell for?

Have fun today.

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  • For the second year in a row, my fiance got me with “How ready are you for a baby?”

  • lordscarlet

    I am becoming the bitter PoP poster, but I hate this day. Stay away from the internets.

  • I was very young (like kindergarten) when my dad spent weeks finishing the attic as a guestroom. This involved re-wiring, and lots of unfamiliar language I was assured were “grownup words”. He finally got the lights working.

    A few days later, my older brother told me about April Fools day and how we had to play a trick on our parents. Between the two of us (he’s a couple years older) we dragged the ladder from fixture to fixture and unscrewed all the new lightbulbs a little. Dad got home from work, and I told him oh-so-innocently that the lights in the attic weren’t working. He said another one of those grownup words and went tearing up the stairs. He only had to suffer for about 30 seconds before he registered the fact that we were laughing so hard we couldn’t breathe. A little power is a heady thing, to a six-year-old.

  • A boyfriend once broke up with me on April 1st. I thought it was a prank…definitely wasn’t.

    • Yeah, sorry about that hon. Won’t happen again.

    • Hah! In fifth grade (or thereabouts) my GF broke up with me on April 1 as a joke, I took it seriously as was all hurt and then said lots of bad things about her to everyone that day and it made her mad enough that she broke up with me for real. And that about set the tone for all relationships to follow.

  • I called my dad “crying” that I had overslept and missed my court time for driving with an expired license and registration (just back from college not enough time to get to the DMV). I told him I would now have a warrant out for my arrest, etc…

    He started yelling at me to get my ass in front of any judge and plead my case. I was really just early to court and sitting around bored. It was very funny.

  • When I was in grade school we had a two car garage and on April Fool’s day I rewired the garage door openers (those door bell looking things in the garage) so they would open the opposite garage door. So when mom and dad went to leave in the morning and hit the garage door opener, the other door would open. Slightly annoying, but not terrible. But I also switched the remotes in the cars so that when they pulled out of the garage and hit the button to close, the other door opened. Yes, I thought it was genius!

  • In my childhood kitchen, we had a seperate black faucet on the sink that was attached to a hose, and would only spray water if you squeezed the handle on it. Before everyone woke up on April Fool’s day, I colored a rubber band black and wound it around the handle, so that when the facet was turned on, water would surprise whoever was at the sink with an unsuspecting spray. A few hours later, as I finsihed breakfast, my father told me to put my dish in the dishwasher. As I went to pre-rinse my dish, I got sprayed with my own joke. I have never lived that one down.

  • These are all terrific. Except for the breakup one.

  • My dad got us once with the thoughts of a swimming pool……

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