Although it is a Sunday, I was able to get my sister (JB) with an April Fools joke.
I called her at 10 this morning and said I had some really good news. I told her that I had just been offered the job that I had applied for in BC. She doesn’t necessarily want me to work so far from Ontario. I sold it to her and she asked, “why would they call on a Sunday”. I replied with, “well, it is April the first”.
For some reason, she was mad at me and called me a few names. I got her pretty good though.
It does pale in comparison to what I did last year.
It was the start of the federal election and I was working on the Dykstra campaign. I was likely the closest person to the office so I was made the emergency contact for the alarm company.
Shortly before 8am on April 1, I opened the office and got an idea. I called both the campaign manager and the main IT guy and told them (separately of course) that the office had been broken into and destroyed. I went on for a minute or so describing the damage – windows smashed, holes in the walls, computers destroyed, list of supporters burned.
Both panicked, as you can imagine. They both indicated that they would be there as soon as they could. I asked them to hold on a second as I was filling in the police report.
I asked them, because I was shaken up that I couldn’t remember the date. JR immediately realized what was going on and said something, although expected and deserved, was a bit rude. DS didn’t pick up when he told me it was April 1 – I asked him if anything “special” sometimes happened on April 1, still nothing. After a few more seconds, he also realized that he has been pulled in.
The joke when re-told to the other campaign workers went over quite well.
I am still fearful of DS getting some sort of revenge on me – guess I will have to wait and see.
Anyway, I think as long as the pranks aren’t actually harmful then they are all for the fun of it. I am sure that I’ve been gotten from time to time, but, I can’t think of a specific example.
At any rate, happy April Fools to you and hopefully you’ve not been gotten too badly.