Today's lesson: April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day.
Though not a holiday, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of practical jokes and hoaxes on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on fool's errands, the aim, of course to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon. If you play a trick on someone after this time you are the April Fool.
Years ago my co-worker and I decided we would play an April Fool's Joke on our boss. He had a large diary type calendar on his desk at the time and before he got to work, we penciled in "fake" appointments. We picked his worst client's and put them about every hour. We also put in a lunch with someone who drove him CRAZY. Then we sat and waited.......and waited.......and waited. Then we heard the crabbing and then he got FURIOUS. By this point our other boss and the two of us were heads down laughing at our desks. We found out that day that he just couldn't take a joke!!! Now each year on this day I ask him how his calendar looks.....at least now he smiles.
One year my mom put salt in the sugar dish...of course horrible...but funnier was she forgot to change the container back to sugar and my gram made a rubarb pie using it. My mom loved rubarb pie and the last laugh was on her!
Anyone out there ever played a joke or had one played on them?
Oh, almost forgot....class dismissed....