April 2, 2004





Did anyone play an April's Fool joke on you?

Yes. My 10 year old son was in the bathroom and started screaming frantically that the toilet was overflowing (one of my EXTREME household paranoias). I frantically ran up the stairs expecting the worse only to find a perfect toilet and a grinning child laughing "APRIL FOOL'S!!" I got him back, thought. I bought one of those travel size "cups" of M&M's, removed the candy and replaced them with chopped radishes. I NEVER keep candy in the house, so of course when he
saw those M&M's laying on the kitchen counter, her dived right in! Ha Ha April fools!!!


Not to my knowledge (some of them take a while to make themselves known).

Alias Irrelevante

There was a jokester newsletter passed out in my building. It took me some time to understand it was in jest.

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA


Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

A Bulletin Board that I frequent (www.Able2Know.com) featured first a phantom wandering cursor and then a plague of avatar hamsters.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

No. We're a fun group at work, but pranks aren't part of way of life.

Cathie, 54
Novi, MI USA

yes - one of my friends posted a message to his livejournal saying something vaguely unlikely and bad had happened to make us all give him sympathy, and there was an article in the paper too... The one from my friend worked, the one in the paper kind of did - I realised there was something wrong about it, but it wasn't till the next morning when I looked at it again
that I realised one of the names was an anagram of "april fool"!

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

No, thought I heard a few of the Help Desk crew talking about jokes they had played on the rest of that group.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

No. Unless you count the company who made our calendar with April Fool's Day on the blank space two days before April 1st.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

Nope. Although I did hear NPR's annual April's Fool joke. It was a story about the Postmaster General's new program -- Go Postal -- where ZIP codes are portable in the same way that cell phone numbers are now portable.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA


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