Not necessarily “ha ha” funny

I’ve never been very good at playing April Fool’s day pranks. The best one I pulled what when I was maybe 7-years-old. You see, my dad worked 12-hour shifts and so he was always up and out the door by 6:30 a.m. I thought it would be funny to get up after everyone had gone to bed and pull a prank on my dad. I grabbed the saran wrap from the kitchen and put it over the toilet bowl. No, not the seat part that lifts up, but the cold, ceramic, “OH MY GOD I FELL IN” bowl. Well, my dad used that in the morning before work and he was less than impressed. I didn’t know until I was quite older how mad he was, but he never told me at the time. I guess he just knew that I got him really good.

That being said, I’ve never really been a fan of April Fool’s day, or pranks in general. I don’t mind the odd harmless joke, as in “Oh, I’m pregnant! Haaa, just kidding!” (Which is what Kyle things I should tell my mom this April Fool’s Day), but when my personal belongings are f-ed with, I get quite pissed. Hell, I get irritated when my pen at work goes missing. The roommate has learned not to pull pranks on me after he prank-called my office. (I hid his keyboard, however being the nerd he is, he had a spare.) I contemplated silly-stringing his car but really didn’t want the war to go on forever.

So yeah, I don’t find April Fool’s Day very amusing. I don’t even understand it fully. And what’s with the “It only happens until noon” thing? I never quite got that one either. Maybe I’m just a stick in the mud. Or maybe it’s just my inner bitter spinster. Yeah, that’s probably it.

Get off my lawn kids, and tell me What’s the best prank you’ve pulled, or had pulled on you?

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One thought on “Not necessarily “ha ha” funny

  1. I did the saran wrap on the toilet thing once. My mom was so mad! I blamed it on my sister :P I used to be quite an elaborate prankster when I was in high school but I don’t know, I guess I just grew out of it. I don’t have the time/energy for scheming anymore now that I’m old!

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