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Was Today April Fool’s Day?

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I’ll admit I’m not much of a prankster. In fact I’m kind of a huge baby when it comes to falling victim to practical jokes. Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve ever really had anyone pull a “real” practical joke on me. I think the closest thing is hiding in the closet to scare me or something along those lines.

 

So I was a little taken back, by the disappointment I felt, that April Fool’s Day came and went without even a hint of presence. The only person that even mentioned it to me was my wife this morning when I got up. She gave me a brand new toothbrush and said, “Happy April Fool’s Day”. I kept asking her things like, “Does it shock you?” “Does it stain your teeth black?” Does it leave a bad taste in your mouth?” Her answer to all my questions was, “No.” So I opened it and brushed my teeth with it. Sure enough, she was telling the truth, it was just a regular, old toothbrush.

 

As I drove to work I kept thinking, “Is my wife secretly an alien that has just come to this planet and is unfamiliar with the custom of April Fool’s Day?” As hard as I tried, I couldn’t convince myself of the fact.

 

All day long at work I kept waiting for someone to do something to somebody, anybody, but it never happened. No one even mentioned it, nor told a story of a “great prank for years past”. My boss came in today with a “pinched neck”. He kept walking around the office as though he was wearing an invisible neck brace, never once turning his head. Plus he was kind of lopsided because of the “pinch”. I kept laughing at him all day, every time I saw him and of course was anticipating the big, “April Fool’s Day” to come spilling out of his mouth. It never did. Quittin’ time came and the day was gone. April Fool’s was dead as far as all my co-workers were concerned.

 

After work it was off to the comic book store, (it’s Wednesday, new comic book day of course. Not to mention Previews day as well!). I figured I’d get something there, if nothing else an old standard like, “Books didn’t come in today” or “Your total is $11,543.72”. Again, it was as though the world had skipped over the “fool”.

 

Where did the love go for the fool? This world is full of them. Most days I think that not a single one of us is free from being included in “a world full of fools”. Yet, we’d ignore the day to celebrate our “fooldom”? What’s that? Fool… as in trick? Oh, yeah, I guess that makes sense. I got confused there for a minute.

 

So Happy April Fool’s Day! E-mail me your address and my wife will send you a toothbrush.

 

Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster

Written by Ramblin' Rooster

April 2, 2009 at 4:39 am