Prank Haters Anonymous

I would like to thank all the people who chose NOT to play a "joke" on someone this April Fools Day. The word joke is in quotes because I personally consider a joke to be something that makes the teller and the tellee both laugh, not something that makes the teller/doer laugh and makes the other person feel stupid or even cry.

Crying is not funny, people.

I know, I know, I am the lone voice crying in the wilderness here. Everyone LOVES this day, and I must have some deep-seated insecurities that make me despise being pranked. So be it. I just want to reassure my readers that this blog remains a prank-free zone, even on a misbegotten day such as today.

So, in the comments, tell us about an April Fools trick that you hated. Go ahead, it's safe here.

Comments

  1. I hate AFD and have since I was a child! I was always the one who fell for some wild tale.

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  2. No pranks were played here, probably because we're all too tired.

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  3. Rest assured, you are NOT alone in hating 99% of all April Fools' Day pranks. I left the 1% in case there was some cute, welcome, harmless prank played on someone, somewhere, ever.

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  4. I saw a crazy bar graph from a screen shot from Fox News that was totally skewed and nuts, and I sent it to my scientist brothers because I thought it would amuse them, too, but they thought it was an April Fool's Prank. Sadly, it was dated yesterday and was real, but I don't think they believe me.

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  5. I like funny pranks, but I hate cruel ones. The worst April Fools joke I ever saw was perpetrated by my husband and his nephew. I begged them not to do it, but they wouldn't listen to me. Our nephew was living with us at the time--he had been having some issues with his mother---and on April Fools Day, my husband and nephew cooked up the idea that they should call my sister-in-law and tell her that her son had run away and we couldn't find him. NOT funny. Jerks.

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  6. I love it (or hate it, depending on which side I'm on). However, every April Fool's Day, somewhere along the day, I suggested to my husband that his fly was open. And he always fell for it. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. (It is among my children's favorite memories....)

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  7. I'm right there with you --I think I hate AFD pranks because 99% of the time they are actually kind of mean. They certainly aren't jokes.

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  8. AFD pranks are not allowed in my house because I loathe any sort of prank or gag that embarrasses, shames, or in any way upsets someone.

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  9. Myssie1963April 03, 2014

    The one I really hate is the fake winning lottery ticket. NOT FUNNY, people. It's cruel to get someone's hopes up like that.

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  10. There is no cover story for cruelty. It is what it is.

    Buffalo Wool Co did have a great ad that day of a masterfully-overdescribed paper bag, marked down from hundreds of dollars to only $29, with the bonus that it would have a mixture of buffalo blend yarns in it. (Great sale too, if you don't mind not getting to pick the colors.) Had I felt richer I totally would have bought it.

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  11. I hate all pranks. TG no one played any on me!

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  12. I heard a terrible one about a girl who searched for weeks for a prom dress, finally found one online that she absolutely loved. She ordered it…watched for the delivery every day…her dad saw a nearly identical one at a local store that was about 6 sizes too small. He bought it, packaged it, and had someone deliver it. And then watched as his poor daughter hyperventilated after dashing to the door to receive the package, breathlessly opening up the box, and seeing the way too small dress. Four days before prom.

    Oh, and I have ALWAYS hated April Fools Day. Always.

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