Monday, April 1, 2013

I Hate April Fool's Day - It's Not Funny Anymore

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This holiday used to be about harmless pranks for me. Whoopee cushion on the chair? Funny! Fake dog turd on the floor? Also funny. Dumping me and then saying  "April Fool's"? Not funny! Claiming to have been in a car accident? Also not funny! I even had a teacher tell me once I failed a massive exam because she thought it would be funny since I used to freak the hell out over my grades.

So, needless to say- me and April Fool's REALLY don't get along because people have made it too serious for me.

I will say my husband made me laugh this morning when he informed me HE was pregnant. Funny, silly things are all good...but when you try to make a joke out of something serious it REALLY pisses me off. Even worse is when businesses do it. Worse than that? When media does it. I remember several years ago a radio DJ that claimed NSync's members had all died in a plane crash while touring- this was back when they were at the top of their game so it was really distressing especially since I was a teenager obsessed with the band at the time. To "April Fool's" anything about death, cancer, tragedy, etc...just angers me.

To the critics of me that think I just need to lighten up I say, "NO! I don't." The jokes need to be light for me to be laughing. With all this said can we please go back to the harmless pranks of whoopee cushions, fake turds, fake vomit, toilet paper that has no breaks and other goofy stuff like that? Please and thank you!

3 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you! My teen got me today by using a rubber band to hold the spray nozzle for the sink down...got a nice shower when I thought I was going to get a cup of water. Now that, well, it was hilarious! The overly serious, make your heart sink things, not so much! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I kinda agree. Granted it's probably because I am so gullible...

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  3. I'm so glad I'm not alone in this. Funny April Fool's are 100% fine, but it's the serious stuff that makes me wanna pull my hair out!!!

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