Monday, April 1, 2013

I don't like April Fools' Day

I have just passed from indifference to annoyance. I like a good laugh and think I have a pretty good sense of humour (don't we all think that about ourselves), but I don't find hoaxes or practical jokes very funny. I have often found the 'tricks' to be a little cruel or used to make others feel silly or embarrassed.

Maybe I am the grinch of April Fools' day? Even the history of AFD is unclear. It seems to be made of a lot of different foolish occasions all thrown together for one giant foolish morning.
The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools Day.
But why the people call it so,
Not I, nor they themselves do know. 

Wake me up at noon when it's over.

April Fools' day is past and gone
You're the fool and I am none

How do you feel about AFD?

PS: I do love the book April Fools' Day by Bryce Courtenay. I have read this over and over and have tears each time. I'm not indifferent to the awesome Bryce Courtenay

PPS:  - I'm pregnant
          - Due on Halloween
          - It's twins
          - We have decided to name them Thing and Uncle Fester regardless of sex
             (some of this maybe not be true)


  1. Oh SNAP! I'm pregnant too, with triplets, all due on Australia Day and we are calling them Shazza, Bazza and Dazza!!! Happy AFD!

  2. Hate it too! Surely people have better things to do!

    1. I know! I'm always surprised when the News wastes time on pranks.

  3. Yeah, I know, those people who prank are just horrible. I'd certainly never do that. Ever.

  4. Do what I did today, slept in and by the time I woke up it was nearly midday and that's when April Fool's finishes!!!

  5. Just lies really aren't they? Well some at least, I've seen a v.occasional funny one. Was about to wish you congrats :) then realized noone in comments congratulated you, penny dropped :)

  6. I reckon the problem is that most AFD jokes just aren't clever. The rubbish ones have ruined it for everyone! x

  7. I dislike very much April fool's day so totally understand the feeling...