(Closed) April Fools: How far is too far?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I liked Google’s April Fools Joke this morning.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh, I think April Fool’s is so annoying.  I hope no one plays a trick on me today because I am in zero mood.

This wasn’t an April Fool’s prank, but when my sister and I were kids, we got these gigantic fake tattoos while on vacation with my grandparents.  They were shockingly realistic and my g-pa convinced my mom they were real.  She was steaming mad and crying and everything before we let her in on it.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What was the google joke?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m having my first dress fitting today… I’m hoping that the salespeople are not the jokester type.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ha ha!  Google’s was a good one. 

For me, taking it too far would be when someone gets hurt, emotionally or physically.  Like those fake lottery tickets?  I couldn’t do that.  To see the person get SO excited and then realize it’s all fake?  Not for me. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@OttawaBride: If you go to Google, it’s re-named Topeka.  They put out a press release saying that Topeka, Kansas was changing it’s name to Google.  It was pretty funny.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

The guy at subway told me he over charged me (it was $80 instead of $6) so i handed him my card to do a refund. he’s like, oh, it was just a joke. You took it pretty well. I guess people get all fired up about stuff like that? i don’t see the point, since it’s a credit card and you can dispute any weird charges. Apparently people were hollering at him about it.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I’m all about the April Fool’s jokes… but I do think that some people can take it too far. Some of my co-workers put our boss’s stuff in jell-o this morning… Personally, I thought it was hilarious, but it was pain because everything was all sticky (although the pranksters did help wash everything off afterwards!!)

I mentioned this already on another thread, but my SO and I aren’t engaged yet and we changed our FB status to “engaged”… Some people are on to us, but some of my friends are all OMG CONGRATS! I think it’s harmless and it’s been fun to get them going for a while just to tell them it’s a joke.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The google thing was the best! They did it because the mayor of Topeka a little while ago really was campaigning to change the name of the city to Google temporarily to draw the company to set up jobs there. It was on the news when he was doing it. =) Very cute!

To the OP…I’ve never been in on big ones…I lead a lame existence!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When I was little I made cookies for my friends, but instead of putting in vanilla, I put in soy sauce and instead of using sugar, I used salt. It was hilarious at the time. My friends were pretty grossed out and most took it well, but one kind of hated my little 2nd grade guts for a while, but oh well. Now I’m really not into April Fool’s jokes. I know that at this age I would not appreciate being pranked, unless it was a totally harmless in every way, silly, funny prank.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It doesn’t work for me! It just sends me to google.ca and it’s just normal. Weird…

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

So this is blessedly my last year in a dorm.  There’s a mega-douchebag downstairs who plays Guitar Hero at the highest volume possible at ANY hour of the day and REFUSES to turn it down if you ask, saying you’re trying to sleep/do your homework/not hear that stupid Journey song at the highest volume for the thirty millionth time this year.  He’s also a huge misogynist and a general prick…this guy deserves any April Fools joke played on him possible.  So at 5 AM today, Fiance and I went downstairs and tied his door to the window across the hall with florist’s wire, so he couldn’t open the door.  We didn’t know if he would break the window if he pulled hard enough, and frankly…and this is terrible…we didn’t care too much because no one would find out it was us and the window would be replaced instantly because that’s just how this school is.  It would just make the douchebag really, really angry and the school would lose less than fifty dollars IF the unlikely happened that the window would be injured by his pulling.  But really, florist’s wire isn’t that strong.  Probably the wire snapped after he pulled hard enough, or maybe even someone snipped the wire before he woke up in the morning (we haven’t gone down to investigate yet).

 

Maybe some people think that’s going too far, but honestly I have been so sick of dealing with this jerk all year.  He’s just a generally terrible person (for many more reasons than just the huge Guitar Hero annoyances I’ve mentioned here).

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