April 01, 2010

AFD Fail.

Sheesh! There are some severe downsides to working out of the home. One of them is that I don't have any co-workers to play April Fools Day pranks on. So I turned to you.

April Fools Day (or AFD, as I like to call it) is probably my second favourite holiday after Hallowe'en. Unfortunately, AFD coincides happens when most of my clients have fiscal year deadlines - which makes this a very busy time of year for me - which leaves very little time for anything, let alone planning April Fools Day pranks.

That's why, this year, I took the quick and easy approach. I posted a blog entry that said I was giving up on blogging.

In hindsight, this was a bad prank for two reasons:

1. It's not very believable (even though I have thought about it). Heck, spaghetti trees are more believable.
2. Some readers might believe it - and never come back. Oops!

I will try harder next year.


yukondude said...

And here I was, ready to excommunicate you from Urban Yukon.

Meandering Michael said...

I would have noticed if you had.

Clare said...

Okay, so by say that your prank wasn't very believable, you're saying I'm extremely gullible?

Meandering Michael said...

Did I say that? I thought you were just playing along.

Anonymous said...

I took the bait - hook, line and sinker...

Meandering Michael said...

Eek! Well, I'm glad you came back to check. Now I'm all worried about how many readers haven't/wont!

Scientific Chick said...

I absolutely called it. I tell you, Michael, it was the Halloween prank that tipped me off.

That being said, even if I believed you, I would have come back to check, just in case. I *still* check Looky Daddy's blog, long after he's given up.

Winluck said...

Yay for April Fool's pranks! Every year, I was think, "Yes, I think this year I'll come up with a memorable practical joke to play on my colleagues." But then I always lose heart at the last minute (i.e. what if they take it entirely the wrong way and things become intensely awkward for the rest of the year?).

I missed it again at work this year, although I thought I'd contribute a little to the spirit on the blog:

Happy belated April Fool's Day! :D