Skip to comments.What was your best April Fools Stunt
Posted on 04/01/2005 10:09:05 AM PST by Rogle
Not to many years ago I was working with an Army Major who had started off his military career as a mud Marine. After his stint in the Marine he went to College and earned a commission as an Armor Officer. All of this information is necessary for you to understand that the Maj. was a true blue hard charging army officer. Well the Maj. was in charge of a very large meeting with folks from all over the country one April 1st. I had my wife call at a time when I knew we would be in the meeting and leave a voice message saying that she was Col. Sanders secretary and that he would very much like to sit in on the meeting but does not know where the meeting is being held. She then left a number that the Maj. was to call. On a break the good hard charging Maj. checked his voice messages and returned the call. The Maj. missed what the young kid on the other end of the line said and asked if Col. Sanders was there and the kid replied that he sort of was there. The Maj. then asked if he could speak to the Col. and the kid replied that he wasnt really there. The Maj. then go upset and told the kid I dont know what kid of outfit you are running but what kind of Army private are you that you dont know where your Col. is the kid replied that he didnt know what the Majors problem was but all they did there was cook chicken. Now knowing that he had been had he slammed down the phone and went back to the meeting in fumes. Now you are probably wondering how I know about the entire conversation. Well the good Maj. was kind enough to share exactly what had happened to him the day before during our major staff meeting the next day and ended the story that he knew who had set him up and that he would get even. He never did and this was my best ever April fools day stunt.
My mother gave birth to my sister on April fools day, that was pretty good.
I stuck a "kick me" sign on my friend's back.
My wife played one on our children (9 & 11) this morning. She thought of it last night. We wanted to do one that would be fun but not get the children upset or give them false hopes, etc.....so....
Last night after the children were asleep my wife changed their clocks back an hour. Needless to say they were amazed at how bright it was at 5:30 in the morning. :)
I visited this lame thread.
Filled my buddy's desk drawer w/ popcorn, his stapler w/ cheese-whiz and his telephone earpiece w/ chocolate frosting.
I just called my girlfriend and told her we leveled the entire Middle East with a series of 100 MOAB's and Rand-McNally is going to need to do some serious updating for their next years editions....
She responded, "nice try a**hole... I know the date, what do you think? I'm an idiot?" God, I love that girl!
I staged a murder scene at my mom's condo. I outlined my wife with tape like a dead body on the living room floor and stuck some real Crime Scene tape over the door. She got home several hours later and skipped a couple of breaths. Her neighbors wondered just what happened at her house.
To make it better, I called the gag in on a radio show and won a prize for best gag. My mom happened to turn on the radio as he was announcing that the winner was the sicko that staged a murder at his mom's. She said to herself "oh, Steve won."
Not april fools, but I once built a wall covering the hallway to a friends house. Studs, drywall, paint. They got home from vacation to a zero bedroom house.
Years ago just out of high school, I worked at a GM dealership in a small central TX town. The head mechanic told me to go to a parts house for a "muffler bearing". I told him no such part existed. Turns out - that was a running joke to pull on new mechanics.
The following year, we had another new mechanic start working there. On April 1 of that year, the head mechanic asked the newbie, Gary, to go to the parts house for a "muffler bearing" for a car we had in the shop.
Gary left for the closest parts house, and we had already called them to let them in on the joke. They told him they had "sold the last one yesterday".
After going to all the parts houses in town, Gary came back empty-handed. He said the second store would have some in the following day and would call when the shipment came in.
Just as we were walking to our cars to go home, one of the older mechanics told Gary, "April Fools", but told him he was a good sport for going all over town to find the nonexistent "muffler bearing".
Wrapped a rubber band around the kitchen sink sprayer and pointed it forward, so when the faucet was turned on the sprayer went off instead. He didn't think it was funny--go figure:)
I and some ex-classmates built a wall (no mortar) of cement blocks across the porch of another's house. Cut his access to through an unlit basement to get in after a 2AM return from vacation. He had missed our class reunion but he hasn't since ;^)
I got the idea for the spray/faucet gag from that thread. Worked like a charm. My wife & I laughed for quite awhile....though the downside was that I had to sort through my bagged lunch very carefully yesterday, and when I got home, I was somewhat watchful....maybe paranoid's a better word :)