Pity The April Fool

We were cheated this year. Of all the holidays that should fall on a week day, April Fool’s Day tops the list. That’s the day you can pull all the best pranks and lies with no repercussions. If you get caught in a lie, you can just yell, “April Fool’s!”

If your boss catches you red handed and asks you, “Whitaker, why are you pocketing money from the company safe?”

You can cover yourself by replying, “Aw boss, you ruined my April Fools’ Day joke.”

With April Fool’s Day falling on a Sunday this year we are cheated from taking advantage of this great day. I suppose there are some people who work on Sundays.

I’m not an avid churchgoer, but I can’t imagine there are too many preachers out there with the sense of humor to start a sermon with, “Well, ladies and gentlemen, I decided to flip sides. After long thought I realized I don’t have the patience to wait until the afterlife to be rewarded for a virtuous life. And so I have made a pact with the devil. I’m going to head to the strip club, get blotto, then go to the casino and bet all the tithes we collected on craps. Anyone want to join me?” This preacher would need to wait until they got outside the church and then he could yell the loudest and greatest “April Fool’s Day!” ever.


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