Here’s what I did…
My first prank began with an email I received from my son’s mother. She wanted to know if I’d bring copies of the photos I’d recently taken of our boy out by the river. They were great photos, if I do say so myself.
All morning I’d been wondering what to do to her for April Fool’s day. This was my chance.
I replied, “They were all accidentally deleted.”
“That’s lovely,” she responded.
To which I finally answered, “It is also April 1st and I’ve been wondering what my April Fools joke on you would be. Thanks for the opportunity. Yes, you can have the pics. ”
TO THE REALTOR (and my mom)
The guy I pay my rent to every month is a local Realtor. He’s a pretty good guy and knows my “story”. When I dropped off my rent check on his desk I called his voicemail and told him it was there. I also told him it would be the last rent check he’d receive from me. I asked him to give me a call back because I’d come into some money and wanted to talk about this great house on the outskirts of town I’d seen a few days ago while out walking.
When he returned my call I told him that the company who purchased my porn sites a few years back had done so in payments. I explained that I’d received the last payment today and wanted to buy the house I’d mentioned to him. Prior to the crash of the housing market, the property in question was priced at a little over a million dollars. It has now been reduced to $700k. I asked if he thought we could talk them down another $50k ’cause if so I could buy it for cash. He then explained to me that it would be a much wiser decision to purchase a less expensive house for myself and then buy a few fixer-uppers as rental properties. We talked for quite awhile, discussing property tax rates and various other things.
Finally I told him, “I didn’t expect to receive this check until the middle of the year, in June or July. But today’s April Fool’s day and it arrived early.” With that, he knew he’d been had! We both had a good laugh over it (and for the record, no such payments are ever going to be made – the sites were paid for in full when I sold them nearly a year before surrendering my life to God).
I repeated a very similar conversation with my mom. She fell for it too.
I’d like to hear your stories, too. What did you do? Who’d you trick? What was their reaction? Comment away!