Well, today is Fools Day, you’re free to lie about anything you think about and later claim you did it because it is April 1st.
However it’s important for us to realize that some jokes we make on this day can be disastrous yet all we intended was a light-hearted joke or trick.
Some people think that they won’t have a great April Lie unless they SHOCK someone else with bad news, like claiming that someone dear to them has had an
accident and is in coma, or that someone has been hit by a car and is dead, or that someone has had a heart attack and is now between life and death, or that
someone is paralyzed… or things like that.
“I know of a friend back at campus who, on the morning of Fools Day told us that his roommate in a car accident. Every one got so sad and actually some
people called the guys family, it’s later in the afternoon that we realized that this friend thought it was the best way to fool us on Fools Day.
The worst part however happened when a few weeks later, his roommate actually had a car accident,” Edwin Musonga, an IT specialist in Kigali said.
Although such people mean nothing but a joke, and lie only for fun, they should be aware of the very dangerous side-effects of their shocking jokes.
Some sensitive people get nervous breakdowns or heart attacks due to the shock of bad news.
On the other hand, there are some things that are cool to joke about on Fools Day. The best of these jokes are those that make the victim laugh.
Rahul Brau, a PHD researcher from Holland recounts her experience last year.
“Last year’s Fools Day was one I will never forget. I woke up and prepared for work. I used to work in a restaurant a few blocks away from my apartment.
When I got to the restaurant’s entrance, there was a sign that read; “We are closed. We will not re-open. Please pick up your last paycheck. Sorry for the
“After about three minutes of me standing in front of the door looking like an idiot, trying to decide what to do, I decided the only logical decision would
be to go inside and see what’s going on. As soon as I opened the door, my friend who was a manager at the restaurant, stepped into the hallway and said, “Did
you see my sign? Don’t you just love my April Fools joke?!”
And me being the totally smooth, totally poised girl that I am, I replied, “Oh yeah, totally funny! I knew right away that you were probably behind that.
Good one,” said Brau.
It’s always wise to think through your jokes before making a fool of someone with fragile health.