As April 1 approaches, pranksters revel in the practical jokes of All Fools Day, better known as April Fool’s Day. This holiday marks an equal opportunity prank fest and no one is immune to trickery or exempt from participation.
Trust no one. Regard all declarations made by others with skepticism and approach all objects with heightened suspicion. Such defense tactics render this day as the ultimate exercise in paranoia.
Of course, you could hide in bed until April 2; the cat snuggling next to you probably won’t pose any threat. However, this might prevent you from pulling off that perfect prank you’ve secretly plotted against your target of choice.
Everyone has the ideal recipient in mind for a practical joke. What better targets than your spouse or siblings? If you feel treacherously daring, your boss/colleague, teacher or neighbor can join the ranks.
Indulge. This is one day of the year in which you can launch pranks and stunts without too much repercussion.
Among the traditional pranks, elaborately plotted crank calls head the list. Announcements of fabricated dread are also popular, as is the use of gag props found in novelty shops.
Should you fall victim to one of this year’s ultimate hoaxes, just remember revenge is sweet. You’ll have 365 days to plot a counter-attack next year.
By the way, the device on which you are reading this will self-destruct in three minutes. April Fool!