At our house, whoever goes to the porch and picks up the Times-Gazette gets to read it first. There is nothing about being polite and letting the spouse see it. Of course, some days I have already read it on-line. That was not the case today.
I was reading away on the front page, and when I came to the article John wrote about Main Street being made one way north, I started reading it aloud to my husband. I fell for it - until I got to the chocolate chip cookies. That was when I realized it was an April Fool joke. That was a good one, John. (I would like to work the toll booth.) That was the only April Fool joke pulled on me today, but the day is still young.
I remember one April Fool's Day about 20 years ago when a co-worker called to say my car had a flat tire. I thought she was joking, and she was. However, that night I drove to Lewisburg to my parents' home to travel with them to Pensacola, FL the following day. I was to leave my car in Lewisburg to have new tires put on it. I was on 31-A just south of Henry Horton State Park when one of the tires blew out. Fortunately it happened gently and didn't cause me to wreck. I had to walk in the dark down the highway to the first home where I saw lights. I always felt that call about a low tire was some omen of things to come. It was obvious the car needed a new set of tires.
Do people still pull April Fool's jokes like they used to? I'd like to hear some of the jokes pulled on our readers.