“Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” ~Mark Twain
This afternoon, a friend of mine sent me a text message. She does that from time to time, rather than call me. Our conversation went something like this…
Ms. Friend: I want you to be the 1st to know. I met a very cool drummer from a punk band. We just got married in Viva Las Vegas! I am so happy! XO
Me: Holy Guacamole!! Congratulations Sweetie! When do we get to meet him?
I’m thinking to myself that this woman is crazy. I knew she liked punk rock, but really….a drummer? I was in disbelief, but then I turned around in my glass house and decided to put the rock down. After all, who I am to judge a woman who marries a man without knowing him well??!! The conversation continued…
Ms. Friend: Soon as I can find him myself. HA HA
Find him? Then, I remember she’s in Las Vegas. I surmise he’s probably off gambling.
Me: Have fun!! What’s his name anyway?
Ms. Friend: Mr. April Fool
WHAT?!! I suddenly realize that today is April 1st…..better known as April Fool’s Day, and boy, I sure swallowed that big fish – hook, line and sinker!
Me: I am shamefully gullible. But, you, m’dear are simply shameLESS!
A few hours later, my husband returned home from his softball game and announced, “Hey, Honey! I hit 5 homeruns!!” “April Fools!!”, I yelled back.
You can’t fool a Fool twice on April Fool’s Day.
“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” ~Chinese Proverb
“The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.” ~Will Rogers
I'm a 53 y.o. native Texan woman who loves my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am the proud mother of my 23-year old married Navy Nuke son and wife to the World's Most Wonderful Husband. I'm so lucky to be a stepmother to 2 daughters (one is USAF) and another wonderful USMC son, and their 8 children. I love being a grandmother! I'm also a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.