April Fools Poll

Two parter here.  Respond in the comments.

1. What is the biggest April Fools prank you have played on someone, or had played on you?

2. Who do you feel qualifies as the April Fool king/queen of the year?

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Gerald (Rameumptom) Smith is a student of the gospel. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ when he was 16, he served a mission in Santa Cruz Bolivia (1978=1980). He is married to Ramona, has 3 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren. Retired Air Force (Aim High!). He has been on the Internet since 1986 when only colleges and military were online. Gerald has defended the gospel since the 1980s, and was on the first Latter-Day Saint email lists, including the late Bill Hamblin's Morm-Ant. Gerald has worked with FairMormon, More Good Foundation, LDS.Net and other pro-LDS online groups. He has blogged on the scriptures for over a decade at his site: Joel's Monastery (joelsmonastery.blogspot.com). He has the following degrees: AAS Computer Management, BS Resource Mgmt, MA Teaching/History. Gerald was the leader for the Tuskegee Alabama group, prior to it becoming a branch. He opened the door for missionary work to African Americans in Montgomery Alabama in the 1980s. He's served in two bishoprics, stake clerk, high council, HP group leader and several other callings over the years. While on his mission, he served as a counselor in a branch Relief Society presidency.

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  1. 1. Back when Desert Storm was beginning, I was stationed at Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama. One of my coworkers went on leave for a month. Desert Storm began just a week before he returned. I retrieved an old set of my orders and changed them so they had his name and info on it. Instead of his current position in computers, it reflected his old specialty of Aircraft/Tanker Refueling Specialist. The orders were written to show that the day after returning from leave, he was to show up at the Maxwell AFB flight line at 0400 in the morning, ready to deploy to an unknown location. I then placed the orders in a Holy Joe folder and placed them in the middle of the stack of papers that were piling up on his desk.
    I arrived to work early that morning to be there before him, but he was already at his desk. He was standing there, staring down at the orders. I said hello and asked him what was up. “I’m not sure” was the response. I let him stew for a few hours before letting him know of the prank.

    2. This year, with the terrible start of the Affordable Care Act, the floundering in foreign affairs (North Korea, Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine), the way Putin has treated him like a toddler on the international stage, and the huge deficits that he cannot seem to control, my vote for April Fool of the year is: Barack Obama. Sadly, he carries the presidency down with him, even further down than GWBush ever did.

  2. We called my little brother, who was a freshman at BYU, to tell him that his mission call had been sent to my address instead of his. Over his objections we then proceeded to open the call and read it to him (using my own mission call as a guide) and told him he was called to the Munich Germany Mission. It took a while until he realized it was April 1. The best part of the story? When he got his call a few days later, it turns out he was actually called to Munich Germany.

  3. OK, last link. This is the best April Fool’s prank ever: government officials who actually care about the Constitution.

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