April Fool's Day was always big for me because I love puns, pranks and jokes.
I did pull one joke while I was getting my hair cut yesterday.. I flinched and yelled, "You cut my ear!!!". We all laughed and I began to think about some of my favorite jokes/pranks that I had a chance to pull off over the years.
The one closest to my heart was pulled on a co-worker and dear friend.
Growing up I saw my mom and grandmother pull out a coin purse to pay for their purchases and I associated that with being frugal - that and the two fingers digging into the bottom of the purse looking for change?
This gal was a few years younger than I was and it cracked me up to go to lunch with her and watch her pluck thru her coin purse pulling out her folding money and rummaging thru her change.
I decided that I was going to have a little fun with her so this is what I did.....
She'd leave her purse on the desk so I found out how much folding money she had inside, then grabbed the same amount and put that into my pocket.......I removed all the folding money and put about 60 staples into the stack and put it back into her purse.
I asked her to go on break with me and began to keep her busy by talking to her as we went thru the cafeteria line -she had the coin purse on the tray and I was trying to keep her from looking inside.....
I made sure she was ahead of me as we went to pay......the cashier rang up her food, gave her the total and my friend reached in and pulled out the stapled cash.....the look on her face was of total panic!!!!!
I let her try to get a staple out, then pulled out the unstapled cash from my pocket, handed it to her and I bought her food........
To this day, when I see a change purse, it makes me laugh out loud.