Ok AP addicts, so with Joel (cough) reeling from getting the Brad Cottam joke played on him (and some of you) this morning (not me...I called it right away), and in the spirit of this fun day, this is your April Fools Joke thread for today...which happens to be...um...April 1st.
The point of this thread is to comment with your WORST April Fools Joke stories. What I mean by that is you need to contribute the biggest April Fools Flops, your most EPIC FAIL of all time. This should be good, but only if you guys contribute. So here we go.
I'll begin with mine. Now forgive me but I'm speeding down the far side of the "over the hill" um...hill, so I can't remember anything that happened before last thursday so I've got to go with one that I'm playing on my 16 year old daughter today. I'm doing it as I write:
Erin just got her driver's license and she's so excited about getting a car. But she's been pretty picky IMO complaining that she doesn't want anything "boxy". That pretty much eliminates most models and years right off the bat, no matter how (lame) nice a car it may be.
My argument with her has been that I'm unemployed and need to be frugal about the choice we make...blah, blah, blah, that we get one that is both economical and costs...well, cheap. Okay? Means like something between a quarter and half a Million miles and smokes like a steam locomotive.
We've been searching Craig's List for the right car that meets our needs....again, the cheapest (piece of junk) motor vehicle that still moves. And I've noticed that the luxury cars, the Sports cars, and the super duper and way cool customized cars that fit our (budget) requirements generally come without an... um... engine... You know the kind, some of you may own one. Or else it's got a great motor and drive train, but the body is a rusty bucket of bolts or has a quarter panel missing from an accident. It's the project car that isn't quite half complete, hardly the kind of car that gets her and her sister to school and back without stalling.
Aaaannyywho...moving right along...my daughter just came home to change for a Forensics Tournament, she's having one of those teenage moments. Erin didn't realize she had one before an hour ago. She calls from class and says "Dad I need help!!!!!" Good thing I'm unemployed and have all the time in the world to bail my kids out of their problems. "I need to come home cuz I didn't bring dressy clothes to change into for Forensics." she says. I say, "Like, well Duh....you have the car at school!!!" "Oh yaaaaaaa!" she says. I can just imagine her slapping herself on the forehead like Dad Simpson. "Doh!"
So she comes home and runs to her room to change. Through the closed door I studder and stammer like I'm having a hard time telling her some really bad news. "Heyyyy? I went to eat lunch a while ago and noticed that the fridge went out. (The guy who sold us this house bought appliances like we buy cars...lol and she knows this.) I'm gonna have to get a new fridge, s...s...so I won't be able to get you a car after all...." *pause*
*Sounding chipper, like it's her Birthday or something* "That's okay dad! A fridge is more important than a car!" And she trots out the door...ugh...FAIL.
Ok. How about you. What's your most epic April Fools failure of all time?