Ah... that time of year again.
Today most of the children in our elementary wing will tell me that I have a spider on me at some point.
I will do my best to act shocked and frightened.
The worst prank that was ever pulled on me was not meant for me. I was living in the house with my four roommates in college. This was the middle of summer and classes had ended the week before... I was enjoying myself by smashing tennis balls around with another gal I knew. But Fresno in the heat is not a good time to run around on blacktop. We had to stop after a short time and return to "the courts" (not the tennis ones, but the court where I lived) for something cold to drink and to sit in front of the fan before passing out.
I walked into our kitchen and opened the fridge. No beer. No milk. No water. Only one beverage seemed to have survived my four fine fellows. One lonely Dr.Pepper bottle rattled inside the door.
I pulled it out and it had obviously been opened. Yes, I should have known better. Only Edd drank Dr. Pepper. I figured he'd had a swig and then recapped it for later.
I knew that Edd would not mind if I had some and I could drive down to the mini mart and replace it.
I pulled the cap off... the kind that needed a church key to remove. I was so overheated that I just leaned my head back and let the cold liquid roll down my throat.
Most of the bottle was gone by the time the stomach sent an urgent message it my brain that there was a problem.
Randy, who was Edd's best friend at the time had decided to pull a prank on Edd with his soda... and had added dish liquid to the mix.
I puked for 2 days and you don't want to know what was happening at the other end.
My only satisfaction was that Randy could not stop apologizing for poisoning me. The more I puked, the worse he felt. Fuck you very much!
To this day, I cannot drink Dr. Pepper to save my soul.
No matter what, I will be someone's April Fool today.
I'm looking forward to that.
I hope the pranks that find you are safe and actually funny ones. Have you got a funny one or a terrible one you would like to share?