Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ha ha, joke's on you. And by you, I mean me.

I hate the first day of April. I hate it more than Friday the Thirteenth, which historically speaking, is always a good day for me. April Fool's Day just sucks. First of all, I hate practical jokes with all my heart. I am certain this comes from being the freak in school that was always picked on and/or made to look/feel like a loser. I hate practical jokes. They serve only to embarrass or humiliate the butt of said joke. Practical jokes are mean.

My day starts with the bus I wanted not showing up. The next bus was late, as usual. Once it pulled into the platform, and before anyone could get off the bus, the dispatcher began releasing all of the waiting buses. I had to run to catch my bus. Did I mention I had torn cartilage in my knee? I get to work and immediately start icing it down. Then my physical therapist (for the knee) calls wanting to know why I'm not there. I tell her because my appointment is tomorrow. She advises me that no, indeed it is this morning. Luckily she can fit me in tomorrow, when I thought I was supposed to be there. Then The Perfume Ladies (a/k/a our field HR folks) showed up. They all wear way too much perfume and invariably give me a headache. They gave me a headache. The day spiraled rapidly downward from there and did not resurface until I picked up some Chinese food after work. Later, Elvis entertained me by getting a Kleenex box stuck on his head. I appreciated his kind gesture.

And now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to Humble Pie to wish a friend bon voyage on his latest month long trip to China.

And now for something completely different...
By the way, the Jimmy Dean commercials make me infinitely happy. My readers outside the US (or the South for that matter) may not be familiar with them. Poke around on the web for them. The star of the ad campaign is a guy dressed up like the Sun. He works in an office with a giant window and his coworkers are the Moon, Fog, Cloud, Rainbow, etc. Here's another one. Seriously, they crack me up. (What? Stop looking at me like that!)

*****Just to add insult to injury, I found out I had two very flat bike tires as I was heading to meet my friends this evening. Very very flat tires. *sigh* I give up.


FoxyMoron said...

I too hate practical jokes. They don't show anyone in a good light do they?

You know what else I hate? When a kid falls down and some idiot grown up says "oh look you cracked the pavement" to distract them. Talk about patronising kids! (yes my parents/siblings did this to me).

Elvis in a Kleenex box, wish I'd seen THAT one.

I will go look for those commercials, when I've done some ironing.

Kristina P. said...

I had no idea how many people hate pratical jokes! I think that there are some that are mean, but others that are all in good fun, and you have to know your target.

Sorry about the bike tires!

Debbie said...

I made it through yesterday without any jokes or pranks! It was a good day.
Sorry yours was bad.

Kristina P. said...

I posted about the April Fool's joke I played on Wednesday. I'd love to get your take on it, if you would be OK with it!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You came back, Meg. I had been missing you on our site. Wonderful to see the couch popping by again.

Oh, and I totally agree re practical jokes. For the most part, they really do suck.