My phone rang last night. “Are you serious?” my friend Kelly asked. “Are you … was that a joke?”
“Yeah,” I said. “Happy April Fool’s Day.”
“I was reading it, and I believed it,” she said. “Then I went downstairs to do some laundry, and I clued in.” The laundry room is where Kelly does her best thinking.
I find it funny that Kelly, who knows me better than most people, would actually believe that I would shuck all my tech and go shovel manure for a living. I guess I was just a bit too subtle. Oh, well, next year I’ll try harder.
The hardest part was staying offline for the rest of the day in order to prolong the prank. I don’t want to go through that again. The real world is kind of frightening.
Happy April 2, everyone. Oh, and Admiral Marius — that’s an alpaca, not a llama. Go Google it.