Ninety One: Duped

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”  – Mark Twain

Tuesday, April 1st

Wake up. Hug the family. Start the kettle. Turn on the computer. Check Facebook.  Answer several kid questions. Check the news feed again. OMG. My brother is getting married? To the girlfriend he just broke up with a couple of weeks ago? Email our other brother and ask him what is happening. Text my friend with the news. Text another friend with the news. Really? Message from the girlfriend of my non-engaged brother: It’s April Fools Day.

Duped. Full on.

He has a habit of doing this. Several years ago, he stirred up a lot of emotions by telling his mother that he got his girlfriend at the time pregnant. He carried the joke on for just a little too long. No one else was laughing but him at the end of that story.

Twain bears repeating, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Have you ever pulled off an epic prank? Did it go too far?

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