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Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Oh, how I despise April Fools Day. I am without a doubt the most gullible person I know, which is ironic since I'm also probably the most skeptical and suspicious person I know. Go figure. But I dislike practical jokes in general and only rarely will be a party to them.* See, practical jokes are designed to make someone look dumb, and I disapprove of that. Also, even though I'm aware that it's April 1st, I keep forgetting, so whenever someone says something april-foolish, my first reaction is to be shocked and amazed and say "Really???" Then they say "April Fools!!" and I feel dumb which, I may have mentioned, I disapprove of. I resolve to be vigilant so I don't get taken in, then five minutes later I'll forget what day it is and fall for the next stupid thing that's said.

So when I got the email this morning at 9:00 saying "Surprise, the professor is stuck in Philadelphia and you have to teach Bio 230 today!", I wanted it to be a joke. But it wasn't. Luckily, the professor did arrive partway through class, and I got a reprieve.

Oh, and Mr. Student who thinks he's being so sly by turning his laptop so I can't see his screen: I don't really care what you're doing, but if you're not going to pay attention or take notes, why do you bother showing up?

*I have orchestrated two practical jokes in my life (that I remember, anyway). The first involved a rubber snake, a medicine cabinet, and my mom. The second was when I worked for the police. I had been chatting with the communications people about creating a glossary of police terms to put on the website. Then I went to my desk and sent them an email from the address that said dudes, wouldn't it be awesome if there was like a glossary of police terms on the website? They totally fell for it and I was exceedingly proud of myself. I let them off the hook in a few minutes, though, before they did something crazy like report to the CO that the public is clamoring for glossaries and now they have proof.


Blogger Heather said...

Two? Then who helped me toilet paper and then sprinkly little plastic spiders throughout a certain arachnophobe's dorm room?


4:21 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I have no knowledge of that :)

4:54 PM  

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