I’m not a fan of April Fools Day. If I really think about it… I never have been. Its like Angela England tweeted earlier, “Thank goodness April Fool’s Day is over- I can’t stand not being able to take my friends’ words at face value!”
And that’s exactly it. I don’t like not trusting the people I’m supposed to be able to trust!
I’d like to say this is why I didn’t make a blog post yesterday. It would actually be a really good excuse! However, I was just too darn busy all day to write a post, and once I settled down with time to write… I was too tuckered out to do it.
Back to the subject at hand, though.
I do get seriously amused by the various April Fools Pranks pulled by companies and web-sites. Google never ceases to amuse me every April 1st. (Seriously, though, what a brilliant way to fight obesity from sitting at a computer all day!) And I have to admit, Starbucks hit home this year since I’ve ironically been craving a Skinny Vanilla Latte from there for days. And I really wish I’d screen captured Flickr changing their logo for a day to add an “E.” I’m still snickering at the number of people who took it seriously. (Do a Flickr search for the logo and see several people asking what happened with it.)
However, it can get frustrating and hurtful sometimes when pranks get out of hand. I watched a few online that started to get out of control, when people weren’t sure if they should take the prank seriously or not. I even ended up posting a photo with the caption “Not a joke” to make sure people took ME seriously!
Like I said, I hate not being able to trust the people I should always be able to trust. My absolute favorite quote is:
“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.” – George MacDonald
April Fools Day snubs that hard, and that makes me very uncomfortable. I think if I could sleep the day away, I would. It’s just too stressful not to be able to trust people!
So, I welcome April 2nd with open arms. Come back to me, sanity. Come back to me, trust.