Written by MJ Reporter Willow LaMunyon
April Fools Pranks get a Medicare Jet-Setters Groovy Review
Have you ever played an April Fools prank on someone or had one played on you? Most of us have. The pranks go all the way from wildly complex to simply trying to convince someone there is a bug in their hair. But there is another kind of prank that can provide laughs and mild embarrassment, which is today’s topic. It is the pranks that we accidentally play on ourselves, the kind that becomes family stories even when the victims of their own making wouldn’t mind if they were forgotten.
First mine; when I was young and knew absolutely nothing about motorcycles, I was offered a ride behind one, and it was so much fun I wanted to learn how to ride by myself. I was given the barest of instructions on how to drive it and mounted the bike. Following the instructions given to me, I got it going, with some help, unaware that it was being held up for me. Being the one in control was soooo much fun, but I didn’t know what to do when it was time to get off and had no idea there was a kickstand. The bike slowly started to tilt, but instead of putting my feet down, I asked what to do next. My soon-to-be in hot water, husband, and so-called friends stood there and laughed so hard they couldn’t catch their breath. Maybe it was an incline or some poor overworked angel watching over me, but that very slow tilt continued all the way to the ground with me still on it. My husband gasped out through his fit of laughter and asked me what I thought was holding it up? My blush crept all the way from my hair to my toes, and a family story was created. One that big, mouthed husband told everyone.
Although my sister Shelley already shared a good self-made prank on herself, here is another that was partly my fault. Here is Shelley’s story. She was a new bride and just learning how to cook, I knew how to make good lemon meringue pies, and she asked for the recipe. I told her to bake the crust before adding the filling. I then gave her my recipe for the filling to be made in a pan, and finally, the meringue. She called me later and asked what caused the meringue to turn brown. Not sure what she was talking about, I was baffled. Finally, I said it just happens when you bake it. Her response was, “Bake it?”
I hadn’t thought about how new a cook she was and neglected to tell her to put the pie in the oven. She was so new to kitchen work that she didn’t know there was a next part after the pie was assembled. Now she is a kitchen artist, but I still get a giggle from her first pie making attempt.
Happy Birthday to my very own April Fool son, Charley LaMunyon, who has lived up to his infamous birthdate every chance he gets.
Have a groovy birthday Charlie.
April Fools gets a Medicare Jet-Setters Groovy Rating.
If you have a good self-made prank you want to share, please put it in the comments so we can all laugh with you.
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