April Fool’s Day prank: April Fool’s day is a national holiday.

by phoxis

Three of us were standing outside our department building in 2008, April 1st. I was in my undergraduate first year.We had a class in 15 mins, and for which we were waiting. We thought to pull out an April fool prank.

Other students started to come to attend the class. “Hey! when will the class start?” one of them asked, We replied: “There is no class today”, Others: “Why!?”, We told ’em: “It’s a holiday because today’s the April fool’s day.”. They started laughing “Do we look like fools? A holiday for April fool’s day?!”. This was the tough part now. We maintained serious faces and told “If you don’t believe check out the notice board if it is there or not. It’s a national holiday in the UK and was celebrated in India before freedom, and now recently the government of India has announced it as a national holiday. Don’t you people read news papers?” . This story and the serious faces made the impact, they are not laughing anymore, and were talking withing themselves: “April fool’s day? A holiday? Hmm.. may be. Did we get a holiday in the school? Whatever it’s good for us, another holiday.” and blah. blah. blah. blah. . Some of them said :”Are you sure?” , We again said “Man! Check out the notice board and check if it is there, the notice board is right there!”. Someone said : “Then why you people are standing here?”. Easy answer : “We are waiting for someone and already planned to meet here.”.  None of them bothered to check the notice board, and scattered away.

After some time when the classes started we 3 and some more students, around more 3 in number, who were in the first floor entered in the class, and the class started with 6 people (as far as I remember). The professor asked “Where are others?”, we told “They through it’s a holiday”. Professor: “Holiday? Today? For what?” We said: “They thought it was a holiday because it’s April fools day”. The professor smiled “April fool day a holiday? Give them a call if you can.” and started teaching.

After around 15 mins a the fooled gang flooded into the class. The professor said: “Since when April fool’s day is a holiday?”, They told pointing to us “Sir, they told us it was a holiday.” We told that we suggested them to check the notice board, and the professor asked them “Did you check?” . No reply from the pack of fresh April fools. Professor laughs and let them in.

This was a very nice one, after the class we couldn’t stop laughing.