Fool Me Once…

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  • April 1, 2009
  • Kari Hernandez

I think the best April Fool’s joke I’ve ever been a part of was played on my boss at the PR agency I worked for before starting INK.   During a particularly stressful time at the office – although that should not differentiate that week from any other – we all filed into our boss’ office, one by one, with different stories of why we were leaving or needing extended time off.  Business school, pregnancy, competitive offers, even an incurable eye twitch that was said to be brought on by too much time staring at a laptop (that one was true).  By the end of the parade, our boss was on the phone with corporate in a panic.  It was mean, but very funny.  It was probably my favorite because it’s the only one I’ve ever been able to pull off without blowing it.

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One response to “Fool Me Once…”

  1. KK says:

    At the ad agency I worked for in Richmond, I busted into a meeting my boss was having and told him his car was being towed. (I noticed when I got to work he was parked in a 2 hour spot.) Now, this is a man who smoked a lot of cigarettes and never moved faster than a very slow pace. He FRANTICALLY ran to his office, grabbed his keys, flew down the stairs, ran outside and–forgetting where he was parked–stood there with his hands on his head in total frustration. I watched him from the second floor window for a few minutes before going down to tell him he had been fooled.