April jokes

With the best will in the world I have never been able to understand so called April Fool jokes or japes, especially when presented by the media. So today I have avoided newspapers, TV and radio. Someone always presents a story and I end up feeling stupid when I discover it is not true. Wikipedia gives a detailed explanation about it being a festival dating back to Roman times. The truth is that some people like making idiots of some other people. Grrrr . . . . . . .  why am I so gullible?

The Guardian has published a list of probable April Fool capers; I presume this is just for people like me. Anybody been taken in?

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6 Responses to April jokes

  1. Jimmy says:

    why am I so gullible?
    Because God did not intend us to lie or be lied to, so when we are told something as truth we initially believe it.

    I know three people whose families are at three different hospitals waiting for them to pass away. My sister in law, an Aunty, and my nephew’s Mother in law.
    So all could do with some help in prayer.
    My brothers are psychologically belligerant toward me, so I also could do with some help in prayer regarding my association with them over this time.

  2. Dianne says:

    April fools jokes seemed to have passed us by. No one pulled any stunts here.

  3. freda says:

    Prayers and blessings to you and your family, Jimmy.

  4. Jimmy says:

    Thank you Freda
    The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous woman availeth much.

  5. LC says:

    I am gullible, too. And once during two colleagues’ verbal bashing of a local postmaster’s treatment of customers, I noted that said postmaster had always been very helpful to me.

    One of my colleagues retorted, “Linda, he could be really ugly to you and you wouldn’t even realize it. From her inflection and the laughter that met her sally, I knew she meant I was clueless to insults, which was usually true. But I was and am quite happy with this particular deficiency of mine.

  6. freda says:

    That is a good way of looking at things, Linda – I must remember it.

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