Monday, March 16, 2009

April Fool's Day

April 1st is always a day of tricks and trying to fool people. When I was a kid, I used to put salt in the sugar bowl before my sisters would come down for breakfast. That way they would salt their cereal instead of sugaring it. It was a lot of fun to see them take that first bite. I’d always get in trouble with Mom, but I didn't care, I got my sisters before they got me. Life was really good when that happened! When you grew up with three sisters you had to get up early to survive!

Of course the common April Fools tricks now are; your fly is down, or what’s that spot on your shirt, or your shoe is untied, or did you hear, the stock market dropped 300 points today, or did you hear, GM lost 9.6 billion dollars last quarter and might file bankruptcy!

Oh wait, those last two aren’t so funny are they. In these bad economic times we must keep a sense of humor, even though some days we might not feel like it. April Fool's Day is a day to have fun and forget the gloom and doom. I think along with some of the other sensible and rational things the federal government is doing today, they should enact a new national holiday, April Fool's Day. This holiday could be in honor of all us working fools paying for the bailouts and our ever growing federal government. Have some fun on this newly proposed holiday. Hey, there’s a spider on your ear! :-)