Blogging on April 1, about my least favorite day of the year – anyone wanna guess what it is??? Yep – I hate April Fool’s Day. I am not a fan of the practical joke and I tend to be pretty gullible so this day just sucks for me.
The worst April Fool’s Day was four years ago (now, my story pales in comparison to my friend and co-worker, Jayne’s April 1 wedding proposal – but I’ll share anyway.) We have some friends here in Havasu, Ray and Cherish. They are our best friends and we have been friends with them almost the entire time we have lived here.
They moved about two years ago out of state but this happened while they were here. One of my favorite things about them is that they are in love with each other and make a great couple. So April Fools Day four years ago, my husband calls me up while I was driving somewhere and tells me that Cherish just stormed into Cowboys (where both my husband and Ray worked) and slapped Ray and started a huge argument in front of everyone and that it came out in this argument that Ray was cheating on Cherish. I seriously teared up when I heard this because I have so much respect for Ray as a husband and if ever there was a man going to cheat on his wife – it was just NOT going to be him. And then as quick as I had that thought, I thought – oh no, Cherish must be heartbroken and pissed – and she is a pistol when she’s just being herself so – seriously – get out of her way when she is pissed.
So as the thoughts are bouncing around in my head, the denial starts coming out of my mouth – no way would Ray do that, there must be a mistake and (because it doesn’t take much to get the tears flowing) I started to cry. Finally the tears brought the confession from Don that it was all a big HAHA funny joke – yeah well – whatever. I didn’t think it was so funny.
The very next year they told me Ray got put in jail the night before for DUI. After some our nights out on the town – this result wouldn’t be much of a surprise but NO WAY was I falling for it. So I just didn’t. Then they talked Cherish into playing and had her call me to see if she could borrow $200 to make bail to get Ray out. I thought with the whole sisterhood best girl friend code – that it must be true, since she called me. But yeah – no it was just a big HAHA funny practical joke.
It was a couple of months later that they moved away to Missouri. At the end of the following March, rumors started that they were moving back April 1. Yeah right, I didn’t believe it at all. Then I was working at Chili’s that night and Don shows up for dinner with both of them in tow and sure enough they did move back (not for long – but they did come back for a little bit) So the only one I didn’t fall for was the only one that wasn’t a HAHA funny practical joke.
Just my very least favorite day of the year. April Fool’s Day – I could certainly live a happier life if someone eradicated this nuisance day from the calendar.