Sierra Block Gorman, ’16
April Fool’s Day can be a tricky time for anyone who isn’t interested in tomfoolery. For those who want to avoid being April fooled, here are a few handy tips:
- Whatever anyone says, the word “Gullible” is not written on the ceiling. It is, however, still in the dictionary. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
- Do not accept any food or beverages anyone offers you. Just for one day, don’t be a moocher; it’ll come back to bite you.
- Be wary of water fountains, sinks, basically anything that water comes out of, unless you want wet clothes.
- If someone tells you there is a surprise quiz, test, project, presentation or homework due today, it is not due today. It may not even exist. Check with multiple sources before freaking out.
- If someone tells you life-changing news, take it with a grain of salt and ask again tomorrow.
- There is no pool on the roof, no matter what the upperclassmen may tell the freshman.
- The person you are talking to is not your friend’s evil twin. It is your friend.
- Be very suspicious of any sudden declarations of love. Though that would be a great way to reveal your relationships to your friends…Not.
- If anything you own is not working correctly, assume it is your friend’s fault.
- Do not let anyone borrow your phone for any reason. They will mess with it. And probably prank call someone.
- It isn’t April 2nd. It isn’t March 31st. It’s April 1st. It’s also a Wednesday. Probably.
- Lock your locker. Just for today. This is the one day when people might actually take advantage of your trust.
- Be careful when entering rooms. There may be people hiding in the closets waiting to jump out.
- Don’t leave your stuff lying around, as people might hide it in inconvenient or embarrassing places.
- Just to be safe, better follow all these rules on April 2nd as well. They never expect it on April 2nd.