On an all fools day, while I was shopping in a corner shop, a middle aged chap with a broad smile on his face dashed towards me and said, â€œHi, donâ€™t you remember me?â€ He was a total stranger and I paid him back in his own coin, â€œMy goodness! After a long timeâ€¦â€ I shook his hands and added, â€œBy the way, how is your sister?â€ He seemed to be upset by my unexpected reaction and told me in a subdued voice, â€œSir, I am born to be fooledâ€¦last year, I called one of my friends over the phone on the first of April just to say, â€œApril foolâ€ but he fooled me by saying â€œtoday is 31st March, my friend.â€ It was a lie but the fool in me prompted me to look at the calendarâ€¦â€
â€œAnyway, I was not to give up and called one of my colleagues over the phone and said, â€œgood newsâ€¦we will get 15% bonus this yearâ€. I expected â€œreally?â€ from him but he said, â€œYes, yes; we had a fax at 7.00 PM yesterday from the head office.â€ And, that was a fact, but I was not aware of it!â€ He seemed to come out with yet another incident but I said, â€œOk boss, I am in a hurryâ€.
The crux of the matter is: one has to do the necessary spade work even to play a harmless joke!