It’s common and traditional to play pranks on April Fools’ Day. Fake insects made of paper are stuck to the inside of a lamp so that they look like real ones. Place a farting toy under a cushion and whenever it gets sat by anyone, farting noise will be made just like the sitter is farting. These things are goofy, funny, and aren’t going to hurt anyone.
But sometimes, people get pranking confused with straight-out lying, and those lies can do more harm than good. If you’re going to play a prank on someone on April Fools’ Day, you need to pick something that isn’t going to hurt them in some way, physically or emotionally, or come up with some funny and harmless prank call ideas. So, there are a few pranks to avoid so that you’ll be able to really enjoy your Apr. 1!
Tell others you’re pregnant.
Telling others your pregnancy has been a common prank on April Fools’ day. A lot of men were notified that they would be fathers on that day. However, this prank will hurt those who are really concerned about you and may even end your relationship. It’s not cool to tell a lie about pregnancy. It’s also insensitive to tell the jokes to any woman who is trying to get pregnant but actually has failed many times.
Tell others you’re engaged.
It’s not the first time to seen some people sharing their fake engagement on April Fools’ day. It’s not funny at all. After all, your engagement news only attracts those who really care about you. The fake news may hurt none but those who are really going to engage.
Tell others the world is approaching the end.
It seems the prediction about doomsday has faded since 2012 for Mayans once contended that the year 2012 indicated the end of the world. However, when we go through the year 2012 safe and sound, few people will believe that. Nevertheless, it’s not OK to play such a prank on April Fools’ day, which is especially sensitive and ruthless faced with the prevalent COVID-19 pandemic. People’s lives have been difficult enough and the pranks are meant to be hilarious instead of bringing sadness and panic.
Tell others you’re suffering from COVID-19 or dying.
Never prank others by saying you are suffering from COVID-19 or dying. If you jokingly say you’ve suffered from COVID-19, you’re making the people beside you anxious and worried because they’re staying with you at the moment of your talking. They will try to recall how much time they’ve spent with you and how risky they’ll suffer from COVID-19. So, don’t play such a prank on anyone.
Tell your partner you’re cheating.
It makes no sense to play such a prank on your partner. It is not fun at all to play on people’s emotions. Based on some scenes in TV series and movies, the truth is usually the opposite. The other partner admits his or her cheating. That would be the end of the world!
Play a prank that will have a bad effect on his or her occupation.
It’s interesting to play a simple prank in your office but you should make sure it’s harmless and won’t affect his or her job things. Don’t disturb anyone from normal work such as stopping him or her from using email or making fun of one’s reputation. It’s quite impolite to do such things.
Tell others you broke up with your boyfriend or girlfriend.
You are allowed to play a prank by telling others you just broke up with your boyfriend or girlfriend if you want to feel top embarrassment. Most of the time, your friends will try to comfort you by saying a few bad words about your partner, which won’t be what you expect.
Let others eat something dangerous.
It’ll be interesting to induce people to eat something that looks like something yummy. However, get assured the food is eatable and won’t cause any harm to other people’s health.
Make a call to 911 about fire or crime.
Are you going to fool people with a call this year? It would be interesting to tell little lies to people on April Fools’ day. However, never make a call to 911 about fire or any crime. That isn’t legitimate to do such things. If you do, you should shoulder some legal responsibilities.
Harmless April Fools’ Day pranks can make this day fun and memorable. Choose your target and prank wisely to make sure that he or she can appreciate that joke and enjoy the fun as well. You should be aware that so-called jokes at the expense of others designed to make them laugh –might not stop on April 2nd.