A good day’s worth of work done :-) APRIL FOOL!!!
Nearly 70 birthday Comments, personal messages and emails!! If not anything, this should at least boost my ego 🙂 No, it was not my birthday yesterday. Or today. However, today is April 1st. And that was an April Fool trick 🙂
I was running very early morning in the dark and was wondering when was the last time I played an April Fool’s trick. Figured let me make the answer “today”. So, when I got back to the Starbucks, I posted the previous post thanking everybody for their birthday wishes. Which was a lie 🙂 🙂 I decided to keep quiet for 12 hours before saying …
On the other hand, things were starting to get out of control. I got multiple calls from India. I was feeling really bad breaking the news to them. I got Roger to draw a doodle for me! (Featured in my FB page). I even got a bottle of wine at office from a friend!!!
Many obviously realized that I was pulling a fast one but many many more did fall for it.
Since one good turn deserves another, pulled a fast one at office too. Sent to my team members a concocted press release announcing our arch rival buying up one of our close partners. And if you clicked on the “more details” link at the end, it took you to a page that declared boldly “April Fool” accompanied by a selfie (I took right after the run) with my tongue sticking out 🙂 🙂 (See http://www.rajibroy.com/?p=5275 )
Only two team members – including the head of finance who anyways believes in nothing till he sees it – saw it coming!!
I think I have made enough of an idiot of myself for a day!!
By the way, do you know the origin of April fool’s day?