1 April 2014

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 …

“GOTCHA!!”

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?



Posted April 1, 2014 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor

26 COMMENTS :

  1. By Rajib Roy on

    Tagging Narayan Venkatasubramanyan, Srabanti Chaudhury, Michele Cacdac Jones, Malal Miriam Mayar Wardak, Angie Fields, Swati Jamwal, Avijit Bose, Arup Dhar, Patricia Panuci, Kelly Killeen Talele, Jayita Ojha, Jenny Hust Nash, Srini Muthusrinivasan, Raja-Gautam Kar, Samaresh Mukhopadhyay, Natasha Balseca, Hemant Nadakuditi, Sara Waller, Santanu Kar,

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  2. By Rajib Roy on

    Tagging Seema Pathania, Mahesh Kumar Gupta, Subrata Kolay, Suresh Krishnan, Anita Gohel, Hiten Chadha, Arunima Basu, Donna Taylor, King Roy, Monisha Chatterjee, Sidharth Ghosh, Sasvata Chatterjee, Kerry Batts, Gerardo Urías Lemus, Sudipto Ghose, Raquel S. Armán, Donna Smith, Laurie Maceyko Hood, Keya Banerjee Guin, Biplab Dey, Pratyush Paul, Linda Michelson Sandler, Amy Swotinsky, Michiko I. Wolcott, Amrita Bhattacharyya, Rosemary Griesmer, Bijetri Chakraborty, Haimanti Mukhopadhyay, Priya Basu, Moumita Roy, Marianne Koolhaas Petty, Sabby Ray, Bindu Nambiar, Vijay Ramchandran,

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  3. By Malal Miriam Mayar Wardak on

    Dear Rajib,
    Not to point out the obvious but I would not get a boost of ego that 70 plus people did not really know your actual b-day 🙂 – we still care for you!!!

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  4. By Rajib Roy on

    Malal Miriam,no, but it is good to know that 70 of them are as gullible as I am 🙂 loved your message wishing me and then coming back later to say “Bad Boy” 🙂

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  5. By Rajib Roy on

    Sangha , I did see your post in the morning. I was this close to calling you and telling you that yours was more devious than mine 🙂

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  6. By Gerardo Urías Lemus on

    Well done Rajib… I had to choose to believe today is your real BDY cause the alternative (this to be a joke) had less probability 🙁

    BTW… When is your real BDY?

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  7. By Amy Swotinsky on

    This truly made my day! I love the energy you put into this to put a smile on my and others’ faces. Well done indeed!

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  8. By Priya Basu on

    Rajib da: in the UK, and in countries whose traditions derived from the UK, excluding Australia, the joking ceased at midday. A person playing a joke after midday is the “April fool” themselves 🙂

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