How to Avoid Getting Tricked on April Fools' Day

You'd be a "fool" to ignore this advice. 

By Henry Adeleye on April 1, 2016 


As I logged onto social media at 11:59pm last night, I saw a post from my pastor talking about the new Tesla he just bought.  I then saw an article saying that Trader Joe's is closing all of its stores by 2017.  Finally, I saw a post about Katt Williams getting found in his home covered in chocolate.  Wait, that one actually happened.  Anyway, I thought to myself, "My goodness, it has already begun."  Here it is, March 31st, and the April fools' jokes just couldn't be held back any longer.  They can't even wait until the 1st anymore.  So, in an attempt to save myself and anyone like me from the humiliation, I present to you a few ways to avoid falling for those pesky little jokes: 


Don't believe any major announcements.  

Birthdays, pregnancies, engagements, deaths in the family, car accidents, him telling you he's ready to commit.  You're going to have to wait until the 2nd for me to believe you.  And sorry if any of these announcements are really true.  I mean, one extra day won't hurt, right?  


Actually, don't believe anything at all.  

Everyone is out to get you.  If your boss tells you you're fired, tell him he's fired.  If your significant other plans a date night tonight, tell him or her you're busy.  You can't let them win.  


Stay off the internet.  

Well if you're reading this it's too late.  But after you're done, log off immediately.  People share stuff that isn't true on regular days, so just imagine the crap that will be going around today.   


Look straight ahead at all times while walking. 

Those little tricksters work best when you're using your peripheral vision.  They know there are certain things that can be hidden if you're not looking forward.  Stop them in their tracks.  


Don't leave your house.  

You know what, this is the only thing that can actually work.  It's just much too dangerous out there.  Too many chances to slip up.  Too many temptations.  Stay in the comfort of your own home where you can control the situation.  Once 12:00am hits, you'll be free.  Just don't turn on the TV because then you'll be back at square one.