Wax paper on a sandwich is a good trick, but not if no one notices. The empty jelly filled donuts were also appreciated. The store thought it was a bit odd, but no one else seemed to mind. The putting thread through a banana so that when you peel it, slices fall out seemed like fun. Except, when dad pulled it out of his lunch he threw the banana away. It was off putting to see a whole banana with blackened dots up and down the skin in a pattern. He wasn’t sure what happened to it! So, I suppose if you want to try this, you need to be quick and have it done about the time it is ready to eat or find just the right ripeness of a banana!!
The very best prank I pulled was on my English neighbor. I had set it up carefully, always important with good pranking. She was getting new flooring and was telling me about all the choices and problems with the different aspects of them. While she was at work, I had a young friend of mine call from her number pretending to be the flooring company. The fake company rep said the flooring she wanted was backordered for several months and they were going to replace it free of charge with this awful flooring she had told me she hated. Then the fake rep left my phone number for any questions.
It worked GREAT. My neighbor arrived home very late that night, I watched her drive in and unfortunately, was online. This was in an age of dial up computers (about 12 years ago or so) and I had to quick get offline, cuz I knew she’d call. In the shuffle of going offline, I heard the ring and missed the call. So, I called her back.
She was in a raving British snit. “OH God, Kris! (this is probably not an accurate quote, but it is close)” “I’m so glad you called, I am so mad! The flooring store left a message for me! They can’t get the floor I want and they’ll put in free of charge that stupid ugly stuff. I tried to call them, but it wouldn’t go through.” I asked what the number was and she rattled off, “xxx-xx……oh, it is YOUR number!” Stunned silence and then hysterical laughter as I replied, “April Fool’s!”
I miss my neighbor almost every day, but especially on April first.