April Fools’ Day Prank
April 2, 2015
A few days ago I read that yesterday was April Fools’ day, so I made sure to be on the lookout for whatever prank somewhat might try on me. Unfortunately, my sixth sense wasn’t with me and I fell, inevitably, into the most ridiculous of jokes.
Yesterday when I was supposed to go to the bathroom at work, a sign indicated that it was out of service and suggested that I use the bathroom on the opposite side of the building. Without hesitation, I headed over to the indicated bathroom. At this bathroom, there was also a sign that said the same thing. I reflected for 30 seconds on how it could be that it recommended I go to the earlier one, when I already knew that it was bad. Did the Administration not catch their silly mistake? Anyway, the fact is that I realized that the foolish one was me, who had not caught the simple good humor of the Manager in house.
And that was how I decided to look for other examples of practical jokes. I discovered that it is possible to find a massive amount of videos, pictures, signs, etc. from companies that created their own pranks for this day. Some examples I liked were “Honda: The Selfie Edition”
One that struck me as both genius and ridiculous at the same time “A leg up on the competition”.
Also an honorable mention for Tesla Motors, Google Maps, Uber, and Samsung (many more examples can be found on CNN).
If I were to make a ranking, the most outstanding in my judgment is the joke from who we would have least expected one: the scientists at the Large Hydron Collider CERN, who confirmed “the existence of the Force”.
April Fools’ Day has definitely become the perfect excuse to create shareable content that is incidentally entertaining, comical, and commercializable. Worthy of repeating on other days.