In my quest to come up with some clever April Fool’s Day prank, it occurred to me that April Fool’s is your day to test the waters with real things you want to say and do.
- “Mom, I’m gay.”
- “I quit!”
- “I think [insert politically incorrect favored candidate] should win the election.”
- “I’m off to join the circus.”
- “I’ve always wanted to (insert your most outrageous goal here).”
That last one gets pretty awesome results most of the time.
Why Breaking the News on April Fool’s Day is Nearly Foolproof
- You can immediately say: What’s the date today? Then chuckle and walk away without saying you were fooling. It’s license to be wild, crazy, and authentic.
- Later when you actually do what you’d told them you can say, “well I did mention that to you remember?” Of course they’ll say … ” but that was April Fool’s Day.” The rest is for you to handle.
- It gives you time to re-adjust your “breaking the news” strategy.
I have a life list on SuperViva which is a site I run. Some of my goals are public and some are private, like those things I want to do that I’m not quite ready for the world to see.
Try it today and see how people will often go with the flow to help you:
- “I’ve always wanted to drive a car like yours.”
- “I’ve always wanted to pick up someone in a line at Starbucks.”
Remember, you can answer, “April fools!” to save face—but only on this special day!