Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Best April Fool's Prank Ever

No, sorry to say I didn't come up with it.






It was actually a prank played on me and some of my friends on the Writers Digest message boards a couple of years ago. At that time, William was getting some pretty bizarre private messages from a woman there--gory  photos, websites that had to do with stuff like death and dismemberment. We started referring to her privately as mad Mel. William was getting freaked out by her messages. He tried ignoring her. She didn't take the hint...so finally, April and I confronted her on one of the message boards and let her know he didn't appreciate her odd attentions.






Shortly thereafter, April Fool's Day came. Julie, a friend from our WD inner circle and the last person we would have expected to play a prank because she's so good-natured, did just that. And she did it brilliantly!


When I logged on the morning of April 1st, there was a notice from WD: I had a private message from...Mad Mel! It was an out-and-out threat--she was telling me to back off, that William was hers and I'd better stay out of her way! Soon, I heard from others in our circle who had also received messages from "Mad Mel." Everybody was alarmed by the fact that she even knew we had been calling her that.






None of us could figure it out...until Julie finally came forward and 'fessed up. She had taken the time to create a profile for "Mad Mel" and send out clever PMs to everybody! It was without a doubt the funniest prank I have ever had played on me. I've been the target of some good ones, and I've pulled some good ones of my own over the years. But this one takes the prize. 


Thank you, Julie, wherever you are now. It was brilliant. I bow to your creative genius!



16 comments:

  1. Oh, I'd let myself forget! It was brilliant!

    And we never have heard back from the Mad One, have we?

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  2. It was! And nobody suspected it was just a gag...or that Julie was behind it!

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    1. As for Mad Mel...is she even still hanging out at WD?

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    2. I was going to email you and tell you that I couldn't come to visit because the airline wasn't going to be serving my favourite snack...

      LOL

      However, I'm not much for pranks...so I didn't...

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  3. Oh Fabulous story !
    But, the last photo so very cute but just breaks my little heart. Your so funny.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. The bunny in the pot is hard to look at...but this woman was that weird.

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  4. Oh, I was the April Fooled one time and it was bad. Real bad. I'll have to write a post about it. Hope your day was full of laughs!

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    1. You should!

      We did have a day full of laughs. Last night was Wrestlemania XVIII. Collin came home with a pizza and we spent the night in front of the TV.

      I'm hoping the outcome of one of the matches was an April Fool's joke....

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  5. LOL, I loved that prank story!

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    1. My dad was the king of Pranks. I've blogged about some of his wild stunts, but they'd be pretty far down the blog list. I've had this blog a long time now.

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  6. That was quite a prank! Glad she isn't still hanging around. The world if full of crazy! I haven't done April Fools in many years. Hope you enjoyed your day!

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    1. Actually, Mad Mel is still around. I just took a look over at WD....

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