Fun and foolishness occur more than once a year, but there is one day that gives us permission to enjoy them to excess.  April Fool’s Day!

However, there are times when the pranks go a little too far.  Read the following scenarios and decide if they are appropriate:

  1. You get along really well with your boss, VP of National Sales, and you know he has a terrific sense of humor.  So you and a couple of coworkers redecorate his office with silly string and a few other choice items.  What you don’t know, is that your boss has an important meeting scheduled with a new client – in his office.
  2. You are the owner of a small business.  Profits have been down for the past year, but you know your staff have been working hard.  So you call a meeting at 11:45 a.m. with everyone in the office.  You will be discussing some decisions you have made on a “new direction for the company.”  When your folks arrive in the conference room, they are greeted with a nice buffet lunch and a hearty “April Fool’s!  Our new direction is to have more fun around here!”
  3. You send a fake Save the Date announcement to a few friends and family members.  Just to push them over the top, your “future spouse” is someone they either don’t know or don’t like. 

Which prank would most enjoyable?  Our guess would be #2.

Antics that may physically, professionally, or emotionally hurt you or someone else should be avoided.  Especially if you are acting on impulse.

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