I usually forget the April Fools Day is coming until it is actually here. So when my former manager pinged me this morning to let me know that some of my mid-year stuff was not locked down (even though it was due yesterday), realizing that it was indeed here, I made her swear that it wasn’t an April Fools joke (because I checked the review tool and it said I was at 100% for my org). She confirmed this and sent me to the tool to complete it and now I can’t get into the tool. Grrrr. I don’t think we April Fools each other when it causes productivity issues. Because who has time for that brand of foolishness. And now I am just venting.
April 1st has lost it’s appeal for me. It used to be a novelty and people would come up with witty, but relatively harmless pranks. The more novel the better. But now with Facebook status updates and blog posts being the medium that everyone and their mother have access to, I am totally over it. Because many, many people are not as funny as they think they are. Because now, online, today, nobody will be taken seriously because nobody wants to look the fool. April fools status updates have jumped the shark.
So I am deciding if today, I view all media through the awkward “this is not true and not funny at the same time” filter, or I just turn it all off. I know I have a tolerance for annoyance that is slightly less than the average person. I think Adam Sandler movies are super stupid and I have to go to my happy place when stuck in traffic. It’s just that right now, I want to tell the interwebs to bite me.