Contact Us

5 Rules Of Etiquette With April Fool’s Jokes

Ken Hayes

I’ve done my share of April Fool’s jokes in the past.  I’ve had plenty of them done on me too.  Sometimes they go too far.  Here are some rules not to break.

1.  Nobody gets hurt.  Have you ever pranked somebody with something simple, and then they get really hurt?  What a bummer.  We all love seeing the pam on the floor prank, but that can easily set up a costly hospital bill.  And, what if Grandma comes over first.  Yikes.

2.  When somebody asks if this is an April Fool’s joke, you must immediately confess.

My wife broke this rule last year.  She told me her sister was coming to live with us and that she had told me multiple times.  I would have remembered something like that.  After about 5 minutes, I figured it was an April Fool’s joke.  I asked her, and she continued to tell me what a horrible listener I was and that she was really coming.  So now I was pissed off all day.  Just before bed she told me it was an April Fool’s joke after all.  I didn’t laugh.

3.  Don’t do it on your little kids.  My dad one time came back from Hawaii holding a paper bag.  He said he had something really special for me.  I was 7 years old.  I opened the paper bag and it was completely empty.  He said, “it’s Hawaiin sunshine!”  I was pretty bummed.  So bummed, that I don’t really remember what he got me.  I think it was a DVD or something.

4.  No serious lies.  You’re fired!  We’re moving!  Mom and I are getting a divorce!  I’ve found another lover!  You never know the reaction you might get, and for God sakes don’t tell anyone that someone has died… yikes.

5.  What goes around comes around… worse.  If you’re going to pull a prank, make sure you’re ready to receive a worse one, and no whining when you do.  Everyone always tries to one up the other person.  Just keep your guard up.

Best of B105

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B105 Backstage quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B105 Backstage contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.