People on the internet are really getting over the worst April Fools’ Day pranks they’ve ever done or experienced in a now viral Reddit post.
The post, titled, “So, tomorrow, April 1, what’s the worst April Fool’s Day prank you’ve done or have done,” has been updated 11,200 times since it was shared on March 31. More than 3,300 responses have been received to Redditor’s @TheBunganator question in the “Ask Reddit” subreddit.
A YouGov poll found that 45 percent of respondents found April Fools’ jokes funny. However, 47 percent found them annoying. This also varied across ages, with the largest majority who found the jokes funny going to audiences under 30 at 50 percent.
Redditors didn’t hold back with their answers to the question. One of those users revealed that their mom and her boyfriend would play tricks on each other when the Redditor was little.
The joke ended, however, “when her friend put my parents’ house up for sale in the local paper in the small town, with the footnote: *divorce pending. My mother didn’t appreciate putting out to practically the whole town individually. explain that they are getting divorced and her house was not for sale.”
Another person worked in a nursing home. For a year, they and others took the furniture out of an administrator’s office, making it look like a patient’s room.
“I’m talking about bed, dresser, TV, medical equipment, the factory, all along with a patient laying in bed on it,” she added. “When he came in the next morning, he almost died laughing.”
One Redditor recalled a situation that occurred when they were in second grade. Their teachers took the children on a school bus and told them they were going to get pizza.
“We, about 7 years old, were both dumb and excited,” they revealed. “Once we were all loaded on the bus and the staff count was counted, the teachers told us to shut up for instructions. Then they both said, ‘April fools!’ and we had to go back to class.”
A Redditor responded back, saying, “That’s just mean.”
Another user took to the internet to prank their partner. “I posted a Craigslist ad for 30 yards of free sod and added my friend’s number,” they said. “His phone rang repeatedly and got texts for ten hours Lol.”
A Redditor recalled their wife playing a prank on them when she was six months pregnant, “and called me at work and told me her water had just broken.”
Someone else’s birthday is on April 2, and when they were about 8, their father told them on April 1 that “President [George] Bush called and said there were no more birthdays, they were illegal. I believed the s**t out of him and cried my eyes out. I remember it very vividly!”
While a Redditor revealed that their friend taped them to their bed with duct tape when he slept, and he snuck out around 5 a.m.
“I woke up around 8am and couldn’t move,” they said. “I was stuck there for two hours before my parents woke up screaming for them.”
Employers were also busy making fun of their employees, it seems. The CEO of the company a Redditor works for poked fun at everyone when they sent an email stating that the employees “expected” to work two more hours a day from then on.
“The email describes the average travel time employees have saved by switching to work from home during the pandemic to justify the allocation of additional work hours,” they continued. “Let’s just say I wasn’t amused.”
news week reached out to Redditor @TheBunganator for comment.