Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Daylights April Fool

Wednesday, April 8

This story falls into the category of jokes that would have been perfect for April Fools Day. If only I had the forethought to come up with the idea in the first place.

In retrospect, we do like the idea of having more daylight in the evening so that we could play around without bumping into things. Several of us still would like to get our hour of sleep back.

Yet, not all people made that change last month. Take Penelope for instance. It is not too often that we get to laugh at her without fear of retaliation. She did not know that the government had changed the date for the start of Daylight Saving Time.

Not only did she not find out that she was a month late, she went the wrong direction with the clock. Well, the way this story goes is that we were to set our clocks back by an hour. Penelope set her up an hour. For the last week, she showed up two hours late for functions. Granted, she was very well rested too. She could not figure it out until Stone let the secret out. When he asked if she set her clock back, she slapped her forehead.

I wished I could have taken a photo of her face when the realization of what she had done hit. But, I know better. Normally, we would be on the floor enjoying a good laugh. But when the person who was the source for our jocularity has a tendency of pulling serious and scary pranks, you learn to choke down a good laugh. Thenal and Omman quickly left the room, but they did not go far enough.

Penelope looked at me when she heard the laughter. I shrugged my shoulders. She disappeared and soon the laughter stopped and screaming started.

When they came back in, I noticed that their pants road a little higher on their waists and they walked funny. By the way, what is a wedgie?

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