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chardonm Tue 02-Apr-19 15:48:01

Just that really. Didn't have many good ones yesterday, need inspiration for next year.

ajandjjmum Tue 02-Apr-19 15:54:49

DH told me we had a leak under the sink so not to use the tap. When I looked, it was a leek. He insists the old ones are the best!

JaffacakesAreCakesNotBiscuits Tue 02-Apr-19 15:56:52

The leek made me laugh much more than it should..

HappyGoGoLucky Tue 02-Apr-19 16:05:25

Lmao! The leek one certainly made me laugh.

Skypatrol Tue 02-Apr-19 16:06:11

Oh my gosh the leek joke made me laugh. I am so sad. I wish I have a leek on to play this joke on dh.

chardonm Tue 02-Apr-19 16:06:30

Oh I love the leek story!!!! Good one!

nauseous5000 Tue 02-Apr-19 16:07:35

Me and DD7 tried the leek one-DP saw straight through it. DD is not to be deterred tho and will just try again next year as "old people have bad memories"

Stompythedinosaur Tue 02-Apr-19 16:14:26

I quite liked the new flavour broccoli weetabix (with 95% broccoli) yesterday.

My favourite ever was when a French newspaper announced that the Eiffel Tower was being dismantled and moved to Disneyland!

Duchessgummybuns Tue 02-Apr-19 16:16:55

Apple juice in an unused urine sample pot, put in MIL’s fridge and then “tasted”by FIL in front of her.

That woman is going to kill us all one day grin

Mumsymumphy Tue 02-Apr-19 16:17:41

I told the kids in my class that school dinners were changing to just salads. I found a website full of pictures of salads and put them on the board. Said they would be provided by a firm called "Salad Pryoflio". If looks could kill I'd be dead by now.

chardonm Tue 02-Apr-19 17:18:37

Duchess I hope she gets all of you back next year!

onthenaughtystepagain Tue 02-Apr-19 20:21:38

When we as a school were moving over to electronic registration, about 20 years ago, I had the electronic register and was showing it to my Year 11 form during the half hour form period. I explained that all letters to parents would come off the computer and address labels would be used. However to speed it up the office needs each pupil to write the initial address and they would be photocopied onto label sheets, so they needed to write a sheet of addresses, a 7x3 array, on a sheet of A4. So they set off doing it, some started again when I said that their parents would see their hand-writing. At the end I told them they could be filed under B 1 N, even then some didn't twig. I think it worked because their was so mych going on during the change-over! If anyone recognises this, Hi, hope you're all enjoying life and doing well.

Heulog Tue 02-Apr-19 20:28:36

The ds's loved it when I set orange jelly into the glasses that would normally have orange juice in at breakfast.

Buscake Tue 02-Apr-19 21:49:51

I froze my kids juice with a straw in for breakfast. Poured 1cm of fresh juice on top so it didn’t look suspicious. They were so confused! Also did google eyes on everything in the fridge and fruit bowl 👀

IndigoHexagon Tue 02-Apr-19 22:03:45

Hello! My first post on mumsnet (I’ve been lurking for a couple of weeks having checked you out - I’ve been on another forum since pregnant with my first DS14, but I’ve gotten bored with it)

I couldn’t resist joining to add my April fools!

Dh and I receive text messages from our bank if there is not enough money in our account to cover the following days outgoings, asking us pay it in so the payment can clear. I kept an old message for the wording. I then waited for an opportunity to programme my friends number into his phone with the name of the bank. Then, on Monday morning, about five minutes after his alarm would have gone off (he’s working away at the moment) she sent him a text advising that his account was short the £4K it needed to cover his outgoing payment. I sat with my coffee and waited for the FaceTime call that came two minutes later. He absolutely pooped himself!
I couldn’t keep a straight face so it didn’t take long for the penny to drop!

An aquaintence told my friend and I one she played on her son which was even funnier. He’d had to go into hospital at the end of last week for an operation on his testicles following an accident. He’s recovered well Thankfully - he’s only 12 bless him. She told him on Monday morning that the hospital had rung and that they were very sorry but the couldn’t find one of their medical instruments and thought they’d left it inside him .... she gave him a fridge magnet and told him he had to run it over himself to see if it stuck - but if it did, whatever happened he mustn’t pull it back off but she’d have to take him straight back in. He was in the bathroom for a while before he heard her laughing outside the door! 🤣

JaneEyre07 Tue 02-Apr-19 22:11:43

My sister sent me a letter once in the post... made out that it was from a ticket agency and I'd won tickets to see England play rugby and meet the players after a match at Twickenham (I was slightly obsessed with Jonny Wilkinson at the time). The phone number given to confirm arrangements was a London one and it said to ask for Liz.

It was the number for Buckingham Palace.

Took me days to see the funny side I was so disappointed hmm

Stompythedinosaur Tue 02-Apr-19 22:46:14

That's a good one Jane

StopLazyJournosCopyingContent Tue 02-Apr-19 22:49:22

This won’t be one you can replicate! But I remember being in the car as a child in the 1980’s, and my father was listening to Alex Ferguson being interviewed on the radio. He was explaining that a decision had been made to dig up the pitch at Old Trafford and to replace it with red and white striped AstroTurf.

There were some angry calls to the radio station after that grin

TheBigFatMermaid Tue 02-Apr-19 22:55:12

12 year old DS insisted he take a pic of me on my own, but as though I had my arm around DD (age 13) when she could not see what he was doing.. Then he took the exact pic, with DD in the picture.

Then on the morning, when he was at school, home schooled DD finally emerged and I was casually scrolling through pics. I feigned wide eyed shock and said 'OMG, you've disappeared from this photo DS took of us', while turning my phone to show her.

She gasped and said 'How the fuck did that happen?' in her shock. So I would say we got her! She worked it out within a couple of minutes though.

chardonm Wed 03-Apr-19 02:37:13

Mermaid that's brilliant

fukkigucci Wed 03-Apr-19 03:28:30

I gift wrapped my kids lunches inside their lunch boxes. Wrapped their sandwiches, apple, juice, yogurt, spoon etc. With ribbons and everything

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