This Sunday, April Fools’ Day, takes top ranking as one of my favorites. Taking great pride in my ability to create pranks of lasting proportion I look forward to this day as an Indie film actor would the opening of the Sundance Film Festival. The opportunity to play a hoax on friend, foe, or mere acquaintance avails itself to all of us on April 1. And, many seem to continue their unsuspecting ways, year after year, making themselves perfect targets.
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The following year, Morse once again became this prankster’s target when he was advertising one of the first “Cigar Nights” to be held in
When my manager, Sharon Becknell read the script over the phone claiming that “moms against male smoking” (MAMS), would be picketing in front of his restaurant the night of the event he immediately called me to ask my advice. Who knew that when I told him to call his PR Agent and immediately fire off a press release to the newspapers he would actually do it?
Yes, April 1 is a great day.
If you haven’t participated in the past, get involved this year. The rules for April Fools’ hoaxes are simple. They must be initiated before noon on April 1. Perfect for the restaurant serving breakfast. And, don’t think you have to keep the hoax within your circle of associates. I have had great success with customer hoaxes, also. This year, have some fun. Liven up your dining room. Pull a prank during brunch. Over-cooked eggs? (Have a plate of them ready there’s no need to prepare more than one- rotate it.) Very watered down orange juice. Darkened toast. You get the picture.
Promote April Fools’ Day. Pull a prank on a friend or a customer. It’s entertainment. If done well, everyone will laugh and remember it long after April turns to May.