April 02 2010
Um… So my April Fools post yesterday about giving Roscoe to some random humane society got mixed reviews. Some people seemed to appreciate being tricked. And said I was the only trick that worked yesterday. Other people were like straight up pissed at me. And yet, other people just got sad and then whatevered it.
The thing that surprised me is that people believed actually believed it. I figured anyone who visits my site often is well aware of my obsessive love for my dog– and with the relentless April Foolsing on the net– I figured this would be an obvious… Yeah right like I’m supposed to believe that.
So when the first person I heard from first thing in the morning was my very upset Mom… I know I had maybe way underestimated how ‘believable’ this post was. And over the course of the day, I’d read the comments section and go back and forth like, ‘See! It is funny!’ when someone would post an LOL. Or ‘Oh man, I so super suck!!’ When someone would tell me how much the post sucked…
Then I started feeling most bad for people who either believed it and walked away from the site– still unaware that it was an April Fools. Or people who got super emotionally affected and then got simply mad (or even more upset) when they found out it was a dopey April Fools prank.
So I’m making an offer of apology to anybody who came here yesterday and left feeling genuinely* sad or mad at me. If you send me you address (firstname.lastname@example.org) I will send you an Elf-Up magnet in the mail as a ‘please accept my apology’.
Send me yer address if you’re grumpy at me. And please accept my apology if this prank just went to far emotionally. And good vibes to y’all (especially people who are extra pet sensitive for very personal reasons…)
* Only real 100% upsetters please. No ‘Not really that upset at all but want a free magnet anyway people’, please.