Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fool's!

Oh, I love this day.  Especially if I have something good to do.  Not mean, just for kicks and giggles.

About 3 years ago, Splenda and I put a For Sale sign in our front yard.  What was so funny, is that not one person in our neighborhood called us.  Instead, our BFF's across the street got all the calls wondering what was going on with us!

This year, we stepped it up a notch and put the sign in THEIR yard.  Complete with a "sale pending" added to it.

(grrr - crappy cell phone pic- I have officially lost my camera)

Now, what makes this particularly funny, is that we are LDS and in our church our neighborhoods are organized into wards and a Bishop is called to be our Ward leader.  Liken it to a pastor.  The Bishop's job is hard, long hours and all volunteer.  No one would  blame a Bishop for moving!

Add to this, that us Mormons like to talk.  We are practically family after all in our wards and are close and up to date in each other's lives.  Not a bad thing, we simply take care of each other.  Especially my ward - we are the BEST!  So can you imagine the thoughts that went through everyone's heads when they drove by and saw the sign out this morning?

This is the email I got from Bishop Scooter this morning:

You Guys Have Played The Best One....EVER!

Wholly cow, I looked out the window, half asleep, and thought, "What is going on"? Is there something someone forgot to tell me.
Then I looked at the salesman's name and I couldn't stop laughing.
Wow, you guys have gone to a lot of trouble to make this the funniest April Fool's joke.
It looks sooooo believable and professional, then to add the "sale pending" comment on top....well, our phone has been ringing like mad.
It is so nice to see that we all still have a fun sense of humor
What a you two get over here and start answering these phone calls!!!! You little trouble makers.

Hope you have the best day...
We love you guys,


I image by now, they have taken it down, and we'll certainly take some ice cream over to soothe their trouble, but it has been fun!  : )

Thanks Debs and Scooter for being such good sports - we love you!


Garden of Egan said...

OH MY HECK!!!! That is hilarious!

You are a master!
I bow to your greatness.

Cheeseboy said...

That is really awesome.

I am going to post my April Fool's Day joke later.

Diana said...

That's awesome. Do you mind if I use it next year?

Cherie said...

That is the best one I have ever heard!!! Good job chickie :-D

suz said...

Perfect! Clever, harmless and FUNNY!!

Wonder Woman said...

Now THAT is a good april fool's joke!

Megan and Devin said...

Hilarious!! I love it!! Such a Scott email, too.

tammy said...

This was awesome! I want to do this next year. But you'll have to remind me because I'm old. And blond.

wendy said...

What a great april fools trick. LOVE THAT.
I remember one year, we in our neighborhood all woke up to a PINK FLAMINGO in each of our yards. someone?..and still don't know who, went to the trouble during the night to place about 40 pink flamingoes in everyones yards.
totally loved that.

Diaper Diva said...

Classic!! Love it.

CountessLaurie said...


tiburon said...

I love that they have a sense of humor. Well played!