It was the 31st of March. The day before April Fools. I stepped out of the office, soaked. As a joke, my colleagues had sprayed me with water from a watering can. I frowned, remembering the incident. Usually, I would only leave the office in the evening. But when I found out we weren’t going to be doing any work, I just got up and left when I got sprayed. Absorbed in my thoughts, I turned around the corner and bumped into my annoying friend.
“Hi Karen,” said Stan.
“What,” I said annoyed.
“Why are you wet?” he asked.
“Anyway, like my ring?”
It had a purple flower on it. It had some tiny wordings on it. I tried to get a closer look.
A gush of water hit me in the face. I realised the wordings said “TRICKED YA!”, in big, bold letters. I felt so mad at him. He was always so annoying with his crazy tricks and pranks. “Ugh,” I said, spluttering out water.
“It didn’t hurt you. You were already wet,” explained Stan. I didn’t say anything but merely walked away.
“Hey!” said Stan hurrying beside me. “Wait up!”
I walked as fast as I could without running.
“There’s something I’ve got to tell you!”
I continued walking at my rapid pace, not stopping to hear what he had got to say. I stopped in front of my house and fumbled in my bag for the house keys. I took them out and inserted them into my door. Then, I stepped inside.
A bucketful of water splashed on my head. I thought I couldn’t get any wetter but I was wrong. I saw Stan rolling on the grass, snorting with laughter.
“Hehe,” he laughed. “You fell for my trick. I did try and tell you,” he added, seeing the mad look in my eyes. I went into the house and slammed the door. He had tied a bucket full of water on the ceiling inside my house. Only I had keys to my house. How could he have gotten in? I smacked my head with my hand. I was foolish to give him the spare keys.
I quickly ran to the shower, taking big steps so the floor wouldn’t get wet so I had to spend a whole afternoon moping it. I threw down my wet clothes on a basket and turned on the shower to “Hot”.
A blast of icy water came on me. I shrieked can turned off the shower. I wrapped myself in a towel and dialed the Water Company.
“What’s the problem?” came a man’s voice.
“My heater is broken,” I replied. “I turned the shower to “Hot” but instead, I got ice-cold water in the face!”
I expected him to be serious but he just laughed.
“Sorry,” he said. “It was just a joke,”
I felt so mad I could burst! And that is why I hated April Fools. If everyone was pranking me so much today, then they would prank me even more tomorrow! I swear no matter what, I will not get tricked tomorrow!
I forced myself to put on some soap and then go into the cold shower. Then, I changed into some clothes and went to get myself some lunch at a cafe’.
I ordered a vegetable salad and a delicious apple pie. Soon, the food arrived, I saw one lonely lettuce in the bowl but the pie looked tasty. It had cream and some golden syrup.
The waitress put down the bowl on the table and I looked up expecting to receive the salad but the waitress smacked it on my face.
I wanted to smack her face with the table!
“It’s just a joke,” said the waitress hastily looking at the murderous look on my face.
“Anyone who orders pie will have it smacked on the face,” read a poster in the cafe. I went out of the cafe’ in a huff and went to the pond to wash my face that was covered in cream.
There was an ice-skating programme going on. It wasn’t really skating on ice because it wasn’t winter. The ice-skating was happening indoors. The temperature was really cold and there was a huge frozen pond. Plus, it was for free! I hurried into the building, not minding the cold and grabbed a jacket and a hat that some people were offering. I put on some skates and stepped on the frozen pond. I put one foot in front of the other and began to skate.
The ice broke and I was in icy-cold water. My teeth chattered. As if I had enough of ice. As if I had enough of water! A few people pulled me out. They explained that the ice was very thin. Why was everyone tricking me!
I got home and dried myself feeling hungry. It was already night so I put on my nightclothes, thinking the day was a waste. I got into bed and I remembered what I had said. I will not be tricked tomorrow! Yeah! I grabbed the mini calendar that I kept on my bedside table. Tomorrow was the 2nd of April. Which means…
Oh no! I’ve been tricked!