Friday, 1 April 2011

Foolish ways

Text received from Niobe today " There's something wrong with UCAS - I just got an e-mail and its saying my Exeter uni applications have been unsuccesful! I don't understand. What am I going to do?" I immediately switched into Mum role and phoned (getting her voicemail) ladling out advice and sympathy. I then sat at my desk wondering how I was going to deal with the inevitable fallout from this situation. 5 Minutes later text received - April fool! Imagine my response! Immediate revenge was sought and my young colleague texted her saying "Is your Mum ok - she's just run out of the office very distressed? I'm worried about her". Response received "aaaaggghh - it was an April fool joke!" Turned out this all took place in a RE lesson and Niobe was almost in tears because she thought she'd upset me as I had supposedly run out of the office!' (Sounds as if her school has been like Waterloo Road today - in joke for those who watch it!) That'll teach her!!


  1. That's very nearly cruel. And from someone who got such a beautiful handmade quilt not so long ago!!!
    I got duped by Thriftys' post today. Yeah, ha ha, very funny! Not! You can guess I am not a fan of April Fools Day! And I have no idea how it originated - any ideas?
    Z xx

  2. My heart skipped a beat when I read Niobe's text............... but it has to be said, I DID laugh at the revenge...........

  3. like mother like daughter.....
    very funny.
    and yes your right about mine !

  4. Wend,
    I think you fell for that one well and truly. What a great way to respond though. I suspect Niobe won't do that again in a hurry! Lesley

  5. Luckily you weren't immediately onto UCAS doing the protective Mum bit!! Guess you're all square now.

  6. HaHa, I came over all upset too until I ready on!!! lol! x