Some people go overboard with pranks that are fun, like one of my friends who drew on her kid's face and made her breakfast something of a goof fest, which I guess is fine and dandy. I just hate it when people try to "fool" me.
I am one of the most honest people, so I sometimes take it for granted in others and think that they are always honest with me. I am also fairly gullible, as proven by one of my friends in sixth grade who said that her parent's wrote gullible on the ceiling and I looked up like an idiot. These two combinations always lead to me falling for whatever stupid line people feed me and feeling like a fucking moron whenever I realize that it is absolutely not true.
I've tried pulling pranks myself, like telling my dad that I got fired from my job (the only prank I have ever pulled), but I just suck at it; I always end up telling the truth a split second later because I just hate lying and making other people worry for me for no reason.
Even worse than the people in my personal life are the corporations who "fool" the public. Google a few years ago pulled one over on me and it was something that sounded so, so cool and I felt like a doofus for falling for it. Today, I actually went all day without falling for anything; no one tried to trick me, and I got through my roadside assistance job with no incident. When I got home, it was to find this gem on Facebook... "'Harry was a figment of Ron's imagination' admits J.K. Rowling" posted on hypable.com.
I have been a Potter nerd since I was 11 years old. This headline, just reading it, made my face scrunch up, tears well in my eyes, and almost caused an existential crisis in which I re-evaluated my entire life from then on (for I am still super into Harry Potter) and conclude that it is a lie. I could feel my soul ripping into teeny tiny little pieces. Then I saw my friend comment on what day it was, and everything went back into perspective.
Maybe instead of this day we could have a national day of not lying to anyone, no matter how brutally honest the truth, instead of celebrating a day of being an absolute jerkface to each other. That is something that I could get on board with.