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Old 01.04.2011, 11:05
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April Fools!! Personal stories

Have you been fooled or are you the fooler?

My email to my family this morning with an edit or two


Hi Guys,

Tried to get through to you today, I will not be able to make it to London tomorrow or for the wedding. Yesterday I discovered through my online login on Swisslotto that I had 4 numbers and 2 bonus balls which gives me a win of 42 000 francs. I went to collect it earlier this morning. [other half] and I have decided to buy a nice car and I'm booking a trip to St Kitts now. Please make something up to [family friend] etc about the wedding, and of course don't tell [my cousin].

Sorry I can't speak on the phone, but we'll chat when we can back. Woohoo! So excited!!! :-)


My mother called immediately in concern so I caved.
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:07
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So would I have called, I mean, St Kitts ??? Please...


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My email to my family this morning with an edit or two


Hi Guys,

Tried to get through to you today, I will not be able to make it to London tomorrow or for the wedding. Yesterday I discovered through my online login on Swisslotto that I had 4 numbers and 2 bonus balls which gives me a win of 42 000 francs. I went to collect it earlier this morning. [other half] and I have decided to buy a nice car and I'm booking a trip to St Kitts now. Please make something up to [family friend] etc about the wedding, and of course don't tell [my cousin].

Sorry I can't speak on the phone, but we'll chat when we can back. Woohoo! So excited!!! :-)

My mother called immediately in concern so I caved.
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:15
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I called a friend once pretending to be a policeman. I can't remember what I said but told him he needed to come to the station for a chat. I then forgot to call him back and tell him it was a joke.

Once he got to the station he told them that he had been told to come down and see them. They of course had no record of this so after some confusing back and forth between the policeman on duty and my friend. The officer asked my mate, "Is there something you want to tell us sir?" After which my friend left the station and was quite peeved at me. Don't know why.
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:19
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I was expecting to get internet from Cablecom beginning today. I phoned up yesterday to find out that they were posting the cable modem to me today.

Some feckin' joke that was.
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:23
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Re: April Fools!! Personal stories

I got my bonus deposited in the bank today... I was supposed to get 50,000sFr but the net deposit was 500sFr... Oh and they double taxed my base pay as well... HAHAHA... Great one....


so.... tomorrow they will put the rest in ????
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:28
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Re: April Fools!! Personal stories

Going to update my Facebook status with "Really pleased with my new boob job - pics later when the bruising goes down."
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:29
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Wikipedia today:

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Old 01.04.2011, 11:43
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My boss sent out a meeting request to me and my team for 10am, 1st April. Not thinking much of the date due to many other meetings happening on the same day, we gathered and he solemnly told us that due to the economy and the dismal performance that financial year results (which for our company, ends on 31st March), meant that we will not be receiving any bonus that year.

That sick sick sick man let us fume for the entire day before sending an individual email to each of us about our yearly bonus and an invitation to after-work drinks on his tab.

The after-work drinks definitely saved him from being clobbered by an angry hoarde of women with their heels.
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:52
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I sent an email around last year that looked like newspaper article, where the customer of the biggest project of our company was confirming that they are switching to a different one and this will be done by our most hated direct competitor. "Apparently long delays and cost overruns on the [biggest project we have here] are the reason for the decision, the spokesman stated"

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Old 01.04.2011, 13:21
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Just got the boss, hook, line and sinker (until the last paragraph) with this (on fake letterheaded paper):

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Dear Mr Breakfast,

Further to our telephone conversation last week, I would like to implore you once again, on behalf of His Excellency the British Ambassador to Switzerland, to reconsider our request to take up the position about which we spoke, with immediate effect.

I understand that you are subject to a notice period of several months in your current position, but there really is nobody else amongst the British expatriate community of Switzerland who is able to fulfil all the requirements of the post. If necessary, we can contact your current employers to negotiate appropriate compensation for your immediate departure. You may be assured of our absolute discretion.

Once again, I would remind you that your loyalty and service to the Crown will not go unrecognised. We acknowledge that the position is a dangerous one, with considerable risks attached. This will be taken into account with suitable monetary compensation, not to mention the usual perks of the job, such as dinner jacket, submarine car, martinis (shaken, not stirred) and a licence to kill in a bespoke leather wallet.
We look forward to hearing from you at the earliest opportunity.

God Save the Queen!

Yours sincerely,

{illegible scribble}

Herbert De Montfort

Secretary to His Excellency the British Ambassador to Switzerland
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I was expecting to get internet from Cablecom beginning today. I phoned up yesterday to find out that they were posting the cable modem to me today.

Some feckin' joke that was.
yes, I don't thing the will post it before a certain time
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Old 01.04.2011, 13:54
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Not me personally but it is pretty funny

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Old 01.04.2011, 14:00
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And BMW are always sure to bring a smile...
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Last edited by weejeem; 01.04.2011 at 14:21. Reason: Naughty chappies pulled the story at midday :-) Link updated
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:05
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lol... "Pauline.yorlegg@bmw.co.uk"
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:09
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Re: April Fools!! Personal stories

Not so much an April fool, but in honour of the day, in another forum, we mods have been removed from power, and a few of the more vocal residents have assumed our duties. I guess the "fool" bit, is they think it will end at 12:00.
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Old 01.04.2011, 14:19
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Re: April Fools!! Personal stories

Gmail did a pretty good job as well :P



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