1st of April. All over the world heaps of people, simpletons and intellectuals alike, unite during the one day wherein tomfoolery is encouraged. I, for one, am not exempt from this. I have devised a "very cunning plan" (in the words of Black Adder's Baldrick) and instigated my well-thought out prank.
My victim: Arnie... who else? He would believe everything I say, being the lovable cutie that I am (according to him, anyway :p). I gave him a call while I was at work, while he was at work, very busy with what he was doing at the time. With a serious tone, I said:
"Baby, I haven't been honest with you."
"Why?" he asked.
"It's just that I have been throwing these past few days."
"Why? Is it something you ate?" he asked, really concerned.
"Baby, I bought a pregnancy test kit and... it's positive." I said in a very solemn tone.
"Say that again?"
"I'm pregnant, baby."
"But how? You have your period, don't you?" he asked.
"I know. Apparently it is a rarity but it happens."
Now here is the part that I didn't expect, that made me realize that my plan backfired.
I was expecting him to rant, to go insanely anxious and nervous, but instead... he was genuinely happy!
He then proceeded to ask me about our plans, about how we're going to approach the situation, etc., etc...
A few minutes later, I just started laughing. He then realized that I "April fooled" him. He told me that he was really excited and was actually disappointed it was real. Apparently, if I hadn't told him then that it was a joke and left it till tonight, as soon as we hang the phone he'll be emailing and ringing our friends and his family about my so-called pregnancy!
I say it again, un-fucking-believable!
I told my classmate in my post-grad studies, Patricia, about the whole thing. She, too, was very much surprised with Arnie's reaction. She then told me to hang onto him because he was indeed one of a kind.
Well, honey, I have snagged him... and I have no intentions of letting him go!