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An April Fool's Joke (standard:humor, 604 words)
Author: kendall thomasAdded: Nov 04 2002Views/Reads: 3042/1893Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Husband is determined to fool his wife on April the 1st.

An April Fool's Joke 

By Twisted Wabbit 

Charlie arose shortly before his wife and waited until he saw her

Quickly he stood up next to the bed and grabbed his chest moaning
loudly.  He watched for her reaction out the corner of his eye. 

She yawned and stretched. 

Charlie moaned louder, staggered about, crying out.  Still there was no
response from his wife who was wide awake now. 

Charlie fell to the floor with a loud thump and began flopping about
like a fish out of water.  He cried out with the anguish of the damned. 

“Charlie,” his wife finally said in a calm voice, stifling another yawn.
 “Stop it.  It's not gonna work.  I know it's April the first.  You've 
never been able to fool me and you never will.  Now stop goofing around 
or you'll be late for work.” 

At the office, Charlie ignored the work folders stacked on his desk as
he tried to think up some way to fool his clever wife.  After trying 
for ten years and failing his need to do so had become an obsession. 

And then he hit on it. 

He told his secretary of his plan and being a natural practical joker
she went along with it.  She had her roommate, Dolores, call Charlie's 
wife, since her voice was too well known.  Dolores was to tell her that 
Charlie was seeing another woman. 

“That'll get her,” Charlie chuckled gleefully. 


“Are you certain?” Charlie's wife asked when Dolores had told her of
Charlie's fictive dalliance. 

“Yes,” Dolores replied sympathetically.  She heard a faint sob and
almost didn't have the heart to continue.  “Yes.  I'm so sorry to be 
the one to tell you. 

With another sob Charlie's wife thanked her meekly and hung up. 

That evening when Charlie got home his wife seemed more taciturn than
usual, but she said nothing.  Charlie smiled to himself, knowing that 
he had finally gotten to her. 

After supper, she glared at him over the table. 

“So, you're seeing another woman!  How could you?” 

Charlie started laughing. 

“April fool!  I finally got you.” 

“What do you mean?” she asked. 

Charlie told her how he had got his secretary's friend to call her with
the phony story.   But he wasn't prepared for the shocked look that 
turned his wife's face ashen. 

“Oh, my God!” she cried, horror struck. 

“Why, what's wrong?” Charlie cried, feeling an uneasiness creep all over

“I put rat poison in your food,” she cried out in great distress.  
“Charlie!  Charlie!  Oh, my God, Charlie!” 

Charlie glanced down at the unfinished portion of his meal -- mashed

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