Listening to every heart
I can only relate the best AFJ I've heard - one that my paternal grandmother pulled a long time ago, when it was common for folk to "drop on by" at any given time.
They had a "friend" who made it a habit of "dropping in" on Sunday mornings along about the time my grandmother was putting breakfast on the table. Apparently she was well known for her cooking! Sundays were usually "Pancake mornings" and according to my father, she made some good ones! [If my Dad had her recipe, believe me, your mouths are drooling now! I digress.]
Anyway, sure as shooting this April 1st morning, and a Sunday to be sure, the gentleman in question strolled in to my grandmother's kitchen, expecting the usual courtesy of being asked to partake of breakfast.
Grandmother'd about had it with their friendly freeloader and she decided, then and there, to "fix his wagon." She started putting the cakes on the griddle, but as she figured the night before that he would indeed show up, she was ready for him. She had taken grocer-paper sacks and had cut a number of circles out of them, say, about the size of a good plated pancake. She made sure that in the gentleman's stack, he would have pancakes made with the paper circles in the middle.
Cut as he might, he finally got a piece of pancaked paper in his mouth, but it was not the fluffy 'cakes he was used to!!! Needless to say, he didn't show up anymore on Sundays!
I personally haven't pulled any memorable April Fools pranks, but if anyone needs to throw their spouse a "surprise party" I've got a great one for you to try!!!
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow