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April Fool (LBC Post)

One morning, when I went to school in 1977, or was it 1978, when I was a first or second year student in the Irish secondary school system (which is 7th or 8th Class in India) I noticed something very odd indeed. It was a notice pinned to the notice board. It read as follows:

THE INTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST

'The Inter' or the Intermediate Certificate Examination as it was known then, now the Junior Certificate Examination, was a pretty crucial examination. It's called the 'Class Ten Board Examination' in India and the High School Certificate elsewhere.

I knew something was wrong, but couldn't quite figure it out. The notice sparked a minor frenzy. When the date was revealed to be April the 1st, everything made sense.

It's strange how the 1st April can take some people by surprise.

I haven't noticed anything unusual this year. Except that today, I have a rather horrible toothache. But I'll have to go get it sorted.

April Fool jokes are permissible only up to midday. Thank God. After that, you can say:

April Fool is dead and gone,
You're the fool to carry on.

Happy April Fool's Day. Hope no-one caught you out.

My thanks are due to 'Keerati' at FreeDigitalPhotos for use of the image "April Fool Day On 1st Day Of Month"

This is a Loose Bloggers Consortium (LBC) post.  The LBC is the blogging group to which I've belonged for several years. I'm returning today after an absence of several months. We blog on Fridays on a common topic and we are, in no particular order, Rummuser, AshokgaelikaaLinMaxiPadmumPravin,  Shackman and The Old Fossil.


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  1. Well I've just posted something that could have been an April Fool but it was only just posted and it happens to be true! So it's well after noon. Fortunately, I was't the victim of a Fool's joke this time, probably because there were no children about me today!
    Maggie x

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  2. A happy AF's day to you too.

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  3. And now that you have made a fresh start in the LBC, I hope that you would persist every Friday.

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  4. Sometimes the April Fool's jokes go too far. I heard of someone this year who was very upset and frightened by a prank. I do like looking through the newspapers for the fake stories though.
    I hope your toothache is sorted out soon xx

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  5. I get it - m this post is an April Fool joke on us - LOL. Welcome back -

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