Poll 31: April Fools’

by EPI Staff on March 1, 2012

What are your opinions on April Fools’ Day?

Would you spoil an April Fools' prank?

  • Only if it's mean spirited. (62%, 26 Votes)
  • Absolutely, no one deserves to be pranked-- no matter the day. (24%, 10 Votes)
  • No, April Fools' is the one day a year it's OK to prank. (14%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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Please feel free to expand on this poll in the comments section below.

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Jody March 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

My answer to the poll is a mix of two of the choices. I’d definitely “spoil” a prank if the prank is mean-spirited. As for other times — sometimes I would and sometimes I wouldn’t. It all depends on the timing. Sometimes a prank isn’t mean-spirited, but the timing is just wrong; in those cases I’d spoil it.

By “spoiling” a prank I mean anything from telling somebody outright that it’s a bad idea (in case of the mean-spirited prank) to quietly saying something like “I know you didn’t mean anything bad by this but this is not the time and place” (in cases of bad timing).

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Danielle March 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

April Fools is my FAVORITE holiday of the year. Over Christmas and my birthday.

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Emma March 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I loathe April Fool’s Day – a day designed to prey on one’s trust in another person, and to mock them for that trust.

I just assume they’re all pranks and do my best to not respond so I don’t give the pranker the satisfaction of a reaction.

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