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).


Danielle March 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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


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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