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Monday, April 1, 2013

April fools day

Did you make an April fool of someone yesterday?  I did.

I programmed my cellphone’s alarm for 3:00, 3:15 and 3:30 a.m. and hid it in my son’s room.  Now don’t imagine this to be easy.

For starters, I didn’t know how to program the alarm on my phone, he had to show me.  At the time, he had no idea of course that I was planning to use this device to wake him up three times in a row.

Once the alarm was set I had to get the phone into his room, which was no picnic either.  Dieter was on his computer and stayed there.  He made a short trip to the kitchen to get something to eat and drink, but that didn’t take long enough for me to sneak into his room.  Didn’t he ever have to go to the bathroom?

Eventually I heard the bathroom door close and I sprang into action.  I grabbed the phone, sprinted to his room and briefly considered where to plant the phone.  I didn’t have much time, so I had to act quickly.

Hearing the toilet flush I shoved the phone under the cat blanked on the floor and then quick as lightning disappeared back into the living room.  Pfffh, that was close.

The trick worked like a charm (sort of) (or so I heard this morning).  The alarm went off at 3:00 and at 3:15 a.m. but didn’t get the chance to go off again at 3:30.  After being woken up a second time Dieter switched the alarm off.  Party pooper.

So I cooked up another trick.  I opened a gmail account under the name of Barbara and sent Dieter an email.  Just to clarify, Barbara is the president of the condo building where we live.  The email read:

Hi Dieter,

Your neighbors have seen a lot of pigeon activity on your balcony.
Did you know that YCC is offering FREE balcony fencing?
Contact Vajita at management office to choose your type of fencing any time before 3:00 p.m.


Free?  Did someone say free?  Dieter put on his shoes and off he went to “choose” the free netting.

I guess everyone loves a bargain.

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