In the past number of years, media and advertisers have got into the spirit of April Fools. This past week, Virgin Australia announced that they would have a kids only cabin. Children could order teddy bears off a menu, could ask the flight attendants to read them story books, were encouraged to kick the seats in front of them, and were issued bubble wands. The commercial was so well done, it got me to thinking, maybe this might be a good idea. A few years ago, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio programme, did a very convincing interview with a "scientist" who suggested that Canada should introduce the "threenie" a $3 dollar coin because scientific studies have shown that three was a perfect number. He was so convincing that I was disappointed the next day to find out it was all a hoax.
Some people don't want to be made foolish. They might be too sensitive and feel that people are making fun of them. Others are too serious. How can you laugh when there are so many important things to worry about? Well it is true that there are many important things to worry about, but for many of us, we like to laugh at ourselves. We like the surprises of harmless pranks- oh not all the time, but once a year is ok. It shows that we aren't afraid to be the brunt of the joke. We aren't afraid to be got off guard. It shows we are secure enough to be fooled. Blessings.