Monday, April 1, 2013

April Foolery

On the job, we keep a logbook, a three-ring binder filled with copies of a combination shift report/checklist. Every shift, whoever is working fills out the sheet to document the events of the day. If anything untoward takes place, there is an additional incident report to fill out and attach to the shift report. A couple of months ago, one of my waggish co-workers taped the "fortune" from a fortune cookie to one of the blank shift reports: NEVER ARGUE WITH A FOOL.

Whoever finds the sheet bearing "NEVER ARGUE WITH A FOOL" then moves that sheet towards the back of the binder so someone else happens upon it. I was the last person to re-locate that sheet. Last night, I noticed that the "NEVER ARGUE WITH A FOOL" festooned sheet was the next one, so "NEVER ARGUE WITH A FOOL" would be found by the fool working April Fools' Day. Obviously, I didn't plan for it to work that way- I'm not anal-retentive enough to count binder leaves just to come up with a joke that lame. I had to laugh, though, at the bizarre coincidence- it seems as if it were planned ahead of time. If I were a more gullible person, I'd see the hand of fate in this, find some sort of evidence of a greater plan. Thankfully, I'm not that credulous, and I think that Intelligent Design is a tarted-up version of creationism, cooked up by dishonest theocrats to gull the sort of people who would have found a greater significance in finding a particular slip of paper in a binder on a particular date.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm coming up on the 18th for a week. I hope we're hanging out!

Val

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'll bet the cats had a fine chuckle.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Hi! I'm coming up on the 18th for a week. I hope we're hanging out!

You know it, cuz!

I'll bet the cats had a fine chuckle.

That would explain those smug looks.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Or maybe it was this?
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Or maybe it was this?

Those cats don't need that much gear to go on adventures.

Substance McGravitas said...

This is THE INTERNET. You ALWAYS argue with fools.