01 April 2009
So today was April Fools day, and out of my usual fashion I decided to have some fun with my friends. I posted on Facebook that a Congressional office in DC had called me to set up an interview on Sunday and I was flying out Friday. Hilarity ensued, as I ensnared about 20 people overall in my trap, and led some of them on for up to a half hour.... you know who you are! I tried to get them to catch on, but to no avail: Person: "Whose office?" Me: "Oh, JD Salinger's office from Maine." (Salinger being the author who wrote "Catcher in the Rye.") Person: "What will you be doing?" Me: "Well, throughout APRIL, I'll be getting the FOOLS in Congress any info they need ona wide number of topics." Person: "Is Salinger a Democrat or a Republican?" Me: "He's a very leftist guy, but I totally agree with his positions on abortion and green energy." (I told them he was pro-choice and anti-nuclear, which most people know are not my positions.) Person: "Why are you gonna work for a Democrat?" Me: In this economy, I'd be a FOOL not to take a job!" At the end of the conversation, I still had to explain to some I'd been joking by telling them, by the way, Happy April Fool's Day! (My cousin TOTALLY didn't get it when I said this.) Thanks all for being good sports and indulging my moment of humor upon my joblessness!
Posted by Andrew Meeusen at 23:44