Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Tale of the (Hungry) April Fool

In honor of today's date, I thought I'd repost a quick April Fool's Day story.

Hubby "Big D" looks like a grown man but is such a child in so many ways.  I say this with love. Really.

One minor example is his preference for sugary cereals such as Lucky Charms and Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch (most commonly misspelled/mispronounced as "Captain Crunch.")

One April 1st, Big D got out the big serving bowl (big kid; big bowl) and the brand new box of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch.  Poured the cereal into the bowl... and out came... 

Cheerios.

He uttered some very adult expletive statement along the lines of, "What the fudge?!"

And then proceeded to call the Customer Support phone number on the back of the Cap'n Cruch box (1-800-234-6281 from 8am - 4pm CT if you ever need it.) 

"Hello. I would like to make a complaint," he grumbled.  "I just bought a box of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch and there are Cheerios inside.  I think something got messed up in your factory!"

As he was talking, he realised that we also had a box of Cheerios in the pantry.  He opened up the box and....

"Waaaaiiit a minute..." he stalled to the customer rep on the phone. "Oh my gosh.  There is Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch in my Cheerios box.   I think my kids played an April Fool's trick on me."

The customer rep replied, "Well, I was going to tell you that it would have been pretty tough since we make Cap'n Crunch here at Quaker Oats and Cheerios are made by General Mills!"

DOH!

It's still as funny today as it was then!!  (And I think Big D is still as embarrassed!)

Keep smilin',
Charlene
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30 comments:

The Invisible Seductress said...

Tooooooo funny!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!

Tina said...

I am so going to do this to my husband!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

That was sooooo funny. I just tweeted, facebooked and Stumbled it.

AV

Charlene said...

I thought it was a good one too! Thanks for the chuckles and support!

webb said...

Don't know who I like better - Big D or your kids!

Salt said...

YES! What an awesome prank! I can never seem to come up with anything that clever. :)

Debbie's L'Bri said...

that was a cute joke. I doubt that my husband would have called the company because he hates using the phone. lol

25BAR said...

looks like you managed to pull a fast one!

Missa said...

That is super funny. I love it.

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Sit10 said...

Good prank. I am going to have to file this away for future use.

Betsy (zen-mama.com) said...

How funny! Yesterday I realized I didn't play any pranks this year! Very sad...guess I'll have to wait another year!

By the way, where do get all the icons you have at the end of your blog post? I've been thinking about doing that....1000 hits is pretty amazing!

Happy SITs Sharefest!

Krajcimama said...

That is GREAT! Stopping by from SITS! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

I really like your layout and your social media buttons - hope I can figure out how to put them on my blog!

I bet that rep on the other line got a kick out of telling his version of that story all day, too!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Hahaha! Funny stuff! Stopping by from SITS Sharefest!

Diane said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest
That is a funny story. What did the kids do to him this year? Love it.

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dianeswords said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest!!
That's a great story. What did the kids do him this year?

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Charlene said...

Unfortunately, Miss M. (lead trickster) had some orthodontic work the day before and wasn't feeling up to par.. so the April Fool's prank got put on the backburner this year. But she's already schemeing for next year!

Sarah said...

ha this is great. i'm gonna use it next time.

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

Good one! What creative kiddos!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

How cute!!!

Crystal Escobar said...

haha, I LOOOVE that story, hilarious!!!! What a great april fools joke. I should try that sometime.

The Guy's Perspective said...

Well that's a good one. I won't let my kids read this. Although, they've got enough of their own tricks going.

FYI: I love Cap N' Crunch cereal. I haven't had it in 35 years though. It reminds me of Saturday mornings and cartoons because that was the only time we were allowed to eat it.

Christy said...

ROFLMAO!!!! I am so glad you were above me on the SITS site, that is hysterical. Happy Saturday SITStah!

Karen said...

That's pretty funny! I can't believe he actually called to complain!

I'm a big fan of April Fool's Day. This year one of my coworkers and I each got people to call our boss and pretend to be checking on employment references for us. He freaked out thinking he was losing both of us at once!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

reasonably chubby said...

I'm laughing my head off! :) Great idea, I'm stealing it for next year...Thanks for checking out my blog and Happy SITS to you!

Amy said...

Happy SITS Day! What a great April Fool's joke- harmless and really funny!

Enjoy your day!!

Alianna said...

This actually made me laugh out loud at work. What a great prank!

Lucie said...

Haha! That was great! I love mischievous fun! As long as it doesn't hurt anyone its fair play! Lol

Visiting for the first time btw from SITS.

Blessings,
Lucie

Krista said...

I love a good April Fool's prank! I'll have to remember that one

Techy Girl said...

LOL! That is just classic!

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