April Fools ~ Romancing Italy

Apr 2, 2010

April Fools

Thursday was a day to take everything with a grain of salt. I don't remember adults playing April Fool's jokes in the States as much as kids did. Here, it seems all of Italy gets into it somehow.

At the end of the day, I told A about the news I'd heard on TV including a story about breast implants.  In France, thousands of women had had this surgery and due to a fault in the product, the implants were on the verge of exploding. A didn't believe me and suggested I check it out again....another day, not on April Fools.

Well, it IS true and not only did I discover that there are thousands of women all across Europe who might suddenly deflate at any given moment, I discovered that female jihadis use this very procedure to hide explosives for non beauty enhancing purposes. Here is the story on that twist.

My attempt at a trick didn't quite succeed. From A's habits I should have known it wouldn't work. I short sheeted the bed and waited for him to turn in first.Then  I ended up trapped on the phone when he headed upstairs so I wasn't there to see it all unfold. However, his habit is to flap the cover sheet as he gets in. (If I am already tucked in this baffles me to no end because it lets all the warmth out.)

From the kitchen I heard his footsteps lead into the bedroom. He called out "buona notte" and after a few seconds silence, I heard a whoosh as for some reason he decided to lift the sheet like a sail billowing in the wind. (I heard it from downstairs!!!!) And now I have to watch out, because A has never needed April 1 to play a practical joke on someone.


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