Why I don’t participate in April Fool’s day

So it’s nearly April again, which means we’ve got another April Fool’s day coming up to endure/enjoy. There are some very well done ones out there, mainly those done in the spirit of confusion/fun without any malicious intent (xkcd‘s Umlat comes to mind).

However, the last few years I’ve become increasingly fed up with the way *some* people treat the day; as an excuse to be mean/cruel/inappropriate and then turn on anyone who gets offended and denigrate them for ‘not getting the joke’ (thereby avoiding having to think about the problematic nature of their humour). Alternatively, there are the ones that are really obvious, but which the perpetrator thinks are *so clever* and get unbearably smug about (the ones that work too well aren’t great either).

This is why I just stay out of the whole thing, while resisting any attempts to allow myself to be gaslighted into thinking I’m the crazy one over the whole thing.

 

A cute picture to offset the seriousness of this post
A cute picture to offset the seriousness of this post

 

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