Q&A: What’s Up Your Sleeve on April Fools’ Day?

April 1, 2009 Updated: April 1, 2009

Emily Miller, 27, Manhattan, Actress—'Maybe do something with my grandparents. It's their anniversary, they have been married for over 50 years, and it perfectly describes who they are because everything's a joke to them.' ()
Emily Miller, 27, Manhattan, Actress—'Maybe do something with my grandparents. It's their anniversary, they have been married for over 50 years, and it perfectly describes who they are because everything's a joke to them.' ()
NEW YORK—It’s one of the strangest holidays we have, perhaps because it is a rarely commercialized holiday, there are no cards or gifts specific to the day, and if there were they would likely be rejected.

What we’re talking about is, of course, April Fools’ Day. The Epoch Times did a brief and unscientific survey of some New Yorkers' April Fool’s Day shenanigans, and here is what we found:

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Monica Fernandez, 27, Manhattan, Bartender—'I don't like getting pranked or play pranks on people because sometimes people go too far with jokes, and things go wrong.' ()
Monica Fernandez, 27, Manhattan, Bartender—'I don't like getting pranked or play pranks on people because sometimes people go too far with jokes, and things go wrong.' ()
Jibreel Champion, 19, Queens, Student—'I didn't do anything since high school. One time in high school we went over our PA system and called one of our buddies to the principal's office, he got really scared for a minute thought he was in trouble. ()
Jibreel Champion, 19, Queens, Student—'I didn't do anything since high school. One time in high school we went over our PA system and called one of our buddies to the principal's office, he got really scared for a minute thought he was in trouble. ()
Justin Ryan, 27, Manhattan, Finance—'Just the typical office pranks, unplugging phones, the mouse from computers and stuff, it's always fun seeing them try to figure out what's going on.' ()
Justin Ryan, 27, Manhattan, Finance—'Just the typical office pranks, unplugging phones, the mouse from computers and stuff, it's always fun seeing them try to figure out what's going on.' ()

(All photos: Ross LaHive/The Epoch Times)