Have you ever been an April Fool?
In the seventh grade, I put a glass of water above the large tilted mirror in the cooking class at Charlotte Wood Middle School. When the home ec teacher tilted the mirror down, it spilled on her. Luckily she laughed or we both could have been a fool.
10th-grade student, San Ramon Valley High School
In the eighth grade my friends took a couple of Oreos and replaced the cream in one with mayonnaise. I started eating them and when I got the one with mayo I was confused until I realized what it was. I got angry with my friends.
12th-grade student, San Ramon Valley High School
I've done so many foolish things in my life. I just can't pin it down to just one thing. Like the time I had a purse on each arm commuting to work on the El train in Chicago. This was even before senior moments.
I can't say it was April, but I was a fool when given the opportunity to buy Google stock on the offering. I passed on it at $80 a share. Later I bought it at $300 a share. Ironically my daughter Megan works for Google. Guess who the fool was? Not my daughter.
When there is an opportunity to be a fool, don't pretend. Be foolish. It helps make everybody happy.