I have a lousy poker face…..I’ll pause here so that the Rev can finish singing Lady Gaga….He on the other hand is a very convincing bluffer and prankster. Combine that with the fact that I am fairly easy to pull one over on and he has had some fun over the last 11 years.
Since its April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d share one of his most memorable pranks here today, for your enjoyment and my embarrassment….
We had been married at most 6 months, when he called me at work one day to tell me that he needed to tell me something. He made a huge production about how serious it was and I how I was going to be really angry, but that I had to know. My mind was reeling…what could it possibly be? He went on to tell me that his brother, who is also a pastor and who performed our wedding ceremony, had accidentally forgotten to send in the license before the deadline, thus making our marriage null. I was in tears by the time he finished. We had been living in the same house, and well, you know, for 6 months!!! I pictured the church bringing us up front and making us tell everybody, I envisioned what my new outfits would look like with the scarlet letter on them. Did this mean I had to return all of the gifts? Now, that I had a do-over and I was armed with the knowledge that he leaves the lid up and doesn’t rinse the hair or toothpaste out of the sink, would I do it all over again? Could I recycle my white dress? I was asking all of that and more as I hung up the phone. He let me sweat for a full 30 minutes before he called me back and told me he was just kidding. Ask me if I was amused?
Hello, my name is Stacie, middle name Gullible….Would you believe that I have fallen for many more since then? Anyway, Happy April’s Fool Day and stay on your toes!