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An April Fool’s Dress Code

Close up portrait of hard laughing young man. Isolated on white background, mask included

April Fool’s Day: No one knows when and where it began – although there are a variety of legends. Most agree that the “pranking” evolved through the years. Many people from young children to those who have watched the sun rise many more years than they want to admit, enjoy the light-hearted fun of the day.  According to snopes.com . . .

“Ask any zoo worker about manning the phones on April 1 and having to field endless calls for Mr. Lyon, Guy Rilla, and Albert Ross” or what about “the grade school teacher in Boston, who comes in early on that day to write the day’s assignment upside down on the blackboard. When her curious students arrive, she tells them she did it by standing on the ceiling.”

Another snopes.com post includes the following April Fool’s Day story  . . .

“One of the more imaginative April Fool’s Day hoaxes was the work of a well-known restaurant chain. In 1996, Taco Bell Corp. announced it had bought the Liberty Bell from the federal government and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Citizens outraged by the vending of a historic treasure complained to the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell is housed. A few hours later, Taco Bell admitted the spoof.
When asked about the sale, Mike McCurry (who was then the White House press secretary) replied with tongue in cheek that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold to a different corporation and would henceforth be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.”

So, to all our clients who want to have a little fun for April Fools, may we suggest posting a “new dress code.”

Imagine the reactions and the fun if you posted these 10 “dress codes” from high schools and colleges in years past.

  • Wear only simple white underclothes
  • No trench coats, or all black outfits, nor red and black outfits
  • No holes in your jeans; use duct tape to cover holes
  • No babushkas (meaning headscarves)
  • No cornrows except in February during Black History Month
  • No shorts between certain dates
  • No mismatched shoes
  • Sweatshirts allowed, but no hoodies
  • No “banana” hair clips
  • Only tank tops with one-inch wide straps

Have a fun day – keep your pranks lighthearted, harmless, and able to share on Facebook without damaging your social media presence.

For those who are observing Passover today or Easter on Sunday, may your day be blessed.   The team at AllianceStaff.

 

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