Wednesday, April 05, 2006


April 1st - The license to fool .....
It has been a long time since I've made use of this license ......

On 1st , I was out shopping with my parents , when I spotted my classmate ...... It has been 2 years since I last talked to him .... Anyway , we had a chat , and while he was leaving , I wished him a "HAppy BirthDay" .... Should have seen his face when he realised what I meant (especially as he was with his family , and friends too)

1st was a Saturday ..... On Monday , when I got to office , a shock was waiting in store for me. Little did I know !!!!
Enroute to office , I was thinking abt buying a chewing gum or a 'Polo' ..... imagine my surprise when my colleague offered me a Wrigley's chewing gum ! I put my hand out to take one ... the moment I tried to pull it out of its cover , I got a shock ...


It looks exactly like a Wrigley's pack - comes in 2 varities - the white and the green ones. The green one is much more intense than the white one .
The thing is basically harmless ... u can touch it , carry it around etc .. It has the 1st chewing gum protruding out. So, when someone offers it to you, u tend to pull the 1st one out .. and when u do , u get a SHOCK ! It works on battery.

That was enough for me .... took the pack and went about fooling people. Got to know that the toy was available for free at Baskin Robbins for a double scoop .... made a bee-line to the shop ...

Left office very early yesterday ... and hence , went over to the common meeting place . ... where all the kids and friends of the colony meet ..... had a great time fooling my neighbours ...

And in the morning , fooled my colleague , while we were travelling ... he was so happy that I was offerring him something .. Poor guy !!!

The expression on the faces when they get the shock is a 'Kodak moment' !!!
One guy jumped a foot back .... a girl burst into tears .....
Wish I had captured the expressions !

P.S : I did use discretion while playing the prank .... 'coz it is dangerous to try this on kids below 14 yrs of age , and elders above 50 , or people with medical problems


Keshi said...

aww I'd be dead if someone gave that to me lol! Cos I'm easily startled...:(


Sujit said...

wow... you had real fun.. good enjoy!!!.. and I almost daily get shocks touching anything metal.. I do not know what has happend after comming to US.. always CHARGED :(..heheh

Shriedhar said...

so hwmany victims had fallen to that trick ??

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Keshi :
Oh !
But it was kinda fun .. u know .. and the shock is not waaaaay too much .. the green one gives u a real shock tho ...

2 Sujit :
Hehe hehe .. okie .. then , it'll be real different coming back to india , na ?

2 Shriedhar :
Lots and lots .. so many people actually ... :)

vaibhav said...

Ha ha ha.. the Wrigleys thing is old now.. tried it in college!

Sudeep said...

April fool banaya toh unka gussa aaya...
mera kya kasoor zamane ka kasoor jisne dastoor banaya

ppl usually take pranks sportingly on 1st but get irked up the rest of the year

u shld marry Wrigley... remember u ahd mentioned in ur tag ki u want a guy who can give u shocks... :P
he he he

:: The Protector :: said...

hahah u've been fooled ....


Anonymous said...


April fool..nyahh I dont know anybody who is clever enough to make ma fool...
And I also dont TRY to make others you know there is no excitemment to make fool a FOOL..

From now I'll post some interesting stories from music world...

so whenever chew chewing gum mistakenly dont chew your GUM..ok..

Known Stranger said...

i saw this chewing gum at kempfort bangalore. I tried to find if it is shocking me - they had 5 peices and nothing worked to me. Am i not a shocking person.

tulipspeaks said...

hmm.. trying to recall if anyone did prank on me 5 days back..




naah.. no one


~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Vaibhav :
Oh ! Is it ? I had never tried it before...

2 Sudeep :
Heh heh ... but wrigley giving me shocks will cease to lose the shock value , na ... then what will i do ???

2 Vishnu :
I know !!! And , how abt u ??

2 Roy :
Oh ! Aisa hai kya ???
okies .... keep putting up articles .. ok ?
and , i wont forget the chewing gum

2 Known stranger :
no re .. by just touching it , nothing will happen , u have to try pulling the chewing gum out.

2 Amutha :
U never know when some1 is gonna arrive ... be careful

Sudeep said...


u decide for urself .. he he

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...


Known Stranger said...

i tried all the 5 it was in the show case. the smart beautiful, cute shop sales gal tried all the best to give me the shock. atlast i said.. if at all i can have shock now is if you touch me.. heiheieh .. ;p

Sudeep said...

wht now?
i thought u had managed to start smiling

vaibhav said...

Waah Deepa ji,
First time im hearing that u marrying a Wrigley... don't worry, i gues the Wrigley guy will 'stick' with you.

Ha ha ha ha.

*Stop it Vaibhav!*

:: The Protector :: said...

and the crown goes to......... Ms. Deepaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....

Anonymous said...

awww~ deepa-chan scary!!!
i think that kinda joke cant be used in my country! ^^

rebel_on_loose said...

Lol...looks like sum1 had real fun on April fool's day hun!
Hey i've suffered from this chewing gum shock loong time back...around 5-6 years back a friend gave such a 'shock' to i got so angry i was almost gonna beat him up!
But ever since...i've been careful!(Once bitten twice shy)

Pooja said...

ha ha, I should have read this earlier - I guess when people have forgotten all about it next year, I could try this! ;)

>|' ; '| said...

my...i ll b wary of ya :-sS

vishy said...

hmm.. April fool jokes.. its been long since I had the fun...

Alexis Leon said...

It was a truly hilarious post. Nice to know that you had a blast. Will watch out for Wrigleys :-)

ashok said...

good that i dont live around ur colony...

Ajay said...

had gr8 fun on that day.. fool'd many

Ajay said...

nice trick

Jackal said...

deeps tht must have been funnn.....i was wondering where u are i know wht were u upto :)

Vivhyd said...

so u r dangerous huh!! as tcr said.. :).. gr8 tht u had fun,. sometimes it necc tht we become kids again and play.. making fools arnd..

AnonymousBlogger said...

29th!!! It's not 1st, but it might be as close as I'll ever come!

My boss at work had something like that, but it was a pen, and when you went to click the top to make the pen come out, it shocked you.

The thing is, I knew what it was, and he kept bugging me about doing it until I finally did. It scared me.

Sujit said...

yeah, it will be different!, everytime before opening the i give a mild touch, sometime it wont chock and sometime it give massive shock. For a sec gone case!!.. I think the air is charged..!! he hehe

Fleiger said...

I thought they would name the gum something like "Center Shock"...

Well, that was one shocking account of crime against community ;) and culture too, if you believe this.

Keshi said...

but I dun like anything that gives me!


Sujit said...

something to break chill you early inthe morning.... thing to think!!..
A teacher asks his students in the class.. why doesn't earth fall?
some students do not tell anything while other told due to gravity or something like that, (Even you also though its due to gravity naaaaa)... then one small girl gets up and aks to the teacher... where should earth fall??...

any answer?????

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 known stranger :
Oh !!! I see ...
naughty ^~^ naughty ^~^

2 sudeep :
yes .. now i am

2 Vaibhav :
no way !!!
can u imagine me being called Deepa Wrigley or smthg ???
yes ,stop it Vaibhav !!!

2 Vishnu :
Oh !! Thank you .. that was so nice of you !!
Thanx a lot

2 Niki :
It just gives you a tiny shock .. thatz all
Why cant it be used there ? itz not harmful except in certain cases ...

2 rebel_on_loose :
Heee heee heee ....
yes , i had fun !
seriously , once u have had it , u r really careful ....

2 Pooja :
Hi Pooja ,
Welcome :)
Good luck with it next time .. will be waiting to hear the results ...
but wait , u could also give ur friends bday bum(p)s with this .. na ?

vaik said...

Cool. Happy belated fools day :)

Arz000n said...

Pls dont try this stunt on me...I still think that Im in ma sweet thirteen...I will sue you for violating the warning sign put up :)

tcr_79 said...

Tch tch

Kids these days...

My friend played a prank saying that there was a hike of around 30% across the board...

It was a day of enjoyment followed by day of depression

And my sis's start birthday was on Apr 1st - i wished her too ;-)

vaibhav said...

Deepa Wrigley.... Deepa Wrigley.....Deepa Wrigley....!

*shows tongue and runs away*

Known Stranger said...

I am damn naughty... no doubt.. heihe.. morning buddy. its holiday tome.. just getting bored at aprt. wanted a hair trimming appointment was at only 12.30 so.. hanging around to check mails in cyber cafe.

Wanderer said...

grrr i remember once my friend brought this pen and said its too expensive!
I tried opening it to see waz inside! and he was like no dont open it!!
How was i supposed to know but nywyz wen i pressed its button i got a shock!!grrrrr trrrr prrrrr

Pranksters to be prosecuted!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 poison :
arent u now itself ????

2 vishy :
hi !
welcome vishy :)
well ... itz never late to restart the fun ... is it ?

2 leon :
yes ! i did
thank you

2 ashok :
u havent seen the worst yet !!!!

2 ajay :
What did u do ?
thanx :)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Jackal :
it was fun !
yes , here i am !

2 vivhyd :
heeee heee ... tcr !!!!
yes , itz very necessary , if we wanna remain young !

2 A/B :
no dear ....
u'll be first .. and then , i'll make u get me my 2nd banana split ... dont forget the 1st :)
i think the pen thins was available here too ... heard my colleagues talking abt it ...

2 Sujit :
that bad .. huh ?

2 Fleiger :
blame it all on Baskin Robbins..... who asked them to offer this for free on April 1st ???

2 Keshi :
heee heee .... wait till u see me ... u'll get a bigger shock then !

2 Sujit :
yes ...
the earth should fall 2 steps below where it is now

Mind Curry said...

hope none of them had a pacemaker! :)

RP said...

On 1st , I was out shopping with my parents
Oh! So ye had a gr8 time shopping for yer bday is it?

1st time I am coming across such a concept. Is it real or one of yer **poor** attempt on Fools Day? :-)

silverine said...

Looks like you had lots of fun gal:)) Thats a 'cool' concept.

Fleiger said...

Hmm... shifting blame? You are ready for your PM designation ;)

Sujit said...

nah.. it isn't bad.. but you will enjoy sometimes hehhe... fall two steps down??.. how about climing up?? but space is infite naaa??.. what doeds these numbers represnt? hehehe

Sudeep said...

hey Vaibhav lets make tht Wriggly instead of Wrigley... :p
like a snake.... he he he

Keshi said...

lol Deepa plz dun give me shocks...cos once a friend of mine threw a plastic spider at me and I screamed so much that the whole of my suburb would have heard me...and I was running like a maniac with no direction and even ran out of the!


~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 vaik :
Thanx :)
Same to you

2 z000nie :
and how can i believe u on that ????
i want a birth certificate as proof :P

2 tcr_79 :
u r the kg kid ... not me ...
rem ???
why depression ?
what does ur sis do ?

2 vaibhav :
deepa runs after vaibhav with a rolling pin :)

2 known stranger :
naughty stranger /.... / known stranger :)))
u could have slept / painted , na ?

2 wanderer :
Hi !
Welcome :)))
still , u got a shock na , at ur friend's cost ... heeee heee heee
arrey , thatz why i said u have the license to fool on this day !

Known Stranger said...

i many a time live in a fantasy world as well take people to fantancy world. I may not really have a friend. I may have a friend with no image and he/she is mostly invisible who knows it can be my own shadow or a real person who would read every day with out knowing he/she is the inspiration to me.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 mind curry :
Inshah Allah !!!!

2 rp :
nopes ... it wasnt my bday ...
was trying to see what it'd be like for all the other ppl on this planet when they went out shopping on their bday ... u included :)))
ask the ppl at office .. they all had a shock already !

2 silverine :
yes miss !
i did have loads of fun :)

2 fleiger :
why ? do PMs do that ????

2 sujit :
ok... lemme try that sometime .. will let u know whether i enjoyed , after that !
and abt distances , these are units of measurement in MY mind.

2 sujit :
crazy kya ? u want to turn me into a snake ?

2 Keshi :
heee heee ....
thanx for the idea sweety ;)))

2 known stranger :
imaginary ... hmmm

Anoop said...

cool....i like ur tricks...not very harmful and u used ur discretion!!!
I got fooled only once fortunately: my friend sent me a sms "call me"...when i called her, she wished me with "April Fool" and then asked me to scroll down the message.....well the sender was displayed as "Saddam Hussain"..
Used this to fool 3 of my friends:)

Known Stranger said...

not necessarily be imaginary. may be. hiehei.. can vbe

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Sorry .. the msg
"crazy kya ? u want to turn me into a snake ?
" was meant for Sudeep ...
kinda got it wrong ...
Sorry again !

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Anoop :
but u still fooled 3 ppl ! Good !!
thank you :)

2 known stranger :
now i get it !

Invincible said...

hahaha !!
lucky me, no one did anything silly :)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Vinci ,

So u think !

Known Stranger said...

what you got ? heiheiee

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