Students confused and upset at being labelled ‘fools’
By Sharon Miki, Humour Editor
A group of Douglas College students (who do not seem to understand the concept of April Fool’s Day, for some reason) is speaking out against the reign of harassment they faced on the morning of Tuesday, April 1.
“It’s just not right. I mean, who is my mom to call me a ‘fool’? I’m a college student!” said Myrna Grace, 18.
Grace, along with 17 other students, has joined a new awkwardly named group called “Not Fools – Douglas College Chapter” on Facebook.
NFDCC was created early Wednesday morning as a place of support for those who suffered mild pranking or confusion on April 1 and feel uniquely and unfairly targeted by it. While most people are familiar with the long-standing custom of playing jokes or pranks on others on the first day of April, this group of students appears to be ignorant to a fault.
“I woke up, and it was like the world had been turned upside down,” said NFDCC founder Steve Martin, 22. “I went into the kitchen, and all of the cups in the cabinet were flipped over. Flipped!”
“Sometimes jokes are hard to get!” cried Grace, in tears. “But I ain’t no fool!”