Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Michigan
I just remembered something I did at the innocent age of 8 - our 2nd grade teacher nonchalantly told the class one day of how sugar and salt both look alike, and someone a long time ago switched the two.... I don't remember the details, but that's the extent of what she said. It was close to April 1, (April Fool's Day), and that day landed on a Sunday. We always had a nice big breakfast before church - bacon, eggs, toast, and my dad was a "2 tsp's of sugar in his coffee guy"..... Well, needless to say, I arose at 5 am, expertly poured the sugar into a bowl, then filled the sugar dish with salt. Then I used a funnel to pour the sugar into the salt shaker, all the while snickering at how the family would laugh and joke at my clever April Fool's Day surprise at the breakfast table. This is what happened instead : All the food prepared, and time only to eat and then get ready for church. I sat silently with a smile as I watched my father pour 2 heaping teaspoons of salt into his coffee, and my brother and mother with the salt shaker, shaking sugar all over their eggs. I, of course just passively began eating as I watched the scene unfold. Suddenly, my dad spewed his gulp of coffee across his plate as the other two were gagging on their sugar-laden eggs! Then I suddenly chirped, "April Fool's Day Everybody!" Boy, was I in big trouble! All that food went into the garbage, my dad with no coffee, and just enough time for everyone to gulp down a bowl of cold cereal before church. I don't remember, but I think I was grounded to my room for a week!