Wednesday, April 1, 2009


What do you get when you cross an arachnophobic with April Fools? The GREATEST fool EVER!

Poor Rob. He had no idea. Being April Fools, his wife (that's me) was searching frantically for something mean to do. Nothing was coming. The last minutes before he went to bed for the morning (the undesirable fate of a graveyard worker) were fleeting away fast. Just as he was saying goodnight and ascending the stairs to his bed, it came. Just. like. that. The words left Wife's lips as if they were there all the time.

Wife: Um hun? I kinda forgot to tell you that there is a black widow hiding somewhere in our room.

(A little background on Rob. He is deathly afraid of spiders. If there is a spider in the house, he makes someone else take care of it. If it is high on the ceiling and it can't easily be reached, then he might be forced to deal with it. )

Rob (very frantically): WHAT? Why did you have to tell me that? Now I wont be able to sleep until I find it.

Wife: I know. I am sorry. I saw it last night right before I went to bed. When I went to kill it, it got away. It ran into the closet.

Rob: How in the heck did you sleep last night?

Wife: It took me a while, but eventually sleep overtook me, as I am sure it will you too.

Rob: NO it won't! Now I am going to have to take everything out of that closet before I can go to sleep.

It only got better from there. As wife showed him exactly where the spider supposedly entered the closet, the shudder was visible. He couldn't even bring himself to start the hunt wondering if he was being hunted too. Wife was contemplating letting him take everything out of the closet before she called him a fool, but time was passing and she didn't have all morning.

Catching the smile on wife's face, he finally caught on.

Rob: You are sooooo EVIL!

After the laughing was over, the best line of all came next.

Rob: I am so relieved that it's just an April Fools that I am not even mad about being fooled!

Sweet dreams baby! I sure do love you.