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.


Kristy said...

Bonnie that is a good one! I told my mom to call my dad and tell him that his tractor was being towed! You have to understand that he loves his tractor ALMOST more than he loves his wife and kids. Needless to say it was pulled off very well I will give you all the details when I long to type!

Abby said...

That is awesome!! Although if I were in the situation, I would have packed my bags and got a hotel room because there would be no way that I would sleep knowing there was a spider in my room.

Marilee said...

That's a GOOD one! Poor guy! Hee Hee! Hey, stop by my work on Thursday for your Lucky 5 Surprise.

Jennie said...

That is funny! I have never gotten anybody for april fool's. Good work!!

cory and sharon said...

Man, I must be no good at April Fools anymore. The ones I've pulled off seem to come back and bite in the butt.
That's a good one though. Just as funny reading it as it was hearing you tell me about it.


Bonnie I love it!! How funny! Poor Rob. hehehe Happy April Fool's day!!

kenandshaney said...

That is to funny! Sounds like something Ken would do to me as I am the one deathly afraid of anything that moves!!

stephanie said...

I am deathly afraid of spiders too. So I can totally relate to his fear.
I am really going to have to get into this April fools things next year. I totally missed out.

Good work!!

Pineapple Princess said...

Make sure to let Rob know that black widows like warm pillows and sleeping faces best. Ask Shellie.

I think this is one time I'm glad I don't live close to you. I wouldn't want to be one of your AFD targets.

DrGooch said...

Sis, you crack me up. How is he with snakes? I have an idea for next year.

Wendoyoublog in Colorado said...

BonBon, I bet you have swallowed more spiders in your sleep than you have scared your poor hubbby with. Always great to have payback right Rob?

Funny story, still laughing.