April fool prank that never happened


“How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?” ― Katie McGarry, Dare You To

It happened or almost happened on April Fool’s day this year. A sunny and mild morning around 7:15 a.m. A three-man work crew was setting up the machinery for a day’s work. The man physically setting up is a rookie. The two men off to the side are his work associates. The idea of playing a harmless prank on their work mate was becoming a very tempting prospect.

As you are probably well aware by now many items reported in the established news outlets can be faked, contrived, a matter of the reporter’s fantasy or else involve the actual reporting of the events as they happen.

I took these photos on April Fool’s Day. I watched as the men setup for the day. The fact that two of them stood off to the side and allowed the third man set up the equipment for the job got me to asking the “what if” question almost always associated with this one day of the year.

Let’s imagine that after he had taken the time to set up the machinery they told him that they had misread the work order and had to set up in another location.

Would that have been an innocent prank or would the man doing all the physical labor have taken the taunt seriously and gotten angry with his co workers?

In this matter your guess would be as good as my own since the scenario did not happen. You can draw your own conclusions in this matter.

You can see or almost see from the above photos that the pictures tell one story while the actual events involved in the reporting could lead off into another totally unrelated direction.

Pay attention to what you read and the conclusions you draw from photographs and news events.



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