Regarding April Fool's Day
Or, I Swear To Fuck If You Use This As An Excuse To Bully People Who Will Be Traumatized By It I Will Hunt You Down And END YOU.
Some people find pranks funny. Some people, while not necessarily enjoying them much, can laugh or shrug them off and go on.
But some of us, most notably people with anxiety disorders of various kinds (and possibly others, but I can only speak to anxiety) and very shy people, are FUCKING TRAUMATIZED by being the butt of a prank. It’s humiliating. It’s terrifying. Everyone is paying attention to you and something happened that made you look funny or awkward or stupid and now they’re laughing and oh my god someone just kill me now sorry I’m going to be hiding in my room for the next ten years reliving this incident over and over just slide some tacos under the door once in awhile or something.
Pranking someone who’s into that and who can cope with it? Funny and good-natured joking between friends. Pranking someone who’s sensitive to it? Bullying with a veneer of social acceptability over it.
So if you’re inclined to play April Fool’s tricks on people, choose your targets carefully. Don’t be That Asshole. Okay?