ranks are for little kids, so I guess that makes me a very old little kid. Just to set the record straight. I am fine and the program is still intact… for the time being. I guess for any prank to work, there has to be a degree of believability, no? I mean, if I had written that I was abducted by aliens, it would not have come close to being an April Fool’s gag. But life being what it is–not to mention the economics of academia–some of you vulnerable to my prank, maybe some more than others. Certainly my students know what’s what and so are perhaps the most vulnerable, and hence responded the most vehemently. Hehehehehe. I’m such a jerk. but I couldn’t help it.
Anyway, here are some of the comments and my response.
Aw shucks. I guess I’ll just call back the friend I spoke to at Yale on your behalf. He was willing to offer $375,000 for your first year.
Well, glad you’re heart was strong enough to withstand the joke. Wouldn’t want anyone dying because of the joke.
Just the first two paragraphs? What gave me away? I was hoping you’d be worried until the end of the post.
Arg! I definitely about died there, and I’m even a day late reading this. Gah. Nice one. Although, I had a terrible little thought in my head saying, “At least we still have those summer classes I petitioned so hard for…”
Hahahahahaha. It’s okay. It’s only human nature. And I’m glad you petitioned for the class. Makes me feel wanted.
Woah, I didn’t mean to make anyone cry! Dear, dcear, dear. What should I do?
Okay, I guess I deserve it… if you were REALLY sad until the very end… But at least I know that you’re the kind to read the whole post!
Woah… that’s two in a row. Okay, maybe the prank was just a little sucky poo…
You hate me?
A “TOTAL ASS”? As in complete? Thorough? Please, you can forgive me just this once, no?
A poopy head? Man, them’s fightin’ words. If it was anyone else, I’d be all over that, but since its YOU, well… I guess it’s okay. I’m a sucker for you…