A good son always has a mean April Fools’ prank

Not a real crack

My parents just retiled their entry way last week, and celebrated this occasion by taking a vacation in Mexico. I had to do something, something mean. So I took a photo of the new floor with my iPhone. Added a convincing crack to a tile with Photoshop, sent it to my wife so she could forward them the image while she was checking on the house.

It was simple, they received a message entitled “I’m so sorry” with the text “Please call me.”

They bit, and they bit hard.  My mom emailed back stating that Home Depot told them that unless a bowling ball was dropped on the tile, they should be very resilient.  They weren’t mad a her for breaking the tile, just sorry it had to happen on her watch, and that they’d contact Home Depot when they got home.  They also asked her to call them at their hotel when possible.

Well she called and just Said April Fools!


Mom didn’t expect that, let alone, my wife  to be in on it.  That’ll teach em.