In case you didn’t notice it, yesterday was April 1, the notorious day of Fools and Fun. Well, unless you are Anne Coulter, who believes that the pranks idea should be sent back to France, where it possibly originated, along with the guillotine and metric system, both of which are continually used in the United States and, so she seems to be saying, have no place there whatsoever. Better to kill people with a syringe (or three) full of pain-inducing chemicals and have them writhe against the bondage holding them down in those last moments.
Other people seem to have been caught out by the old and traditional pranks played by various people and, as has been happening for several years, institutions. The big one for many appears to have been the Google prank: a Send button which distributes your mail to everyone in your mailing list regardless of what you wish.
Image Source: Mike Licht – Creative Commons
For those of you who decided to make racist comments – only the police are allowed to do that on official mailing systems – or send top-secret company business through your private server – don’t you read the news? Hillary Clinton’s mail server? Wake up, people! – or comment against your boss in the company, well, you’ve no reason to complain when your job goes down the drain. It’s not Google’s fault that you got caught out, even if they did supply the means, it’s your own stupidity.
Still, that new position you’re looking for? Bound to be better than the one you had, otherwise why would you have been doing things on company time or complaining about your work conditions if it was all so good?
- Viktoria Michaelis.