Day 3378: Fools

Today is April Fool’s Day, so let’s start out with a definition of “fool.”

If I were at a restaurant and somebody said “that damn fool waiter” to me, I would get away from that person as soon as I could, and I’m not fooling.

That reminds me of the time when I was waiting at my favorite restaurant to meet a guy from a dating site for the first time who had a very prestigious job, and he was late. The waiter kept refilling my water and when I started to feel like a fool I let the waiter know what was going on. When the guy finally showed up, I wasn’t fooled by him — he seemed insensitive, entitled, and humorless — and after a few minutes I said, “Look, I don’t think this is going to work out. I don’t want either of us to waste our time,” and I said goodbye and left. It’s a good thing I wasn’t fooled by him, because later that week I met my husband, Michael, who, if he is a fool, is the same kind of fool I am.

Also, the next time I went back to my favorite restaurant, the waiter (who was no damn fool) told me that the staff who saw everything loved it when I walked out.

Here are some quotes about fools:

I obviously don’t write for fools.

In my images for today, can you spot the fool who took the photos?

Somebody who is no fool shared that image on Twitter yesterday in honor of National Crayon Day.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “fools.”

I look forward to reading all the comments on this “fools” post and thanks to all who helped me create it, including YOU.

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15 thoughts on “Day 3378: Fools

  1. “Poets of the Fall” released their new single today!!, “Requiem For My Harlequin”

  2. Luis Alfredo Del Castillo Linares is no fool!

  3. I’m really happy to see Dr Del Castillo looking happy and healthy. And I have definitely never heard the expression “damn fool waiter” even though I worked as a server back in my foolish days.

    Happy April 1st to you. I’m really glad that you dumped the bad date guy and met Michael. Some days I ask myself, WWMC? (What would Michael cook?) Yesterday I made a Michael-worthy, heart healthy supper that everybody found delicious.

    • I’m really happy to engage with you every day you’re here, Maureen, and Michael and I both loved this comment.

  4. as a person currently caught up in dating whirl, I love your opening story!

  5. Dr. Del Castillo is no fool, but a lesson I keep learning over and over with my own doctor is that I should take down nurses’ names because they make a lot of foolish mistakes. I’ve had multiple prescriptions sent to the wrong pharmacies and been overcharged because of that, and while I realize the nurses are stressed and don’t deserve to be treated rudely I feel foolish for not speaking up.
    I also think I’d be less stressed if I could list my occupation as “Foole”.

  6. That is a good story about the arrogant date

  7. Thank goodness that foolish guy led your good instincts to find Michael, Ann!

  8. Luis Del Castillo

    Love it!!
    who’s the fool with the white coat? lol

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