In these days of Coronavirus Lockdown is there anyone who has not bulked up a bit on the supplies? We all feel the need to put a bit extra in reserve just in case supply likes are interrupted, or rationing is introduced, or people begin to mutate into zombies.
We range in intensity from those who have a few extra soup packets, dried noodles and tins of beans all the way up to full scale survivalist preppers with supplies to outlast a nuclear winter.
My brother is at neither extreme, he had a stash of stuff, mainly tinned goods, put away just in case.
Last night he overheard his son and daughter discussing how one of the girls from school is preparing hampers of goods for poor people and his daughter wanted to leave some tins for the collection. To maintain social distancing you put the food on the girls doorstep for collection and distribution.
This morning my brother checked his stockpile to find the whole thing gone! Once the steam from his ears had cleared a little his kids reminded him it’s April Fools! They had hidden all the stash.
Let’s hope that’s an April Fool prank that won’t be played again anytime soon.
April Fool; by Myra Cohn Livingston
The maple syrup’s full of ants.
A mouse is creeping on the shelf.
Is that a spider on your back?
I ate a whole pie by myself.
The kitchen sink just overflowed.
A flash flood washed away the school.
I threw your blanket in the trash.
I never lie————I————