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April 1st, 2013, 12:56 AM
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With today being April Fool's day... one of the most over done pranks is the fake pregnancy announcement.

Last year I had no friends do it, but 3 years ago I had 35 friends announce a pregnancy on April fools day. ONE was a legit pregnancy (and she was in Australia, so it was the 2nd for her when she did it.

So... anyone got any friends who suck today?



This is one of the images circulating informing people how stupid a fake pregnancy announcement is:



This is what my status was earlier:

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Quoting a friend: "APRIL FOOLS HEADS UP: I like pranks and jokes as much as the next person, and I'm not usually a killjoy. But please, please don't announce a fake pregnancy as your April Fools joke. It's really painful for many people who have suffered infertility, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth, to see pregnancy treated as a joke, a status to mess around with. You never know who on your friend list may have gone through such traumas, because of the private nature of pregnancy. So just do everyone a favor and come up with something a little more creative. /PSA"
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April 1st, 2013, 04:50 AM
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Yep me! Urgh a guy from university shared an ultrasound photo his wife had posted. Urgh I hate April fools. Ha ha icant get pregnant. Not. Very. *******. Funny.

Sorry rant over, thanks for the outlet Ashley
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April 1st, 2013, 06:17 AM
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I saw your post on fb yesterday. I'm not sure I'll be going onto fb today. I'm hoping that I don't have friends that suck...but we'll see.
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April 1st, 2013, 07:36 AM
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I have seen that more and more the past few years / had one friend call and tell me that on April Fools a few years back- always seems like such a weird one to me. . . really isnt funny at all.
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April 1st, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Glad I am not the only to have that feeling. Elle, I have never thought it was very funny at all!
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April 1st, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Totally not funny... I pretty much hate everything about April Fool's Day. Ugh.

"Jokes" like this just make it 10000 times worse!
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April 1st, 2013, 11:57 AM
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I don't think I've ever had a friend do this, thank goodness.
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April 1st, 2013, 01:14 PM
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I'm sorry Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*


So far I've had no sucky friends pull the I'm pregnant joke.. but my mom did pull this one.. and I'm still debating block or delete (yes I would delete my own mother over this specific prank)



What upset me more, is a tonne of MY friends liked the dang post. Argh.
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April 1st, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Thankfully, NO. Last year I had ONE. This is the worst excuse for an April Fools joke ever. I think enough people circulate "warnings" these days that people are finally starting to "get it.".

Hope nobody has sucky friends this year.
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April 1st, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Thankfully I don't have any friends that have done that, I would be upset.
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April 1st, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Im glad no one else has had to deal with this today!
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April 1st, 2013, 04:33 PM
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I am not on fb but I am sure someone I know did that.
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April 1st, 2013, 08:31 PM
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I didn't notice that any of my friends had done this, but I was at a baseball game all day, so I didn't look closely on FB.

The fake pregnancy announcements really bother me as well, but they don't really surprise me. People post a lot of really stupid, insensitive things on FB. It's disgusting and sad.
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April 2nd, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Have you guys ever seen the website Free Ecards, Funny Ecards, Greeting Cards, Birthday Ecards, Birthday Cards, Valentine's Day Ecards, Flirting Ecards, Dating Ecards, Friendship Ecards, Wedding Ecards, Anniversary Ecards and more at someecards.com

There is an April Fool's Day card on there that says "I never would have fallen for your April Fool's pregnancy prank if it wasn't for your reckless promiscuity."

I'd be tempted to send that card to anyone who posted about a fake pregnancy for April Fool's.
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April 2nd, 2013, 12:17 PM
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LOL. I'd just have replied to the status with it... but called them a nasty name instead.


No one on my friends list did it, that I saw. I didn't check everyone of course, but it didn't pop on my newsfeed, and that's what matters.

Hopefully people are starting to get that it's stupid, and cruel to those of us who are trying, but can't seem to get pregnant.
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April 2nd, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Thats a great card! I wish I had the guts to send that to the person who posted yesterday...i dont though lol! ahhh...I can imagine I did though
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April 3rd, 2013, 04:11 AM
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Ok....I feel like I need to come clean here....when I was 18 (and really REALLY dumb) I did do this...not on April fools and just to my bf at the time, but still....I did at the time really REALLY wanted to be a mom, and the only explanation for why I did this was I really wanted it to be true. In retrospect, I feel really terrible for doing it, and I can't believe anyone would do that, to be as STUPID as I was. Ugg, just thinking about how stupid and naive I was just makes me cringe....no WONDER he dumped me. I got what I deserved.
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April 3rd, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Ok....I feel like I need to come clean here....when I was 18 (and really REALLY dumb) I did do this...not on April fools and just to my bf at the time, but still....I did at the time really REALLY wanted to be a mom, and the only explanation for why I did this was I really wanted it to be true. In retrospect, I feel really terrible for doing it, and I can't believe anyone would do that, to be as STUPID as I was. Ugg, just thinking about how stupid and naive I was just makes me cringe....no WONDER he dumped me. I got what I deserved.
That's okay. You obviously feel badly about it, and I think we have all done something like this that we look back on and cringe. At least I have. In fact, I have many examples of stuff I've done that I look back on and cringe. *lol* Don't beat yourself up over it anymore! It's in the past. You learned from it and it's not like you are going to do it again. *hugs*
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