Most Common Ways People React to April Fools’ Day Pranks

Here’s something to keep in mind before you pull a prank on someone for April Fools’ Day today . . . there’s about a one-in-50 shot they’ll never speak to you again.


A new survey asked people how they react when someone pulls a prank on them.  And here are the six big reactions . . .


1.  Smile and say, “That was a good one” . . . 45% of people do this.

2.  Prank them back, 31%.

3.  Get mad but get over it, 10%.

4.  Keep a poker face and don’t give them the satisfaction of a reaction, 7%.

5.  Get quietly furious, 5%.

6.  End the relationship with that person and never talk to them again, 2%. 

The survey also found the five people we’re most likely to pull a prank on for April Fools’ Day are:  Your spouse or significant other . . . a friend . . . one of your kids . . . a coworker . . . and your mom.  (National Today)