I was almost caught by an April Fool's joke this year. The memo said there was a meeting scheduled for 11am on April 1 to discuss firing all the secretaries and replacing them with one all-powerful secretary. I was on my way out of the door when I glanced at the calendar. Luckily no one had seen me on my way so I could quickly return to work and spend the rest of the day making fun of the gormless idiots who had actually gone to Boardroom 3. But the real joke arrived in the inbox the next day, forwarded by someone who said he was still sore from laughing.