“Blech! That tastes awful!” Mr. Tippner looked down at his bowl of GrapeNuts cereal and saw the orange liquid. OOPS! He had accidentally poured orange juice into his cereal instead of milk. He was feeling pretty sleepy this morning.
Mason almost tripped walking down his stairs. He needed his coffee. Pouring himself a cup, he held it in one hand as he opened the refrigerator to grab some eggs.
Made himself some scrambled eggs. Got out the ketchup to put on them and then wondered where his coffee cup was. What had he done with it? When he put the ketchup back in the fridge he got his answer. It was sitting on the shelf where the carton of eggs had been. The eggs were still sitting on the counter.
Shaking his head he felt like he should go back to bed, for he was feeling rather dopey.
Cara woke up feeling happy. The day had come and she was all ready for it. She snuk Bard’s surprise into his lunchbox and gave him a kiss goodbye. Chuckling as she closed the door.
A half hour later she was ready to leave with her box of chocolate candy.
Mason kept dropping things at work. Cara laughed, calling him butterfingers. “Perhaps you need a nap!” Cara said.
The bell jangled and Tippner came in the door. He walked over to his favorite booth in the coffee shop and sat down. He wasn’t sitting long before he started sneezing.
After sneezing 6x in a row Cara asked if he needed to see a Doc when she came to take his order.
“Nah! Its only my allergies acting up.” Then he sneezed again. Mason came out of the backroom and hearing Tippner sneezing he spoke up.
“He probably is allergic to those new weeds you put at every table.” Mason said to Cara.
Cara made a face. “They aren’t weeds, they are flowers.” she retorted. Tippner sneezed again.
“Like I was saying..he is allergic to the yellow weeds.” Mason said to Cara as he walked away.
Tippner ended up taking his raspberry hot chocolate to go, for he kept sneezing and it was making him grumpy. Besides he had to get back to his store. There were bikes to sell now that the weather was getting nicer.
Walking down the sidewalk on his way to the bike shop he saw Jake coming toward him. Jake was holding something behind his back. When he got closer he sprayed Mr. Tippner with silly string.
“Heyyy what do you think you are doing?”
Jake grinned as he quickly sprayed again before running off. Mr. Tippner heard him yelling. “Don’t you know what day it is?” yelled Jake.
Well of course he knew what day it was, thought Tippner. He may be feeling a little grumpy but he wasn’t too dopey to know what day it was. Why it was Thursday and the beginning of April. Tippner shook his head. Crazy kid!
Meanwhile Mason was whistling as he worked. The day was going well, lots of customers coming in. Everyone was out today, with fhe beautiful weather on the first day of April.
Sara entered the coffee shop and patiently waited for Cara to finish waiting on the customers that were ahead of her.
Cara finished taking their order and greeted Sara with a hug. “I am almost ready to leave for lunch. Let me just refill Joshua’s cup for him.”
“Oh Joshua is here, I will go chat a little, while you finish up.” Sara said.
She pulled out a chair across from Joshua and he smiled, always enjoying to have someone to share a story with. He started telling Sara about one of his day’s at sea in a fishing boat, when a storm came.
Cara grabbed her box of chocolates and came to Joshua’s table telling Sara she was ready to go. They wished Joshua a good day and started walking towards the door.
“Hey Mason would you like to try some chocolate candy?” Cara asked walking towards the register where he was.
“Sure, thanks!” Mason said, grabbing 2 of them and popping them into his mouth.
Mason’s face got red and he spit out the candy! “Wha-wha!”
“Would you like some water?”
Cara handed him a glass. “Guess I put a little too many jalepeno peppers in the chocolate.” she said with a smirk.
Mason’s eyes grew like saucers.
“You do know what day today is, right? Happy April Fool’s!” Cara said, laughing with Sara as they walked out the door, headed to Tippner’s bicycle shop. There were more special chocolates to deliver.