To: Crecente
From: Bashcraft
RE: Prepare for April Fools

A long, long time ago, back when Mrs. Bashcraft and I were first married and back before I started working at Kotaku, I got a call from Mrs. Bashcraft. I was out and about, and she was at home. Our ferret, Milk Tea, had escaped from his cage.

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"I can't find him," she said.
"Did you look around?"

She said she did. I told her to call me back when she found him. Five minutes passed. No phone call. So I rang her back, asking her where the ferret was.

"The sliding to the balcony..."
"Yes...?"
"Is cracked open. Wide enough for Milk Tea to squeeze through. Did you close it?"

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I thought so. I mean, I remember going out on the balcony for a smoke (I used to smoke, how awful!). Maybe I didn't close it. Maybe it was my fault the ferret got out.

Mrs. Bashcraft, phone in hand, went out on the balcony, saying she couldn't find Milk Tea. I told her to look over the balcony, but she didn't want to. I felt awful. This was horrible. Then Mrs. Bashcraft asked, "Do you know what day it is?"

"April 1st."
"That's right," she said, "April 1st." And hung up!

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