Most of the email that finds its way to my inbox is political in nature - various candidates wanting me to send cash, or sign an email petition and then send cash. But there are also a few commercial concerns who forward electronic enticements for me to buy their products. One business that emails me almost daily is the Burpee Seed Company. I rarely buy seeds through the mail, but I do read the Burpee ads because I like to keep with with the new varieties of garden crops - and Burpee is a well established leader in the field.
Yesterday morning there was a communication in my inbox from Burpee that caught my eye and drew me in. The subject line read: "Brand New! Burpee's Bacon Seed!" Whoa! I thought. Now there's a vegetable I could get excited about!
I rushed to open the email figuring that one of their botanists had probably developed a bean or a potato with a distinct bacon flavor. I was more excited than that dog on television who runs around the house looking for the bacon!
But there was no bacon at the end of my chase - only baloney. It turns out that the "bacon seed" was an April Fool's gag. I had been pranked, or spanked, or punked, or whatever!
Burpee, I thought we were friends - and then you go and pull a stunt like that. How rude!