I sure had a good April fool’s joke pulled on me….it came a little early, when I was least expecting it. It came in the form of a nice ecard from Hallmark Cards…It was from The Four Bears in the Woods and, I thought to myself, “Oh, how sweet of them to send me an ecard.”
So, I clicked on the link provided, which took me over to the ecard. The ecard was an interactive card with a sweet little kitten on it. The instructions were, to use your mouse to control a hand that would pet the sweet kitty. So, I did and the kitty began purring very loudly and wiggling around as kitties do…the more I petted the purrier (my word) the kitty got. Then SUDDENLY the kitty turned all HISSY and SCRATCHY and RAN OFF WITH MY HAND in it’s mouth…only to return all purry again with the words over his head that read, “April Fool’s!”
The music continued to play on the ecard as I read the nice message at the end, signed by The Four Bears…And I ran the mouse over the cat a few times to watch him go from a nice purring little kitten to that mean scratchy one.
After I finished playing with the ecard, I closed the program…
“That’s funny,” I thought…”the music is still playing. Perhaps I needed to close the email from which I clicked my link to the ecard”…so I did that. The music played on, so I closed everything I had open…The now IRRITATING MUSIC continued to play, so I opened my Media Player thinking that maybe the music was some how coming from it…NO, that wasn’t it.
Now, I’m at the point that I’m thinking that I need to call the Geek Squad to get that darn music turned off, because I don’t think I can stand this little jingle any longer. I’m about at my wits end, when I decide to turn the power off on my computer…When it reloaded...Waalah…NO MUSIC!
My only message to you is...Beware of ecards on April 1st.