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No Fools, Just Fun!

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I love holidays. I love pranks. Mix the two and you get an amazing April Fool's Day. I thought about posting something outrageous such as ”Southwest to Begin Serving Inflight Meals” or ”CEO Gary Kelly Joins the Cast of Celebrity Apprentice.” Then I thought....nothing could be more fun than playing a prank on my own department.

I enlisted the help of our extremely talented Graphic Design and Creative Services Team to produce two lil' prank calls. In the first prank call Trent Duran prentends to be Simon, a dweeby texter/facebooker who fell in LUV with PR Manager, Brandy King, after viewing this video response on You Tube. I have a feeling she was in on our prank.
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Christi and Quyen, You two are pretty devious. You really had me going right up until the end! Blog Boy
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UNCOMFORTABLE!!! 😄
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I was just wondering if Southwest did anything fun for April Fools day like some other holidays. Nicely done...
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Althought someone in the industry did play a prank on SWA--- http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?ContentBlockID=755994f2-df1e-405a-bdce-28812eec78b9
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Southwest really does like to celebrate every holiday and celebrate hard. I am in reservations in Phoenix. My shift is the closing shift so five minutes before we were suppose to end last night our supervisor sends us a message saying that Oklahoma City reservations was going down and that we needed to say avaliable because we had 100 calls coming in. All of us were freaking out. We had five minutes before we were suppose to go home and here we had to stay for over time. As soon as the clock struck 1am (the exact time we close) up pops a message "April Fools". Talk about crazy.
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Brandy didn't seem like she fell too hard.
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Brian, Dude!! You totally like blew it, man. Julie is just like way HOT and you just SOOOO missed your big chance. I'm completely bummed that you were so reluctant to like hook up or whatever, ya know? I used to think you were like way cool but I think you like totally broke her heart. Hey, Julie, give me a call instead, I'm like far more awesome than Brian... Kim The Totally Hot External Blog Boy 🙂
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Dude, I am like so shy when it comes to fans! Blog Boy
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Brian, I can't see that!
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Brian, If you're so shy, why do you hold Brian Lusk Fan Club meetings with two-hour long autograph sessions by the famous Blog Boy yourself, TWICE a month? Besides, if you were truly shy, you wouldn't charge $15.00 per autograph or $30 for signed 8" x 10" color glossies of yourself. Of course, I'm just ticked that I didn't know about those meetings before I had already bought your color photo on eBay for $87.95... Kim External Blog Boy who does NOT have a Fan Club 🙂
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Kim, That wasn't your picture that Leah sold me for 59.95? I want a refund! :-)
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Joe, Would it help to ease your buyer's remorse if I just forged Brian's autograph onto my picture for you? I can even use a big heart over the "i" like he does! Kim The Famous Celebrity External Blog Boy :) P. S. Leah -- don't forget that as my agent, you only get to keep 5% of the picture sales, so please remit $56.95 of Joe's money to me as soon as you can. I'm needing that amount so I can halfway fill the gas tank of my car. 😞
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Kim, What are you driving A monster truck???? $56.95 buys 16.5 gals here @3.45 per Your car doesn't need Jet A! Joe! :-)
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THIS WAS INTERESTING.......THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN LESS THEN A MONTH, THAT MY HUSBAND AND I SAW AND HEARD THIS..... TWO LADIES IN FRONT OF US (WE WERE A19 AND A20) THEY STOOD UNDER A-15 (BOTH) WHEN THEY HANDED THE AGENT THERE TICKET, SHE FIRST SAID TO ONE OF THE LADIES "WAIT, YOU ARE A-50, OH, ARE YOU TWO TRAVELLING TOGETHER?" THE LADIES SAID "YES" AND SHE LET THEM BOARD TOGETHER........THE COUPLE BEHIND OF US, TOLD THE AGENT THE SAME THING, HE WAS LIKE A22 SHE WAS FURTHER BACK, AS HE WAS AN ALISTER OBVIOUSLY, AND SHE WASN'T......THE AGENT AGAIN LET THEM BOARD TOGETHER........ NOW, WE'VE BEEN ON TWO TRIPS WITHIN TWO WEEKS TO VEGAS, AND ENCOUNTERED THIS HAPPENING ON BOTH TRIPS. IT WAS OUR UNDERSTANDING HOWEVER, THAT AS AN ALISTER, YOU DO GET TO BOARD AFTER THE BUSINESS FOLKS, AND IF YOU ARE WITH ANOTHER PARTY TRAVELLING, YOU ARE USUALLY TOLD TO GO ON THE PLANE AND SAVE THEM A SEAT......THE FLIGHT WASN'T FULL, BUT ITS THE PRINCIPAL HERE THAT ISN'T RIGHT.......IN CASES LIKE THESE, "ONLY" THOSE IN THEIR APPROPRIATE NUMBERS SHOULD BOARD FIRST, AND THERE TRAVEL PARTNER "STILL, AND SHOULD" WAIT IN LINE UNDER THERE NUMBER..........IF YOU ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN, THEN YOUR NUMBERS PROGRAM WILL BE GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET REAL QUICK, AND FRICTION AGAIN WILL FOLLOW....... WHEN MY NUMBER IS 7 BACK FROM MY HUSBANDS, I STILL WAIT 7 BACK, I DON'T GO UP FRONT BECAUSE HE IS UP FRONT......THAT ISN'T RIGHT, NOR FAIR TO THE OTHERS......... THESE OCCURANCES "SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN" AS WE'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE IN OTHER CITIES, AND LAS VEGAS SHOULD KNOW THE POLICY AND ABIDE BY IT........WILL SOMEONE THERE PLEASE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE, AS I KNOW IT COULD REALLY MAKE FOLKS ANGRY SHOULD THEY READ THIS EMAIL.......I AM ASKING THAT YOU NOT PUBLISH IT ONLINE, BUT PLEASE REPLY ME ONLY, AS TO WHETHER WE ARE RIGHT IN OUR POLICY MATTERS OR NOT........NO ONE IN THIS CASE NEEDED HELP IN WALKING OR ANYTHING, AS THEY WERE JUST FINE AND FIT.........IT ISN'T RIGHT..................ITS ALL ABOUT PRINCIPAL AND NOW THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE AGENTS ARE DOING GREAT GREAT GREAT IN THEIR BOARDING PROCEDURES (AT THE AIRPORTS WE'VE BEEN THRU) AND HAVE REALLY BUCKLED DOWN ON THOSE WHO CUT, THERE SEEMS TO BE A QUESTION IN THIS AREA IN LAS VEGAS........AND A SIDE NOTE, WE WERE THE LAST FLIGHT OUT TO HOUSTON, 4/09 OF THIS WEEK.........AND THE FIRST FLIGHT OUT ON 3/25 AGAIN FROM LAS VEGAS TO HOUSTON.........THANK YOU AND I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR REPLY.........
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Joe -- Dontcha know that all us REAL Texans drive huge, extended cab dualie pickup trucks, loaded down with a half dozen bales of hay for when we are out drivin' through our 10,000-acre spreads and run across a few hundred extra head of cattle that our ranch hands missed feeding because they were trying to cap off the leak at one of our oil wells? Gee, I guess you just can't relate to us everyday commoners, huh? Kim External Blog Boy and distant cousin to J. R. 🙂
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Kim, But you can also fill up for free at the oil rig in your backyard can't you??? Who shot J.R. anyway? Joe! :-)
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Joe, You have to refine it first. Speaking of refined, I wouldn't even want to START you thinking that our own Blog Master himself had anything to do with J. R.'s ventilation. By the way, if you want to see what running a blog does to someone, Brian was the body double for Patrick Duffy in that surprise shower scene where they brought Bobby Ewing back to life. Now, good ole Brian just looks like....well....good ole Brian! LOL Kim EBB, who is the on-screen stand-in for himself 🙂
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Yes, I know you have to refine it. 🙂 Aren't you really Kim Marathon and not Seale? Our Blogmaster is the stand in for many,many people. Even if he doesn't look anything like them! Joe! :-)