OK, we’re coming clean.
Folks who read last Friday’s Compass and believed the story about a retractable floating toll bridge being built between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman: We gotcha!
Loyal Caymanian readers know that each year for 1 April we take off our serious hats and have a little fun
Unfortunately we don’t produce a Sunday paper and April Fool’s Day fell on Sunday this year.
That’s why an Editor’s Note was included at the top of the story warning readers not to read the article until Sunday.
We dropped other hints too:
• The US firm hired to oversee the tendering and construction of the bridge was named Bridges and Things.
• We told readers construction was to commence 1 April, 2008.
• Bridges and Things spokesman was named Truly Kidding.
We were still fielding calls this week from residents who could not believe Government would actually spend money on such a venture.
Not to worry; Government has nothing to do with the make believe product and it isn’t spending a dime on a bridge linking the two islands.
It was just our way of having a little fun.
There is so much seriousness in the world and here at home that we like to take one day and have a poke at levity.
While there are some things that happen here and in the world at large that are unbelievable but true, this article was not.
It has been said that laughter is the best medicine.
We hope we gave you a good chuckle.
And we hope we inspired you to have some of your own fun Sunday.