I was on a trip to New York. It was my first time there and heard about their great pizzas. So the first thing I did when after landing and picking up my luggage is hailed a taxi. I yelled out Hail! And everyone stopped and looked around and then looked at me. There was no hail, just some snow on the ground. Even the taxi driver that was parked across just looked at me. He could see I needed a taxi but had a bad expression on his face. I don't see what I did so wrong, but it seemed these New Yorkers must have been insulted by what I said or did not like the way I looked.
I walked to a hotel that was nearby. I was lucky I traveled lite and had luggage on wheels. I asked at the hotel desk if they would call a cab for me and they said no sir, we New Yorkers can not do so and to go back where I came from. As I walked out I noticed the hotel staff starting at me. I noticed someone following me out. I thought oh great I might get beat up, but it turned out the opposite. It was a foreigner that witnessed the staff being rude to me. Apparently they heard the staff talking and it was about my shirt. I had on a shirt that said the apple sucks. It was a shirt a friend gave me just before I left to go on this trip and told me to put it on right then and it would bring me luck. Well the foreigner explained that the staff were saying the apple don't suck and it was very unfriendly of me to wear the shirt.
The strange foreigner was happy to give me a shirt they had just gotten from the laundry for $20. Well, I guess this foreigner was not so friendly and they just wanted to make a buck, but at least I learned my friend was a joker and should have known better on April Fools day!