Wednesday, September 19, 2012

B-days

If you read this, you know that it was my birthday just two or three weeks ago. As is customary, I was congratulated more than once on that social media hangout Facebook.

Anders took a look at the congratulations and this is what happened next:

Anders: You know, all these years, no one has ever congratulated me on facebook.

Me: You can not be serious. You simply can not be serious. Even...even dogs get congratulated on FB.

Anders: Am serious. My birthday is in the middle of the summer. Perhaps everyone has checked out, not just from their jobs but from facebook too.

Me: No. People never do.

Anders: Well, it just hasn't happened.

Me: I can't believe it.

Anders: Believe it.

>>secretely opening my laptop<<

Anders: What, are you gonna check that what I'm telling you is true?

Me: Maybe.

Anders: Go ahead. Go right ahead. No congratulations.

Me: No. Zero...but you know what? You haven't entered your date of birth.

Anders: Do I have to?

Me: Only if you want to give people a chance to know when your birthday is!





3 comments:

  1. I didn't used to have mine either. Loved the obliviousness of everyone on "my" day. Then I added the date, because I, like you, seriously love the date. August 8th. 8.8. So round and comfortable a date. Without being too soft. Then I thought, hey, I don't want all those messages clogging up my wall. So I turned my wall off that day. Thought that would keep the clichés away. Alas, people just private messaged me instead. So many messages. That I obviously felt compelled to answer personally. Oblivious birthday FAIL.

    I'll remember to remove the date a few days beforehand next year.

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  2. Kan vara av liknande anledning jag aldrig kommit på hans födelsedagsfester... (Stor hint om en efterlängtad anledning att fira en älskad vän.)
    /Anton

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  3. Happy belated Birthday, I hope it was swell! taksa micket, lutefiska! (my swedish is a bit rusty, sorry.)

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