56. Wishing a happy birthday on the wrong day
Thanks to Facebook and all of these other methods of stalking people, we no longer need to remember people’s birthdays. The internet does that for us too! [Which reminds me, we have some awkward posts coming up regarding social media so if you have any ideas for these, drop them anywhere and I’ll find them somehow.] So now we don’t even have to bother with remembering our friend’s birthdays and blah blah blah. .
Do you ever feel like you can’t trust a website such as Facebook to have the right information? Every single time I see the little notification of someone’s birthday, I click on their profile to make sure that other people have been commenting on their wall to say happy birthday because wishing it to someone when it isn’t his or her birthday can be very interesting. Even when I think I’m sure, I begin to doubt myself after thinking about how awkward it can be for me if I have it wrong.
My birthday is easy to remember. It’s 7-7 (July 7th) and people still manage to get it wrong. I said “Oh it’s not my birthday today” a total of 3 times. They were close though.
I thought about several solutions for us forgetful people when we’re in doubt.. check it out:
1. Call and ask “Hey, when’s your birthday?” if they say “Today” then be cool about it, say bye, and hang up. Then call back and say “Happy birthday!” as soon as they answer.
2. Check his or her Facebook profile.
3. Call his or her mom and ask. If she doesn’t remember, take the risk and wish your friend happy birthday anyway. It will add joy to his or her life —some much needed joy.
What would you say to the response: “Oh, it’s not my birthday today.”?