Birthday to Me….
Happy birthday to me… You’d think that someone would
remember… besides my mother who sent me a check.. Happy
birthday to me. I’ll buy myself a gift and take the day off
work. No one will mind… They don’t even know it’s my
"I won’t be at work Monday. I’m taking the day
"Happy birthday, and have a nice day." So… they
Not even a card? Oh, well, that’s why I’m taking off,
remember? I’ll gift myself. I need new glasses, and I can
spend my mother’s check for something special that I really
want. Happy birthday to me.
Why won’t the stupid car start? How can I go shopping? And
after I took the day off work too! It probably needs a new
battery. Happy birthday to the car. It finally starts and I leave it at the
car dealership while I shop.
So… I buy some glasses that cost twice as much as I’d
hoped. Happy birthday to the eye clinic. I’m going shopping
anyway. It’s my birthday, remember? I’ll buy some summer
things, maybe an outfit. Happy birthday to me… My mother’s
check doesn’t quite cover it, so I pay for the rest myself.
Happy birthday to the department store.
"The car needs a battery," says the voice on the
cell phone. "Oh, great!" Did you note the sarcasm in
my voice? Why did I mention a battery to them? No discounts from
the car dealership, birthday or not. Not exactly what I had in
mind for a birthday gift. Happy birthday to the car repair
No one remembers… Oh, well. But back at work the next day,
there’s a card on my chair. Happy birthday! One person
remembered. Happy birthday to me, and from now on I’ll know
who my friends are… er… is.
I am invited out to dinner the next day. My son remembered! I
only found out later that someone reminded him. But I did get a
nice dinner out of it, so why am I feeling neglected? I ordered
a steak. Happy birthday to me…
And later on, I received a gift card from my honey, who said
he remembered, but got mixed up on the day. And cards from my
daughter and grandson who also got mixed up on the day, and a
lemon pie with a candle because: "We didn’t think you
liked cake." I don’t like lemon pie either, but that’s
beside the point.
It’s the thought that counts, of course. And I did get a
nice gift card for my favorite department store. Happy birthday
to me. Obviously, I’m ungrateful. Happy birthday to me… now
I can go shopping… again.
I also got an e-card from my cosmetic sales lady and 15% off
the next purchase, which should bring her some business. Happy
birthday to Mary Kay… I also got a card from my chiropractor.
That figures, the older the better for business. Happy birthday
to the doc.
No flowers, fireworks, or parties… so what… I have a
birthday every year, and what does one more matter… really?
Other people are busy and have other things to do. Everyone has
a birthday and they can’t even remember their own. Who wants
to be reminded that we are all getting older anyhow?
All told, I racked up pretty good. And the important people
did remember… sort of… only two days late…. So, happy
birthday to me…