Friday, February 29, 2008

Yes - It IS Your birthday!!!

Some people might disagree....but I think by the time you're out in the working world, and you're say 24, your birthday sort of ceases to be a big deal. Sure I like to go out and celebrate, maybe invite some friends to dinner or a bar, maybe get some presents and the usual $100 check from my parents, you know commiserate on being a year older and closer to renting a car with no extra under 25 fee (only 6 more months until I'm 25, where if I were a car I'd qualify for antique tags).

Not this chick at work though. No....her birthday is a HUGE DEAL. I don't even know when most of my coworker's birthdays are, and I don't care (well, unless we get cake or something, then I do care). She began talking about her birthday to anyone who would listen last week (her birthday was yesterday), she took the day of her birthday off (hey, fair enough), she threw *herself* a huge party and invited everyone and badgered them endlessly to come because its MY BIRTHDAY.

Literally every other work out of her month was birthday, birthday birthday.

So today she comes in the day after, and she's officially 24.....wooohooooo. Now please shut the fuck up, seriously please just stop, right now.

Does it make me a bad person that I think this person is going to be taught a lesson (in how to not be a completely obnoxious bitch)....because when she left for lunch about 15 minutes ago the poor girl who sits next to her took a poll to see who was going to her party tonight, and can't find one single person who is. I would go....but I sort of hate her.

The lesson here folks: No one but you and maybe your family and a best friend or two care one little teeny bit about your getting older. In fact, its stupid that you're so excited about it. Also, generally talking about the same subject over and over and over again with no break, especially when no one but you cares will not win you any friends. And then no one will even pretend to care enough to go out and go to your party to commemorate the day of your birth.


First Year-


Anonymous class factotum said...

Oh I wish!!! At my last job, they celebrated your birthday whether you wanted to or not. I always took off my birthday, but didn't tell people why. I just like to hang out, go to lunch with a friend, and maybe a movie on my birthday.

I was very happy for my 40th birthday because I was in a new group and thought they wouldn't know my birthday was approaching. I took the day off, but when I came to work the next day, my office was decorated with black crepe and tombstones and all the 40 stuff. I was really ticked because I don't like being the center of attention that way. (I do, however, like being the center of attention if I am running things!)

I had to accept it gracefully, though, because the people who did it were my work friends and did it because they like me.

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