Inspired by this thread, let’s hear about bad birthdays.
I’m not much for birthdays. When you’re a geek with few friends as a kid, you quickly learn to not want to make a big deal about birthdays. This continues to this day. I just don’t care, don’t particularly want any attention on my birthday.
However, for my 30th, I decided I did want to do something special, and let my friends know. So the big day came, and the big hour. Two of my friends showed up.
An hour and a half later, the rest turned up. There had been a happy hour for the college department they work in, so they all had been there. By the time they got to my place, they were tipsy or drunk. One fell asleep.
I had picked out a movie to watch and they said, “No, we’re not going to watch that.” I protested, claiming it was my birthday (I had done as much for them on their birthdays) but was somehoe outvoted.
By thirty minutes later I was ready to throw all but the first two out, I was fuming.
Since then, although I have gone to birthday events for these people, I haven’t gone out of my way for them. Petty, I know, but I’m still pissed about it. And I haven’t done anything to celebrate mine since. Thanks guys, I had assumed that 20 year old adults were somehow different from elemntary school kids.