Things People Shouldn’t Have to do on Their Birthday

Things People Shouldn’t Have to do on Their Birthday

I’ve always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to birthdays. I was born in August when school is not in session, so I never had birthday cakes in my classroom making me the center of attention as 30 of my peers were forced to sing happy birthday to me. Yeah, I’m one of those people that would have loved that. I never had the ease of passing out party invitations in person to my classmates that I liked as the other ones watched with envy. Can you tell I’ve been on the sad side of that scenario before? I’ve never been pulled out of school for a special day of treats and fun. You would think that all of these pathetic sob stories would prepare me for the disappointing reality that just because I was born almost 30 years ago on this day doesn’t mean squat.

I’m not prepared.

Things I don’t want to do today because it’s my birthday and because I wouldn’t want to do them anyway:

1. Wake up early.
2. Laundry.
3. Go to the Department of Motor Vehicles and renew my expired license.
4. Sit in a staff meeting.
5. Write my personal and professional goals for my review.
6. Sit in an emotionally charged, intense council meeting from 7-10pm (or later if I’m really lucky).

Things I have to do today even though it’s the day of the celebration of MY BIRTH: All of the above.

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