You only have one birthday!

@JolietJake (51144)
United States
September 29, 2017 7:48pm CST
And it occurs on the day you are born. That's it. You don't get any others. But the world doesn't seem to understand it for some reason. I ran into a friend the other day (yes, I do have them...for a minute or two anyway) and asked what they were doing. "I'm celebrating my birthday today" he said. And I just looked at him for a moment...and then I told him he looked pretty advanced for a new-born. And he asked what I meant. So I said "You just told me you were born today". He said "Yes, today is my 48th birthday". "NO IT ISN'T YOU DOLT!!!" I screamed at him. "You don't get to be born 48 times! Your birthday was in 1969...today is the 48th anniversary of your birthing!" He said he doesn't want to be my friend anymore now. I might need to work on my interpersonal skills a bit.
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@BarBaraPrz (19839)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Sep
I never could understand why some people feel so particular about birthdates. Since I was born in February, I always started thinking of my self as another year older soon after the year turned. I don't really do anything special when the actual day comes around.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
I think I am going to start wishing people "Happy birthdate" on facebook
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@BarBaraPrz (19839)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Sep
@JolietJake Whatever.
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• India
30 Sep
I agreed and appreciate your thoughts
@much2say (39218)
• United States
30 Sep
I think most people would've just wished him happy birthday and leave it at that . (But what fun is that, right? )
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
He was an idiot anyway...it was technically his 49th birthday if he was now 48 years old...the day he was born plus 48 anniversaries...
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@much2say (39218)
• United States
30 Sep
@JolietJake You're definitely better at math than he is !
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@jstory07 (67081)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Sep
@JolietJake Very true.
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@GardenGerty (99286)
• United States
30 Sep
Some people have no appreciation for fine details like this. Was he also wearing his birthday suit. Kinda cool that we never outgrow that.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
I think he had it on, but I wasn't gonna peek under his clothes to make sure
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@BarBaraPrz (19839)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Oct
Birthday suits tend to get all wrinkled anyway...
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
30 Sep
Yes. Work on those skills. If one can spell my morning beverage coughee, then one can accept the short cut of birthday for anniversary of birthday- I guess that is why in French they sing Joyeux Anniversaire.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
Slowly but surely, my subliminal correction of the spelling of 'coffee' is working
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
30 Sep
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@LeaPea2417 (20413)
• Toccoa, Georgia
30 Sep
I never thought about it that way,, the anniversary of your birthing.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
I'm just too picky about the literal meaning of things sometimes
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@LeaPea2417 (20413)
• Toccoa, Georgia
30 Sep
@JolietJake My son has a friend like that. He was just talking about him the other day.
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@rebelann (41274)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Sep
So if I say I am celebrating the day I was born I can't just shorten it to say I'm celebrating my birthday???? Stop cornfewzzing old ladies ..... I almost ran into the wall
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
Do married people go around saying "Happy Marriage Day" on their anniversaries?
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@rebelann (41274)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Sep
It depends on what country they're from @JolietJake some have trouble when translatin to English
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@RasmaSandra (17530)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Sep
I have it easy. Since my husband just passed away in August I no longer have holidays to celebrate and I no longer will do birthdays so no problem here. I think I understand what you are saying but it has always been that way and I don't think it is going to change now.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
30 Sep
Seriously? Why dash everyone's idea of their birthday?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
Because people.
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@andriaperry (50777)
• United States
30 Sep
Yes I agree, work on those social skills
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
Scar is a bad influence
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@spiderdust (6150)
• San Jose, California
30 Sep
Next time, say "Happy anniversary, my friend!" You get to keep them longer that way.
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@SHOHANA (7182)
• Bangladesh
30 Sep
there are many people I met in my life who use fake information about birthday
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@franxav (5064)
30 Sep
A very good point! Few people appreciate being corrected.
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@marguicha (94646)
• Chile
30 Sep
I agree! I will sing from now on "Happy birthdate to me!!!
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
30 Sep
You've been trying to convince us here too that's how it should be called but we all just kinda say 'yeah, right' then go on calling it 'birthday'... We didn't un-friend you though...
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@pgntwo (21651)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
7 Feb
@sprite1950 (14022)
• Corsham, England
30 Sep
I think in some countries they have two birthdays, one is called a namenstag (name day) and they celebrate this more than a birthday. I know this is common in Poland and Germany.
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@LadyDuck (157301)
• Switzerland
30 Sep
Some people have no sense of humor at all.
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@sabtraversa (13326)
• Italy
30 Sep
It's the English language's fault! And other Germanic-derived languages too, I guess. At least you know what the day is about, more or less. Actually, it's cool we are reborn every single year. Not all people like those who think outside the box, it's fine.
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@jstory07 (67081)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Sep
I was thinking off not having any more anniversary days. I hope that means I will not be adding to my anniversary days. Can I do that.
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@vandana7 (64881)
• India
30 Sep
I was wondering when you would get to confuse me on that rather clarify on that...but I am glad I won't look like a fool as to this doubt... Anyway, what was there to celebrate about...birthday or not...
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
30 Sep
You are, of course, correct. Good luck changing the culture so that everyone sings "Happy Anniversary of your Birthing to you!" instead of the usual.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Sep
I have about as much of a chance as I do correcting everyone to spell 'coughee' right
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
30 Sep
@JolietJake OK, so I triple dog dare you to start correcting people who write "your" instead of "you're."
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