You only have one birthday!
By Joliet Jake
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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• St. Catharines, Ontario
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.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
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.
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.