Monday, January 17, 2011

Quote of the Day, 54.

I don't think anyone's ever said 'congratulations' to me about having a birthday before.

A secretary at work.

I'd gone to get a cup of coffee and ran into her in the kitchen that we have in our office for some reason. So I had to make small talk, and asked whether she'd had an okay weekend.

"Yes," she said. "It was my birthday."

So I congratulated her, and she said the quote, but what was I supposed to say? What's the proper remark when someone tells you they had a birthday, recently? I mean, I suppose I could've said oh, well, happy birthday, but that doesn't actually fit, because I'm wishing her a happy birthday only the birthday is already in the past -- so nothing I wish for her can change that. It's like telling someone good luck after the race is over.

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