Sunday, January 23, 2011
Quote of the day, 55.
You don't say 'congratulations' to the baby!
Sweetie read this post the other day, and laughed at me for saying "congratulations" to someone in my office who'd celebrated her birthday, and we had this exchange:
Me: What am I supposed to say?
Sweetie: You say 'happy birthday.'
Me: But the birthday is over, so it's too late to hope it was happy. When you see someone the day after Christmas, you don't say "Merry Christmas."
Sweetie: No, you say 'I hope you had a merry Christmas.'
[Note: At this point, I know what's coming next, and I know she's right, so I'm thinking ahead]
Sweetie: So you should've said "I hope you had a happy birthday."
Me: [having thought ahead]: What about when someone has a baby? What do you say to them, then? You say... congratulations.
At which point she delivered the coup de grace.