Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quote of the day, 55.

You don't say 'congratulations' to the baby!

-- Sweetie.

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.

1 comment:

ReadDanceBliss said...

Can I get some greeting cards that say, "Congratulations, you're an idiot"? I love it.