|Birthday wishes go out to the Friend that I mention in my posts. Friend has experienced several of the MA Fat Woman's mishaps and can always be counted on for a good laugh, a no nonsense quote, or a story that will upstage mine every time.
Which reminds me of a story about Friend. Friend had a big time job and several underlings at her disposal for years. When birthdays and holidays floated around they always celebrated big. Everyone got cakes, presents, and usually taken out to dinner or the such. Well, Friend was really excited when it was time to celebrate her birthday. She had heard them planning and plotting the details of the party and was very excited.
It didn't turn out that way. It seems the person that had done the planning had an emergency and all of the plans fell through. On the day of the birthday, there was nothing.
And no cake!
Somebody realized what had happened and ran to Walmart to get an emergency cake. The day was a Friday and the office was scarcely staffed. After about 3 or 4 people sang Happy Birthday, each grabbed a slice of cake and scattered back to their respective offices.
When it was time to go home that evening Friend went into the break room to get the cake to take home...
...it wasn't there!
"Where's the cake?" she asked.
"Oh, so-and-so took it with her. She said nobody had chipped in, so she was taking it home!"
I know! Stuff like that happens all the time to her.
Happy Birthday, Friend!
I hope you get a cake that is all yours...
It hurts, but sometimes we have to accept the fact that not everybody is as generous as us. I hope that others who have been the recipient of her kindness will make it up to her in other ways.
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