Birthday wasn't a total bust after all.  

Lookng4RealMan 65F
2355 posts
8/3/2006 2:50 pm
Birthday wasn't a total bust after all.

My company does not pay the best and we have crappy medical benefits, but we do have some of the best hearted people working with us.

My son came to work with me because I brought cupcakes to share with my co-workers and flowers for myself (I learned a long time ago that the only way to be sure to get flowers for your birthday or other occasion is to buy them yourself, so I do).

We walked in the door and my co workers had decorated my cubicle with birthday banners and balloons and streamers! I had birthday greetings waiting on my voice mail and people started calling at 7 am to wish me Happy Birthday.

As people started getting to work they stopped by my desk with cards and their own renditions of Happy Birthday some as solos, some in groups. I went down the hall for a meeting at 10 and before the meeting broke up, the entire group sang to me. While I was in the meeting one of my coworkers went to the store for ice cream and root beer, so we had root beer floats after lunch.

I got a bottle of champagne from one of my bosses so I didn’t need to stop at the liquor store either. Good thing I'm off work tomorrow, huh?

My son is making dinner for me too and says he's going to stay home tonight and spend it with me.

Besides all the fun birthday things, I got to play a prank on one of the guys in the office. Actually it was to reciprocate for the one he played on me as few weeks ago. I “booby trapped” his overhead cabinet so that when he opened it, confetti and shredded paper fell out all over his desk. He loved it! Now I need to be careful and think of something even better for next time. Any ideas anyone?

Now and then I underestimate my value around there I guess probably because I'm the lowest paid and don't oftem feel appreciated. I know they miss me when they don’t get their expense checks on time, but I guess they really do like me.

Day would have been damn close to perfect if I had been able to get laid! (in air conditioned atmosphere, Paul. Sorry 3rd floor is probably still too warm without the extra heat!)

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