Happy Birthday to You!

October 13, 2012

Does having people sing “Happy Birthday to You” actually make your day any happier? I find it a bit embarrassing myself.
I have a hard time figuring out why, I just know that I feel like “oh brother not again” or something like that. Not because I don’t think people are being genuine, but I think the exercise is a bit silly.

I guess that embarrassment over the Happy Birthday song has to do with the fact that everyone’s attention is now on me, because it’s my birthday, and everyone is singing for ME.

ETA: it’s not our birthday or anything, but we found it in drafts and it looks to be a complete thought.
Collaborative, published by Ivan



  1. I totally agree with the birthday songs. Especially when it’s in a restaurant. The last time it happened to me I literally hid under the table!

    • Yeah seriously! I have heard wait staff sing happy birthday and clap and stuff in restaurants and every time I think to myself “Thank God it’s not me!”

      I would probably hide under the table too! Even when it happens at other tables around me I can feel my face get warm.


  2. Really bad when NTs insist that it’s a positive thing so Of Course you’d want to be sung for, whether you declined or not.

    (Hoping the lights-out & candles don’t cause problems either!)

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