Saturday, October 01, 2005

Birthday Woes

I don't like birthdays. I mean, what's the point in celebrating them? It's not as if you don't age at all during the entire year and then on just one day you suddenly become a whole year older! So why all the extra fuss on your birthday? Is it just because you want at least one day in the year when you can feel special?

I hate telling people my birthday. When asked, I normally reply, "29th February." Of course, no one ever believes me when I say that and they ask me again.

I don't envy the people who are actually born on the 29th of February. I can just imagine -

Mr Cynic: So when's your birthday?
Mr Unfortunate: February 29th.
Mr Cynic: Get out of here!
Mr Unfortunate: No, I'm serious. I was born on the 29th of February 1980. It's a leap year.
Mr Cynic: Yeah. And I'm the Queen of England!

You know what else I don't get? The practice of treating your friends on your birthday!

Ok. Let's look at this objectively.

- It's my birthday.
- I'm a whole year closer to kicking the bucket.
- Another entire year has gone by in my life without me achieving anything.

Bottom line - if anybody needs some cheering up with a treat, it's ME!


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ravi rao said...

I bet u just watched the friends episode where Rachel becomes 30. Also i dont like the concept of treating at all.People ask for treats for the silliest of reasons. Bought a bike gimme a treat. Won a contest, when is the treat?. Whats next? Bought a new underwear gimme a treat. Guess what ,treat mongers suck. They are the scum of the earth and they are as irritating as hell

Rishi Agarwal said...
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Rishi Agarwal said...

see, Its like celebrating Valentines Day. I mean u dont need to declare your love or show special feelings for your loved one only on 14th Feb. But u still celebrate that day . WHY ?? Just coz it makes ur life look forward to something . It just shows that u r grateful to someone for making your special special .

In the same way , ppl. thank their parents for bringing them into this world. Maybe , on a bday , u celebrate and try to remember who all r really worthy in ur life to have a fun time with !!!

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Anonymous said...

Thats really true about birthdays..

sometimes i really wonder how someone can celebrate the fact that they've lost one moe year of their precious life!!!


that is that and nobody can help it.

but i must say..

you write the best blogs ive ever read...

though when i took a look at you pic, i couldnt believe it was you who wrote it..

doesnt matter.. despite everything..
Einstein was a scientist!!!

P.S No offence intended! just plain compliments my style!

AB said...

You know this is very true, who wants to get older, once you hit a certain age, noone takes you seriously anymore. It's kinda like childhood in revese. :) AB