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It is my brithday

2005-09-12 00:00

  Two weeks ago was my 45th birthday, but I wasn't feeling too hot that morning anyway. I went to breakfast knowing my wife would be pleasant and say Happy Birthday and probably have a present for me.

  But, she didn't even say Good Morning, let alone any Happy Birthday.

  I thought, well…that's a wife for you. I guess, the children will remember. Then, the children came into breakfast, but, they didn't say a word.

  When I started to the office, I was feeling pretty low and despondent. As I walked into my office, my secretary Janet said, Good morning, Boss. Happy birthday. And I felt a little better, someone had remembered.

  I worked until noon. Then, Janet knocked on my door and said, You know, it's such a beautifulday outside, and it's your birthday. Let's go to lunch, just you and me.

  I said, That's the greatest thing I've heard all day. Let's go.

  So, we went to lunch. We didn't go where we normally go. We went out into the country to a little private place. We had two martinis and enjoyed lunch tremendously.

  On the way back to the office, Janet said, You know, it's such a beautiful day. We don't need to go back to the office, do we?

  I said, No, I guess not.

  She said, Let's go to my apartment.

  After arriving at her apartment, she said, Boss, if you don't mind, I think I'll go in to the bedroom, and slip into something more comfortable.

  Sure, I excitedly replied.

  Janet went into the bedroom and, in about six minutes, she came out carrying a big birthdaycake, followed by my wife, children and dozens of my friends. All were singing Happy Birthday…and there I sat on the couch...

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