Entries Tagged as 'birthday'
Our submitter in Provo, Utah came across this sad little display taped to a door at Brigham Young University. “There’s a lot of pent-up, childish anger there,” she says.
Perhaps those would-be party-throwers in Provo could find some consolation from Ricky in Buenos Aires — his 49th birthday party was also cancelled due to a lack of cooperación from his amigos. (Hello, mission trip?)
related: This is not a party, only a reminder to not forget…again.
Tags: birthday · college life · it's my party · Utah
“My roommate in college was allergic to everything,” says Casey in Watsonville, California — and she talked about it ad nauseam. “For her birthday sophomore year, we went to buy her a cake but of course she was allergic to everything good. So in the end, I just got a cake I liked and we bought her some crappy vegan thing that wouldn’t make her break out.”
(The cake, Casey says, was “delicious.”)
related: “I don’t need a birthday cake,” I said.
extra credit: CakeWrecks.com
Tags: birthday · cake · mean girls · non-apology apology · roommates
Writes Ben in Snohomish, Washington: “We visit my aunt the same amount we visit the rest of our extended family, but for some reason she takes it personally that we don’t do so daily. She took the occasion of my son’s 11th birthday to take a shot at us.”
related: my condolences on your birthday
Tags: birthday · family · guilt trip · Jesus · most popular notes of 2009 · old folks · Washington state
Caitlin was browsing in an antique store in Waco, Texas when she ran across this gem dated April 4, 1910. So if you’ve ever heard someone blame passive-aggressive birthday badgering on this new-fangled facetweet technology…well, you might want to refer them to Vera.
related: happy birthday. here’s the shovel.
Daniel is Montreal says his dear grandmother sent him this card in the mail for his birthday. The front of the card (which didn’t scan very well) says: It is not what is visible on the surface but what is deep inside that sustains us.
Well, says Daniel, “that and guilt.”
related: Dear Grandma — thanks, I guess; How I “did” my grandma
Tags: birthday · Grandma · guilt trip · Montreal · old folks · signed with love
Seriously, how much do you want to _____ this guy in the _____ right now? (you fill in the blank)
Next year, I think this guy and this girl should collaborate on a gigantic fucking birthday pity party.
related: you know, I’m getting input here that is relatively hostile
extra credit: Facebook is for narcissists
Tags: birthday · Facebook · guilt trip · just not that into you · most popular notes of 2009
Andrea in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin says her friend McKenna woke up on her 19th birthday to find this note on the counter from Mom.
(You can tell it’s heartfelt because of the underlining.)
related: when a card just won’t do
Tags: birthday · Moms & Dads · Wisconsin
Writes our anonymous submitter: “This was sent to my six-year-old step daughter by her grandma. The birthday present in question was a pack of writing paper and $5 American. We live in Canada.”
(The “did you get…” pretense combined with the oh-so-subtle post script is so classic “passive-aggressive grandma” that I cannot even handle it. Bonus points for the repurposed note paper!)
Meanwhile, Toni spotted this grandma’s thank-you note on a closed booth at a flea market in Lakewood, Ohio.
related: But…but…I didn’t forget!
Tags: birthday · Canada · Grandma · martyr complex · Ohio · old folks · p.s. · thanks (but not really) · xoxo
…because there’s no measure of self-worth more important than the public acknowledgment that you were, in fact, born.
related: But…but…I didn’t forget!
Tags: birthday · Facebook · frenemies
I’ll admit, my first thought upon reading this note — found in the hallways of an American high school — was something along the lines of “Argh, kids today, with their chatspeak!” Can we all agree that adolescent girls are probably the most passive-aggressive creatures on earth?
related: 2 good 2 be 4gotten
Tags: birthday · frenemies · mean girls · schools & teachers