Birthdays

I admit I did an asshole thing: it was my friends birthday and I deliberately did not send a bday message. Two of my birthdays have passed, in which neither year he acknowledged it at all. Them, late in the day, I changed my mind. Sent a Happy Birthday text to him. He responded that it made his day and that I was the first person to remember and even say Happy Birthday to him. So I learned that he went literally the entire day without anyone reaching out. This is someone who has a few hundred connections on social media. I’m going to make the assumption that when my next bday comes up, I probably won’t hear from him again.

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hmm

Jun 21, 2021 at 2:07pm

maybe there is a reason nobody wished him a happy birthday yet then. that reason I don't quite know.

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I know this dude

Jun 21, 2021 at 4:19pm

who has the car, the house, the shiny objects and THINKS he has a lot of "friends". I'm probably his only friend NOT on social media. He thanked me for acknowledging his birthday, as I was the first birthday greeting he'd received. Oh the times we live in...

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automaton

Jun 22, 2021 at 2:14am

Whether you experience reciprocity or not is inconsequential compared to the continued pursuit of being the best being you can be.

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Opposite

Jun 22, 2021 at 3:35am

I stopped wishing people HB who don't respond to previous birthday greetings. Texting "thank you" is not that hard

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Same

Jun 22, 2021 at 10:40am

I started ignoring other people’s birthdays too, after years of having them ignore mine. I’m not one to make a fuss about my birthday, but at least an acknowledgment and a simple birthday text would be nice.

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