Clips from someone’s diary
This is a true story. Last week was my 40th birthday and I really didn’t feel like waking up that morning.
I managed to pull myself together and go downstairs for breakfast, hoping my wife would be pleasant and
say, Happy Birthday, and possibly have a small present for me. As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alone Happy Birthday. I thought, Well, that’s marriage for you, but the kids, They will remember. My kids came trampling down the stairs to breakfast, ate their breakfast, and didn’t say a word to me. So when I made it out of the house and started for work, I felt pretty dumpy and despondent.
As I walked into my office, my beautiful secretary Joanne said, Good Morning Boss, and by the way Happy Birthday! It felt a bit better knowing that at least someone remembered.
I worked in a zombie like fashion until about one o clock, when Joanne knocked on my door and said, You know, it’s such a beautiful day outside, and it’s your Birthday, why don’t we go out for lunch, just you and me, she said it with a twinkle. I said, Thanks, Joanne, that’s the best thing I’ve heard all day. Let’s go!
We went to lunch but not where we’d normally go. Instead she took me to a quiet bistro with a private table. We had a couple of mixed drinks and I enjoyed the meal tremendously. On the way back to the office, Joanne said, “You know, It’s such a beautiful day. We don’t have to go right back to the office, do we”? I replied with “I suppose not”. What do you have in mind? She said, ‘Let’s go to my apartment, it’s just around the corner. My arousal went into over-drive.
After arriving at her apartment, Joanne turned to me and said, “Boss if you don’t mind, I’m gonna to step into the bedroom for just a moment. I’ll be right back. “Ok” I nervously replied. She went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake, Followed by my wife, my kids, and dozens of my friends, and co-workers, all singing Happy Birthday.
And I just sat there,
On the couch,