It is NOT my birthday today!
Ok, where did I say it is my birthday today? I was just trying to say that I have been waiting for this day – hoping – like every year – that this year they will give me the Nobel Peace Prize. Which, by the way, they did not. How did you conclude that is my birthday? How come you did not think it is my anniversary? Why do you think that it is not more special to me like I do? (Psssstt…. Sharmila is on my Facebook friend list) 🙂
Okay, I admit. There was some mischief mongering there. I had decided to write a light material on not getting the Peace Prize. So, the previous day, I set up a FB trap to let my gullible friends think I was talking about my birthday.
But here is the irony. When I sent out the light material making fun of me not getting the Nobel Prize this morning (replete with well documented arguments why I should have), I was expecting the same folks to say “Haha! You got us there”! Instead, I am getting more and more sympathetic messages from more and more friends feeling sorry that I did not get the Nobel Prize … that too on my birthday!!!
Now, I have started getting calls from India!!! I might have created a Frankenstein.
I have to further submit that it has been a lot of fun though. Almost enough to take out the pain of not getting the Nobel Peace Prize 🙂
BTW, I am impressed that Arthur Altman caught on to my exact ruse yesterday.
On a more serious note, birthday or otherwise, your remembrance and act of penning a wish or calling me is absolutely returned with a deep sense of gratitude from me cherishing our relationship that I hope will grow thru fun times (like this) and not-fun times, birthdays and non-birthdays.
I think many people equate “my special day” and lots of messaged from well wishers with a birthday. You set them up.
Yeah! That is the contemporary FB culture
As opposed to the antiquated FB culture?
Rajib. This was a killer set up. On hindsight if one had applied ones mind would have ended up feeling less silly
You should have seen my April Fools set up 🙂
I thought it is March 31 or December 31???? How many Happy Birthdays have I wished you this year?
Three so far 🙂
Dushtu chele! 🙂
I know!!! Thats why I commented that you are not a libra.
I think it shows that people read only the first line of your posts 🙂
Well, that might take away from my ability to con people 🙂
Sorry, Rajib – couldn’t help slipping in that comment 😉
I loved it
I’m really sorry especially you’re good at remembering other people’s birthdays and anniversaries 🙂
Just in case – Happy Birthday!
Equally in case, thank you 🙂
Rajib,you do have novel ideas and you are also a piece of genius.So,you definitely deserve a “Novel Piece” Prize,if not the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hahaha why do you confuse people?!
Thank you Ajay 🙂
People confuse themselves. I am merely a bystander uttering otherwise innocuous words, Natasha 🙂
Is this your new way of intersecting with friends on FB? 😉
Not bad to get birthday wishes twice . You leave longer
For this sin of playing this prank 🙂 , I will now wish you happy birthday every year on October 9th 🙂 happy birthday. And added to my calendar.
I dare you, Avinash 🙂
In that case happy berth day !
Lucky for me – I know when your birthday actually is, so happy NOT birthday! Let’s go for a run sometime (once you are done with marathon training!)
Did you get my voice mail?
All three of them, Paul 🙂
Don’t u ever worry about that Nobel thingy……i will give u a Noble Prize but first u hv to grow back ur hairs 🙂
Nice sense of humour!