A very Happy Birthday and many Happy Returns of the Day, greeted my husband first thing in the morning.
Thank you for remembering dear, I said even as I was expecting the gift he had promised to give.
I am sure you will be receiving a number of calls from your friends before tonight, he said.
I doubt because for all I know there might be a repeat of what happened on my last birthday, I said recollecting my experience which left me amused.
Tell me, I don’t remember what happened a year ago, he prompted .
Well. Most of my friends greeted me the wrong day, either it was a day before or the day after my birthday with the result I had to do a lot of explaining which I didn’t enjoy doing, In fact I told them I was born only once .
Surprising to hear that, because even if I forget your birthday, your friends never did, infact they all not only greeted you but also gave you a gift, if I am correct, he said.
Probably they were obliged to do so because they were invited to a party on the occasion, I said tongue in cheek.
You mean to say, you didn’t have a party on your last birthday? He appeared surprised.
Yes, there was no party, probably that’s why they didn’t remember the correct date, I reasoned.
Well, it’s your fault, he accused.
Honestly, I didn’t mind when my friends forgot my birthday because to tell you the truth, I feel one should not count the years after you become a senior citizen, I said.
Well, well, he parried. You mean women or men also? He said.
That’s upto you, I can only talk about myself, I stated.
Sounds reasonable and I agree with you cent percent. Also in order to honour your sentiments I think one should restrain from giving a birthday gift which again might remind you of your age, he observed.
Before I could realize that I had unconsciously played into his hands, he cleverly changed the topic.
n.meera raghavendra rao