Pure Luck works around the same time frame every fall, with the result that we have only celebrated his birthday in person once, about four years ago.
So, last night we’re chatting on Google, and I type: "How’s my Birthday Man?"
And he types back: "Well it is your day before his birthday man actually."
Tell me the truth, when the last number of a person’s birth year and the number of his birthday are practically the same, isn’t it possible a person could be confused? Especially when the person is away on his birthday nearly every year? And always says he doesn’t want a fuss?
I asked these questions, gentle readers.
And Day Before His Birthday Man replied: You have now accumulated a guilt point for misremembering an important date and I can cash that in later.
Songbird: Hey, at least I was early!
DBHBM: I will look at you with eyes full of sadness and say in a tone of extreme disappointment. "Yes, Songbird, but remember you forgot MY BIRTHDAY."
Songbird: But I didn’t forget! I just moved it up a day!
DBHBM: It is like emotional currency.
Sigh. I suppose it is.
Well, Happy Birthday, Birthday Man! Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. Enjoy the cookies!