Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birthdays

It's been ten days since I have written anything.  I have been busy with birthday celebrations, reading advanced copies of amazing books, celebrating with friends, and buying Apple products.  That's a pretty full agenda.

Before my current employer, I never appreciated the workplace culture of "pretending" about birthdays.   Everyone pretending that no one knows that someone has a birthday, stealthly circulating a card to be signed, smuggling in treats or something to share, then everyone acting surprised when the birthday wishes fly.

Yuck.

So at my current job, we do it so much differently. We own our birthdays.  We plan ahead, are responsible for bringing in treats, or something to share, and enjoy the time celebrating another wonderful year on this earth.

That's the way to do it.  Cheers to another year.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My husband's office does exactly what you describe; no cards exchanged and on your birthday you bring in the treats. That way you get something you like and other people don't have to remember one another's birthdays. He likes it and says everyone else does, too. Works pretty well.

Deirdre Honner said...

It makes it easy on everyone! Thanks for stopping by.