Oct 1, 2010

Oops! I missed it...

OK, I am the kind who argues if you really love someone you will at least wish him/her on his/her birthday. But then lately I am the one who forgets.

Out of a blue I will call Sunita who is in Los Angeles wishing her Happy Birthday only to be told it was last month. Or I will call to wish Sarah in Chennai and she will say it is next month. My quick response would be: "You changed it this year?!" The worst is I would have called Sunita in the wee hours of her morning and Sarah in the middle of her night not realizing these poor people are actually in different time zones!! (If they are still friends with me, that is truly by grace)

I know it sounds funny but to me it is not at all funny. I really truly sincerely feel bad about missing birthdays.

Now for sure I know it was Rammiya's and Sangeeta's birthday on Sep 5th and Sunita's and Lovet's I guess are both Sep 16th. I really want to wish them. But I don't want to call today and be told it was last month or next month - or worst yet - not really the 5th or the 16th but a totally new number that I don't recall...

Oh! that reminds me today is Rachel's birthday. Good thing I remembered in the last minute to pack some hurried gifts. She is happy! So am I! Phew...

17 comments:

Bikramjit said...

yesss thats why i got my Phone calendar Which does the work for me :)

moreover even if i miss someones b'day amongst my friends nothing that a JAFFI cant take care of ...

happy birthday to your friend hope she has a good one ..

NRIGirl said...

Nice idea Bikramjit! I should start using my phone for what it is capable of.

Thank you for your wishes for Rachel - my daughter - turning 11 today!

~ NRIGirl

dr.antony said...

Don't worry girl,The next time you miss it,tell them
" it was last year's"
Best wishes to your daughter. I don't try to remember except those of children.

NRIGirl said...

Ha ha... okay Doc, I will try it next time I need it. They are already tired of my pretending-ly funny, "You changed it?!" remark.

Thank you for your wishes for Rachel.

~ NRIGirl

SG said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Rachel
Happy Birthdayyyyy tooooo yooouuuuu

NRIGirl said...

That's so sweet SG! Thank you.

Black Walnut Pearl said...

Happy Happy Birthday My Dear Lovely Rachel:) Hey! Rammiya's is on Nov. 5th ;-)

NRIGirl said...

Thank you Black Walnut Pearl!

You are right, Rammiya's is on Nov 5th!

A said...

Happy Birthday to Rachel. I assume you have a big party somewhere.) May God bless her with good health, creative mind, free thinking, financial independence and I know you will give her good values.

NRIGirl said...

Thank you @A!

Thanks all! I will make her read these beautiful wishes.

~ NRIGirl

Bikramjit said...

Oh She is your daughter oooops I did not link it up.. My bad .. Sorry

Many happy returns of the day God bless her Wishing her a veru happy birthday

btw mine is on 11th nov.. write it down just in case you forget it he heheeheheheh :) dont worry i shall remind you tooo ha ha ha

A said...

NRI,

So how did you celebrate Rachel's birthday? By the way, October is very good month for birthdays.

NRIGirl said...

@Bikramjit! Advanced Birthday wishes to you...

I will try to remember, but appreciate the reminder... Keep smiling.

~ NRIGirl

NRIGirl said...

Indeed it is @A and today it is gorgeous out here in NEW JERSEY. The sun is finally out of its hiding place.

Rachel is having her friends come over. They just had pizza, ice cream and now watching a movie with pop corn as we "speak"

I am glad we planned it at home, she is very happy to hang around with her friends.

What's cooking at your end other than the post on Mahatma?

Have a great weekend!

~ NRIGirl

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Haha, your posts are always so chuckly! I'm okay with most people's birthdays, but there are some that I cannot remember to save my life!

NRIGirl said...

Hi Emily! Just visited you too. Loved the rain pictures...

Sanand said...

Many, many happy returns of the day.

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