What Do You Want For Your Birthday?

Last week was my birthday and I didn’t feel very well waking up on that morning…   

I went downstairs for  breakfast   
Hoping my wife would be pleasant and  say,   
‘Happy  Birthday!’,   
And possibly  have a small present for  me.   

As it turned out,   
She barely said good morning,   
Let alone   
‘ Happy Birthday.’   

I thought….   

Well, that’s marriage for you,   
But the kids….   
They will remember.   

My kids came bounding down stairs to breakfast and didn’t say a word…   
So when I left for the office,   
I felt pretty low   
And somewhat despondent.   

As I walked into my office,   
My secretary Jane said,   
‘Good Morning Boss,   
And by the way   
Happy Birthday!  ‘   
It felt a little better   
That at least someone had remembered.   

I  worked until one o’clock  ,   
When Jane knocked on my  door   
And said, ‘You  know,   
It’s such a beautiful  day outside,   
And it is your  Birthday,   
What do you say  we go out to lunch,   
Just  you and me..’   
I said, ‘Thanks, Jane,   
that’s the greatest thing   
I’ve heard all day.   
Let’s go!’   

We went to lunch.   
But we didn’t go   
where we normally would go. 
She chose instead at a quiet bistro   
with a private table.   
We had two martinis each   
and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.   

On the way back to the office, Jane said, ‘You know,   
It’s such a beautiful day…   
We don’t need to go straight back to the office,   
Do We?’   

I responded,   
‘I guess not.   
What do you have in mind?’   
She said,   
‘Let’s drop by my apartment;   
it’s just around the corner.’   

After arriving at her apartment,   
Jane turned to me and said, 

‘ Boss, if you don’t mind,   
I’m going to step into the bedroom   
For just a moment.   
I’ll be right back.’   
‘Ok.’ I nervously replied.   

She  went into the bedroom  and,   
After a couple of  minutes,   
She came  out   
Carrying a huge  birthday cake  …   
By  my wife,   
My  kids,   
And dozens of my  friends   
And  co-workers,   
All singing  ‘Happy Birthday’.   

And I just sat there….   

On the couch….   



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