Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Reeeeeally Early

Jordan, the temp worker here at the office, celebrated his 23rd birthday three weeks ago. Since our office loves any reason to eat sugar on the company’s dime, birthdays are events! For some reason Jordan’s birthday was postponed. First he wasn’t working on his actual birthday so we waited until the next week which was Thanksgiving. Holiday weeks are short already and we worked quickly to finish on time. The birthday celebration was postponed again. This week is halfway over. No plans have been made for Jordan’s birthday since Jim is turning 80 soon. All focus is on Jim’s big day. Yesterday, as Jordan and I were going over some last minute details for the caterer (80 really is a big deal), the conversation indicated a bit of resentment.

Me: Jordan, we need a table for the cake.
Jordan: Oh. He’s getting a cake, huh.
Me: Yes. Why wouldn’t he?
Jordan: Oh I don’t know. Sometimes people don’t get cakes.
Me: Well, he is turning 80. Of course we are going all out.
Jordan: Is it going to be a cookie cake?
Me: No. Why would you think that?
Jordan: Oh, no reason. That’s what I would have wanted if it were my birthday. You know…
Me: *gasp* Jordan! We never celebrated your birthday! I’m so sorry.
Jordan: Oh it’s okay. It was probably my only birthday I’ll have with the company. No big deal.

So Jordan, today is your day. Happy 30th! Don't think of this card as three weeks late but rather several years early.

8 comments:

Craze said...

Oops!! Go buy that boy some cookies!

Brett said...

is he a temp?

RED MOJO said...

I like that, 7 years early. That's using the old noggin. You guys should get him a freaking cookie cake. The poor kid, all sensitive and stuff. ;)

Sincerity said...

Awe! That was nice of you! I even like the color... yellow... happy!

So he has an affinity for the cookie, huh? Actually, I've never heard of cookie cake... but I have heard of ice-cream cake! Hm... I'm' getting hungry now for something sweet and unhealthy...

Dorky Dad said...

Hey, nobody at your company gave ME a birthday cake? Where's mine? My birthday was in MAY!

charlotta-love said...

Craze: We did! We went and got a cookie/icecream cake.

Brett: So he read this blog post and said, "I'm not a temp! I'm 'part-time'!" So...no.

Mojo: I like to be early. :o)

Sincerity: Cookie cakes are great. We ended up getting a big cookie with an icecream layer with another cookie on top. Mmmm...

DD: Happy Birthday next May!

Bone said...

Twenty-three is such a tough age.

Shankar said...

Ah, fond memories: Institute Council President...birthday was on Institute night...he thought no one remembered...breathed sigh of relief...the chorister jumped up after closing prayer and announced a special "hymn"...Good time was had by all.