Facebook has me pretty used to wishing people happy birthday on a regular basis. Say what you want about it, but with my memory it helps. I practically use it to remember my birthday, and I like to at least say a little something when someone’s birthday occurs. I’ve gotten so used to this that I get confused when it isn’t someone’s birthday.
I mean, there are only 365 days a year (ignore leap year). I’m currently at 932 Facebook friends, so the chances of a birthday being on a given day are pretty good. Some people don’t list their birthdays on Facebook so I don’t get a reminder, and sometimes there can be five or six on a single day, but sometimes there just aren’t any. It’s blank.
I always think Facebook has screwed up at that point.
Seriously, I’ve gotten so used to wishing people birthdays first thing in the morning when I check Facebook that I can’t believe it when there isn’t a reminder in that part of the page. I’m sure Facebook has done something wrong so I have to check my event calendar. Sure enough each time, there’s nothing on that page.
It’s simply weird. I can’t quite accept that there can be a day without at least one birthday listed out of everyone I interact with on Facebook. It feels kind of naked.