It’s Weird When It’s No One’s Birthday

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.

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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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