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 very efficient 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 Boss, It’s such a beautiful day outside, and it’s your birthday; so what do you say if we go out for lunch, just the two of us?”
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 a nice 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 with a bright expression on her face said, “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 replied, “Let’s drop by my apartment, it’s just around the corner.”
After arriving at her apartment, Jane turned to me and in a romantic sort of way 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 replied nervously.
She went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake …followed by my wife, my kids, and dozens of my friends, neighbors and co-workers, all singing “Happy Birthday”.
And I just sat there…
On the couch…