October 23, 2007
Happy Birthday To Me
I have now been drinking legally for a decade. And drinking in general for... somewhat longer than that.
In general I don't make a big deal out of my birthday -- 21 was the last meaningful one I had (ten years ago!) and it's on a Tuesday this year. But I did get a birthday card from the people who sold me my car. Sure, it's merely business, but it was a pleasant surprise.
Then I realized the birthday card looked familiar. One of the clients at work offers mailing services to car dealerships (and, I presume, other businesses) to send out various cards: Happy birthday, Merry Christmas, one year from sale, etc. They work in the next building over from us and I added the new cards, of which I'm pretty sure this is one, to their site last winter. If they really knew everything about me, like the paranoids say they do, they could have saved Brown's Manassas a few cents and walked the card over to me.