Sunday, 14 September 2008

Geezering

Missing birthdays


(With this entry, O.G. introduces the “Geezering” department, featuring Tall Tales of the Distant Past, All be Mostly True (with only Occasional Slight Enhancement for Literary Effect).  Exact dates, places, and dramatis personae may be subject to Lapses Of Memory, and Some Identities may be Obscured in order to Protect the Guilty.)

Roberta X writes:
“Can you hear the reason I did things like miss a friend’s birthday?”
Yep, been there, done that.

In the days when I worked in the movie business (“exhibition” division), one of our company rituals was the monthly lunch to honor any staffers whose birthdays fell during that month.  These lunches involved the owner, the office staff (treasurer, film booker, and secretary), the “birthday people,” and any other miscellaneous employees who wanted to show up.  The birthday folks got free lunch and drinks,

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