More Birthday Stuff
posted Jul 26 2013 11:19PM
Have you ever gotten the birthday restaurant ambush? It's agonizing and mortifying and the whole nine. The staff gathers around your table and they sing while every person in the place stares at you like you're some kind of goofball.
It happened to me once. It was in a mexican restaurant and they sang to me in Spanish, which was kind of cool. But it was mostly embarassing. The only good thing about it was that instead of giving me a birthday cake as is often the custom, they gave me flan with a birthday candle in it. I have loved flan ever since and that day was the first time I had ever had it. If you've never tried it, do yourself a favor; it's delicious.
Since then I have avoided restaurants on or around my birthday. My sister has always had lasangna made by my mom as her birthday dinner. I don't get a birthday dinner since my mom's birthday is the same day as mine and it would be kind of rude of me to expect her to cook for me on her birthday. And since, as I said, I don't go anywhere near restaurants on my birthday I usually end up cooking for myself or ordering out. I don't mind this, though. I try to make it fun. Cheers