I let it slip to one of the teachers today that my birthday was on the 24th. Okay, maybe it was a little bit more of an intentional thing that I could slip into the conversation and less of a slip of the tongue. I just don’t want my birthday to go unnoticed this year. It’s my golden birthday, I don’t want to have to go around pretending that it’s not.
I wasn’t going to say anything. Because if it gets out that it’s my birthday; it also might get out how old I am. And it’s not that I don’t want anyone knowing how old I am – I’m sure that they could figure it out; hell, I’m sure that if they asked my brother he would gladly volunteer the information. But, it’s just not necessary for them to know.
And again, it’s not that I think they’ll think any less of me; because I’m sure they won’t. I’m not going to look or act any different. I just don’t want it to be a forgotten day. I want people (and by people, I mean teachers) to wish me a happy birthday. I want it to be a happy day; not a day where I’m struggling to get things done and not enjoying it because I’m not doing what I want to.
So, I let it “slip.” The teacher I let it slip to, put it on her calendar. It’s possible that one other teacher knows. Possible, not probable. I guess we’ll see what happens. It will be an interesting day.
Do you ever let things slip to people? Do you ever do it on purpose? Do you think it was selfish of me to let this slip?