Find the best birthday wishes for a colleague or a business partner that are ideal for every little or big occasion.
One has birthday today, as one always has a birthday. You can already hear the sound approaching. “Haaaa…”: this is the first joyful songwriting of a birthday song that comes out like the sound of tires slipping through one’s mouth before he even sets the tone. This sound can last forever: the ups and downs in the voice, the anticipation and you already know that the eyes behind the noise are looking pleasingly, while the others are complementing the “… birthday” and this sound can go on forever.
Think: have you ever sung “Happy Birthday” from beginning to end? Or do you start with “… birthday…” because someone else has forsaken it? Anyway, right now, for the fourth time in ten days, someone has a birthday in the office.
Birthday at the office
An email has been released all over the office telling you to gather in the kitchen. You’ve come here and you’re in the corner. The smell of observed mugs of French coffee dominates the space. Boiling water ponds are everywhere around you. Everyone knows this ceremony now. They know there is no need to chat. That all will be over soon. Tasos will get to where he is for his birthday.
The birthday card
There is no greater creative impasse than what you get when you have to write a birthday wish for someone you hardly know. Simplify it. Only three wishes are allowed: If you know the celebrator well, you can write a joke between you or a nickname that you made. This is fun.
Another alternative is to start a written experiment on the recipient of the card in an attempt to lay the foundations of a friendship in the real world (“Wow, I don’t believe you became 90”) – don’t do it, it’s a big mistake.
Finally, many times, when you can forcefully bring the other’s face into your mind, you have to write something stupid and generally positive – “Whatever you want, buddy” – but make sure no one has written it before from you. These are the three allowed greetings on a birthday card. Any derogation from them is undesirable. Quickly hand the card over to the next handy one.
The birthday cake
The best birthday cake comes from a well-known pastry shop and it’s better than any other you’ve seen at Master Chef. The ready-made cake is the ideal cake because, when cut into pieces, it shows the clear hierarchy: The piece of fine garnish is offered to the celebrator. It is a sacrifice to the gods.
The piece with a leftover garnish idea is for the Birthday Cheerleader (at every birthday celebration in the office there is a Birthday Cheer. This is an extra job done by a middle management senior).
With the best delicacies gone, the mid-piece pieces of crumbled trunk are offered to you, nothing. “Ah, this knife,” someone would say, taking a knife that doesn’t cut at all from the drawer. “We need to get new.” No one will ever buy a new knife.
I used to work in an office where we only had plastic cutlery and at least three knives had been cut into the corpse of the cake we cut, like spears that pierced an antelope. No one has ever bought a knife. There aren’t enough dishes for everyone, so they serve you a warm still on a napkin. Pick up the crumbs left over with your hands.