|YA right John|
Tonight we had a surprise party for a friend at Church,He turned 38 and has never had a Surprise party before.There were a lot of people,food and gifts.Very Nice,and he deserved it.BUT..........
It got me to thinking back to my 40th birthday, As you know turning 40 is a big deal,Turns out mine wasn't as big a deal as I thought. LOL.
The morning of MY 40th birthday I got a call from a friend at Church,That they wanted me to meet them at 6 pm for a Seminar" Ok,sure got it.I WILL be there.'He gave me directions to a elegant restaurant. "WOW they're going all out for me "I thought.
Called my Sister at work told her all about the BIG PARTY."How exciting.She said Its going to be awesome let me know how it goes."I thought Ah hah good acting Sister.your driving down two hours just to be a part of it.The whole day went by.Not one phone call from anyone from Church.(highly unusual) We are all very close.Oh its going to be huge, Everyone's going to be there,I hardly could contain myself.So Blessed to have all these friends going thru so much trouble for ME.......Who hoo,
So 5 p.m rolled around.My friend called me ."Hey can you just meet us there?Wife and I are going straight there after work.And I gotta warn you,Its going to be 2 hours long and boring on the 401 K Plan."I thought to myself.Nice try Tony,
"Sure I'll meet you there"I said.
Called my Sister back,Voice mail." Ah hah of course you cant come to the phone, Your hear waiting to jump out and yell S U R P R I S E ."My hearts beating,Hands sweating.I got to the double doors.And I open the door.Stood there a minute.No Family,No Church friends.NO SURPRISE PARTY.......It really was a 401k Seminar,My friends waved me over."Have a seat its starting soon,And your food colds its been here ten minutes."I gathered my composure and swallowed my pride.I wanted to laugh and tell them,But I was to embarrassed.Turns out everyone forgot..
At 10 pm My Pastor called and wished me a Happy Birthday, Called Sis back and Told her the whole story.We both couldn't stop laughing.
Wasn't personal,Just happened.