Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Birthday Wishes


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if the number of Facebook "happy birthday" wishes you got determined what kind of gifts you received? 

(Tomorrow's my birthday [so I will be offline], but I have, like, five friends on FB, so this wouldn't apply to me...)

19 comments:

  1. Happy early birthday! Enjoy your day! I don't even have my birthday listed on Facebook so people don't get the notice that it is my special day. My family knows it of course and will write on it, but my (I think I only have 40 friends on it counting family) don't even know its my birthday. I'm happy about that. I don't like a lot of fanfare about it. I'd like it to kind of slip under the radar if at all possible. I think its because it is close to Christmas, yet my mom never "short changed" me about it and always celebrated with a cake, presents, the whatnot and wouldn't even put the Christmas tree up until after my birthday until I asked her to reconsider that as I wanted the tree up earlier in the month and my birthday is literally days before Christmas.

    Have a splendid day! Hope you do something fun!

    betty

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  2. Since I won't see you tomorrow I guess, then happy birthday today! Also I would be in serious trouble for presents since I'm not on twitter at all.

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  3. Related to that...
    I've always thought...geez a lou, how lazy do you have to be that you don't even send a Facebook "Happy Birthday?"
    By the way, Happy Birthday.

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  4. Happy Birthday (a little early). I reckon I wouldn't get many good presents but it's nice getting the small amounts of "Happy Birthdays" that I do get. I feel I need to be on Facebook mainly because that's the only way I keep in touch with several family members.

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  5. Happy birthday, Liz (mine was last week). Hope you have a lovely day =)

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  6. Hi Liz - enjoy the day and rest of the week ... have fun and enjoy - cheers Hilary

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  7. Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed all the facebook "gifts" too.

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    1. Not belated at all. It looks like you hit the day right on the nose.

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  8. Happy birthday! I hope we never get to the point where social media birthday wishes translates somehow to gifts received.

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  9. Oh my...HaPpY bIrThDaY to you .....Hope you had a great one. I have like over 500 friends on facebook and I usually get at least 200 or more happy bdays. I don't do the gift things on fb. But I really wished they would not do those donate to this cause thing on their bday. If I was a donate to all of them I would....well, it would never happen.

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    1. Yeah, I meant more of a currency thing with the wishes. Or, maybe I was just shouting out my birthday was coming up ;)

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  10. stomp feet, clap hands. . . Cheers, Liz, to a new trip around the sun! May it be full of joy, love, peace, and wonder.

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  11. A belated Happy Birthday to you, Liz. :-)
    Regarding the question, my birthday is not on FB.
    So no one in FB will wish me!

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