Two weeks ago was my 45th birthday and I wasn’t feeling too good that morning.
I went down to breakfast knowing my wife would be pleasant and say, ‘Happy Birthday dear!’, …. and probably have a present for me.
As it turned out, she didn’t even say good morning, let alone Happy birthday. I thought, well, that’s wives for you,…… the children will remember.
The children came in to breakfast and didn’t say a word.
So when I left for the office, I was feeling pretty low and despondent.
As I walked into my office, my secretary Janet said, ‘Good morning, Boss, Happy Birthday.’ And I felt a little better that someone had remembered.
I worked until noon, then Janet knocked on my door and said, ‘You know, it’s such a beautiful day outside, and it’s your birthday, let’s go to lunch, just you and me.’
I said, ‘By George, that’s the greatest thing I’ve heard all day. Let’s go!’
We went to lunch. We didn’t go where we normally go; instead we went out to a private little place.
We had two martinis and enjoyed lunch tremendously.
On the way back to the office, she said, ‘You know, it’s such a beautiful day. We don’t need to go back to the office, do we?’
I said, ‘No, I guess not.’
She said, ‘Let’s go to my apartment.’
After arriving at her apartment she said, ‘Boss, if you don’t mind, I think I’ll go into the bedroom and slip into something more comfortable.’
‘Sure!’ I excitedly replied. She went into the bedroom and,… in about six minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake …followed by my wife, … and children, dozens of our friends, … all singing Happy Birthday……
And I just sat there . . .
on the couch . . . naked.