Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Yeah, "Happy Birthday To Me" ya jerk off.

What he's really saying: "Hey, thanks a lot asshole! Happy fucking birthday to me."

Monday was Bear's first day back at school after winter break. When I was taking his homework out of his backpack last night I found this message from Mickey. At this point I should be honest and tell you that we were completely unaware that it was Mickey's birthday in November so we did not write, call, or send a gift. My apologies Mickey. I will be sure to put your birthday on the calendar for next year.

Is it just me or does this seem passive-aggressive? I had to do a double take to make sure that Mickey wasn't flipping the bird. Carl thinks that I'm crazy as usual and that this message from Mickey is innocent enough. To which I responded that perhaps my perception has been clouded by too much time around our families over the holidays. Just sayin'.


23 comments:

Naomi de la Torre said...

Mickey needs to see his therapist more and work out his passive aggressive behavior in private and not on his fuzzy friends.

Amie said...

for some reason this reminds me of that year when I was a teenager and my mom forgot my birthday.

Existential Waitress said...

I think I forgot all about that one. As the little bother says in Sixteen Candles, "Classic."

Remember when my mom left the country on my sixteenth birthday? I STILL like to trot that one out for effect on occassion.

Amie said...

yeah what happened to their parenting skills in our teenage years?

Amie said...

where we that horrible? then again, don't answer that.

Existential Waitress said...

Now that I have a son with a mouth as smart as mine was no doubt (Maggie I'm sure will follow suit), I'm starting to see why my mom might have wanted to leave the country on my 16th birthday.

JennyMac said...

Tell me this is not a real card that you actually got in the backpack? LOL.

Existential Waitress said...

Naomi, much like my son, I find people dressed in costumes (Santa, disney characters, etc) disturbing so maybe this accounts for my "reading" of Mickey's message - but yeah, he totally needs therapy right?!

JennyMac, yeah, I did get this in his backpack - I would have flipped the hell out if it randomly came in the mail addressed to us personally! LOL!

Susan Erickson said...

It's the old fear of clowns thing. He freaks me out. disneyland is just plain weird with all of them running around. Avoid eye contact! I 'm afraid my son might have learnt that from me. Not a popular habit! By the way, You don't come up in a google search. It's like only ten bucks to get a .com address. I tried sending a non blogger to you and she couldn't find.

Bathwater said...

I can see your a really buzz kill at Halloween!. Mickey is not flipping you off. I like to think Mickey is smarter then the rest of us. He only has 4 digits per hand.

Mickey had his ring fingers surgically removed so he couldn't marry Minnie. That is why he's been able to get the milk for free all these years :)

Existential Waitress said...

Susan, I will try to rectify that situation - I appreciate you letting me know! :)and you're right about the clowns thing. we tried to take my the kids to the circus recently and that DID NOT go over well when my son saw that there were CLOWNS!

Bathwater, I actually love Halloween, and I don't mind adults in Halloween costumes at all. But I do think that adults dressed as clowns or Mickey or Chuckee Cheese etc is creepy. And don't even try to attack me about not liking Disneyland b/c I do - I used to go as an adult pre-kids. I just avoid the adults dressed in character costumes. :)

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Clowns are creepy to me.

Existential Waitress said...

THANK YOU Nancy!!! :)

Amie said...

I agree with you and Jeff Lewis on this one, clowns are creepy.

Aunt Becky said...

Pretty much anyone who works at Disney freaks me out. Why? Because I am an evil wicked person who lives in the Midwest. People don't just DRESS UP IN FRACKING COSTUMES around here.

Oh wait. I had to be a pizza slice once.

leigh said...

My dad was Ronald Mcdonald when I was a child. Everytime I saw him in his costume I would freak my freak.

I'm with you, it's just not right.

Leigh

Existential Waitress said...

Thank you ladies for your support in my fear of adults in costumes - I was beginning to feel that I was the freak! And let's not forget that John Wayne Gacy used to like to dress up as a clown. That's about as creepy as it gets.

Bathwater said...

Well ok but he is still not flipping us off ;)

Existential Waitress said...

I suppose you're right Bathwater. Even if he is an adult dressed as a large mouse, he's only got four digits and I'm not sure what that would look like anyway. :)

Maggie May said...

mr. curry is TERRIFIED of clowns!

Existential Waitress said...

LOL Maggie May (I have a daughter named Maggie - love your name if I haven't said that before)! You should've seen how my son reacted when my hubs decided to surprise my son and daughter with a trip to the circus (NOT the best idea in retrospect)...O.M.G. I really should write a post about this b/c when he saw a clown outside as we approached the ticketing area, he FREAKED. The tickets went to waste, but we left and completely understood b/c again, CLOWN ARE FREAKIN' CREEPY!

Amie said...

You, know. This Mickey is really started to freak me out. It is like he is staring into my soul. And yes, clowns remind me of Gacy. At the very least, I think they are pedophiles. Which isn't really fair because my friend's mom is a clown and she is definately NOT a serial killer or pedophile. But I am a little paranoid. Also, I think the same thing about old men that dress up like Santa Claus so little kids can sit on their laps.

Existential Waitress said...

Yeah, I think this Mickey is definitely creepy. And funny you mention Santa b/c Bear hasn;t sat on Santa's lap since he was 3 months old. He asked me to just email Santa for him this year. When Maggie sat on Santa's lap, he just kinda stood behind me to avoid him, and when he and Santa DID make eye contact, he gave him a thumbs up as if to say, "No thanks, we're cool, right?" That's at least better than the year he didn't want Maggs sitting on his lap either. I swear that kid just has a sixth sense about things...