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(It’s the birthday party of the year and you are invited. Oh joy of joys, you are special!)

Got an email from a friend

saying “Is my birthdy!

nx wk Im hvin a prty!

n I want u there!”

he gimme me the address

a swanky bar in Manhattan

attached to a restaurant

off Sheridan Square

He said No nd to RSVP

jst show up

9 o’clk is whn

th prty bgns

I emailed back thnx 4 thinkn of me

am honord 2 be there

so count me in

Oh I just love birthday parties

and I have the perfect gift for him

He will love it. Can’t wait.

So the following week

it’s the day of the party

I’m running around

doin’ this doin’ that

out in New Jersey

visiting old friends

checkin’ my schedule

In the taxi ride back

Tonight is the party

but I can’t remember

what time he said to be there

was it 7? was it 8?

a friend texts

who’s goin’ so I text

whn duzit strt?

6:30 she says – n dnt b late

Are u sr? I text her

I thot it ws latr

he told me ‘No nd to RSVP

com whenvr u wnt’

“No he told me 6:30

walk thru th bar 2 th back

is a sit dwn dnner

in the rsturnt’

So I scroll back through my emails

and sure enough - there it is

b at the bar at 9 . . .

he’s having TWO parties

one fancy, one not

guess who’s feelings are hurt now – MINE!

Who throws himself TWO parties

on the same day in the same place?

And how come I’m invited to the second one

that doesn’t include dinner?

I guess I’m not as special as I thought I was

So did I go to the second party?

the one in the bar?

did I wish him happy birthday

did I hand him that gift?

the answer is no

I did not

now in our friendship

is a permanent rift

So if you’re having a birthday

and you’re planning a party

and you’re making a list

of friends to invite

don’t make an A list, a B list

make a ‘you are my friend list’

invite em all

and you’ll have a good night

That’s right, if you’re having a birthday

and you’re planning a party

and you’re making a list

of who to invite

don’t have an A list, a B list

make a ‘you are my friend list’

invite em all

unless you’re looking for a fight

Got an email from a friend

saying “Is my birthdy!

nxt wk I’m hvin a prty!

n I want u ther!”

he gimme the address

a swanky bar in Manhattan

attached to a restaurant

off Sheridan Square

attached to a restaurant

where you had a very fancy sit down

birthday dinner with food,

cake with candles, ice cream and champagne and napkins folded all fancy like Downton Abbey

that I was not invited to?

off Sheridan Square

(and I’m keeping the Starbucks gift card)

Credits:

CL: vocal/guitar Steve Doyle: bass

updated: 2 weeks ago