In last night's "The Lecture Circuit" episode of The Office, Dwight and Jim accede their new roles as coheads of the party planning committee but, sadly, forget Kelly's birthday. Once the two realize they missed her big day and issue an awkward over-the-cubicle apology, a sensitive Kelly says her "only wish is that nothing so terrible would ever happen to anyone else ever again" (clearly office code for "you better buy me a cake!"). The situation cracked me up because I have seen co-workers get bent out of shape about this very situation before at jobs where there was no official party planning committee.
At Sugar we celebrate birthdays once a month with petite cupcakes and a surprisingly enthusiastic chorus of "Happy Birthday," but I know many offices are unable to pay tribute to every employee's name day. Does your workplace whip out the candles, or do you leave the office feeling like a forgotten Kelly or Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles?
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