It was just an off-hand remark. I said to an office mate, "My birthday is the worst of the year."
She knew my birthdate. She let me have it, deservedly so, I guess.
You see, my birthday is April 15th. Any American knows that that's income tax day. Who could celebrate such a day?
My work compatriot let me know that the real worst day of the year to have a birthday now is September 11th.
Okay. That's a recent occurrence. Any American knows exactly where they were on September 11th, 2001, when radical Islam attacked America, in the name of God I guess. I am still waiting to see if there is anything other than radical Islam.
By my office mate's logic though, December 7th is a terrible day to have a birthday, too. Do you know why? If you don't, you need to be on the Internet less and to read more.
Today is Pearl Harbor day, when the Japanese attacked the unprepared American fleet in Hawaii and scored a significant tactical victory by, in effect, sinking our entire Pacific battleship fleet. But they suffered a devastating strategic loss that day because they awakened a sleeping juggernaut, and also missed all of our carriers. On that Sunday in 1941 they won World War I but lost World War II, for Germany too. They refought the last war.
Is any of this familiar?
Did you know that today is or was a special day for America?
I still think that that having a birthday on April 15th sucks.