Happy Birthday to me!
I saw this mentioned on a blog long ago (I'd link it, but the blog has since died. Meh) and wanted to try this myself.
Tuesday was my birthday. Yay! Happy Birthday to me!
Wait, so was Wednesday. Yay! Happy Birthday to me!
Um, ok... so is today. ...Yay! Happy Bir--
But my real birthday is in January.
This fun social experiment took 3 days before people finally got the joke. But during those 3 days, I got some fun statistics....
Day 1 - 20 people were fooled, including 2 family members and 1 guy who has known me since I was 6
Day 2 - 10 people still wished me a happy birthday, including 3 people who did it less than 24 hours ago.
Day 3 - The jig was up, people had figured it out. Oh well! You HAVE to forgive me! It's my birthday!!!
I'd like to say that my FB friends are smarter than most. They got the joke pretty quickly, and a handful of people knew something was up on day 1.
But still, it was a fun thing to try. Too bad I didn't get any presents out of it...