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Birthday Blues? Oh Christ! I hate Birthdays 

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Arrrgghhh! Another day of the year I’m supposed to put on a happy face yeah and be all grateful right?

Well, I hate birthdays. And this is because for over 20 years of my life I’m yet to figure the purpose of celebrating it.

Why do we celebrate birthdays anyway? To show we are thankful to have lived another 365 days? For Christ sake, Lord in heavens knows that I am every freaking day. And the essence of the cake! For what exactly? I mean I could eat cake whenever I want dammit!

Read- Birthday Depression: Why Birthdays Are So Hard

I always get jittery every freaking time it’s my birthday, so jittery that I almost didn’t want to put this shit up. Do you see how it messes with me? Like I wish the day could be erased off the calendar, I wish I could disappear from the earth just for the day so I don’t have to put on that cliche happy face while receiving your ‘well-wishes’.

Are you wondering why I hate birthdays? Birthdays are feigned. You can celebrate me any day of the year. The idea of wanting to be the first to wish me, composing beautiful notes which ideally you wouldn’t send me, receiving gifts from people who expect you to give back on their own big days, and those who wish you expecting you wish them back on their days too… the list is endless. What makes it a happy birthday at the end of the day?

Read: Why You Should say No even when its Convenient 

Hate birthdays

I’m even bad at remembering birthdays. Rather I pretend to forget because I hate being fake. Don’t get me wrong, I acknowledge a few sincerely. But no matter how close you think we are, if I don’t feel it, I won’t wish you. And for all the times I sent a sorry text to have forgotten, I wasn’t sorry. We say what we need to say some times right?

Read: Am I the only one who hates phone calls?

Birthdays mess with me. It makes me wallow in a great degree of sober reflection without a  second of comic relief. While I am out here reckoning my achievements for a whole freaking year, some dingbat keeps buzzing my phone, asking where the party at. Arrrghhhhh!

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Queen
Queen
8 months ago

Lol. I hate birthdays too. I feel weird on my birthdays. I just love the gifts I do receive on that day. Happy birthday long life and prosperity prosperity. 😍 🤣

Silas
Silas
8 months ago
Reply to  Queen

how can you hate birthdays and love the gifts?………you should hate both…..lool

Queen
Queen
8 months ago

😂 yes @mutteringminds

Queen
Queen
8 months ago
Reply to  Silas

Lol @silas it is not my fault. I love gift but I don’t like birthdays. Gift must not only come on birthdays but funny enough I only get gifts on my birthdays lol

Delight
Delight
8 months ago
Reply to  Queen

If you hate birthdays, you should reject the gifts as well, but to me I so much love birthdays, I’m always enthusiastic about my birthday or a loved one’s day . So to me its kinda weird to hate birthdays.

Silas
Silas
8 months ago

loool……..is always like that…….i have never in my life celebrated birthday…….i don’t like the feeling of people gathering for my sake……..that is why i would never want to have a big wedding event!!!!….that is only if Nigerian parents will allow this………i feel your pains…….take another pain from me Wishing you a happy birthday and wishing you many more years of bliss and fulfillment.

Sifon
Sifon
8 months ago

You are actually a weird fellow, but it’s all good cos that’s what makes u unique. For me too some of my bdays I feel somehow especially wen i reflect on where I ought to be atm of my life. But thanks to calls, messages, etc that help lighten my day. Wish you a happy birthday, do have a great year ahead.

Onyii
Onyii
8 months ago

NOTED

Dante Onwe
Dante Onwe
8 months ago

Happy birthday baby girl we love you whoop whoop whoop lol this comment most really annoy you. We are alike in this aspect i was born on the 28th of February but made all my friend believe it was 29th of Febauary so i will be left alone. I always looked at birthdays like a time for sober reflection…and on your birthday people are suppose to take you out and make you feel loved and special but Nigerians are wild the will turn the tables around and ask you to take them out lol haha i will rather keep it… Read more »

Slim.
Slim.
8 months ago

Happy birthday my favorite sb with the prolific pen.😍 live long. And better start being grateful on your birthdays hence😜😜😜

Seyi vandy
Seyi vandy
8 months ago

*Rings bell* Ding *Bats eyes* “So where’s the party at?”😂😁

Darius
Darius
8 months ago

I can relate. Nobody knows my birthday and I intend to keep it that way. My birthday is just like every other day. Nothing special happens. My birthday heightens my feelings of sadness, frustration and anger. I put this feeling to the fact that I’m not as successful as I imagined I’d be by the time I clocked my new age. Not that I’m ungrateful for being alive. I just don’t appreciate the fact that I’m getting older with nothing to show for three decades on earth. And it’s not that my life sucks that bad; it’s just that, like… Read more »

AirStar⭐️🌠🌠
AirStar⭐️🌠🌠
8 months ago

Lol ! well…. it’s still your day girl…. Happy birthday to you darling.. You hate birthdays I don’t, *shrugs* either ways I’ll keep wishing happy birthday everytime I remember *tongue out* and because I hardly remember dates I might just wish you happy birthday anytime of the year I feel like LOL..

I get the message behind this though, why must we wait another year or special occasion to celebrate our loved ones?.. I’ll keep this in mind..

Jimmy Davidson
Jimmy Davidson
8 months ago

A birthday is one day out of 365. It’s okay to receive a wide array of birthday wishes and gifts however cliché it may feel. Getting celebrated by many people on a birthday makes people happy, no matter how much they claim to dislike the idea of birthdays.

Bibi Mela
Bibi Mela
8 months ago

It doesn’t change the fact that it’s ur fucking birthday bish! 😂😂😂

Bubu
Bubu
8 months ago

What sort of weird human being is this? This is literally the first time I’ve run out of words on what exactly to comment on this website. That one is your business shaa happy birthday,Mark this date April 7th, that’s mine. And everything you dislike is exactly what I like so take note. 😒😒

Amara
Amara
8 months ago

At the third paragraph I am like; ‘Oh Lord! Why is this beautiful child of yours angry about the day you decided to send her into this world?!’ I am a sucker for birthdays. It marks a lot of starts and firsts for me: 🎂The start of a new life cycle. So many people don’t get to complete the cycle. 🎂A new chapter to do better 🎂My first win (you know, the sperm that won the race😁) 🎂The day I met my amazing parents and siblings 🎂Another reason to throw a party in my name 🎂 An opportunity that brings… Read more »

Amara
Amara
8 months ago

Lol…you see…your first win.
Thank you.

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