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The 21 Most Awkward Things That Can Happen On Your Birthday

"Happy birthday!" "YOU TOO." Wait.

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2. Feeling like a loser for planning your own party. Because it's uncool to be excited about your own birthday.

Don't you know everyone is supposed to hate birthdays? What, are you like OBSESSED with yourself or something?


5. When someone decides to send you a happy birthday text like this. Especially if it comes at an inopportune time.

Like when you are in the restroom at work. Or in a meeting.


9. Or worse, when someone in your office decides to draw REAL attention to your birthday, except it usually just confuses everyone.

What's all this for? OH RIGHT HAPPY BIRTHDAY....?

10. When the waitstaff at a restaurant sing you a happy birthday song, and everyone is looking at you.

What do I do what do I do.


13. Getting an automated text like this on your birthday.

Gee. Thanks. I GET IT I AM OLD NOW.


17. When your friends clearly forget about your birthday, and don't even make an effort.

Crying in the bathroom if you need me. Which you don't. Obviously.

18. Hearing from only a few people on your birthday and wondering if anyone cares.

AW FUCK, I had that Facebook birthday notification thing turned OFF? (Still. No one remembered.)

20. Getting a gift you have absolutely no fucking clue what to do with.

Oh, thank you! This will look so lovely ... at the bottom of my trash bin.

21. And finally, when someone catches your birthday fail on camera and puts it on the internet. Where it shall remain. Forever.

So glad we can remember that awkward moment on every birthday for the rest of my life.