due to various scheduling issues of living across the country and being adults none of my friends except one could make it to my birthday so we decided to buy a cake and serve it to the people at a bar to just create a birthday party. which worked pretty well until my friend exitedly went “do you know what happened on this very important day?” to announce my birthday only for one girl to interrupt them even more exitedly with “the day germany standardised paper sizes!” which we all quickly agreed was an even better reason to eat cake.

which is how i ended up singing the sentence HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR DIN A4 PAPER with a group of drunken strangers on my birthday, which is better than anything I could have planned in the first place.


(and OP)