Happy Birthday Scott! Don't get many Birthday collections anymore Once in a while
a collection by someone to kiss up to a manager. It's the collection for endless baby
showers that drive you nuts. To not contribute is a no win situation.
Once, in a long ago office breakroom, when a co-worker overheard that it was my birthday, dropped some change in the terrible coffee machine and wished me Happy Birthday.
After I'd taken my coffee back to my office, I was surprised and embarrassed that I felt fairly emotional about the small, sincere gesture because it reflected a *smidgen* of recognition for something, anything, in the soul wasting time spent at the office job.
About that time, I seriously began planning my escape, and it was also about the time Scott's cartoons began to get popular. It was a touchstone to my emerging sanity, and greatly appreciated.