Anybody who has an Auntie as ferocious as my aunt Matilda should have no problem relating to this plight of mine – Birthday remembering!
Aunt Matilda is 85 years old and at the respectable stage at which one is privileged to forget anything they so wish, without having to account for it to any of their peers. And Aunt Matilda, if I may say so, seems to enjoy exploiting this privilege to the farthest extent of even forgetting my name.
Until her birthday of course!
On each and every birthday of hers, Aunt Matilda appears to be bestowed upon with the heavenly gift of a most perfect moment of clarity, resulting in a wonderfully acute aptitude of memory, one which wouldn’t shame an elephant!
Unfortunately this miracle seems to always happen in full coincidence with a sudden loss of memory on my part!
“Abi” I would hear her croaky, ill foreboding voice on the phone, “haven’t you forgot something?”
Agrhhh… I shudder to further describe this dreadful moment.
Fortunately enough, my best friend Jerome from Genieo came to my aid yet again. As it turns out, Genieo has incorporated a new birthday reminder into my personal homepage (which has become my right hand since the exhilarating incident with the Dodo bird chase).
This feature apparently connects Genieo to my Facebook account and enables it to notify me of my friends’ birthdays! So now I can finally enjoy the bliss of forgetfulness, knowing safely that Genieo will alert me of Aunt Matilda’s birthday right on time!
All I had to do now was to create a Facebook account for Aunt Matilda and register her as my friend. While at it, I took the opportunity to register her with as many friends as would accept her on Facebook, for the chance of her being as busy as possible on her birthday, being showered on with greetings and E-cards and what have you (all courtesy of St. Genieo of course).
I dare say, Aunt Matilda’s upcoming birthday promises to be truly happy!
P.S. (Can you say PS on the internet or is it ePS? Never mind) I should mention that I have acquired quite a bit of popularity on Facebook and twitter as well, using Genieo’s Share function with my Dodo bird expedition findings. I could disperse my news among all my colleagues with a single click of a button, in real time, at my highest stage of enthusiasm, and receive their bravo instantly. Very satisfying I’ll have you know.
Unfortunately, using the same function on Aunt Matilda’s profile (to incite my colleagues to remember her birthday of course…) has caused her to become more popular than me! My colleagues seem to find her quite a catch… Anyway my friends, I would advise you to use Genieo’s Share function wisely. It is alarmingly efficient!