Monday, July 11, 2005

Birthday song...

Was out at my porch washing my bike last friday evening. Neighbourhood was quiet except for this family a few houses down.

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you....."

Ah... how nice. A birthday party. A middle aged couple with young children lived there. They must be celebrating one of their kid's birthday. Nothing unusual about it until the mother started singing..

Happy birthday to you
You were born in the zoo
with the monkeys and donkeys
Happy birthday to you!!
Again, nothing really unusual. When I was young(er), whenever a classmate/friend had birthday party, we usually sing this version to tease the birthday boy/girl and everybody would have a good laugh (lame I know, but we were kids then mah...)

But the thought of a mother singing that she gave birth to her child in a zoo left me dumbfounded.

And from the way she was laughing after that, I don't think she got it...


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