One of the joys of being married- your wife reminds you to write 'thank you' notes, birthday cards and other thoughtful notes (do your wives make you do this?). Usually she writes on the card, stamps and addresses it, and just lets me write a short line or two.
And so, last week, I dutifully wrote:
Dear B, Wishing you all the best on your special day. Happy Birthday!
We received the call from her best friend B today, who was laughing her head off. To my wife's horror (mine too) she finds out that I had inadvertently thought that card was a birthday card. It was actually a note of sympathy: B's grandmother passed away recently.
I'm not sure if I'll ever hear the end of it. Still, at least B thought it was funny, and it did cheer her up.