If you have friends who can skillfully combine compliments with insults then you definitely know what it’s like to receive congratulations with a catch. You might be thrown in with the old people, your office walls could be covered with Justin Bieber posters, or you could get a birthday cake with some interesting wishes on it.
5 Fun Facts put together some examples of surprises and congratulations that leave you not knowing what to do — laugh or cry?
I should have asked for a magic wand.
Uncle Dave dropped in with presents.
It’s worth a second thought when someone gives you presents like this.
They congratulate you in a way that terrorizes you.
Honesty is the key to happy relationships.
The postcard that has a zero meaning
A mug from my beloved wife
“Sister got me this for my 18th birthday…”
Not all surprises from co-workers are equally pleasant.
Never leave your office unlocked on your birthday.
“My grandma had me decorate my dad’s birthday cake.”
Some friends can even turn a bachelor party into a funeral.
“After 10 years of marriage the notes are less cute and more to the point.”
“Our roommate left town for a few days… So we prepared a small surprise for him!”
“My boss jokingly claimed to be a Brony so we decided to go all out for his birthday.”
When your mom outdoes you in Halloween costumes:
Happiness — Disappointment — Happiness
“My darling takes care of me!”
“For the past 3 years, my wife has made me a Yoshi cake for my birthday. They’re always terrible, but I don’t care.”
Have you ever received these types of presents yourself? Or maybe you’re the one who likes to do similar pranks? Tell us in the comments below.
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