Happy Birthday

‘It is tradition for a new person to sing,' said the Producer of the TV station I was working for.

It was the Director's birthday and myself and my colleagues were toasting her with red wine and an artificial birthday cake decorated with icing shaped dogs.

‘Really?' I asked, only half convinced.

The director nodded in agreement.

Standing in front of my new fellow workers, I delivered a pitch poor English version of Happy Birthday, praying that I would remember the recipients name. Luckily for me, they all joined in just at the right time and drowned out my incorrect pronunciation.

What an initiation. 

My colleagues


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