I've been so busy I nearly forgot about my birthday this year (It's today). I didn't totally forget, but I was considering not celebrating it in the Chi because I'm going to France two days later. Anyone who knows me knows that's completely out of character because my birthday is kind of a big deal. :P
So anyway, I'm doing something cozy, no evite, no facebook invites, no pretentious swanky bar, just a Tuesday happy hour with good people, good drinks and good times.
Since I'm not making a big deal, I figured everyone else forgot. Then I logged on to ING Direct and they had a happy birthday message on my homepage. Awwwww! You know my sentimental ass LOVED it! Chase has never wished me a happy birthday. LaSalle Bank never wished me a happy birthday. DSW, Victoria's Secret & The Melting Pot always wish me a happy birthday, but that's just because they want me to come spend money (I do, but I'm just sayin').
ING Direct is so sincere. Not only do they give you a ridiculously high interest rate and send notes about money management (and give out free coffee in their cafes), but they send happy birthday messages to customers wanting NOTHING in return.
*singing like India Arie* It's the little things and the joy they bring.
***UPDATE*** ING definitely just sent me an e-mail saying happy birthday and just for my birthday I can get 15% off anything in the ING store. LOL! Everyone's in it for the money.
Happy Birthday to me!