This is one of those stories that just had to be written down so it can still be told properly when we’re old yet still as random as we are today 😉
Tuesday, about 9:45pm, T and I are at a restaurant having dinner after a movie night.
Me: So what are we going to do tomorrow?
T: I don’t know…
Me: Hey, we still have that bottle of champagne!
T: Oh yeah, and the cookies! When are we going to have them?
Me: Well, I don’t know, maybe we could have them tomorrow, like a belated lake day or something.
T: That would be awesome! Oh, and tomorrow’s Wednesday so O will be there too…
T: And it was his birthday last week…
Me: Oh, right! So we could have a like a surprise birthday party for him!
T: YES. We could have it at my place… or no, at your place, and I’ll bring the champagne and cookies…
Me: Well, if it’s going to be a birthday party we need a cake.
T: Of course, you know, I’ve been wanting to bake a cake, so I’ll make that too. Like, I would go to work early then go home first, bake the cake, and then go to your place.
Me: Sounds like a great party. Just one problem though.
T: What’s that?
Me: Well, we haven’t asked O if he could make it. *bursts out laughing*
Me: Okay, so should I ask him and M? No wait, that would be strange. Oh yes, I’ll ask M and let him ask O.
*tries calling M*
*can’t reach him so texted him*
“M, would it be possible for us to arrange a little belated surprise bday party for O tomorrow evening? I tried calling u but can’t get through”
10:38 pm, M replies, basically saying yes.
10:50 pm, I called M.
M: So what’s the plan?
Me: The plan is… we have champagne, cookies, and cake which T will bring, and I’m supposed to clean up my apartment and well, you need to bring O here.
M: Oh. That’s umm…
Me: Basically no plan. Just ask O to hang out or something.
M: Well, he’s online on Whatsapp so I can do that right now…
M: He’s typing, he’s typing! He says he needs to study but he doesn’t know, “what would be your suggestion”? What do I tell him?
Me: I don’t know… come up with something, tell him you guys need to hang out with me and tsiry. Oh, wait, tell him that you and T are going to have a suprise farewell party for me as I’ll be leaving next week! Then it will make sense that you go to my place.
*conversation continues with uncertainty until I decide I should probably hang up cause I don’t want my phone bill to be ridiculously high*
11:14pm, I texted T
“T, it’s a yes from M and O except they haven’t decided on the time. What M told O: it’s a surprise farewell party 4 me. Brilliant, no? Anyway, so yaayy party tomorrow!!”
11:29pm, M texted me
“He said he’ll def be there at 09:35, couldn’t make it earlier… sorry”
11:34pm, my reply to M
“No prob, that just means we’ll surprise him right when he walks through the door…”
Wednesday, aka Party Day
07:39pm, T texted me
“I just popped the cake in the oven at 07:20, it’ll take an hour so I’ll leave for your place 8:30ish”
*still no sign of T or M*
08:43pm, M texted me
“Sorry, won’t make it now, we need a bit longer.”
08:52pm, my reply to M
“Well, it would be really awkward if O comes earlier than you or T”
about 09:00pm, T finally arrives.
*conversation about cake, followed by conversation about M coming late*
Me: Okay, question… what should we do if O arrives and M is not here yet? Should we just hide the cake and surprise him later?
T: Yeah, let’s do that…
Me: But if it’s a surprise party for me… why did I cook all this food??
T: Well, we could tell him that… umm… we met after work, came here and decided to cook all this food…
Me: And that would make sense, because??
T: I think we need M to be here before O comes.
Me: Uh, yeah, I don’t think that’s going to happen…
T: He has… 10 mins…
Me: Okay, rum and coke?
T: Yes, please!
T: O could come any minute now, what are we going to do?
Me: Let’s just do it!
T: Do what?
Me: Surprise him when he comes through the door!
T: OH. Okay. Sure let’s do that.
Me: *puts candles on the cake*
T: You know that this is very random and very silly right?
Me: What, having a belated surprise bday party?
Me: Well, it’s fun though.
09:35-ish, door bell rings
Me: OH he’s here, he’s here.
T: Turn off the lights.
T: No wait, it’s to dark!
Me: *turns lights back on*
T: *lights candles*
Me: *turns lights off* Okay… *opens door*
T: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
O: What? Oh wow, thank you… but… this…
Me: It’s very random, I know.
*a whole series of candle blowing, cake cutting, etc.*
T: So did it work? Did we surprise you?
O: Why well, yes…
O: You guys are just so… randomly cool!
And so it went on… M finally came about an hour later, and anyways we had a randomly fun night, “and I’m feeling… GOOD!”