It can be completely embarrassing when you forget a birthday.
There’s nothing more awkward than the moment you realize the person you’re talking to is expecting a present (or at least acknowledgement) from you and you haven’t the first clue why.
So it was with great chagrin that I happened upon this link today. That’s right. The Long Island Iced Tea just turned 40.
The Long Island and I met in a grungy bar in Bowling Green called Howard’s.
I think it’s fair to say that it was love at first taste.
Which makes it particularly embarrassing that I missed the birthday. And it’s not any birthday, either. It’s the big 4-0.
So, I just want to say, Long Island, I’ve known you for a long time and you’ve never let me down…
… and we’ve had some good times. I’m sorry I forgot your birthday. It won’t happen again. Here, let me make it up to you.