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Do you say it's your birthday when it isn't?


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Do you say it's your birthday when it isn't?

Miss Needle | Apr 15, 2008 02:34 PM

When I went on my honeymoon, I mentioned to the hotel reservations clerk that it was our honeymoon where we received complimentary cake and/or champagne on arrival. When I make reservations and it is indeed a special occasion and tell them (I only tell when asked), I also find a complimentary cake. With my ex-bf, we used to go to Lespinasse every year on our anniversary. After like our fourth or fifth time there, they figured it out and sent us a complimentary cake after dinner with Happy Anniversary on it. I was telling somebody of all of our freebies to which she replied, "Oh, I always say it's a celebration when it isn't. You get more free stuff that way." I was a little bit surprised about that. Do any of you guys do or know somebody who does that?

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