10 February 1996

Thought (babies don't take holidays)

Current thought: Babies don't take holidays.

When recently carded while buying some alcohol, the cashier noted my birthday is Jan. 1st. As is typical, she asked if I was the first.

"Not even close," I replied. (I was born around 11:00 AM.)

"That's funny," she said, "you'd think there'd be fewer born that day."

This struck me as about the stupidest thing I'd heard in a long time.

[From my "Past Tips of the Moment and Past Thoughts" page. This was the second "thought" and fourth post overall. I didn't keep track of the dates beyond the year, so the date is a guess.

Later, when we were taking a class in preparation for our first child, our instructor had a similar saying: "babies don't read calendars." This was to express that the baby will come when it's ready, not when the doctor claims it is "due." — 28 May 2009]