Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Birthday Paybacks

My sister Melinda and Cindy both have birthdays really close together, last time we were visiting back home in South Carolina it just happened to be in July right near both of their birthdays, so needless to say there was an entire week of fun and pranks between these two.

We went up to the store my sister works in, she manages a small local store with regular customers who know her and our entire family it seems, her store has a typical convenience store type rack in front and over the cashiers head where cigarettes that are for sale are stored, leaving a blank wall area overhead from the customers viewpoint, this area sometimes has banners or product advertisements, on this particular day while Melinda’s back was turned Cindy placed a sign she had made that boasted “Happy 45th Birthday Melinda” this was the year Melinda was actually turning 38, it was pretty funny to sit back and watch Melinda’s face as each customer came in, glanced up at the sign and shouted “Happy Birthday Melinda” Melinda looked so pleased and said Thank You, you could just see how happy she was that someone knew it was her birthday, until someone added “How does it feel to be 45”.

The smile turned into a frown immediately, the next customer came in with “Happy 45th Melinda” Melinda smiled and said “Thank You but I am not 45”, the customer replied “That’s not what I heard”, this continued for about an hour, we were about to die laughing until one man pointed to the sign and said “I didn’t know you were 45” this is when Melinda came around to the front of the counter and the sign came down, Melinda said some words that I really didn’t know my little sister could say, there were a couple sailors standing in the corner blushing and they hurriedly left the store without buying anything, I am so proud that they weren’t regulars that knew my Momma because that is the same mouth that my little sister uses to kiss my Momma with, she pointed at Cindy who was laughing hysterically at her and said something that I just couldn’t make out.

A Couple days later we met up with Melinda and her entire family for a Birthday trip up to Carowinds, which is a Theme Park kind of like Six Flags on the border of North and South Carolina, Momma was also along for the trip and the day was filled with a lot of laughs, the first laugh came when we got out of the van at the restaurant we were meeting everyone at for breakfast, and lo and behold Melinda and Cindy were dressed exactly the same all the way down to their hairstyles, if I didn’t know better I would have thought they had planned it, later in the day at the park they went to separate booths you know those “Guess Your Age” , “Guess Your Weight”, “Gimme Your Money” booths, they were at separate places at the same time and came away with the exact same prize, it was kind of spooky sitting there with Robbie (Melinda’s Husband) watching these two girls dressed exactly the same, skipping toward us like the Doublemint Twins with the exact same prize and at the same time shouting “Look What I Won” at the exact same time, this was not the end of the exacts but I will save this for later and get back to the birthday story.

On the way home we stopped at a Denny’s restaurant for supper, our entire group consisted of about fifteen people sitting around one large group of tables that were pushed together for our party, you know after being on the road for a bit everyone was lining up at the restrooms before sitting down so it took a while for everyone to get gathered together, Melinda was talking with the waitress helping her get things organized, the waitress began going around the table taking everyone’s drink orders, this went well until she got to Cindy and leaned over real close, heck it scared me I thought she was going to kiss her as she got right up into Cindy’s face and literally shouted, “Can I get you something to drink Hun?” Cindy ordered Iced Tea and the Waitress shouted “OK I’ll be right back with that”, this lady was really good with everyone but when she talked to Cindy it was at the top of her lungs, she shouted everything and always leaned over looking right into Cindy’s face, the whole table was laughing, Momma was red faced she was laughing so hard and I think I literally saw Melinda rolling on the floor once, Cindy and I thought it strange and wondered between ourselves what may be wrong with our waitress.

At the end of the meal all the waitresses came marching out from the back in unison, with a candle burning atop a cake screaming at the top of their lungs, I kid you not they were not singing they were actually screaming “Happy Birthday To You” as they serenaded Cindy and wished her a Happy 55th Birthday, at this point Melinda was laughing so hard she was gasping for air, I think she just may have peed herself too, Cindy played it off well and was thankful for the attention until Melinda told her that she was the one who told the waitress it was Cindy’s 55th Birthday and that she had to talk loud because Cindy was really hard of hearing



I guess this could have been what helped lead up to the Birthday Cake Fight of 2006, To this day Cindy is still not pushing 55 and I sure hope our next trip home is in July again because it’s going to be a lot of fun being an innocent bystander when the next round of paybacks come.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like your family is a real riot full of pranks and fun. That was a fun read and I love the hard of hearing gag Melinda pulled.

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  2. Chibi Janine, Our Family does have fun with one another, and a lot of times at each others expense as you can see, glad you enjoyed the read my Friend.

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  3. Hehaha....Oh too fun! Nothing like good sister laughter/pranks/fun:)
    Isn't family super great?!
    As always- you made me chuckle:))

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  4. Another great story! You have such a wonderful and love-filled life! God bless you!

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  5. Haha!! Loved it.. nothing better than good, clean harmless pranks. Makes life fun.I recall a birthday cake fight once (actually for my granddaughters 1st Bday). We got a free 8" cake and after baby girl dug her hands in, her parents could not resist.. well, shall I say we ended up with cake everywhere in their apartment.. but by golly we sure had a load of laughs..

    Great fun story Jimmy!!
    YOu ALWAYS brighten my days:-)

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  6. wow you guys have great fun it sounds like and the cake fight is a standard tradition in our family someone always has to start one.

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  7. Hey Dawn, You just have to love it when the pranks begin especially between these two, Glad to see a chuckle coming from your direction my Friend :^)

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  8. Good Morning Joe, I do feel blessed with my family and Friends like you are just icing on the cake, Thank You

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  9. Lynne, I can just see that cake flying, I can also see the same scenario when our Grandbaby turns one, I will be happy that it wont be in my house for a change Ha Ha

    Glad that you enjoyed it Lynne :^)

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  10. Hey Becca, As you can see the cake fight routine is pretty much a tradition in our family too, especially with Cindy around someone always ends up getting frosted Ha Ha

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  11. Ohmygosh, I'd be pretty darned mad about the older age than I really am business! But the hard of hearing thing is a hoot! That poor waitress!

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  12. Cocotte, Melinda really was ticked about it Ha Ha, The waitress was really good to us, and Cindy played along really well :)

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  13. LOL! This really made me laugh!
    I agree that there is nothing as funny as good old old-fashioned fun.
    We once played this trick on a guy who works in the local garage, saying that he was really older than he was....didn't go down too well when we added 10 years to his life! People were saying how well he looked for "his age". We just put him at 65 when he was really 55!
    Hugs to you both!

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  14. What a pair of funny, crazy, gorgeous women! Got to love them!

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  15. Hey Alice, That sounds like what we had going on too Ha Ha, it's more fun when you are a bystander though :)

    Yes you can't beat the old fashioned family fun.

    Hugs back to you my Friend

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  16. Yes Linda, You can't go wrong with these girls, I just try to stay on their good side Ha Ha

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  17. OM Gosh--peeing pants! Awesome.


    GREAT POST-- HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY-FOR NEXT YEAR!
    (Jimmy--read this real loud for me will ya???) That is just an awesome joke!!!
    John

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  18. LOL!! That was hilarious! I sure have missed your wonderful stories. Sorry I haven't been around lately, but thanks soo much for being such a loyal friend.

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  19. Hey John,Passing along the Happy Birthday ha Ha, so glad you enjoyed it my Friend :)

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  20. Heather, I have missed you my Dear Friend and am so happy to see you back

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