On September 8th, my brother will be celebrating his 24th birthday. My friend wanted to throw him a surprise party at a beach but it’s not going to work out the way she had planned it. She sent out an email to let people know about the surprise party. When I received that email one morning, I saw some things that was a little fishy.

First and foremost, she mentioned that my brother’s birthday was on the 7th. It was a day off so it’s nothing. Because it landed on a weekday, she decided to have the party on a Saturday. The party was going to be at Sauble Beach which is about two hours from Hamilton. It’s towards Tobermory, if you remember that blog entry. It was scheduled to be an all day event and anyone who could make it was to let her know.

I work a 12hr shift on Saturday so I don’t think I would be able to make it there. I have to share the car with my brother so we if both go, I’ll have to leave before the party is over in order to get to work on time. The reason we got the car on the road was so I would have to be commuting for that long to get to work.

Plus, the weather is starting to get a bit chill now because fall is just around the corner. Actually, I think it’s already here but I don’t remember its official date. Some of the trees are already starting to change colour. Fall in Canada is a really beautiful time of the year. The only down side is that it can get a little cold. But if you bundle up before you leave the house, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Back to the birthday event. The second thing fishy about the email was that my friend forwarded to everyone… including my brother. So much for the surprise now. I guess this surprise party wasn’t planned out as well as it should have been. If you plan on throwing someone a surprise party the key ingredient is not to tell the person. No one can stress that enough because that’s the main idea behind a surprise. If you want to keep the element of surprise, you don’t let anyone know what is going to happen.

I don’t think my friend is that good at keeping surprises to herself. She ruined a surprise that I had plan for my friend a few years back. I had planned on taking my friend to a Raptors game but she said it aloud, assuming that my friend was sleeping. She even kicked my friend and when she didn’t wake up, she concluded that my friend was sound asleep. If you kick someone to see if they’re asleep, they should wake up. If they don’t wake up, that only means that they’re pretending to sleep so you won’t know. I had no choice but to come up with another idea on how to surprise my friend.

When I plan on a surprise, I don’t tell anyone. That’s the best way to keep it a surprise. No one else will know but you. If I need someone’s help, I make sure that this person is truth worthy of keeping things on the down low. If words gets out, you’ll know who to blame. But lately, I haven’t had any reason to surprise anyone with anything.

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