I'm fairly certain there are other ex- and/or current wait staff members among us. I waited tables in numerous chain restaurants over several years while in school, and even at various times after I graduated. Birthdays were, by far, the worst part of the job. And by "birthdays " I specifically mean singing happy birthday. Having to walk back into kitchen yelling "I need singers!", only to see everyone scatter like rats. Then came the begging, "Please, please come sing with me. You owe me." And finally, the most disingenuos rendition of happy birthday you've ever heard, muttered by strangers for strangers. None of us want to do this, jerk, and nobody cares it's your birthday. What say y'all?