I hate surprises. There's something about getting caught off guard that annoys me.
The other side of it which flatters me though is the amount of effort people put to pull it off.
The very first time my friends threw a surprise birthday thing for me was in High School. Everyone suddenly ignored me. I thought I did something wrong. I felt extremely annoyed that they seemed to be talking about something else and not telling me about it. When I entered the cafeteria during that afternoon, I saw most of my friends gathered on three tables and they all yelled - Surprise! I felt a mixture of annoyance and happiness.
The second time my friends surprised me, I was close to throwing a fit. We were walking towards the gym and my friends were all saying mean stuff about my bag. When we arrived at our lockers, my friend pulled out a Speedo gym bag from hers and yelled surprise. Everyone chipped in for that green Speedo bag and I felt so blessed to have friends who can sacrifice their allowances just to get me a present.
The third time my friends surprised me, I caught them planning about it and I ended up inviting my crush. I was like, "Hey, I think they're planning to surprise me tomorrow night for my birthday. You should come!" Haha!He did came for my party and my friends still managed to surprise me because they were able to successfully make me believe that the party wasn't pushing through.
Yesterday, two friends suprised me by going to my work to bring me my green birthday cupcake (wee, I miss Sonja's! I was just thinking about it) and a new fuschia sports cap. :)
Today's my birthday and I feel extremely blessed and thankful for all the greetings and the surprises. :P