And You're more important why?The older I get the one thing I'm sure of is that my memory is fading along with my eye sight and hearing. It's long-term stuff like birthdays, anniversaries, etc... Another thing I know is that I am a loyal friend. I may not send you a gift, but an e-card or something mailed or a phone call is ALWAYS a given on my friends special days and milestones. I have a select group of friends, and TONS of acquaintences, and a HUMUNGOUS family and their extended familes and the list goes on, but I always try and remember these things.
I actually still keep a real paper phone and address book despite the fact that we own two computers and I also have a cell phone and memory speed dial on our land line. It's become easy to keep up with all of these things that I feel are important, but when ONE person out of perhaps thirty or so decides that he's special and doesn't want his "information cast out over the internet" for identity theft purposes or whatever else his excuse may be, then it pisses me off and makes me wonder why this person who calls himself my friend and yet no longer communicates with me after HE looked ME up after years of not speaking, can't just put his friggin' birthdate into a data base for me; not his credit card info or his social security number. He can lie and put a nickname~he doesn't need to use his real name if he doesn't want to! No, this man sends me an e-mail that bothers me to even this day, with a "no thanks". ONE PERSON IN THIRTY!!!!
I understand the need for privacy, but it still pisses me off. We all have these same fears, so DON'T PUT YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OUT OVER THE NET DUMMY! We surf for the stupidest stuff and get all kinds of crazy spam, but maybe this person could call me and I can write it down in my phone book? It will never go out over the net, and I don't even need the birth year, I KNOW how old you are; I just like to be able to wish you a Happy Birthday when your day comes along is all. I'm not applying for a Home Depot card or anything in your name.
I am one of those people that puts others first, even though it's not really a part of my nature being a Leo, and this is sort of a selfish rant, but I really try hard to stay in touch with those that I love or care about because I'm so far away from all of these people, which was my choice to begin with, but even if I were still back home, it would still be the same thing. I just like the reminder of remembering...that's all. If you don't want me to remember these things, then don't be my friend, it's that simple. That's just the way that I am, and my real friends know it.