How do you feel about going into a restaurant on your birthday and the staff...
suddenly surrounds your table in order to sing a happy birthday song? My husband once had the staff do this on my birthday and I appreciated it. On the other hand my mother absolutely loathes it. How do you feel about such birthday serenades?
I enjoy it when it's my birthday, but I find it incredibly disruptive and irritating when it is someone else's. That is not my best character trait, but it's the truth. Then again, I don't like waiters who just step up to the table and disrupt our conversation. After our food or drinks are served, if we need anything, I'll wave to them when they come by. When I'm out with friends I want to enjoy the time with them, not establish a relationship with the waiter. I know how that sounds. But I'm the customer not a guest and I know the difference. So let me have it! I know.
It's always fun to watch those forced sing alongs, though. There's always one guy who seems to be REALLY into singing to random strangers, while the rest of the group look like, "someone please kill me now."