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Automatic birthday greetings

Every year on my birthday, I always wake up to automated vBulletin “Happy Birthday” messages from (I haven’t owned a Maxima since 2005) and TA Universe (a fansite that I haven’t visited in 8 years for Total Annihilation, a game released 11 years ago that still has an active enough community for “news” to be posted regularly).

This year I even got an automatic paper card mailed to me by my car insurance company. It listed all of the cool stuff that happened in 1982. Thanks, Allstate!

The automatic birthday greeting is a strange concept. Thanks… I guess. But doesn’t it kinda ruin the significance of a greeting if it’s automatic?