I fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker.
I had no idea they were planning a party for me. Even when I walked in the front door and they all yelled, “Surprise”, I still thought it had been a mistake. I was thinking, “Oops, did they mistake me for Max?”
Then I saw Tano and Dave and Serge…and knew. I’d been had. I walked back out the door.
On my second arrival, I saw my parents. I pointed and said, “What? You…ooooh. Argh!”
Then I walked out the door again. After my third arrival, I was content to accept my fate. The funeral theme was hilarious: ‘In Loving Memory…’ cards, death certificate, individually wrapped handkerchiefs, a band playing dirges. The wheelchair was a nice touch as well.