Kurt McKee

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Frederick's birthday kiss

Posted 26 May 2006

My family went out to eat at Red Robin to honor Frederick for his 20th birthday. We had a very expressive waitress who, it turns out, was a recently- graduated musical theater major.

When told that it was Frederick's birthday, she insisted on bringing out a dessert for him, although Frederick objected to it, fearing an unpleasant birthday ordeal. However, she alone emerged from the kitchen with his birthday dessert and placed it in front of him. She then put her arms around him and sang a very personal Happy Birthday song.

She then gave him a dramatic kiss on the cheek.

I of course jumped in, asking how much it costs to license the rights to the Happy Birthday song. She replied that she wasn't going to report its usage "just this once". I guess I should have titled this entry "Red Robin violates copyright law!"