A card was passed around the office. In the middle of finalizing a project, I rushed and wrote my standard, "Happy Birthday Donna! Hope it is a great one!" Quickly I passed it onto the next person.
Hours later into the work day, co-worker chatter starts.
"Who started buying the birthday cards at work? I think it is a nice idea." I said.
"Birthday card? Donna's Dad died. It was a sympathy card," said my co-worker.
Oops. Attention to detail is not my strongest asset.