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HAPPY BIRTHDAYS GECKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

...While Captain Isa sits at her desk (yes, she actually has a desk in her official pirate office on Beeristan - she is a member of the official International Pirate Council after all), there's a knock on the door... "Come in." "Captain Isa, I have a special request, if it's all right with you.." "Sure Bex, what is it?" "Can we do a special birthday trip even though the TP member isn't on the birthday manifest?" "Sure, I don't see a problem as long as they don't mind." "Oh no, Captain, they will have no problem at all!" "Okay, then where do we sail this time?" "Manchester!" And with that, the captain gives the orders to get the ship underway...

As the ship leaves Ale Harbor... "Captain, looking at the manifest, we don't need to leave port for another 48 hours. Who's special day are we celebrating now?" "We have a personal request. The member's name is gecko." "Geico? Isn't that an insurance company? Why would we be celebrating a company's birthday? I don't think they really have birthdays..." "Not Geico! Gecko! He lives in Manchester and he's a person, not a company." "Well, isn't Gecko spokesanimal for Geico?" "Not this particular Gecko. He's human. He's a friend of Bex76. He doesn't work for an insurance company." "Are you sure?" "Yes, relatively sure. Now get back to work or we'll be late." As the ship sails onward, the crew wonders why they would be celebrating an insurance company's spokesanimal's birthday. But, then again, they question pretty much all the decisions made by Captain Isa...

Cutting through the whole "how we got here" scenario, the pirate ship is once again sailing up the River Mersey (deja vu) and weighs anchor. "One last question, Captain... Can we ask Gecko about ship insurance? With our accident record, we could use some extra coverage." "NO! Gecko doesn't work for the insurance company!" "But Captain, we could use all the insurance we can get." "Okay, you win. Ask about ship insurance. Just don't whine to me when Gecko says he doesn't work for Geico." "Deal!" As the crew disembarks, they set about finding the home of the intended birthday boy, who has found he doesn't need to give up being a property owner for traveling (d'uh)... (Yup, read your profile!) Though, the neighbors are aghast as the crew begins the ritual songfest...

I was walkin down the street
Concentratin on truckin right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright
I saw four faces one mad
A brother from the gutter
They looked me up and down a bit
And turned to each other
I say
I dont like cricket oh no
I love it
I dont like cricket oh no
I love it
Dont you walk thru my words
You got to show some respect
Dont you walk thru my words
`cause you aint heard me out yet
Well he looked down at my silver chain

He said Ill give you one dollar
I said youve got to be jokin man
It was a present from me mother
He said I like it I want it
Ill take it off your hands
And youll be sorry you crossed me
Youd better understand that youre alone
A long way from home
And I say
I dont like reggae no no
I love it
I dont like reggae oh no
I love it

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's hoping that Rebecca actually lets you know about this thread and maybe then you'll come over and play in Off Topic once in awhile! Until then, here's also hoping you have a wonderful day (May 20th) filled with friends, family, cocktails (or drink of choice), 10cc songs (if you like them - I do) and lots of lovely travels!!!

While the crew tries to figure out the 10cc references and how they equate to an auto insurance company, Captain Isa heads off to the nearest pub for mas quantities of rum...

ps: Sorry for the "s" on the word "birthday in the title - I think Phil is only having one birthday on the 20th, but then again, maybe not...

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2009, at 14:10 by Isadora ]

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

Yo Gecko, happy birthday, drink them under the table...yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Happy Birthday, Phil!

Have a good one. :)

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

Happy Birthday Phil! Hope you have a good one in sunny Manchester. :)

5. Posted by Gecko (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

Huh, am I still asleep..? This is too surreal to be real! I've just checked my emails and as usual, I had a billion system-generated Happy Birthday messages from all the travel companies / websites I've used over the years, but this is something else! This is personalised to the degree that there must have been human involvement, surely?!

Well, thanks to Becky and Isa (imagine being named after a tax-free savings plan...) for the message - it was a surprising and great start to my birthday!

Take care guys - and Becky, I'll email you tonight.

Phil

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

Happy birthday Gecko - hope it's a good one.

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Gecko

Well, thanks to Becky and Isa (imagine being named after a tax-free savings plan...) for the message - it was a surprising and great start to my birthday!

You are more than welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the story! I have added your name to the official birthday manifest so - see you again this time next year. (Unless you decide to come and play in the fun forum once in awhile...) Have a great day!

8. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 7y

Happy Birthday Phil:)

Hope u had a gr8 one!!

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