Wow – I thought I knew better.
So, I went on LinkedIn today and decided to check my messages. My birthday is in December, and here it is the end of January. I have unanswered birthday wishes. I have been on LinkedIn for years and have 3,729 Connections as of this afternoon… so I figured there would be a few… but there were dozens and dozens of them. Shame on me for not even a quick thank you!
As I was responding I found a few people who wished me Happy Birthday in 2018, which went unanswered and another birthday greeting in 2019.
Then I found the filter for unread messages. Dozens and dozens more… “Congrats on your work anniversary!” from November 2017. And (no kidding) happy Birthday from December 2016.