I've heard this before:
"I don't want anything for my birthday. Just save your money."
"Nothing? But we'll go out to eat then."
"No. Save the money. I don't want to do anything for my birthday."
"Well, I'll get a little something."
"No! I don't need any more stuff!"
Birthday comes and goes, and the sarcasm sharpens over time:
"Thanks for ignoring me on my birthday, you didn't even get me anything!"
Facepalm! I can't win.
"There's nothing wrong with being a large mammal." - Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison - The Doors (1991)
Sergey Krastio Trelawny