Something great has happened in someone else’s life. This obviously cannot do, as it means the attention won’t be on you for a couple of days, maybe longer if they really milk it.
Here are five creative ways to make someone else’s happy news all about you.
Announce it for them on Facebook
Whether it’s a pregnancy, an engagement or amazing career news, nobody wants to look like a dick by shouting their successes all over the internet. By making the announcement for them, you’re doing them a favour, spreading the great news while allowing them to appear humble.
Someone gets engaged? Get married. Someone has a baby? Have twins. Someone gets a great new car? Report it as stolen and have them pulled over by the police.
Create a problem
Invited to a wedding? How come they haven’t arranged transport, childcare and accommodation for you? Someone’s had a baby? Start a huge argument with them about their choice to vaccinate. Nothing puts all eyes back on you like kicking up a big stink.
Someone’s getting married? Plan the whole thing for them. Planning a wedding is so stressful so they’ll definitely thank you for it. Make sure to plan every detail the way you would have it, completely ignoring their tastes, so it’s a real surprise.
Hold your breath until you pass out
If all else fails, just hold your breath until you turn purple and lose consciousness. They’ll remember that birthday party for all the right reasons.