I have suddenly realized an excellent new use for this internet thing! It can solve all your problems! From now on, I am turning all of my problems over to the internet. I expect this will be a bit like turning your problems over to god, only with more snarky comments. Don't let me down internet, I'm counting on you!
I have a very dear and wonderful friend, we'll call him Lester. (We are calling him Lester because he would hate hate hate being called Lester, and that is the kind of friend I am.) Lester and I have been friends for years, since way back before either of us even considered turning 30 and also since before I was married and I have been married forever so that's a good long time. We clicked immediately the first time we met and have been close ever since. We've had a lot of fun and great times together, and have also gone through a lot of tragedy and pain together. He is closer to me than anyone in the world to whom I am not legally related. (As an aside, Lester is currently dating a woman named Beth. This is very confusing for me, but she flat out refuses to change her name. Some people just have no consideration for their fellow man.)
Here's my problem: Lester believes in his heart of hearts that my birthday is three days earlier than it really is. Last year he sent me a really nice birthday card, three days early. When it came up, I very nicely mentioned to him that I loved the card but that is was, in fact, three days early. We went to lunch last week and the subject of birthdays came up somehow and he proudly announced that he always remembered that my birthday was the 11th. It's the 14th. I really don't care if he is three days or three months off, I am touched that he makes the effort to remember my birthday. My question, dear internet, is whether I should correct him again or just let it go and never mention it again.
Help me, internet, I don't know where else to turn!
Update: It really doesn't bother me that he has the day wrong. My question is, if you were very good friends with someone, would it bother you to find out that you had their birthday wrong for, say, 20 years or something? Should I tell him now to avoid that happening?