OK, so there's this chick in my office who's about to pop. OK, so there's this dude in my office who's wife is about to pop. Who cares? I mean, mozal tov for them...they are about to have kids, and mozal tov for them that they got laid in the past 10 months. But if they want to go and contribute to the overpopulation of the world, let them go...why do I need to be involved? Apparently, even though I don't particularily like either of them, and even though I really don't talk to them, I am supposed to contribute money to their shower???? And why is it assumed that I have the money in my pocket ready to be doled out to whomever decides to come along into my cube and ask for money? My secretary popped her head into my office and said, "So we're collecting for S___'s shower." I just looked blankly at her and said, "OK." That always confuses people. After stuttering a bit, she said, "well did you want to contribute?" To which I replied, "umm, I guess so, sure." Again, she stutters, and says something dumb like, "well..." and I say, "Oh, I don't have any money now" (which is sadly true--I'm deep in the red at the moment). So she says to me "Oh, well what about Monday?" See, this is one of those no win situations. I have my sister's wedding next week, and I'd much rather spend my money on her wedding. I don't particularily like either of the people at work, but of course I HAVE to pitch in. If I don't, I look like dick. Man, I hate working.... Thank you for letting me vent, and I now return you to your regularily scheduled off-topics threads.