Or is it basically prostitution? A.J. Jacobs decides, in his latest column.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION
"Some close friends announced they are having a baby. This is great news, except they also announced they don't want gifts and would prefer cash instead! What's the protocol here? Am I obligated to give them money for having a baby, and if so, how much? They're financially stable, so it's not that they're in dire need of money." -Rachel, Ohio
Rachel, your friends can rest assured that they have made a perfectly reasonable request.
Either that, or they should just put on zebra-skin bustiers and red pumps and go spend their days working a corner in the Tenderloin in San Francisco, because they are dirty, dirty hookers.
Let's start with the latter opinion, since it's a lot more fun.
1. Your friends are "tacky," "rude," and showing "bad taste."
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