Maybe it's just because I don't have kids but I think the United States (can't speak about the rest of the world) has gotten very tacky about certain things. It seems I am constantly ask to attend a 2 year olds birthday party for my co-workers, a wedding where I don't even know the groom or they are trying to hit me up for Girl Scout cookies (aren't the kids suppose to be selling them???) The lastest was a co-worker tacked up on the wall an invitation to his daughter's babtism and told anyone who walked by to read it and ask "can you make it?" I have never socialized with these people outside of work and I only see them about once a week because I work out of my house and only go into the office once or twice a week for about an hour. It seems to me that they are only trying to hit me up for gifts. When I rode in a Tour de Cure and ask for donations, do you think even one of them gave me anything for it--ofcourse not.