- From: "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 08:03:05 +0100
In message <Jd6dnRKvc8TgBwfXnZ2dnUVZ8vti4p2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Marjorie <dontusethisaddress@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Plusnet wrote:Rounds are one of the many things I didn't/don't like about pubs: I am a sufficiently slow drinker that I always resented the idea: not only on financial grounds, honestly, but because of the implied expectation that much would be drunk (and, in consequence, many would be drunk).In article <asSdndHfX8zNsQfXnZ2dnUVZ8midnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, dontusethisaddress@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says...Yes, exactly. A school class of 30, for example, or an office with similar numbers who'll have been asked to sign a card for you and said "Who?"
Yes, I agree it's a bit much. I'm a great cake-lover, but I like to choose when to have my treats, and I never liked the idea that the birthday person should be treating others. And I'm not at all fond of squishy cream-cakes,If there is a small group of, say, 3 or 4 people working together, buying that number of cakes on your birthday doesn't seem too much of a burden & shouldn't do too much dietary damage. There's also a good chance that each will know the others preferences in cakes.
The real problem comes when people apply the idea to larger groups.
It's a bit like buying rounds in pubs - it really only makes sense with very small numbers.
I hope this isn't making me out to be _too_ much of a miser (and I haven't even got to mother's day yet!), what with not buying cakes on my birthday either ...
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