I’m on a committee at work. There’s a consultant in her early thirties that’s been meeting with us every couple of months since the spring. She’s expecting. It’s a girl. Today all of us on the committee received an email from her.

Okay, Ladies. These are the things I need, she says. She lists them. Then we’re told we’re free to have fun with some other ideas, and we learn what the nursery colors and theme will be.

Will she act surprised at the baby shower she’s planning for herself? What the f**k????

I think the most thoughtful gift would be, wrapped in pretty pink paper, a book on etiquette. This girl is certainly not going to learn that from her mother.