So they opened up a new Dunkin Donuts 200 yards from my house. I am already getting tubby, but that is not my rant. They have been giving away free meduim iced/hot coffees for 2 weeks now. DH and I were 2 of the first 100 customers, so we got 2 t-shirts that entitle us to free coffees whenever we are wearing them. In short: we have been getting a lot of free coffee lately. I have also bought a TON of donuts for my coworkers, the daycare ladies, donut holes for the kids at the daycare, sprinkled donuts as treats for the neighbor's 5th birthday dinner, etc. Even my husband takes his employees there before work. In short: they have gotten all my disposable income since they opened. So last night, when I bought the sprinkled donuts I asked the manager if I could pick up coffees for all my coworkers. She's seen me enough to know I am not trying to take advantage of them, so she said OK. I get the coffees (8), take it to work, and am HERO of accounting. Then, our (very nice but does not get me at all) resident Russian employee comes by and asks why I bought everyone coffee. (Read with appropriate accents "Just because," I smile. "But that a lot of money, you spend. What for?" she asks. Not wanting to take more credit than is due, I say, "The new DD is giving away free coffee, and I thought everyone would like one." "Oh, you don't buy them?" She looks a little annoyed. "Nope, everyone can get them for free. Did you get (a coffee)?" With disgust, "Yes, thank you." Now I feel a little *cheap*. Sure the coffees were free, but I didn't dig them out of the trash, I tipped the barista, and I juggled 8 cups up two flights of stairs. **sigh** Technically this person is my subordinate, and I get this a lot from her. She is a AWESOME worker and very nice, even if I think she is a little weird. ANY time I try to teach her something new, or re-assign her work, she asks if we are going to fire her. It must be a cultural thing. Or maybe I am just a cheap, cheap wench.