This is a family one, not at work, but kinda fits.
My MIL each year coordinates a group buy of chocolates from Purdy's (fancy shop) at christmas. Everyone gets 25% off retail and she gets bonus rewards depending on how much is bought. This year the total was $2600 and she likely received the same 25% off, as well as $80 in credit for her effort.
My DH mentioned in passing tonight- she was invited to dinner- that the chocolate purchase was pretty expensive.
Yay DH! 1 lb boxes are $30, more for special items...
She was suddenly very upset, I gather that she thinks it is " not very much to buy chocolates once a year for special occasion". She thinks people are just lying when they mention the cost as the reason they refuse, when obviously it is just a choice....
I bit my lip. We stopped buying about 4 years ago, even though DH loves them, because it always seemed we spent $100 on three boxes of chocolates, all gone within 2 days of opening a box. I would so much prefer to take the kids to a movie, or buy tickets to the company dinner, even a day of skiing, versus buying chocolates that disappear!
Edited for very horrendous tablet typos!