Not really...but surprisingly similar.
See, for Pamela's birthday, her friends conspired and got her a chinchilla. They did not inform me of this until the day before in a situation where I could not talk to them about why this was a bad idea.
So, we now have a chinchilla. On the way back from Berlin, Dylan and I were finally able to have a conversation about the chinchilla and explain to Pamela how her friends have set her up for failure. They didn't mean to, but in a way this is like an unplanned pregnancy.
Dylan: So do you want to keep the baby or do you want to give it away?
Pamela (near tears): Yes, I want to keep it.
Dylan: Well, now you have to feed, house and bathe the baby (chinchillas can't take water baths and require a special "dust bath"). Do you have the money to do this?
Dylan: So how do you suggest that you will take care of this baby?
Pamela: Maybe you could loan me the money?
So that's where we are now. Loaning her the money to take care of this unplanned baby.
One of the friends (alarm girl) who conspired is having a birthday party on Friday. I think a good present for her would be an incontinent cat.
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