Why is giving cash on birthday considered a taboo? People think that gifts have a sentimental value and on w/ the blah. Look, as sensitive as I am, I like cash the best so I can sum it up and buy what I actually want. But for some reason, if I tell all my friends to do that, I might be off the list of "normal people". I don't get it...btw, I don't want to know weather you think it is ok or not b/c I know you do. I have discussed it on yahoo answers. But the thing is, I wanna know is that why isn't it considered appropriate to demand cash or simply give it. B/c gifts are normally considered better.