It's Mary's birthday today.
"It's Mary's birthday today," Julia tells Noreen.
"Yes, we know," replied Noreen.
"Is it OK for us to buy us flowers or some chocolates?"
"I expect so. We've bought her some chocolates. I think she'd like a second lot."
All the myriad things that we don't get consulted on and then the Acq. Team are asked to make management decisions on Mary's birthday present.