I'm bummed because I'm not having a baby shower. My mom doesn't believe in them; his mother doesn't want to offend her. Most of my close friends live out of state. Would it be tacky to hint to my friends at work?
Tacky to hint? Maybe. Tacky to tell friends straight up that you're bummed? No. Go ahead and tell both out-of-staters and coworkers that you're disappointed. More than likely, one of them will feel dirty if they don't throw you a shower.