People have burned down acres of land, watched an airplane crash, and literally died, all in the name of finding out whether a friend or family member’s baby will be a boy or a girl.

It’s crazy to think that, just a few decades ago, people had no idea what it was going to be until it came out – and even then, it was a fun surprise to look forward to, but not something to announce to literally anyone who is looking.

These 15 people definitely think there are better ways to spend our time and money…but the parties are decent fodder for jokes, anyway.

15. Time to up your life insurance.

14. It’s important that Dads be left alone to make the same repeated joke.

13. Treat it like a bachelorette party and there had better be booze.

12. On today’s episode of “Yes, Words Matter…”

11. Kids get everything without trying.

10. We’re definitely just there for the food.

9. Are you really sorry, though?

8. Memories that will last a lifetime, to be sure.

7. You don’t hear the word ‘shindig’ enough if you ask me.

6. Because that would be something interesting to see.

5. And delicious party food, you’re welcome.

4. Imagine that!

3. If it quacks…

2. If it’s not too much to ask…

1. These people did not mean to get famous this way.

I’ll take the ultrasounds for diagnostic purposes but it would be awesome if doctors would just put a stop to all of this nonsense by refusing to hand over the gender before birth.

If you can read an ultrasound, you can find out. Otherwise – wait until the day to unwrap your present, Kaitlyn!