I need updates to various software programs that we use in my lab. Graphics programs, statistics programs, editing programs. At my almost-MRU they have decided that programs unless they drive equipment that was purchased on a grant are General Use and therefore can't be charged to a grant. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software? Even if used by someone who is 100% grant supported *might* be used by someone else (wtf? who is on the computer that is dedicated to the grant?) and can't be charged to the grant.
I was explicitly told "Use your other sources of funding". I hate the bean counters. Though, admittedly in past, I have enjoyed counting beans as a soothing pastime.