WTF Cheapskate Stories..Post yours

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  1. Pickle Jar

    Pickle Jar Well-Known Member

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    i knew a guy at work who had his house paid off in the 1970s.Still worked until 74. New children and wife. He had no cable. He would come to work 3 hours early to save on his electrity and gas.
    Would clip all the Sunday Paper coupons. Would look in the trash for it. Only ate pasta,beans, and drink water. Not once I saw him with To go foods or use the vending machine. He would save his dental floss in a napkin and reuse it.
     
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    I know a guy who fired all the funny people from his radio show so he could pocket the additional cash from his contract.

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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    I wash ziplock bags and foil.
     
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    Bro Oligarchical Corporatocracy VIP Gold

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    I took the fam to the museum of natural history in nyc and for lunch at their overpriced cafateria I got the fam chips and water for lunch.

    Yep.
     
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    I see them every day.
    I run a food operation in a corporate setting.
    People grab condiment packets and fill their pockets; same with saltines, napkins, silverware, cups, tea bags...anything they can take. Sometimes they'll come in with a list- an actual list! They'll say "uh, yeah, I need 50 forks, plates, knives and napkins"...
    I'll say "sure, that'll be $8". They'll look at me like I'm a criminal. If they question me and are rude I'll just say "I have a simple rule- If I get it free, YOU get it free".
     
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    i never use foil but i do wash the Ziploc bags
     
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    I bought some frozen lobster the other day because it was cheaper than the fresh ones. I bought 12 oz NY strips instead of 14.
     
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    Former friend in college used to get out a pen and paper to divide up checks at resteraunt down to the penny.
     
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    And when he died someone else blew his life savings in a week
     
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    jay leno years ago told a story about his mother putting water in ketchup bottles as they were near empty
    then shaking it up to get the last drops out of the bottle

    my mother did the same
    so when i heard the story it made me laugh and stuck with me
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    I reuse those but only because I want to be environmentally friendly.
     
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    That makes me CRAZY.
    I'd just as soon pick up the tab than go through that crap.
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    Ya, seriously what's a dollar or 5 between friends. When I'm out with my friends now we usually just split, all works out in the end.
     
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    A friend of mine used to work at a Chik Fil A near Queens Harbor in Jacksonville. A lot of pro football players live in Queens Harbor. He said the only people that ever asked for a "hook up" were the millionaire football players. :jj:
     
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    Back in the 80's my aunt took me to B Altman department store...she bought 80$ worth of scented oils to make fancy soap...that was a lot of money

    We go to the public restroom to tinkle and she stole the soap!! It was literally soap chips and she wrapped it in paper towels and stuck it in her purse.

    I was a kid....we got home and I immediately reported to my parents that Aunt Louise stole used soap!!

    Stereotypical cheap guinea....Italians can be worse than the Jews and the blacks
     
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    It would only happen once.
     
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    what do you call a peurto rican with a job?

    an italian
     
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    We have a relative who thinks the tip at every restaurant should be $1 per person at the table. I shit you not.

    We always beg to get the bill or at least let us cover the tip... to no avail.

    Mr Petal and I now always fake that we have to use the restroom when leaving, the run back to the table to settle up to 20%.

    People are weird.
     
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    I went out last Saturday night with a girl I used to work with. I offered to drive and chauffeured her ass

    You think the bitch would've bought first round??? Nope
     
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    Are Puerto Ricans cheap?