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People who say this usually have 4K in the bank. They're not really skint are they?
But I'm a student.
When I was a student people who said this didn't even have overdrafts and spent the night siphoning off your own night out if you know what I mean.
Fuck these people. Fuck them.
But I know plenty of people who do, and wince when they use this excuse. They then go out an buy a car over the summer.
It's a question of priorities I guess. Should we not reward these peoples' prudence?
People who are really skint are genuinely too ashamed to admit it as it means people will want to kick them.
I'm too skint
HOLD THE MAYO
4K may be earmarked for other things.
For example, I'm studying full time, my wife is on maternity leave. We've mortgage etc. and fuck all income. Technically I'm not skint as I have 4K in the bank, but feasibly it would be wrong and silly to spend £30 on a night out.
I'm on about people you know are absolutely minted but are so tight they even financially strangulate themselves
see, what I did there?
If I had 4k in the bank I'd quit my job RIGHT NOW.
is technically skint.
In the last day I have been forced to turn down a holiday to Bosnia, an ATP ticket, a Field Day ticket and the right to have my car serviced using those exact words.
Then, in order to feed myself, I went 84p over my overdraft and Barclays slapped me with a £40 telling off.
So to everyone, until payday, "I can't, I'm sorry, I'm skint."
I'm about 2k overdrawn.
cos if you are really skint its obviously cos you love to party and if you love to party you'll borrow it and get yourself even more in debt
but I am looking forward to June when at the end of the month my bank account will be above 0 (hopefully!). So that 4K is a long way off.
I bought two thirds of Radiohead the other day, so serves me right. And one of those is Phil Selway, workman drummer.
I have more than that in the bank but it has to keep me going for +6 months without any means of income. So technically I can afford to do anything, but it wouldn't be very wise 4 months down the line.
But I reeaaalllyy hate it when people use that excuse instead of just saying, 'no, i can't be arsed going out'.
and i don't actually have an overdraft!
so i really am skint.
currently working out what i could sell in order to go out for my friend's birthday. :/
they are skint but then you hear about the amazing indian that they had a few days later. cunts indeed.
they prefer the amazing Indian's company to yours and are just using 'being skint' as an excuse not to hurt your feelings.
especially if youre 42
What difficult age
I have 1.34 in my pocket, I just checked. Going to get an i-book with it, or just throw it pettily at the man outside Lambeth North tube asking me EVERYDAY FOREVER about the 'Bigger Shoe'
Fancy talking about a general phrase not realising I hear it everytime I speak to anyone ever, even if its to say "I'm sorry I can't I'm skint"
a phenomenon quite prevalent on this website
I don't literally mean I've got no money but I do mean I'm on a very tight/structured budget and if I do that I can't do something else I'd sooner do another night.
all the freaking time, but they see nothing wrong in spending £50+ on shameless DVD boxsets.
Just the other day one of them was saying how she has no money whatsoever, today she has gone to the theatre to see Swan Lake for £90 a ticket.
She has been unemployed for 3 months!
i dream of having 4K in the bank. :(
as i got paid yesterday for both of my jobs and my rent doesn't go out until the 24th.
who wants to touch me?
(awaits I'm sorry I can't, i'm skint' clver riposte)
When I say I'm skint I really mean it. I was complaining that I didn't have anything interesting to go with pasta (the only thing left in my kitchen) and someone kept suggesting things to buy. I kept saying I had no money but they kept saying how cheap it is. Yeah, it could be only 20p but I don't have 20p!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and I do have about 4k in the bank but the thing is I cant get at it, and the is a really good reasson for this... im likely to piss it up the wall.
it pisses me off no end. Those who claim they have no money are usually the ones with most of it.
So so true!! And especially annoying when you live with one..or more
just dont want to gout with you. sorry.
else I'd rather gout with.
i've got £5k and i still occasionally use it as an excuse (i need the money for moving house and pay uni fees)
no they always say they're skint, then come out anyways and spend the money they 'didnt have' so blatant liars....