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My flatmate steals toilet rolls from work. I am now complicit in his thievery (did need a poo like)
so basically anyone who keeps to a precise budget.
Oh oh oh. People who REFUSE to go anywhere near their interest free overdraft. Even to transfer it into high interest account or when they're so skint that they're borrowing money. People who think an overdraft is 'debt'.
1. Something owed, such as money, goods, or services.
a. An obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else.
b. The condition of owing: a young family always in debt.
You really don't need to do that. Literally costs pennies.
than being a cheapskate.
Or turning as much stuff off as you can to minimise the risk of the house bursting into flames while you slumber
i used to live with someone who insisted on turning off the wifi router at night when everyone went to bed, because of electricity. fine, except that quite often i would come in after everyone else had gone to bed and, obviously, want to go on the internet. so just turn it back on, right? except the router was located in another person's bedroom, due to it being the best spot for maximum signal. the bedroom of someone who was a physics student with 8am lectures and who, as such, tended to go to bed quite early. god, that was a frustrating year.
by doing impressions of him
MALE-CENTRIC SOCIETAL ASSUMPTIONS SMASH
also i don't get it
such a bad human being
and he sleeps in that room sometimes but even when he doesn't he turns it off. ffs dad
even if popping out to the shops - TV off, unplugged. They started it years ago because they were worried about it causing fires (I think they were uninsured for a few weeks after a mix-up), and just keep on doing it. I would have thought the constant unplugging and wear on the sockets and plugs would be more dangerous than just leaving them to be honest.
holding up the things
That make you mine
About your hair, you needn't care,
You look beautiful all the time.
but she treated me to a fresh tea bag the first time I went round which was nice.
It did the job fine to be honest, although I wouldn't regularly do such a thing.
yesterday i accidentally threw away her used teabag that she had left on a plate, and she was disappointed.
entering the pub so that they don't get to the bar first
WHAT AM I LIKE HAHAHA
I can't remember
Those boys ain't right.
Not on FISH, god! The parts don't fit.. it's like, as someone said about Kiss going disco, "making the Incredible Hulk dress as a pink ballerina."
in a club so you don't have to pay a quid at the cloakroom.
my mate does this all the time, and looks like a geek as well as being a cheapskate
it's about not wanting to stand in a queue for ages when you want to go home
choose something different to what they would buy themselves.
so i get something cheaper than i would usually
If you're broken and destitute, i.e. are in a really unsuccessful and unpopular rock band
for about 2 quid. it's a bit lame
if you're working for a soul destroying machine of a company.. i say do whatever you can to feel like you're doing whatever you can to make yourself feel a bit better about what you're doing
steal a roll
giz in the printer
When everyone already has a pint.
People who, when the bill comes, just puts a bunch of coins in the middle and says 'That's my share' without even looking. Always comes up a few quid short in my experience.
"Things dan_thw does".
Returns an authentic aroma.
One of my housemates used to do this all the time. It wound me right up.
i had a fiver in my car and had forgotten my wallet and it was getting kind of low. it took about 3 seconds to hit a fiver and the needle didn't even move
can you even imagine!?!
when it transpires that they've got about 3 other accounts with savings in them and an interest-free overdraft that's untouched. Pisses me off, like. When I say I'm skint it means that that I'm skipping meals and I've spent my last 20 quid in the pub and now I don't know where my rent is coming from.
my parents are only giving me £xx per week on top of what the rent comes to so I'm thinking that I might have to take or a student loan or arrange an overdraft or something.«
due to the inevitable prolapsed rectum
don't do it
it makes sense
i'd steal rolls of toilet paper from college, but they were HUGE. like made specifically for this big paper-releasing contraption. i'm talking maybe 15 inches from side to side. i went in with a screwdriver and cracked the case open and put it in a big bag that was the perfect size for it. that one roll lasted weeks, but my asshole was a fucking warzone. really awful quality.
because its cheaper than putting the heating on at home
given that he was telling us all the other day how you don't need benefits and easy it is to live on minimum wage
and i stand by those comments whatever they were
I was desperately seeking your validation, too.
• Saying 'i'm a cheapskate'
• Wearing rags
i know your mam's giro doesn't go very far
so, the jokes on you!
person wearing you looks really sad when they put you on
end up in the garage acting as a house for some spiders, which really damages your already fragile self-esteem
trivial pursuit questions
donald duck cartoons for the kids
not sure about this skillz
the doobies were for when the kidz went home.
Just absolutely fuck off, for the sake of a few pounds either way.
'no, I had 3 beers and you had 4 whiskies. the whiskies were 75p more, therefore you have to...'
I go for a group meal, with hopefully like-minded people, and when the bill comes I want it split evenly and ensure the staff are adequately tipped (poor service exempt).
Now if there's 9 of us, and the bill comes and it's, say, £253 not including service... how do you propose working out putting 12.5% on top of that and then dividing it by 9 without some kind of calculator? Maybe I'm just that little bit too shit at maths but... y'know.
Not having it. Although Skillz comment below about people who want to re-balance the bill owing to slight deviations in individual orders I have a lot of time for. They can fuck RIGHT off.
But 12.5% is an eighth, so on a £253 bill you know it's going to be a bit over £30, then £285 or so divided by 9 is going to be a bit over £30 a head, so call it £32 each and you're sorted.
Is that tricky mental arithmetic? Seems fine to me if you're happy with approximations.
and not an indication of tightness but, sure. I think we're agreed on the bigger demon which is general finickitiness about people's ettiquette around payment for a group meal. I have friends I refuse to go for dinner with any more after protracted post-bill wranglings over a couple of quid.
Went out for dinner for a friend's birthday once. There were about 25 people there. We were there for AN HOUR after the bill came out trying to reach an equitable arrangment. Ended up with the birthday girl lobbing an extra £50 in herself in order to settle it :(
was the service in this hypothetical situation?
good service on a big tip, by the sounds of it
or bin, I can tell if they're cheap bastards.
you deserve to be judged, especially if you ask me to do such a task with paper thin bin liners.
Got a packet of richtea biscuits wrapped in tinfoil, honestly.
But foil does?
As he's gone abroad, i've claimed his very expensive coat. Plus a toothbrush he never used, oh and some shampoo.
I also steal toilet roll from work, plus tinned food from my mums
who constantly use my shampoo/shower gel. Or does that make me a cheapskate for not liking it?
I don't mind the odd time if you forget or run out, but it's a bit cheap to do it all the time.
because a lot of the people there cycle to work?
We generally keep our bathroom stuff on the shelves in the bathroom but people are starting to take the piss and using mine all the time.
6 sausages. Also dissers and their friends who charge people for having dinner at theirs. Mental.
Theyre not the sort of people who use the amount of meat based products provided at a social gathering to determine the generosity of a host.
only yanking your chain mate. You provided doobies, that's the main thing.
i don't think they're judging properly
his parent's made you bring your own milk for tea etc. There were very wealthy people, perhaps this is why.
there was another time, in that week between christmas and new years, it was snowing and freezing, a few of went back to his house and the parents wouldn't let us in. This one's more understandable though.
Oh it's ok, foppish will bring his own milk.
#lambrinifail #girlsjustwannanhaveburmas #YOLOLOL x
and then proceeding to eat the menu, wall paintings, chairs, tables, unsupervised pensioners, etc.
and then saying 'If I win at fighting against you, then I can keep all of these products'.
while simultaneously brushing your teeth with an old branch and some gravel
instead of from newsreels like a proper person
going home from a party with booze. say 3/4 bottle of wine.
My Head of Team is the tightest fucker alive. On the very rare occasions we have to go to the pub with work, he's always the last cunt to get his wallet out. Always. Usually after half the team have gone home early so his round contains the fewest drinks.
Anyway the first year we had our team Christmas meal with him, the bill came and he meekly exclaimed `Erm, well, I can, erm, pay the wine for us all if you like?` Following social protocol on such matters we kind of said `That's very kind of you! But, really, you don't have to` and he just went `Oh, ok! And put his wallet back in his jacket`.
The guy's a total cock.
and afterwards 5 of us, including my boss, went to the pub. he stumped up a free round for everyone. never had a boss that has gone by those rules before. i asked him what it was in aid of and he just said that it's supposed to happen once in a while. top guy
I don't think your boss (or anyone's for that matter LOL) should be throwing rounds about left, right and centre... but just the occasional gesture for a job well done is pretty important I think. Christmas seems to me to be the appropriate juncture to buy your team a drink and say `Thanks for your hard work/thanks for ensuring that through your dogsbody labour I get to keep my job with a salary much higher than yours etc.`
Not much to ask, really.
you shouldn't say things if you don't mean it
...I know what you mean but, nah.
my flatmate, everybody
I'd keep an eye on them, maybe ask if everything is ok.
If a case of mineral water will suffice each month
I may have to order an expensive bottle of Champagne and light my cigars using £10 notes, on his behalf.