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post #1 of 45 Old 07-16-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap people.....

Ok, lately I've noticed people who are cheap to the extreme of being nasty. For example serving up food and beverage beyond its use by date, asking for huge discounts at THRIFT stores! Saving the 'clean' half of their paper napkin and then trimming it and handing the 'clean' napkin out to the next guest that stops by.

I'm not talking people in poverty, I'm talking people who have their hand out for anything they can get and when they get it they take as much as they can, good example of this is the person who takes 5 free/complimentary calendars instead of one or two, or they take 10 free pens etc.....

I'm so tired of these people.....why do some people have to be so greedy and so cheap?

What's the cheapest thing you've seen someone do?

Ps. When you have company come over, don't reheat yesterday's coffee, please honor your guest and make them feel welcome by making a fresh pot!!
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The people who steal all the pennies out of the "give a penny, take a penny" tray at the cash register...rude!
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Oh my, that all creeps me out!

I have seen people ask for large discounts at thrift stores or even business around town.. drives me up the wall. I always pay full price if I can help it.

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Hence why I avoid people lol.

Its just the way people live nowadays

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Oh my, that all creeps me out!

I have seen people ask for large discounts at thrift stores or even business around town.. drives me up the wall. I always pay full price if I can help it.
It's one thing to be smart with your money and take advantage of sales when they're on, it's also ok to ask for the 'best' price on big ticket items, especially things like cars and such, anything is negotiable - however going without milk for two weeks because you're waiting for the big sale at the supermarket to get a discount of twenty cents a jug is just ridiculous!!

And the funniest thing I saw someone do was drive to 5 or 6 different supermarkets to buy 5 or 6 different items - they failed to realize that the extra 10-12 km's they drove to save a few bucks actually defeated the whole purpose of their money saving mission!!!
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It's one thing to be smart with your money and take advantage of sales when they're on, it's also ok to ask for the 'best' price on big ticket items, especially things like cars and such, anything is negotiable
I agree but demanding a discount on an already resonably priced item when (IMOP) it isn't deserved (like I am in college but I'm not struggling so I don't take any college discounts for family owned businesses.. only larger ones since they can manage it better I guess?)

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It's one thing to be smart with your money and take advantage of sales when they're on, it's also ok to ask for the 'best' price on big ticket items, especially things like cars and such, anything is negotiable - however going without milk for two weeks because you're waiting for the big sale at the supermarket to get a discount of twenty cents a jug is just ridiculous!!

And the funniest thing I saw someone do was drive to 5 or 6 different supermarkets to buy 5 or 6 different items - they failed to realize that the extra 10-12 km's they drove to save a few bucks actually defeated the whole purpose of their money saving mission!!!
Gah!!!! Years of trying to break my other half of that and wasn't successful. Took that big spike in gas prices to get her to finally realize she was burning more money in gas than she was saving.

I think it's the entitlement society we've been growing that's led to this type of behavior. You don't need it and they do so it's OK to take what ever they think they need.

Quick story on that. My parents neighbors bought a house just down the road from them. They are farmers and wanted the piece for the land, planned on fixing up the house and using it as a rental. The house was broken into and all the appliances stolen. Couple days later the police find 3 families squatting in a house whose owners were on a 3 month European vacation. They found stolen goods (including those appliances) in the garage, I would guess to sell them on Craigslist but don't know for sure. This was the excuse police were given when asked why they broke into the house to live and took those appliances.

"No one was using the house or that stuff and we needed it. If they didn't want us to have it they would of been using it themselves."

First time I ran into this attitude was senior year in HS. Guy I know stole something from a teacher and his excuse was if the teacher wanted it he would of locked it up. Since it wasn't locked up he didn't want it.
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I know a gal who now owns 4 horses, a big honkin trailer, numerous saddles and said she couldn't afford salt for the horses. Yet there's always booze money.
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My parents knew a guy that took napkins from cafes, used one side as toilet paper, let it dry by the toilet and then proceeded to use the other side. Ultra gross!!!!! When this man passed away, with all the money he saved in toilet paper, he left his children a small fortune, lol!
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My parents knew a guy that took napkins from cafes, used one side as toilet paper, let it dry by the toilet and then proceeded to use the other side. Ultra gross!!!!! When this man passed away, with all the money he saved in toilet paper, he left his children a small fortune, lol!


*shudder* just no. No.

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