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    • angelflower
    • By angelflower 11th Jul 08, 9:20 AM
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    You know you're too stingy when.........
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    • 11th Jul 08, 9:20 AM
    You know you're too stingy when......... 11th Jul 08 at 9:20 AM
    My workmates were tidying out the rotten fruit bowl today after complaining there was a smell......made me wonder if it was me cause I decided to wait till tonight to have my bath as my granny always told me it was cheaper to wait till evening to heat water LOL

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  • rubydoiwannabee
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    • 11th Jul 08, 9:51 AM
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    • 11th Jul 08, 9:51 AM
    very funny... I thought you were going to say you took the smelly fruit home!!!
    The good you do comes back to you.
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    • angelflower
    • By angelflower 11th Jul 08, 9:56 AM
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    • 11th Jul 08, 9:56 AM
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    • 11th Jul 08, 9:56 AM
    damn, i never thought of that *goes off to find it*

    ps. Please all write your 'You know you are too stingy when....' stories here and lets see how many we recognise in ourselves
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  • barnaby-bear
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    • 11th Jul 08, 10:00 AM
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    • 11th Jul 08, 10:00 AM
    damn, i never thought of that *goes off to find it*

    ps. Please all write your 'You know you are too stingy when....' stories here and lets see how many we recognise in ourselves
    Originally posted by angelflower
    You order the cheapest curry rather and than the one you want and the bill gets split 10 ways and you realise you've saved 20p and subsidised everyone elses....
  • barnaby-bear
    • #5
    • 11th Jul 08, 10:02 AM
    • #5
    • 11th Jul 08, 10:02 AM
    damn, i never thought of that *goes off to find it*

    ps. Please all write your 'You know you are too stingy when....' stories here and lets see how many we recognise in ourselves
    Originally posted by angelflower
    Your friend who unknowingly earns half what you do offers you their discount vouchers as they have assumed you're in financial crisis because of your attitude to money and hint they will do whatever they can to help
  • tubbee2
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    • 11th Jul 08, 10:03 AM
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    • 11th Jul 08, 10:03 AM
    you nip into Aldi for one item, buy 27 others whilst in there and carry your shopping out to the car rather than pay 3p for a plastic carrier bag and then have to find your car key without dropping all the stuff you've just bought! Still at least it amuses the passengers in the next car........
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 11th Jul 08, 10:08 AM
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    • #7
    • 11th Jul 08, 10:08 AM
    you know you're too stingy when
    • #7
    • 11th Jul 08, 10:08 AM
    I use the same teabag 3 or 4 times *cringes with embarrassment*

    this thread is like DFW anonymous!
  • barnaby-bear
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    • 11th Jul 08, 10:11 AM
    • #8
    • 11th Jul 08, 10:11 AM
    damn, i never thought of that *goes off to find it*

    ps. Please all write your 'You know you are too stingy when....' stories here and lets see how many we recognise in ourselves
    Originally posted by angelflower
    OOoooh my ex-colleague who has over the last 5 years missed out on 8k worth of promotions because he's the department joke because he was once spotted nicking bog roll and is known as bog-boy
    • immoral_angeluk
    • By immoral_angeluk 11th Jul 08, 10:15 AM
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    • 11th Jul 08, 10:15 AM
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    • 11th Jul 08, 10:15 AM
    You know you're too stingey when you put bag the 18p tin of beans... and pick up the 17p ones instead...
    Total 'Failed Business' Debt £29,043
    Que sera, sera. <3
  • rubydoiwannabee
    When you cancel a work meeting and WFH that day to save on petrol and parking!!! Naughty, naughty.....
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  • beer tins
    You only consider buying new clothes or shoes when most of yours have fallen apart and are beyond repair!

    You spend most of your lunch hour walking to a cheap card shop and back because you find the clintons on the corner too expensive. (in my defence I go for a walk in most of my lunch breaks anyway)
  • beer tins
    You go to early morning or lunchtime meetings that you don't really need or want to for the free food!
    • angelflower
    • By angelflower 11th Jul 08, 10:29 AM
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    OOoooh my ex-colleague who has over the last 5 years missed out on 8k worth of promotions because he's the department joke because he was once spotted nicking bog roll and is known as bog-boy
    Originally posted by barnaby-bear

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  • barnaby-bear
    damn, i never thought of that *goes off to find it*

    ps. Please all write your 'You know you are too stingy when....' stories here and lets see how many we recognise in ourselves
    Originally posted by angelflower
    You tell your kids the music from the ice-cream van is to let people know they've run out...
    • immoral_angeluk
    • By immoral_angeluk 11th Jul 08, 10:34 AM
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    You get your husband to post all of your home business related post through work, to save on the stamps...
    Total 'Failed Business' Debt £29,043
    Que sera, sera. <3
  • barnaby-bear
    You go to early morning or lunchtime meetings that you don't really need or want to for the free food!
    Originally posted by beinerts
    You charge your phone at work...

    You travel on expenses and order the biggest starter, main course, side dishes and dessert whilst your partner travelling on their own budget has a tiny salad - then you share.....

    All your biros at home are red (I work in education - they are just borrowed)...
  • FairyElephant
    ....have a last cup of tea in work before going home - saves making one as soon as I get in like I used to (free teabags etc. and no electric bill to heat the water).

    ...shower in work - saves water & power at home!

    ...tell anyone who asks that your DH needs socks, smellies or whatever for Christmas - saves buying them through the year - and as he never knows what to ask for anyway they would only buy him booze instead!
    ...ditto the stepkids as they have got older (not about the booze though) - keep an eye on brands they are using and tell the family so they can buy them for Christmas!

    ...take scrap paper home from work (usually printed one side) - used to be for the kids to draw on - now it's for 'phone pads, shopping lists etc.
    • squealy
    • By squealy 11th Jul 08, 10:43 AM
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    ....you keep your legs crossed until getting to work to save on toilet paper and water.
    Tesco CC: £0!
    Barclaycard: £200
    Fluid: £1620

    Total: £1820
    • immoral_angeluk
    • By immoral_angeluk 11th Jul 08, 10:45 AM
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    ....have a last cup of tea in work before going home - saves making one as soon as I get in like I used to (free teabags etc. and no electric bill to heat the water).
    Originally posted by FairyElephant
    Ooooh no couldn't do that. Have to have a cup of proper home tea when I get in...
    Total 'Failed Business' Debt £29,043
    Que sera, sera. <3
    • immoral_angeluk
    • By immoral_angeluk 11th Jul 08, 10:46 AM
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    The bulb goes in your bathroom... and because you can't get the light fitting off it remains unchanged and you suffer without a light in the bathroom at night........ for 3 months... (and counting)
    Total 'Failed Business' Debt £29,043
    Que sera, sera. <3
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