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Old 11-07-2008, 9:20 AM
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Default You know you're too stingy when.........

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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Old 11-07-2008, 9:51 AM
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very funny... I thought you were going to say you took the smelly fruit home!!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 9:56 AM
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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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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
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....
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damn, i never thought of that *goes off to find it*

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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
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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........
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I use the same teabag 3 or 4 times *cringes with embarrassment*

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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
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
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:15 AM
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You know you're too stingey when you put bag the 18p tin of beans... and pick up the 17p ones instead...
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When you cancel a work meeting and WFH that day to save on petrol and parking!!! Naughty, naughty.....
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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)
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You go to early morning or lunchtime meetings that you don't really need or want to for the free food!
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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

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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
You tell your kids the music from the ice-cream van is to let people know they've run out...
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You get your husband to post all of your home business related post through work, to save on the stamps...
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You go to early morning or lunchtime meetings that you don't really need or want to for the free food!
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)...
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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).

...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.
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....you keep your legs crossed until getting to work to save on toilet paper and water.
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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).
Ooooh no couldn't do that. Have to have a cup of proper home tea when I get in...
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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)
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