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There's saving money, and there's being tight: saving money at the expense of other people, or simply for the miserly hell of it.

Tell us about measures that go beyond simple belt tightening into the realms of Mr Scrooge.

(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 13:58)
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And I'm off to draw my own
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:07, Reply)
I'm off to draw my own porn.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:04, Reply)
I'm going to save money by printing off this page
and sitting with it in the dark.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 18:53, Reply)
Instead of going out and spending money
I am sat here waiting for QOTW to change
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 18:51, Reply)
I can't click "I like this!" on this post
because it will wear out my mouse - can someone else click it for me?
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 18:35, 2 replies)
i'm so mean
i'm leaving you all here and buggering off to bingo.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 18:30, 3 replies)
I could buy a book to read instead of QOTW
but I'm too mean.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 18:24, Reply)
Change the damn QOTW, I want something to read
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 18:23, Reply)
So tight it's being eeked out into the evening. Come on it's a quarter past six! Change!!! Grrr

Last? Any other takers???
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 18:12, Reply)
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 17:41, Reply)
How about these for white dots?

(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 17:09, 2 replies)
One of my parents' neighbours many years ago refused to pay for dentistry.
When the pain of toothache was too much for him, he'd tie string round the tooth, tie the other end to a doorknob and then slam the door shut.

This was reputed to have happened several times. I have met witnesses.

I often walk past the old dairy where he worked back in the 60s, and I shudder. Dave Owen - the meanest milkman in town.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 17:09, Reply)
Well, your mum certainly wasn't tight.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 16:55, 1 reply)
A bitch, and tight as well..
I work for a charity as some of you may know.

Now, if you should donate some money and not give us your address, we'll write to your bank and ask them to forward on a short thank you letter and a gift aid form. If you fill this in and send it back we can claim back 28% of your donation from the tax man. Happy days.

A minority of people, however, like Mrs X, do not like this. The following chat took place just now:

Me: Good afternoon, --charityname--, how can I help?

Mrs X: This is Mrs X. I donated £15 to you two weeks ago and you wrote me a letter to thank me.

Me: I am glad your recieved it, thanks for your support.

Mrs X: I am not glad. I did not want it. I did not want you to write to my bank and ask them to forward me a letter. I do not like being bothered by junk mail and furthermore I can't believe you are asking me to fill in a form and send it back. Why do you want this? It will cost me money to send it back and cost me time to fill it in.

Me: I'm so sorry you feel that way, we ask you to fill in a gift aid form so we can claim back tax on your donation, at no cost to you.

Mrs X: Well there is cost to me as I said, a stamp!

Me: I'd be happy to send you a freepost envelope.

Mrs X: That is not the issue! The issue is that you have invaded my privacy and I do not wish to be bothered by you again, in any way, ever. I shall not be donating again and please tell you superior that I think it is ungrateful and greedy to ask me to fill in this form so you can get more money.

She hung up.

Yeah, lady, I guess it IS ungrateful and greedy for us to want more money FOR A CHILDREN'S CHARITY.

What a bitch. People like her make me sad.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 16:48, 9 replies)
I'm wearing tights today
they are blue
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 16:46, 5 replies)
possibly last
i'm so tight, i don't even give a shit.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 16:43, 3 replies)

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