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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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My mum
is tighter than any duck's arse.

She lives in a house worth in excess of half a million quid. But still buys Tesco value food.

Her most recent 'hobby' is called "finding cheaper petrol". In this quest, she will drive for many, many miles to purchase petrol at one tenth of a penny cheaper per litre than the garage up the road. If she did a lot of mileage, this might be worthwhile, but you'd be lucky if she drives 5 miles a week. Most of that at less than 30mph.

She also leaves her mobile phone at home so she's not tempted to call anyone, thus saving her call-time credit ....
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 17:46, 4 replies)
You aren`t secretly...
a guy or my brother are you?

That sounds REMARKABLY like my mother.
(, Fri 24 Oct 2008, 5:47, closed)
My Mother..
Does the same except she doesn't even drive.
(, Fri 24 Oct 2008, 8:50, closed)
hang on ..
*rummages in pants*

nope, definitely not a guy. Sorry ...
(, Fri 24 Oct 2008, 18:36, closed)
I esp. love the mobile phone bit!
(, Fri 24 Oct 2008, 12:04, closed)

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