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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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Jimmy Willis
is a somewhat obscure footballer who used to play for my dad's team, Leicester City, in the early 90's.

I was firmly of the opinion that Leicester City in general, and Jimmy Willis in particular, were useless and crap (I supported those legends at Wimbledon, so a glory-hunter I was not).

After one piss-take comment too many, my dad bet me £20 that Jimmy Willis would play for England one day. I accepted.

Jimmy retired from playing in 1997, and after a brief stint as manager of Bamber Bridge FC has now left football altogether.

Has my dad paid up? Has he fuck. He claims that Jimmy could conceivably come out of retirement (he's 40) and play for England, and that he will not pay me until it is physically impossible for Jimmy Willis to play football again, by virtue of being dead.

Seeing as my dad is 20 years older than Jimmy Willis, and at no point has been a professional athlete, the chances of Jimmy Willis dying before my dad are about the same as him playing for England.

My dad's a tight-fisted arsebiscuit, and I know he reads b3ta now and then. Pay up, you tight fucker!
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 17:55, Reply)

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