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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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Mum's looking after the pennies......
I was in the second year of high school getting changed back into my uniform after P.E. A quick glance around the changing room and I noticed that my shirt was a different shape round the bottom to everyone elses and it seemed to button the opposite way also. Left handed shirts? No. Mum had been sending me to school in my elder sister's old school blouses. Even taking the time to unpick her name tag out of the collar and sew mine in.

Fast forward a few years and I thought I'd be clever and raise the blouse issue at a family get together to highlight her tightwad ways. Shame it backfired as Mum countered my story by telling everyone that as well as wearing blouses at school, the "trunks" that I would wear to my swimming lessons when I was about 7 or 8 were infact hand-me-down bikini bottoms.

Scarred for life I tell thee!

(, Mon 27 Oct 2008, 13:24, 6 replies)
(, Mon 27 Oct 2008, 13:26, closed)
(, Mon 27 Oct 2008, 13:52, closed)
poor bastard, have a click!
(, Mon 27 Oct 2008, 14:07, closed)
Well worth a click,
you poor, poor bugger.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2008, 14:28, closed)
You poor sod
(, Mon 27 Oct 2008, 15:51, closed)
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 11:38, closed)

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