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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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Drunken squandering
After a night out, it's typical for one to have their memory skip a few hours before coming to their senses to discover themselves armed with only an empty wallet and the remnants of a kebab as you balance a traffic cone on your head.

But not me. After hitting 'the wall' as my fellow students call it - the point where you know that anymore drink will equal hospitalisation and civilly stop for a takeaway - I become tighter than the Virgin Mary's arsehole when it comes to my pursestrings.

My most remembered moneysaving moment was refusing to spend a tenner on a taxi back home across Birmingham after a night out and decided the train would be the cheaper option. Sounds fair enough, but this was at 3am during a weatherstorm. The first train was at 6.50am. Lo and behold, I crawled through New Street station in the middle of the night to boast about the £8.20 I had saved to a bunch of equally-pissed Brummies.

It didn't help that I was dressed in a full priest uniform. Having a man of the cloth storm up to you at 3am while you wait for a train screaming 'EIGHT POUNDS TWENTY! THAT'S A FULL MEAL AT MANZILS!' (student curry-pad and simply awesome place) before falling asleep/passing in the middle of a platform hereby secured my title as 'raving pisshead' among my colleagues.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 15:18, 3 replies)
I get terribly generous when pissed.
Oh ive lost so much money being pissed for doing totally expensive things. I was at a wedding reception not long ago and it finished a bit early and I offered to take a load of people into town and pay for taxis, drinks, club entry the lot for everyone. Thankfully came to my senses on that and fucked off in a taxi home before i lost a couple hundred quid!
But ive bought practical strangers drinks, over tipped taxi drivers, bar staff and allsorts.

Once I was running out of money, and drew some money out of a cash machine knowing damn well it would have blown over my overdraft limit giving me a lovely £40 charge from the bank for the pleasure. But sod it, did it anyway :)

Yup, once I'm out, i'm out and money is no object. I need to stop it though as its leaving me poor.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 16:23, closed)
I do like the generic term

What could it mean? Sunshine?

'I was caught in a bombardment of photons!'
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 17:00, closed)
Ah Manzils!
I remember being shaken awake by the waiting staff there many a time!
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 17:21, closed)

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