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This is a question Tightwads

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 old dad's boss
Absolutely minted. Big house in the country, a garage filled with vintage cars, you know the drill.

Invited my mum and dad, plus little me (aged maybe about 8) out to their sprawling estate for tea.

After small talk in the sitting room, we were beckoned into their vast banqueting hall.

What were we served?

Jam fucking sandwiches. Also egg.

I kid you not. Strawberry to be precise.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 16:14, 12 replies)
sandwiches ftw!
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 16:20, closed)
What were expecting at tea?
Did you think you were going for dinner?

cf last week's QOTW
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 16:36, closed)
but no, pedantry aside,
was this tea as in 'morning or afternoon tea', or tea as in 'the main meal of the day'?

Pretty bad either way, but much more so in the latter case.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 16:51, closed)
Evening meal
Long time ago now, but it was definitely dark when we got there, so I would estimate that it was around 5/6pm ish.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 8:53, closed)
Strawberry and egg sandwiches?
His Mum wasn't Mrs. Cropley, was it?.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 17:08, closed)
Maybe, just maybe
They liked jam sandwiches, it is manner from heaven after all.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 17:11, closed)
manner from heaven?
is it a polite jam?
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 10:11, closed)
That's what posh people eat for tea.
They have little tiny cakes too and very small brews. Were there sugar cubes and tongs to pick them up? Posh people have them too.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 17:19, closed)
If there had been cakes
it would have been 'high tea'.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 17:57, closed)
Ooooh 'ark at 'er
an' 'er 'igh tea.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 21:25, closed)
We had high tea when I was a child.
But I could never reach.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 10:59, closed)
ah I see
It wasn't because you were so high at the time that you needed tasty comestibles to satisfy your munchies then.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 14:44, closed)

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