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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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Back in the library
As part of a promotional thing we were giving away free toys. Not especially nice toys, mind, but they were free so what do you expect?

Anyway, the box we had was pretty much all there was, and it was publicised that the toys were on a first come first served basis. As our supplies were dwindling, cue a rather well known customer, the kind who is everso posh, thoroughly obnoxious and her and her kids all have double barrelled surnames.

"I want some for the children."

I hand her 3 toys for her little mewling cabbage-children.

"I want some of those different ones too."

(Then she silently mouths to me)

"It's for their Christmas presents."

Did I mention how much I hate people?
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 8:37, 9 replies)
They could have been poor
Having double-barrelled surnames does not equate to being rich.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 9:27, closed)
They were well known
as being rich.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 9:30, closed)
Most rich people don't spend money
It's kinda why they are rich.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 10:02, closed)
Her and her kids have double-barrelled surnames?
That's a funny coincidence, isn't it?
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 11:00, closed)
if she wasn't married to their dad.

That'll learn ye for being a smartass.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 11:12, closed)
Having a
double barrelled surname these days tends to mean you are illegitimate rather than posh.

However if she was well known for having stacks of cash then she is a tightwad indeed.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 11:21, closed)
Fuck off does it
We're double barrelled, and neither illegitimate nor loaded.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 15:23, closed)
Did I say
that having a double barrelled name meant you were illegitimate or loaded?
I think not.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 16:05, closed)
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 16:35, closed)

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