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Old 12-21-2016, 02:43 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I think cheapness is almost like reverse hoarding for some people.
I think frugal is buying one ply toilet paper.
Cheap is stealing toilet paper from public rest rooms.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:11 PM
 
Location: USA
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I think cheapness is almost like reverse hoarding for some people.
I think frugal is buying one ply toilet paper.
Cheap is stealing toilet paper from public rest rooms.
Frugal is buying brand name 2 ply toilet paper when it's on sale, and using a coupon to get it for an even lower price. That's just smart shopping. 1 ply isn't frugal because you have to use more.

Yes, stealing toilet paper and paper towels from public restrooms is being a cheapskate.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:01 PM
 
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Wife’s brother came to town, they treated him to dinner out, then they got mad because he said he’d treat them to dessert and took them to an ice-cream parlor. They said ice cream isn't dessert. They complained about this for years.


Years ago I worked at a small non-profit. Things were pretty casual, and during nice weather we usually went out for a group lunch on Fridays. One woman would ALWAYS get up and go to the restroom when it came time for everyone to chip in on the check. Supervisor would let it go and he usually paid more anyway. But this woman thought she was slick. It made me mad to help pay for her lunch.

When supervisor's wife had a baby, everyone chipped in on a gift. That same woman always had an excuse "left wallet at home, only enough money for gas home, will bring it tomorrow". She never did.

It's interesting that the only problem area cited in both the couple and the woman is eating out. In the first example they should have treated the brother with a good heart and no expectation of reciprocation. Picking up the check for three people at even a modest establishment can add up fast, maybe the brother couldn't afford it.


With the woman, participating in boss and peer pressure spending in an office situation can keep you poor, and your dammed if you do, dammed if you don't. Seen as a non-participatory isolationist cheapskate if you don't go along, scratching your head how you are going to cover a steady schedule of Friday lunches, this one's birthday, that one's wedding gift, another one's retirement party.


And there's ALWAYS someone passing the hat and taking up a collection for just about anything...


"Hey Jill, Bob in accounting just had successful ingrown toenail surgery, wer'e taking up a collection to fly someone over from Italy to design him a custom pair of running shoes"...
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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My uncle is cheap. He once walked onto a golf course because he didn't pay. He didn't pay because he assumed one of us foot the bill for him which we normally have to. Then he will play until he loses a ball. If he loses a ball he doesn't play that hole anymore. I think I have only seen him putt a few times due to this "rule".

Frugal is my step mom who has a coupon for everything. She has a full drawer of coupons and when she needs something she pulls them out to check through them for the right one. Particularly Kohl's or local restaurants.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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This isn't just about a rotary phone.
No, it is about you attempting to disparage people who live their lives the way they choose without your permission which is not needed because how they live is none of your business.
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