In our family there are a few people who are, umm, ok I’m just going to say it – CHEAP – with their money. It is ok, it is their money and they can do, or not do, with it what they want. Some people call me frugal (at times), I can live without because it is different than cheap I think. I actually like expensive things but I just cannot afford them generally and if I cannot buy the one I really want I just do not buy it at all.
So last night on TLC was this show, Extreme Cheapskates. OMG! My jaw just kept dropping as they went through the show introducing new people who were extreme cheapskates. If you were on Twitter you saw me (@RobynsWorld) tweeting as I watched.
The first guy, Roy (shown above), just whoa! He dug those roses that were all limp and dying out of a dumpster to give his wife on their anniversary. He also pulled out a tea kettle to give her. Even worse, when they go out to eat he asks for a to-go box and goes around TO OTHER TABLES and takes food that is left and even asks people still at the table if they are done and if he can have their food! EWWWWWWW!! The other really nasty thing that stuck in my mind was the lady who doesn’t buy toilet paper and instead she and her family use cloth rags to wipe their butts after going to the bathroom. Those rags go in a trash can by the toilet and she just keeps washing them. EWW EWW EWW – I’m sorry it may be green and cheap – but EWWWW! Did I mention she has 6 kids?
Did you see this show? What stood out for you? Do you know an extreme cheapskate?
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