Having a chat about stingy people the other night and I was reminded of this one.
A friend of mine bought a house, he gutted the whole house and put new insulated slabs on the walls, he asked me would I do the plastering for him.
Bare in mind at this stage that, I'm a full time student and at the time I was working in the local shop too. I agreed to do the plastering for him in between going to college and working in the shop. Anyway I gave him a list of the material I needed to do the job and because I hadn't been plastering in a couple of years, I misjudged the amount of material I needed, I left myself short a bag of filler.
His father arrives in and I tell him, I need another bag. "how much will that cost?" "About €13" "Will you pick one up and I will give you the money for it tomorrow?" "No bother"
Following day he arrives in "How much was it?" "€13" "Have you the receipt?"
I couldn't believe my ears. I had to hand him the receipt before he gave me the money.
Anyway, I finished the job which would have cost in the region of €3000 for labour. I text my "friend" to tell him that the job was finished. I didn't want to be paid for it but I hadn't told him that, I was thinking, when he tries to give me money, I would just refuse it and tell him, he could buy me a pint.
2 weeks after I text him to tell him I was finished the job, I got a text saying thanks for doing the job and that was it, didn't offer me a penny and as I've said, I didn't want anything but it was the principal of not even offering.
I don't really associate with this guy anymore, miserable fcuker.