Just to clarify people -
stin-gy definition :
<LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: decimal">Unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous: "his employer is stingy and idle".
Would that be financial or a braoder term relating to effort, time, experience, money and/or facilities?
Mate of mine years ago used to have the odd Gulp of anyones beer who was at the table. His number was up when he was seen on numerous occasions over a 2 week period doing this and he was confronted by us all
I know a few that used to do this years ago. Don't quite see the point of doing it.
Yep. I know the type. A good friend of mine is a taxi driver with a HUGE family. He had to stop taking his lovely BMW taxi to family events, and take his wife's Mini Cooper instead. It has two child car seats in the back, so they can not give lifts to people. Relations would be invited to family events and would winge that that couldn't come because their car was in the garage & they couldn't afford a taxi. His mammy and sisters would say "no problem, Jimmy will come and get you and drop you home." This would happen several times per event. He'd spend more time in his car ferrying people around than he would actually at the wedding/birthday party/christening etc etc. Never offered a penny for his trouble or for petrol.
Eventually he said "screw it" and he hatched the Mini Cooper plan. People would then come up to him at family events and tell him in accusatory tones that they had to drive there themselves, or how much they had to pay for a taxi to get there, as if was his fault. The car in the garage stories were rubbish. They just didn't want to take their own cars so that they could drink at the events, without having to pay for a taxi. Stingy fcukers !
when I posted my post about my oh and giving the lift thing I was surprised that another poster on here couldnt see why i was annoyed about what my former friends dad did. What I didnt mention in my other post was that my oh was also a taxi driver at the time and had stoppped work to give us a lift!!!
Working in a bar last year I was asked for a pint of Smithwicks by an American tourist. He then asked for five whisky glasses and thinking he was going to sample some Irish whisky, I lined them up for him. He proceeded to split the pint 5 ways amongst himself and 4 pals. Small country pub, the locals spat beer everywhere trying not to laugh in their faces!!
Strange for an American of my acquaintance but they are a diverse bunch. My cousins from Boston always tip the bartenders like money was going out of fashion (and make Irish bar tenders happy). I guess that's what they are used to doing in the USA.
Got a lift to the airport with a mate a few years back. He was going there anyway and my house was on his route. He loaded up the car with 5 people and took a tenner off each of us. The parking for two nights was 15 euro so covered that and made 15 euro for himself (he didn't charge his girlfriend). We could have just as easily got a taxi between us for cheaper than that. I ended up getting the bus back from the airport.
Another night we ordered in a 16 inch pizza between a few of us - it was only 3 euro each but he said it was too expensive. When the pizza arrived he scoffed about twice as many slices as any one else. I wouldnt mind but the guy saves every penny he has, has plenty of cash and his family are minted too. It's one thing being stingy to yourself which is kinda funny, but it's another thing actively trying to rip off your own mates.
Another mate of mine turned off his freezer during the freeze two years ago. He put his frozen food in a black bin bag and left it outside the back door of his house. That same mate never buys toilet roll either - he just jumps in the shower and rinses himself down after taking a barry white.
That turned my stomach!
And he told you this?
Does he stick pins in your condoms too?
I would ditch this disgusting weirdo!
That is the stingiest thing I've heard a stingy person say
If you don't mind me asking, what were this guys living arrangements, alone, sharing?
If he is living alone, do his guests(if any) have to do the same if they have a crap at his place?