Yes smartarse I have. But its much more convenient to throw a couple of tea bags into my bag than carry a flask around with me all day!
Ha ha,I joke . . .
one of my mates is pretty bad...we were waiting for a bus one day and the standard child fair is 80cent i think..my mate is 18, and he specifically took a shave to get a child fair down to dun laoghaire..i'll never forget that hahaha
this is defo one of the best threads ive read in a long time. should be stickied.
i had a part-time job a while back, and when you do a 5 hour shift you were entitled to a paid 15 minutes break and you have to record in a book what time you took your break at. One day i was when on my break with X. as i was coming back in to work i got a phone call. Thinking nothing of it i answered and was talking for about 3 or 4 mins on the phone. Went back into work, the boss said how come X was back 5 mins ago and you werent? I said oh sorry i got a phone call. Then he says put down that you took a 20 minute break instead of a 15 so i said ye grand and did. Got my wage pack at the end of the week. I worked 21 hours...i got paid for 20.88 hrs or 20hrs and 55 mins. Stingy fcuk!
Hmmm, I think I spent 4 years in this college.
My ex boss and i were heading back to his car in a city centre street,he was just about to start the car when he takes the keys back from the ignition and says" what time is on that parking meter ticket?"
I said 2:15 ,he looks at his watch and says "its only five past sure we might as well wait for the extra ten minutes!"
I thought he was messing but no the stingy fecker sat there for another ten minutes!(this guy retired a multi-millionaire btw)
No, but the pub should be able to provide some alcohol for 2.20, which is what he asked for. If I was the owner I wouldn't be happy that the barman is turning away customers.
Here's my less than 2 cents.
I have a friend who likes to call and hang up directly upon hearing me answer the phone, first time I thought that was strange , happened lots of times after that and I copped on. This was the same guy who would call and 'miss call' me also so I would call him back. He stopped doing that when I refused to call him back at all...got the message I guess. Now he just texts me to call him back cos his credit is running out...
There's a good one in Seinfeld where Kramer is left alone in Jerry's room momentarily. Nothing's happening until you see Kramer rooting around in the back of Jerry's sofa for the next 20 seconds for loose change and finds a few choice coins. He hears Jerry coming back in and acts all innocent. Good one...
There are some great posts here, but it's good to know the difference between stinginess and economy...economy is not wasting stuff needlessly. There is also a rip-off culture in Ireland that is apparent more to outsiders than locals..for example the mention above of pre-paid hourly meters for city corporations in Ireland, in other countries they are often counted by actual time or up to the last ten minutes of use!
Not in Dublin when I used them, they were pre-paid in 30 minute intervals.
An ex-colleague secretly boasted to me to never buying a round. His main secret was never entering the pub first, but holding the door for his mates, thus never getting to the counter first.