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07-02-2014, 08:20   #61
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Canadians full stop. Loonies &Toonies. Was heading to the airport in Vancouver at an irish bar & dropped all my change to the bar maid as a tip. She took all the high value coins & then had a go at me for insulting her by also putting in the coppers & handed them back to me. Prescious.
What a cow. You should have asked for it all back then.
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That reads as really desperate to me rather than stingy.
Not desperate just a pathetic cheap ass. He won't work as he's an "artist" and gets his dole and rent allowance so he's better off than many others are when you consider that he has no outgoings bar food and alcohol.
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An ex-friend of mine who I posted about in the old thread called around to my house the other day. Haven't spoke to him in a number of months a d last time it was nothing more than a quick hello when I saw him in the pub. He showed up at my door unannounced at around 11 am and from his help you'd swear we were best of friends.

Not wanting to be a dick and curious as to what exactly he wanted I told him to come in. I had hoped that he'd finally realised what a dick he'd been to myself and a number of others and wanted to say sorry. Offered him a cup of tea and started chatting about what we were up to in life. He spoke about how tough times were and how he was putting all his money into a play he wanted to stage. Informed me that it "was spectacular and numerous play writes had called it exceptional" having read his past work I knew that he was lieing as his work is generally a rip off of a dozen really famous works. He asked me if I was interested in donating some money to help get the pay up and running, "anything, even a fiver would be appreciate". Told him I wasn't interested and he made that face kids do when told they can't have something.

He tried to give me a poorly done pitch about why it was an investment but all I wanted was for him to leave. I told him that I had to shower and get ready as I'd plans and he suggested he make himself a sandwich while I went to shower. A polite but firm "no" put that to an end and I hurried him out of the house. As he was leaving he asked where all the stuff he'd left was and could he collect it. I reminded him that he'd asked that before a few months back and I got rid of all his stuff. "Oh I know, I mean my other stuff".

I asked what stuff he meant and his answer made my week. "I left food in the fridge". I was a bit taken aback and asked what food. He looked at me and with a straight face said "a jar of mayonnaise, cheese slices, some sausages and pasta sauce. If its bit there and you used it you can pay me back. It's only fair". I assumed he was joking but after about 30 seconds of him explaining how legally it was his property and he was entitled to it I realised that he was serious and fully expected to be given his food back.

I honestly had no idea if I should laugh or cry though his angry demands for his property back has me in stitches. He kept repeating, "my food or the money". He just stood there repeating it so I told him to hang on and went into my room and emptied a few dozen 1cent coins from the bottle I have full of them. Went back to him and showed him the money asking was it enough. He said it would have to do and as he did i flung them into the air before closing the door on him. For almost 2 hours he was on his hands and knees searching through the grass for every last cent he could find. It was the most pathetic thing I have ever seen and when I told a few mutual friends they told me that his "begging" was a weekly occurance and the night before he'd told a friend that they owed him a can if Dutch Gold as he'd left two half cans at theirs on two seperate occasions.
That sounds more like a man that's absolutely desperate and wants help but won't ask for it, rather than a stinge.
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An ex-friend of mine who I posted about in the old thread called around to my house the other day. Haven't spoke to him in a number of months a d last time it was nothing more than a quick hello when I saw him in the pub. He showed up at my door unannounced at around 11 am and from his help you'd swear we were best of friends.

Not wanting to be a dick and curious as to what exactly he wanted I told him to come in. I had hoped that he'd finally realised what a dick he'd been to myself and a number of others and wanted to say sorry. Offered him a cup of tea and started chatting about what we were up to in life. He spoke about how tough times were and how he was putting all his money into a play he wanted to stage. Informed me that it "was spectacular and numerous play writes had called it exceptional" having read his past work I knew that he was lieing as his work is generally a rip off of a dozen really famous works. He asked me if I was interested in donating some money to help get the pay up and running, "anything, even a fiver would be appreciate". Told him I wasn't interested and he made that face kids do when told they can't have something.

He tried to give me a poorly done pitch about why it was an investment but all I wanted was for him to leave. I told him that I had to shower and get ready as I'd plans and he suggested he make himself a sandwich while I went to shower. A polite but firm "no" put that to an end and I hurried him out of the house. As he was leaving he asked where all the stuff he'd left was and could he collect it. I reminded him that he'd asked that before a few months back and I got rid of all his stuff. "Oh I know, I mean my other stuff".

I asked what stuff he meant and his answer made my week. "I left food in the fridge". I was a bit taken aback and asked what food. He looked at me and with a straight face said "a jar of mayonnaise, cheese slices, some sausages and pasta sauce. If its bit there and you used it you can pay me back. It's only fair". I assumed he was joking but after about 30 seconds of him explaining how legally it was his property and he was entitled to it I realised that he was serious and fully expected to be given his food back.

I honestly had no idea if I should laugh or cry though his angry demands for his property back has me in stitches. He kept repeating, "my food or the money". He just stood there repeating it so I told him to hang on and went into my room and emptied a few dozen 1cent coins from the bottle I have full of them. Went back to him and showed him the money asking was it enough. He said it would have to do and as he did i flung them into the air before closing the door on him. For almost 2 hours he was on his hands and knees searching through the grass for every last cent he could find. It was the most pathetic thing I have ever seen and when I told a few mutual friends they told me that his "begging" was a weekly occurance and the night before he'd told a friend that they owed him a can if Dutch Gold as he'd left two half cans at theirs on two seperate occasions.
You watched him crawl around on the cold ground for nearly two hours looking for the money you threw? I hope you at least offered him a cuppa
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That sounds more like a man that's absolutely desperate and wants help but won't ask for it, rather than a stinge.
Again, he's not desperate. Just a cheap ass who thinks everyone owes him something. The guy gets his dole and various top ups each week and is in the pub every other night and lives off take out food. He's better off financially than most of the people he stinges off. He recently bought an XboxOne and is heading to Amsterdam for a week in April, not exactly something that those in need of money do. When he needed help I was there for him but he abused it and our friendship ended because of it.

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You watched him crawl around on the cold ground for nearly two hours looking for the money you threw? I hope you at least offered him a cuppa
No, I relaxed and enjoyed a cup of tea and some food while watching a bit of TV and periodically looking out at him.
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An ex-friend of mine who I posted about in the old thread called around to my house the other day. Haven't spoke to him in a number of months a d last time it was nothing more than a quick hello when I saw him in the pub. He showed up at my door unannounced at around 11 am and from his help you'd swear we were best of friends.

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You always know its going to be a good story when it starts with "an ex-friend of mine".
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Was at a friends house and she was complaining about how hungry she was for a taco chip from the chipper but she had no money. I offer to pay for her and her fellas food no bother. So off we went for food and all was happy.

The next time I was at her house the same thing happened again but this time she did have money. She sent her fella off to get food and never even bothered asking me did I want anything.
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When i got married one guest ? told me to call to his house to collect our present ! as if !. good few years ago now but always remember it. ( he never invited me to his wedding ) taught he was a friend !
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When i got married one guest ? told me to call to his house to collect our present ! as if !. good few years ago now but always remember it. ( he never invited me to his wedding ) taught he was a friend !
Maybe it was a really big present. Like an elephant. You'll never know now.
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When i got married one guest ? told me to call to his house to collect our present ! as if !. good few years ago now but always remember it. ( he never invited me to his wedding ) taught he was a friend !
In fairness, he can't have been that great of a friend if he couldn't be bothered to bring his gift around to you. Sounds like you are better off without him.
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Try bargaining down a product in a €2 store.
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Try bargaining down a product in a €2 store.
No need just logon to adverts.ie to see sh1t like that go on
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In Carlow I used to live across from a charity warehouse that funded a local day care centre that sold pretty much everything you can think of. Spent a lot of time wandering around it exploring. One time there was a lady there giving out stink to the girl at the checkout. She had 3 teddies in her hand that had come from a basket priced €1 and a Bob the Builder toy in a box. The girl at the checkout was trying to explain to her that the teddies were €1 each but the Bob the Builder toy was €3 as it was there by mistake but was brand new and the RRP was close to €20. The lady was having none of it because she found the Bob the Builder toy in the same basket as the teddies so was refusing to pay €3 and screaming at the poor girl for ages. When the checkout girl refused to back down she tried to haggle her down to €2. In a fúcking charity shop.
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An ex-friend of mine who I posted about in the old thread called around to my house the other day. Haven't spoke to him in a number of months a d last time it was nothing more than a quick hello when I saw him in the pub. He showed up at my door unannounced at around 11 am and from his help you'd swear we were best of friends.

Not wanting to be a dick and curious as to what exactly he wanted I told him to come in. I had hoped that he'd finally realised what a dick he'd been to myself and a number of others and wanted to say sorry. Offered him a cup of tea and started chatting about what we were up to in life. He spoke about how tough times were and how he was putting all his money into a play he wanted to stage. Informed me that it "was spectacular and numerous play writes had called it exceptional" having read his past work I knew that he was lieing as his work is generally a rip off of a dozen really famous works. He asked me if I was interested in donating some money to help get the pay up and running, "anything, even a fiver would be appreciate". Told him I wasn't interested and he made that face kids do when told they can't have something.

He tried to give me a poorly done pitch about why it was an investment but all I wanted was for him to leave. I told him that I had to shower and get ready as I'd plans and he suggested he make himself a sandwich while I went to shower. A polite but firm "no" put that to an end and I hurried him out of the house. As he was leaving he asked where all the stuff he'd left was and could he collect it. I reminded him that he'd asked that before a few months back and I got rid of all his stuff. "Oh I know, I mean my other stuff".

I asked what stuff he meant and his answer made my week. "I left food in the fridge". I was a bit taken aback and asked what food. He looked at me and with a straight face said "a jar of mayonnaise, cheese slices, some sausages and pasta sauce. If its bit there and you used it you can pay me back. It's only fair". I assumed he was joking but after about 30 seconds of him explaining how legally it was his property and he was entitled to it I realised that he was serious and fully expected to be given his food back.

I honestly had no idea if I should laugh or cry though his angry demands for his property back has me in stitches. He kept repeating, "my food or the money". He just stood there repeating it so I told him to hang on and went into my room and emptied a few dozen 1cent coins from the bottle I have full of them. Went back to him and showed him the money asking was it enough. He said it would have to do and as he did i flung them into the air before closing the door on him. For almost 2 hours he was on his hands and knees searching through the grass for every last cent he could find. It was the most pathetic thing I have ever seen and when I told a few mutual friends they told me that his "begging" was a weekly occurance and the night before he'd told a friend that they owed him a can if Dutch Gold as he'd left two half cans at theirs on two seperate occasions.
That last paragraph? You are such a nice guy...
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That last paragraph? You are such a nice guy...
For anyone who thinks he's just some guy down on his luck and too proud to ask for help, he just posted pictures on facebook of the new 50" 3D TV he bought today, as well as pictures of a still boxed PS4 and surround system. Proverly cost the best part of €2,500. First comment beneath the picture is someone asking why he's begging for financing for his play. The answer, "it should be seen as a privilege to help stage my play".
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