6/17/06

When I say I'm cheap, I'm not THIS cheap

I'm cheap. I'm proud to say I am cheap, but I'll be DAMNED if you catch me pulling one of these stunts just to save a dollar:
  1. Using the tray that packaged meat from the store comes in for a plate. Hell to da naah! Why would I put my cooked food that I'm about to eat on some shit that raw, bloody meat just came off of? I don't care if it was disinfected, that's not good. Paper plates cost $1 for a pack, if not less. Buy some and use those instead. Witnessed this move pulled by one of my family members. Not naming names because some of them read this blog.
  2. Jelly jars as drinking cups/glasses. I'm sure there is a Family Dollar or an Old Time Pottery right down the road where you could get a whole drinking cup set for under $10. Save those damn jars for your spare change. And another thing, when you offer me something to drink, do not serve it one of these jars. It's really tacky. Also applies to drink cups from fast food restaurants.
  3. Now this one, I've seen many people do. I personally don't think anything is wrong with it, but I wouldn't do it-saving aluminum cans/bottle tops to turn in for money. I guess it's because I don't drink enough sodas or beer to make it worth my time, but what do those aluminum companies pay anyway, like $.20 per lb? I think it's not worth it, but if that's your thing, more power to ya. You'll have to save a butt-load of cans to get the money that you want. You could probably get enough money to buy yourself a case of soda to start your money making venture up again. No way.
  4. Reusing garbage bags-after the garbage has been dumped out of it. I've witnessed a person in my apartment complex do this, no joke. Now, I hope I'm not offending anyone, but I think it's disgusting. I know garbage bags can be a bit expensive for the top brands, but geez Louise, use leftover grocery bags if you're that hard up on money to put your garbage in. Better yet, just buy a crappy brand of garbage bag that rips when it's too full. Please don't reuse the same one over and over.
  5. Last, but not least, shoplifting. I know people have their reasons for stealing, but the shit is wrong. I've know people who brag about all the money that they have, but will steal the drawers off your grandma when given the opportunity. Not a good look. Sure, I've stolen pens off of people I work with (shhhh!), but I will never stoop to the level of taking anything that doesn't belong to me just because I'm too cheap to go buy it. That's just not what I do.

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