13 People Share the Experiences in Their Lives When People Were Just the Cheapest
Some people are not very generous. In fact, they’re ridiculously cheap. Some people are as tight as Uncle Scrooge.
Twitter user @ShappiKhorsandi shared an experience where a well-to-do friend was extremely tight with her money. She wanted to know if anyone else had a similar or even worse experience.
Whats the tightest thing anyone has ever done to you? When I was an A level student (skint) a (rich, got a huge allowance) friend only half finished her jacket potato in a cafe. I asked if I could finish it (no pride). She said ‘sure, you’ll have to give me 50p though’ Beat that?
— Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) April 29, 2020
It turns out that many other people have had experiences where they noticed someone being especially tight with his or her money. Scroll down to read about 13 times people were extremely cheap.
The tightest thing I’ve seen is someone claiming hardship money from a charity, despite them living in a £3m mansion in Rickmansworth. And then bragging about it on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/YDAwUikYQf
— Christian Talbot (@TheTall_Bot) April 30, 2020
My grandad was a black cabbie for a while. Gave my mum a lift home because 3-year-old me had new shoes on that rubbed and I had bleeding blisters.He put the meter on
— Worboys Writes (@KayWorboys) April 29, 2020
I asked my aunty to braid my hair when we were on holiday. I was 8. It took her about an hour. Then she told my mum I owed her £10 out of my holiday spending money.
— Jo M (@driven_my) April 29, 2020
We went to collect a takeaway from Persian restaurant (we were regulars, & friendly with all staff & owner). While we waited, they insisted on serving us chai despite us repeatedly declining. We drank it out of politeness. They added to our bill. #taarof
— Alexis Peterman (@AlexisPeterman1) April 29, 2020
I once shared a house with a girl who got a lather lamp. She decided to put it in the living room. One evening while we were all just sitting around she casually asked us to all chip in for a replacement bulb, as in her opinion we were all enjoying it. Bulb hadn’t even gone!
— 🎃🧛emmyJayKay🧛🎃 (@MissBinturong) April 29, 2020
Looking for somewhere to eat with a friend, they suggested Pizza Express because they had a voucher for 50% off. End of the meal, I put in half the money and they said, “What are you doing? Mine’s free – it’s my voucher!” I had to pay for the whole thing.
— Nick Doody (@NickDoody) April 29, 2020
When my Dad passed away I had to fly home to Ireland for his funeral, my ex husband had to take our three kids for a week , he docked me $300 from Child support for having them #Charming
— Fiona O’Brien (@RealFionaO) April 29, 2020
Used to babysit for family on Bishops Ave 10 cars, chauffeur. Pool, tennis courts…. Late one night I was going home, thunderstorm, chucking it down but rather than offer me a lift. Lent me an umbrella. “don’t forget to bring it back”. Never saw them again
— Anahita Milligan (@MilliganAnahita) April 30, 2020
My wife’s grandma took her and her sister to the cinema when they was little, made a big show of paying for them, then minutes later told them they owed her for the tickets.
— John Jackson (@JohnJackson_non) April 29, 2020
I had a friend who’s ex-boyfriend tried to claim back the money he had spent on their relationship.
— I R Stewart (@IRStewart1) April 29, 2020
My dad… Hadn’t spoke to me in about a year despite me try to contact.rang one day and asked if I was still DJing and if I was DJing for the hotel’s annual festival feat some really well known bands. Didn’t ask if I was ok. asked if Id get him free tickets for gf and her son!!
— Chris Noble (@funksoulHulk) April 29, 2020
Jerk at a birthday party noticed our group overpaid for the meal. After sulkily downing glasses of liquor and contributed nothing to the conversation that night, he pawed all the remaining money into his pocket rather than leave it as a tip. Hopefully I’ll never see him again.
— Kylie Sturgess (@kyliesturgess) April 29, 2020
My ex-wife invited our kids for Christmas Dinner… and charged them for it!!!!
— Liber Pater 3.5% ✊ (@LiberHuman) April 29, 2020