We all need to pinch pennies now and then, but there’s a pretty big difference between being frugal and just being downright cheap and stingy.
But there are some folks out there who have no problem whatsoever being total jerks about money…even when it comes to their friends and family members.
Which we all know is definitely NOT COOL.
Here are some stories from people who were definitely not pleased with how stingy these folks were…
Let’s take a look.
1. Even with a hefty allowance.
What a cheapskate!
My housemate at uni (rich parents paid her rent, bills, gave her a hefty allowance and bought her anything she wanted) offered me (parents wouldn’t give me a penny, couldn’t afford proper meals) a few puffs on her joint. She later asked me to pay for the weed I’d smoked.
— Sutton Sal (@ambersalamander) April 29, 2020
2. It’s my voucher!
What a good friend.
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
3. Ugh. Not cool.
Who would think this would be okay?
“Hi mate, can you come shoot our bands concert saturday? We need some new pics online. You can? Great. The tickets are 40 pounds”.
— larsaalgaard (@larsaalgaard) April 29, 2020
4. Only two drinks?!?!
Why even throw the party?
Lianne was at school with someone who won millions on the lottery; she threw a party and everyone got two drinks tokens.
— Mask Watson (@watsoncomedian) April 29, 2020
5. That’s insane.
What a jerk.
Paid bill for dinner for 5 friends. Left cash tip of 15%. Later found out one friend TOOK BACK a few quid as ‘you should never tip over 10%, it’s insulting’
Let me remind you, I had just bought his dinner
— snooglesilky (@snooglesilky) April 29, 2020
6. Can’t use my lighter.
Sorry about that.
Back when I used to smoke, I was in a pub in Wakefield & had forgotten my lighter. I asked a bloke who had his fags & lighter on the table if I could have light.
“Aye, they sell ’em behind the bar. 50p each”
— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) April 29, 2020
7. What a charmer.
Sounds like a catch!
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
8. Wow…that’s ridiculous.
Who would actually do that?
Went out for a meal with mostly strangers. The bill came round and I tipped big to hide my ‘the-only-one-drinking-shame’ and by the time it got round to the couple next to me they counted up the money and declared “oh there’s enough here, we don’t have to pay” and left.
— Stef Keegan (@StefKeegan) April 29, 2020
9. Here’s my rate.
A self-employed ex-boyfriend once tried to charge me his daily rate to take the day off for my birthday.
— Lucie Fur (@Lucie_Fur99) April 29, 2020
10. Charging your wife.
A very classy move.
My wife used to work with a woman whose husband charged her petrol money for giving her a lift to work, even though he was driving that way to his workplace anyway.
— Del says WEAR A MASK! (@DerkHat) April 29, 2020
11. A friend til the end!
Well, maybe not…
Friend invited me to pub, then said they had no money at all, so I bought them drinks all night. Then they got hungry, and it turned out they could afford to order chips. When they arrived they went and sat a a different table, so I wouldn’t ‘be tempted to have one, I’m hungry’.
— Pachamoochka (@pachemoochka) April 29, 2020
12. Pay up.
You’re enjoying it, aren’t you?
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
13. Divvy it up.
Really? With a shot?
My friend once said she was buying me and our other friend a round of shots. She bought one shot and made the barman divide it into 3 shotglasss.
— 🌈 Kerry Cameron 🤟 (@kerryannjust) April 29, 2020
How about you?
What’s the cheapest thing someone has done to you before?
Tell us all about it in the comments!