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sounds like a sensible girl. is she single?
She doesn't sound like much fun . . .
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Old 15.02.2010, 16:24
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She doesn't sound like much fun . . .
well now she's paid of the mortgage, she's got 10x more disposable income to have fun with...
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Old 15.02.2010, 17:09
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Someone who will miscall you each time they want to talk to you because for you it should be easier to pay the phone bill (mind you, we are both working) or telling you to go out drinking and then expecting you to pay for the drinks because you are visiting...sigh

Always wondering...where are those people coming from?
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Old 15.02.2010, 17:19
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Someone who will miscall you each time they want to talk to you because for you it should be easier to pay the phone bill (mind you, we are both working) or telling you to go out drinking and then expecting you to pay for the drinks because you are visiting...sigh

Always wondering...where are those people coming from?
Crikey, who are these people? Friends? Not very friendly behaviour.
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Eeekkk, I hate cheapskates !

I know this old freaky uncle (financially stable) who would use his paper napkin 5 times before throwing it away ! Disgusting to see that kind of s*** when opening the drawer...

Same thing with the plastic film...even if he used it for heating something in the microwave, he'd still keep it until it would start ripping apart !

He used the same old laptop for 10 freakin' YEARS !!! Until it finally broke down, lol, the mother**** was so frustrated that he had to buy a new one ! Loved the look on his face...

Won't even bother mentioning that he showered maybe once a week !
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Old 15.02.2010, 20:13
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for me a person is cheap when he dominates the person standing in front...just to hide his/her own weaknesses.....
someone who can not stand up and accept his/her weakness
someone who is something else in front of everyone and someoneelse otherwise...
You mean "people who cut off the heads of others to make themselves taller?"...Yeah I'm with you on that one...
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Old 15.02.2010, 20:16
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Eeekkk, I hate cheapskates !

I know this old freaky uncle (financially stable) who would use his paper napkin 5 times before throwing it away ! Disgusting to see that kind of s*** when opening the drawer...

Same thing with the plastic film...even if he used it for heating something in the microwave, he'd still keep it until it would start ripping apart !

He used the same old laptop for 10 freakin' YEARS !!! Until it finally broke down, lol, the mother**** was so frustrated that he had to buy a new one ! Loved the look on his face...

Won't even bother mentioning that he showered maybe once a week !
Colorful language...
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

So when people have a different oppinion than you, it is rubbish?

Well my rubbish oppinion would be that Danieluk states a fair and reasonable argument. At least in the German part of CH sevice is included, and the purchasing power of these so-called low income jobs is not bringing them near havig low standards of living.

Tipping is, to my mind, something you give as an expression of gratitude - not the god given right for poor service. Fine by me if you have another oppinion, but please do not call others' for rubbish. - and remember tip next time you buy groceries (at least 10%), the clerk is in the low-incom

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Rubbish!

Here's the rules as I see them:

1-5% - bad service
10% - adequate
10-20% - above average
> 20% - rare, amazing etc...

I believe in tipping as a way to supplement low income jobs like waitering, hairdressers, taxi dirvers etc. Tipping isn't mandatory, and you can always ask for the "service charge" to be removed if you don't approve.
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Old 15.02.2010, 21:03
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Pay for 1 person (buffet) and 2 persons enjoy the foods.
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Old 15.02.2010, 21:22
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

For me cheap defines a person who takes but refuses to give, whether it be emotions, time, help, the occasional birthday cake, the tip to the waiter after a nicely served meal, or just a willing ear or shoulder.
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Old 15.02.2010, 21:24
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Or a couple who sold their house to their kid and his wife for full price. I find that strange.
In Denmark, there is a rule, that you can not sell your house to your own children below a certain price (I think 70% of the value), or it would be considered a gift of so much value, they would be taxed from it, and therefore, selling your house to your kids for the "normal" price may be a way to get around this.

I found somewhere on EF, that there are also rules in Switzerland about tax on property sales, so if it happened in Switzerland, it could be with the intention of saving the children for a hefty extra tax when they move.

Sounds a bit cheeky, but may not be at all.

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Old 15.02.2010, 21:36
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Absolutely, even if the waiter earned nothing at all and was starving, why would you want to give money for service that was miserable. As in every job (including mine), try hard, do well or earn nothing.


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So when people have a different oppinion than you, it is rubbish?

Well my rubbish oppinion would be that Danieluk states a fair and reasonable argument. At least in the German part of CH sevice is included, and the purchasing power of these so-called low income jobs is not bringing them near havig low standards of living.

Tipping is, to my mind, something you give as an expression of gratitude - not the god given right for poor service. Fine by me if you have another oppinion, but please do not call others' for rubbish. - and remember tip next time you buy groceries (at least 10%), the clerk is in the low-incom
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Old 15.02.2010, 22:01
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Oh where to start..

Never participating in a round, or always having to go to the bathroom when their round is due.. yet always taking a drink when one is offered..

When leaving a restaurant, always forgetting their jacket/bag or something and then goes back and takes the tip left and pockets it.. I know someone who does that, I kid you not!!!!!!

An ex of mine never put the heat on in her house, so it was freezing it in, she never bought clothes or underwear, so all her clothes were dated and worn, the actual wire in her bra ripped through the side of it, and it used to actually hurt her, but she refused to buy new underwear.. ugh!!

She was earning over €80k a year, so it wasnt from lack of money!!

As for tipping, in Ireland its not compulsory, but if service is good, then you leave a tip.. but if its not, not only will they not get a tip, the manager will get an earful..

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Old 15.02.2010, 22:06
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

I think the ultimate cheap I have ever seen was to reuse a tea bag. Use it once, dry it, use it the second time and then put it in the compost. I think it was the most green way to make a tea. (Twice). I think poverty makes people do all sorts of seemingly odd economizing moves...
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Old 15.02.2010, 22:23
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I had a financially well-off ex who offered to purchase a flight for me (using his extra miles) so we could take a vacation together.

He emailed me the e-ticket and then proceeded to highlight in said email that the airport fees and taxes came to 100.30 CHF and "could I see to it that he get paid back for that."

The measly 100 CHF did not make a big difference in his pocket, but it certainly made a huge difference in my favorable perception of him. Let's just say the relationship did not last long after that.
maybe it did not make much difference, but the point is: if a relationship is based on what the partner (especially the man) pays... go suck a feck! i want to sponsor, pay stuff for my girl when I WANT TO but if to cover all expenses is the rule... youll see a dust cloud of my disappearence!
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Old 15.02.2010, 22:37
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Cheap? This:
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

My MIL takes the sugar, sauce and other sachets and pops them in her handbag. It was amazing what she'd collected from the flights when she visited us from Australia. I would never do that because I can imagine that one day i'd be trying to find something in my handbag and come across an opened sachet of ketchup that's gone all over everything
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My MIL takes the sugar, sauce and other sachets and pops them in her handbag. It was amazing what she'd collected from the flights when she visited us from Australia. I would never do that because I can imagine that one day i'd be trying to find something in my handbag and come across an opened sachet of ketchup that's gone all over everything
my gran came over once, and had a dozen hard boiled eggs in her carry on bag, she made them especially for me - i told her that we had eggs in Hong kong - she said malaysian ones were better! (she wasn't cheap but i guess it's a similar story to yours)
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I think the ultimate cheap I have ever seen was to reuse a tea bag. Use it once, dry it, use it the second time and then put it in the compost. I think it was the most green way to make a tea. (Twice). I think poverty makes people do all sorts of seemingly odd economizing moves...

crap.
i do that with my herbal teas...hahahaha!

for me cheap is when you take from others and don't give in return.
i had a friend who was always saying how "poor" she was when we went out for drinks. although i was a single mama at the time and struggling, i wanted to enjoy the nights out that i had so i'd buy her a drink when i got drinks.
last year she bought her first house, putting 100,000 dollars down that she had saved in the bank. i thought that was pretty shady.

honestly, in the end the cheapness is a bit annoying but i find that those who are cheap like this are usually too uptight to really be happy anyway, so i don't mind getting them a few drinks to help them lighten the f*** up.
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Old 15.02.2010, 23:12
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Every one has some kind of "being cheap" quirky ways, I think. Sometimes being tightwad actually means being reasonable.
I am cheap, I have no problem with eating leftovers. Most home cooked food gets better with age. It could be seen as cheap, whatever. A friend of mine would not touch the food any longer if it got warmish and was not hot anymore and she would just dump it. In her world, the family deserves only freshly made, hot food. Some people's stomach turns when we talk of buying second hand toys, clothes or furniture, I don't mind at all, they probably think I am the biggest cheapskate.
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