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    Old 10-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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    How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    I caught my DH online last night trying to find the best price for windshield wipers for his car!

    He got no less than 4-5 estimates from contractors to put in a new water heater, then he turned around and re-did it himself because he didn't like the way they placed it and demanded a refund. (which he never got.)

    Toilets are heavy. So when we bought three new ones, neighbors graciously offered to help but he said "no thanks" because he was afraid they would charge him (plus he didn't want to put them out...he hates to take time out of other people's life, which is commendable.)

    He gives me a hard time if I leave a light on in say, the laundry room after I had just taken the clothes out of the dryer...so now if he leaves the office and the light on and goes outside to the garage, I say, "Umm, were you still using the office? Why is the light still on?"

    Agggh. BTW, we've been married 20 yrs. this past May. I guess after all that time you notice these things but Come on! Going on the 'net to find the cheapest deal for windshield wipers?

    Do you have an overly-frugal person in your life? Examples, please!!!
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    Old 10-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    Hahahaha gotta laugh, I come from a line of men that were as tight as fishes behinds, i broke the cycle. Not sure if my wife is tight but she spends all our money on herself……..when I met he I owned my own house and debt free………….I'm 200 grand in the red now, I'm wearing a 20yr old t shirt as I speak.

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    Old 10-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    Just about every man I know is like this. I have a friend whose husband monitors the toilet paper use; others who turn lights off constantly, won't turn on the AC until everyone is well cooked, then turns it off again as soon as it is a bit cooler. Even with my dream of a husband, we go all over town before he can settle on a purchase. He has to check every one out, gets brochures etc etc. if we save $50 off the price of a washer, he is thrilled. It is a man thing. Sera

     
    Old 10-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    Toilet paper use? Oh man! I dated a guy like that before I met my DH. He was all like, "Why is it, whenever you come over, I go through more toilet paper?
    DUH! You have TWO people using the commode instead of one and girls just don't 'shake it out' and move on. MEN. Meh.
    $200,000 in debt???? My BIL divorced his second wife because she contributed nothing to the household, didn't work but Loved shoes. He was $40,000 in debt before he kicked her to the curb and demanded his $5K wedding ring back!

    Why are people so different once you get married? I haven't even bought a new bra in 5 yrs. even though I've lost 42 lbs! (not on purpose). The drugs I take for my Epilepsy diagnosed in 2005 make me so sick I can't eat.

    He doesn't encourage me to buy clothes that fit, even though I walk across the room and my jeans fall to my knees, he just says, "Go buy a belt, will you?"

    Yet UPS or Fed EX delivers a package for him nearly every DAY for him. Computer parts, stuff for his new 'Man Cave", sneakers, not to mention those stupid windshield wipers!
    I want to receive a box in my name for once!
    Maybe something from Tiffany's.
    Dagnabbit.
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    Old 12-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #5
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    LMao. You know they are the cheapest if they do what you're significant other did.

     
    Old 12-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #6
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    wait there's more! for Christmas kept getting these packages delivered...I was surprised when he opened them up in front of me. Well, not so astonished when I reazlised they were all gifts for his MOTHER!

    men. meh.
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    Old 12-06-2014, 09:48 PM   #7
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    I have to agree majority of men are this way, I am sure some are not!!. But my husband is one of those men that are too!!. LMAO!!. In my home my loving 7 year old daughter will whisper to me, mommy, Can I get a toy today?!?!. I promise it will be a cheap toy so daddy don't get mad!!!. She even knows her father is cheap!!. And mind you people are looking at us!!. Because they just heard what she asked me!!!.
    He also complains about toilet paper...lol. It has to be either a guy thing or maybe a husband thing....Oh My Goodness!!!.

     
    Old 12-08-2014, 08:08 AM   #8
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    Hi,
    Lol! He's just cautious and prudent. My bloke's the same.

     
    Old 12-09-2014, 07:10 AM   #9
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    you know you are with a cheapskate when....you carry one dollar bills with you to the restaurant to augment the tip when he's not looking ! heehee
    truly tho, he's awesome and adorable ! (just don't read my entry about him under the thread "another thing that irks me" ! )
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    Hahaha, men like these make our lives funny I have met several of these men over the years and you can't do anything about it but laugh.

     
    Old 06-09-2015, 05:26 AM   #11
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

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    Just about every man I know is like this. I have a friend whose husband monitors the toilet paper use; others who turn lights off constantly, won't turn on the AC until everyone is well cooked, then turns it off again as soon as it is a bit cooler. Even with my dream of a husband, we go all over town before he can settle on a purchase. He has to check every one out, gets brochures etc etc. if we save $50 off the price of a washer, he is thrilled. It is a man thing. Sera
    it's a man thing exactly! best business for the best price

     
    Old 06-09-2015, 07:14 AM   #12
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    Hahaha, yes. Some people are cheap. I am by default so generous - but my wife keeps me in check. It's good sometimes! Other times, not so much.

    I guess the saying is true, opposites attract.

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    Old 06-09-2015, 08:25 AM   #13
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    You Know when a man is the cheapest person on earth when a robber holds a gun on him demanding "Your money or your life!" and he has to pause to think it over.

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    Old 06-10-2015, 08:27 PM   #14
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    Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

    Once, we found a old box cube type tv that someone had thrown away. It was so bulky and outdated, but my so insisted we take it. I would rather just pay for a good flatter model instead.

     
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