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Couple of observations;

1 - Never drink in a bar that doesn’t sell Tennents. 

2 - Splitting the bill at a restaurant is obviously the decent thing to do, and adding up to the £ is obviously tight behaviour, but what is much worse is ordering a starter, a steak, a dessert and alcohol and expecting to pay the same as someone who has had a starter and a main and been on soft drinks all night. If you spend significantly more than someone else then you should be putting in significantly more. I’d be mortified if somebody is subsiding me based on ‘etiquette.’ 

Think you can forgive the odd slip, especially in a large group but doing it intentionally is just bad form. Years back when the kids were small, we went on three or four summer holidays with a group of 5/6 families and extended friends. One couple in particular (from Queensferry) would order the full business from the menu, starters, mains plus sides and desserts, quaff their way through two decent bottles of wine and then get stuck into the coffees/mints and brandy. Without fail he was the first to pipe up ‘are we just sharing the bill?’ whilst she nodded with approval, ‘aye that seems fair’. Cheeky fat bassas.

I guess we were as much at fault as no-one ever really challenged them. Perhaps because they were quite a jolly couple, no one wanted to offend them despite their gluttony on the cheap.

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7 minutes ago, RedRob72 said:


Think you can forgive the odd slip, especially in a large group but doing it intentionally is just bad form. Years back when the kids were small, we went on three or four summer holidays with a group of 5/6 families and extended friends. One couple in particular (from Queensferry) would order the full business from the menu, starters, mains plus sides and desserts, quaff their way through two decent bottles of wine and then get stuck into the coffees/mints and brandy. Without fail he was the first to pipe up ‘are we just sharing the bill’ whilst she nodded with approval, ‘aye that seems fair’. Cheeky fat bassas.
I guess we were as much at fault as no-one ever really challenged them. Perhaps because they were quite a jolly couple, no one wanted to offend them despite their gluttony on the cheap.

Wide boys, were they?

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On 18/03/2019 at 15:55, Shotgun said:

Yes! The wife of the aforementioned boss would always find some ridiculously nit-picky "fault" and use it as an excuse to insist on something being knocked off the bill. One time they brought in a painter to do the outside of the shop and she stiffed him on his bill because she didn't like the colour of the undercoat he used.

The undercoat.

This was a small town and word got around so over time, the pool of tradesmen willing to work for them got smaller and smaller. Which of course, just fed into their Thatcherite belief that "people just don't want to work."  

I do know a plumber who removed all the bathroom fixtures and fittings due to non-payment.

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On 19/03/2019 at 08:44, Hedgecutter said:

I find it staggering that some people wait for 1p change in a charity shop. Seen it happen. 

And no, it wasn't me. 

Late at night, I clearly have drink on the mind rather than Canada Goose jackets. 

I'll probably be referring to them as Canada Dry next. Far better name for a jacket, don't you think?

Back in the day I had to run around Doonfoot to get a penny off the milkman as a bampot paced up and down his porch waiting for his 1p change, never got caught out in that manner again.

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2 hours ago, RedRob72 said:

Think you can forgive the odd slip, especially in a large group but doing it intentionally is just bad form. Years back when the kids were small, we went on three or four summer holidays with a group of 5/6 families and extended friends. One couple in particular (from Queensferry) would order the full business from the menu, starters, mains plus sides and desserts, quaff their way through two decent bottles of wine and then get stuck into the coffees/mints and brandy. Without fail he was the first to pipe up ‘are we just sharing the bill?’ whilst she nodded with approval, ‘aye that seems fair’. Cheeky fat bassas.

I guess we were as much at fault as no-one ever really challenged them. Perhaps because they were quite a jolly couple, no one wanted to offend them despite their gluttony on the cheap.

Jolly fat.

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6 hours ago, ayrmad said:

Back in the day I had to run around Doonfoot to get a penny off the milkman as a bampot paced up and down his porch waiting for his 1p change, never got caught out in that manner again.

^^^ too cheap to part with 1p of his own cash and would rather run around the village hunting for the milkman instead type post. 

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1 minute ago, Hedgecutter said:

^^^ too cheap to part with 1p of his own cash and would rather run around the village hunting for the milkman instead type post. 

You obviously haven't had a look at my betting record in those days.

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A boy at my work is famous for being tight-fisted,

Over Christmas we had a down shift, the boss was kind enough to buy as all a takeaway, he was on holiday, came back and asked the boss for the money as he thought it was unfair on missing out.

He is the same guy that takes the few days old newspapers then takes them back in once done with them.

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Just now, tobeylarone said:

A boy at my work is famous for being tight-fisted,

Over Christmas we had a down shift, the boss was kind enough to buy as all a takeaway, he was on holiday, came back and asked the boss for the money as he thought it was unfair on missing out.

He is the same guy that takes the few days old newspapers then takes them back in once done with them.

Horrendous stuff.

Hopefully he was laughed at then told to bolt and stop being a p***k.

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Just now, DA Baracus said:

Horrendous stuff.

Hopefully he was laughed at then told to bolt and stop being a p***k.

I am glad to say he was told to beat it!

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On 26/03/2019 at 03:29, RockMusic said:

As a teenager I got chucked by a girlfriend (total wid as well) for not halfing in for a taxi one night. Not sure if it was me or her that was the tight one!!? The thing is, I had come out the nightclub totally skint and told her I was walking home. She said she'd drop me off in her taxi as it was on the same route to hers. Then I got ditched for not halfing in!! Still scunnered about it 35 years later.

The secret there is to be a great ride and you can get away with anything. 

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4 hours ago, Dee Man said:

The secret there is to be a great ride and you can get away with anything. 

Are you suggesting that I was anything other than a porn star on steroids???

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5 hours ago, RockMusic said:

Are you suggesting that I was anything other than a porn star on steroids???

 

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FWIW I bought some jeans from Next 2 years back and they faded and the buttons in the fly popped off after a couple of months.  I have a pair of Hugo Boss jeans that I've had for a year longer which are still in great nick.  You definitely get higher quality with top brands.

I used to work for hugo boss, most of the jeans etc were made in the same factories in Bangladesh and Turkey as their competitors, some of the materials are better but its essentially the same people on the same machines. Cheap shitey next/asda jeans aren’t great, but you’re as well paying for a decent pair of jeans at £40-£50 as a pair of Boss jeans at £100+. Many of the ‘fake’ dress shirts on sale in turkey are actually just seconds from the factory in Izmir.

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14 hours ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:


I used to work for hugo boss, most of the jeans etc were made in the same factories in Bangladesh and Turkey as their competitors, some of the materials are better but its essentially the same people on the same machines. Cheap shitey next/asda jeans aren’t great, but you’re as well paying for a decent pair of jeans at £40-£50 as a pair of Boss jeans at £100+. Many of the ‘fake’ dress shirts on sale in turkey are actually just seconds from the factory in Izmir.

"Because of his early NS Party membership, his financial support of the SS and the uniforms delivered to the National Socialist German Workers Party, Boss was considered both an "activist" and a "supporter and beneficiary of National Socialism". In a 1946 judgement, he was stripped of his voting rights, his capacity to run a business, and fined "a very heavy penalty" of 100,000 DM ($70,553 U.S. dollars)(£54,008.61).[4] However, Boss appealed, and he was eventually classified as a ‘follower’, a lesser category, which meant that he was not regarded as an active promoter of National Socialism"

Funny how some people's names survive their dodgy deeds and others don't... 

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7 hours ago, tamthebam said:

"Because of his early NS Party membership, his financial support of the SS and the uniforms delivered to the National Socialist German Workers Party, Boss was considered both an "activist" and a "supporter and beneficiary of National Socialism". In a 1946 judgement, he was stripped of his voting rights, his capacity to run a business, and fined "a very heavy penalty" of 100,000 DM ($70,553 U.S. dollars)(£54,008.61).[4] However, Boss appealed, and he was eventually classified as a ‘follower’, a lesser category, which meant that he was not regarded as an active promoter of National Socialism"

Funny how some people's names survive their dodgy deeds and others don't... 

 

Like Hilti? Anti-Semitic supporters of the Nazi Party who allegedly laundered money for them. 

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My mate is so tight-fisted he dropped a pound coin one time and when he bent down to pick it up it hit him on the back of the head.

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Was at a family dinner (on the wife's side) at the weekend. Was meant to be the in-laws (Golden Anniversary) and the two generations below, with our ages group paying for the meals.

 My mother-in-law inadvertently invited her brother - who then ordered the rib-eye steak.

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2 hours ago, AyrshireTon said:

Was at a family dinner (on the wife's side) at the weekend. Was meant to be the in-laws (Golden Anniversary) and the two generations below, with our ages group paying for the meals.

 My mother-in-law inadvertently invited her brother - who then ordered the rib-eye steak.

Who’s the tight-fisted one in this story? You?

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