Axel has been known to borrow cups and utensils from bars and restaurants lol
I just got in from snow blowing the driveway. I was thinking about this thread. I often times call myself cheap but I think it stems from being "poor". I am not being cheap necessarily because I want to, but because I have to. If I didn't try to save every single penny then there are many things that we could not do.
I have been an extreme couponer long before there was a show about it. I can save 70% a week with coupon but people often think that I am crazy. If you opened a store where all food was 70% off then they would have lines 4 hours long. I am happy to save $1.50 on a $2 item but people don't think it is worth it. What they don't realize us when you add up those 45 coupons in 1 trip then you just saved an entire tank of gas.
It is "leaks" that kill most people, same as in poker. They have "hobbies" like hanging at the bar that burn cash. $20 a night, once or twice a week is four figures. But they rarely notice. But just as important is hustling to make a few bucks!
I know a guy who did the math on how much he was spending on his girlfriend and how many times they had sex, and figured out it'd be cheaper to pay hookers instead. And he actually dumped his girlfriend after that.
That's more than just being cheap though. The guy's psychotic.