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2012-10-02 01:17:30 AM  
If I took a dump then I also grab soap, wipe myself down with the soap, then I take the water and rinse off the soap

never say those words again
 
2012-10-02 01:27:36 AM  
Uhhhhh...huh. Well....

The entire point of being frugal is that you spend less on the things that matter less so you have more to spend on the things that matter more. Spend less on a car and clothes and electronics and food so you have more to spend on a home and family and such. It's about living beneath your means so you can afford to do the things you want to do.

This does not seem anything like this. This seems like a weird OCD.
 
2012-10-02 01:34:01 AM  
Washing instead of wiping is much more sanitary.

If she was using street drainage ditch runoff instead of city tap water, she might get a crazy label in my book.

Otherwise, nothing wrong with thinking how to undo what we've been brainwashed into doing, because some marketing guy's plan to sell something somehow became the norm.
 
2012-10-02 02:36:56 AM  
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2012-10-02 02:48:53 AM  
That'll do, subby... That'll do.

+1
 
2012-10-02 02:53:39 AM  
While demonstrating her frugal cleansing ritual in front of the cameras

Scroll down for video


Oh dear god no.
 
2012-10-02 02:54:15 AM  
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2012-10-02 02:55:13 AM  
FTFA: Frugal-minded: Kay doesn't 'believe in spending money on something that you're just going to throw away'

So we're recycling the tampons, are we? Or is it stuff-folded baby socks? I guess they would last longer through the washings...
 
2012-10-02 02:57:26 AM  
Oh god. She's asian, too, so you just know she has a huge afro down there and oh my god...
 
2012-10-02 03:00:41 AM  
There is "holy crap that's cheap" and then there's taking it way too far. Wow.
 
2012-10-02 03:19:59 AM  
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2012-10-02 05:21:25 AM  
I pride myself on being thrifty but there are some things that you should not skimp on. This woman is disgusting and the fact that she is on camera demonstrating her toilet habits just puts it over the top.
Crist people, have some dignity.
 
2012-10-02 06:01:35 AM  
My god lady, at least go down to the river.
 
2012-10-02 06:03:18 AM  
She is sick. These cable channels are milking these mentally ill people for all they are worth.
 
2012-10-02 06:06:01 AM  
I'm one of the cheapest, most frugal people there is...but wow.

not-so-CSB:
The best household money-saving tip I've come across is to actually plan your week's meals in advance, and buy only what you plan on eating (including leftovers for lunch). It saves on impulse purchases and cuts down on stuff going bad in the fridge.
 
2012-10-02 06:11:51 AM  
 
2012-10-02 06:14:45 AM  
I'm probably in the minority here, but I don't think the problem is necessarily that she doesn't use toilet paper. There are plenty of cultures that wash after using the toilet, as crazy as that sounds to Americans.

Rather, I think the problem here is that she has no class, as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman. She is the lowest of the low and disgusting.

And to what end is she skimping to this degree? This seems self-imposed rather than a problem of income. At the end of the month, what is that 6 dollars she's saved going to do for her? Somehow she's gone off the rails and needs some serious help.
 
2012-10-02 06:15:47 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I pride myself on being thrifty but there are some things that you should not skimp on. This woman is disgusting and the fact that she is on camera demonstrating her toilet habits just puts it over the top.
Crist people, have some dignity.


Wiping your ass with paper instead of washing with water is disgusting when you think about it.
 
2012-10-02 06:15:59 AM  
What's funny is she admitted she *still uses paper towels* - to dry her cooch/ass off after going to the toilet. Sure, it's a lot less than if she didn't use water/soap and used toilet paper exclusively, but still. Taking frugality to a whole new level of crazy there.
 
2012-10-02 06:26:57 AM  
Is that soap free? Because toilet paper is so relatively cheap that unless you are using free soap, you're probably coming out about even.
 
2012-10-02 06:28:54 AM  

Gortex: I'm one of the cheapest, most frugal people there is...but wow.

not-so-CSB:
The best household money-saving tip I've come across is to actually plan your week's meals in advance, and buy only what you plan on eating (including leftovers for lunch). It saves on impulse purchases and cuts down on stuff going bad in the fridge.


Preparing your own food is the healthiest, most cost effective thing you can do. Example - roast chicken dinner night 1. Leftover chicken is either prepared with alfredo/pasta or made into chicken salad for lunch. Carcass goes into a crockpot with leftover veg and spices to make stock for soup or frozen for future use. Stock up on staples when they are on sale, etc. Simple really.
 
2012-10-02 06:30:59 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm probably in the minority here, but I don't think the problem is necessarily that she doesn't use toilet paper. There are plenty of cultures that wash after using the toilet, as crazy as that sounds to Americans.

Rather, I think the problem here is that she has no class, as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman. She is the lowest of the low and disgusting.

And to what end is she skimping to this degree? This seems self-imposed rather than a problem of income. At the end of the month, what is that 6 dollars she's saved going to do for her? Somehow she's gone off the rails and needs some serious help.


This. She disgusted me.
 
2012-10-02 06:33:05 AM  
uhhh.........tmi
 
2012-10-02 06:36:50 AM  
Oh, and hand washing your clothes is still doing laundry.
 
2012-10-02 06:40:27 AM  

JWideman: Oh, and hand washing your clothes is still doing laundry.


If she lives in an apartment she isn't paying for water either.
 
2012-10-02 06:43:44 AM  
I'd like to see someone give this woman $1,000,000. She wouldn't change a damn thing.

/gonna go throw up now.
 
2012-10-02 06:46:01 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Rather, I think the problem here is that she has no class, as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman. She is the lowest of the low and disgusting.


Why is it called "taking a dump" when you're actually "leaving a dump"? I mean, you're not really taking it anywhere?

/Funk dat.
 
2012-10-02 06:54:21 AM  
I don't understand why washing oneself after using the bathroom instead of wiping with paper is such a weird concept to Americans. Billions of people around the world use water instead of paper. However, this woman is disgusting for showing her act on tape and going into detail using such language like "taking a dump". She could have just discussed it in a much more sophisticated way. Also saving six dollars over not doing laundry is utterly retarded.
 
2012-10-02 07:00:40 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: She is sick. These cable channels are milking these mentally ill people for all they are worth.


we can thank Morton Downey Jr for pioneering trash talk TV in the 1980's. there have been many since, some in disguise as otherwise but they too are exploiters. i cringe knowing what the rest of the world must think of americans when they see the content of our television broadcasts and the people on these shows.

---it's good to be a wise steward to your money. it's commendable to be frugal with your coin. it's another thing to go through life as a cheapskate.
 
2012-10-02 07:06:15 AM  

Hawnkee: Why is it called "taking a dump" when you're actually "leaving a dump"? I mean, you're not really taking it anywhere?

/Funk dat.


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/Rock on, brother Beavis
 
2012-10-02 07:15:34 AM  
Asian? Jeebus, people has also prbably seen her digging through trash cans trying to find returnable cans and bottles as well. If I had a bidet I would try to save on toilet paper but what she's doing id kind of gross. More power to her though.
 
2012-10-02 07:16:28 AM  
Mother-of-five Vickie from Ashton, Idaho, refuses to shell out cash for a telephone, a television or even new clothes for the children. And for meal time she scours the local area for road kill.

That other stuff bothers me, but this gets me the most. It's one thing to indulge in your own neurosis, but to inflict them on your children is a whole other thing. My God woman, we're in the second decade of the 21st century, get your kids some food to eat and some means of communication.
 
2012-10-02 07:16:30 AM  
I suspect she's using a hell of a lot more water to wash her clothes in the shower, and they're going to be distorted and ruined before long unless she also has a mangle. And by the look of her, that's exactly what's happened.

/the only thing you can wash in the shower are socks or tights, if you're a businessperson in a hotel room.
 
2012-10-02 07:18:34 AM  
'Whenever I have dirty clothes I try to wash them while I'm showering. Today I'm using a free sample of detergent I got.

'Once I'm done showering then I lather up the clothes. I think the last time I did laundry was maybe three years ago,' she says.


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Coming up: Shower salad.
 
2012-10-02 07:19:48 AM  

AbbeySomeone:
... as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman.


What about "dropping the kids off at the pool"? Does that count as classy? I say dump and I'm 38.
 
2012-10-02 07:20:16 AM  
Agreed that 'dump' is a classless term. That said I took an assignment where I could work from home most days, then jokingly told the guys in the office they'd still see me everyday when I came in to take dump because it would save me on toilet paper.

In all seriousness though, how much time does it take to her to save $6 a month. 5 minutes per day to wash clothes in the shower x 30 days is 2.5 hours a month for $6. That time would be better spent calling up and fighting your cable/internet/phone bill monthly it would take less time and save more. Or get a second job on the weekend.
 
2012-10-02 07:34:19 AM  
I don't know what's worse....this lady or the lady last season who used towel scraps for toilet paper and washed and reused them.

The worst part of that whole scene is watching her kid fold the washed poo towels and saying, "this one is kinda dirty should I throw it out?" And holds up a streaked cloth. She then tells him no bc it is still good.
 
2012-10-02 07:39:11 AM  
That just seems excessively nasty. Yes, sure, once the appocalypse arrives luxuries such as toilet paper and nice warm water and lenor lavender and mandarin clothes conditioner may be hard to come across..

But till then... Who in the hell could,no would live like that from choice? that's gone beyond frugal and thrifty and into downright 'icky'.

And seriously, you can buy a 6 pack of toilet tissue for 99p. That doesent exactly break the bank. If you really think that's expensive you could still use the 'one up one down and one for polish' mentality to make that ever so precious roll of paper last that little bit longer.
 
2012-10-02 07:41:45 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Frugal-minded: Kay doesn't 'believe in spending money on something that you're just going to throw away'

So we're recycling the tampons, are we? Or is it stuff-folded baby socks? I guess they would last longer through the washings...


Moon cups.

So she uses a lota instead of a bidet. How disgusting.
Wait... No. How HYGENIC. WE'RE the disgusting ones, lazy and wasteful.
 
2012-10-02 07:43:24 AM  
Besides the obvious India and China, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are in the top ten largest countries on Earth. I'm going to suggest that well over half of people use water and their left hand, not TP, and the ratio is probably closer to 3:1.

That's because it works. I've been on the underwear line of an institutional laundry. People:
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2012-10-02 07:44:54 AM  

Lt_Ryan: Agreed that 'dump' is a classless term. That said I took an assignment where I could work from home most days, then jokingly told the guys in the office they'd still see me everyday when I came in to take dump because it would save me on toilet paper.

In all seriousness though, how much time does it take to her to save $6 a month. 5 minutes per day to wash clothes in the shower x 30 days is 2.5 hours a month for $6. That time would be better spent calling up and fighting your cable/internet/phone bill monthly it would take less time and save more. Or get a second job on the weekend.


Indeed. If we made basic econ a high school requirement, a lot more people would know what opportunity cost is. Maybe.
 
2012-10-02 07:48:12 AM  
GO COMMANDO
 
2012-10-02 07:48:43 AM  

markie_farkie: Washing instead of wiping is much more sanitary.

If she was using street drainage ditch runoff instead of city tap water, she might get a crazy label in my book.

Otherwise, nothing wrong with thinking how to undo what we've been brainwashed into doing, because some marketing guy's plan to sell something somehow became the norm.


So everybody should just shiat first thing in the morning and then hop in the shower?
 
2012-10-02 07:55:09 AM  
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2012-10-02 07:58:48 AM  
We must be farking billionaires then because we use both toilet roll and moist toilet paper - and still manage to have enough in the budget for laundry detergent and a washer/dryer. I'd hate to see the rest of her apartment, more to the point I'd hate to smell the rest of her apartment.


Being good with your money is a great thing, being obsessive is a mental illness.
 
2012-10-02 07:59:35 AM  

Lt Los3r: I don't understand why washing oneself after using the bathroom instead of wiping with paper is such a weird concept to Americans. Billions of people around the world use water instead of paper. However, this woman is disgusting for showing her act on tape and going into detail using such language like "taking a dump". She could have just discussed it in a much more sophisticated way. Also saving six dollars over not doing laundry is utterly retarded.


6 dollars for laundry? I want your laundromats, buddy.
 
2012-10-02 08:00:41 AM  
Sniff Sniff... Mom?
 
2012-10-02 08:01:28 AM  

AbbeySomeone: JWideman: Oh, and hand washing your clothes is still doing laundry.

If she lives in an apartment she isn't paying for water either.


And Obama pays for her mortgage?
 
2012-10-02 08:02:11 AM  
Let's introduce her to the woman that drinks her own urine!
 
2012-10-02 08:03:20 AM  
While Greg from Ohio, only flushes his toilet once per week

That's not cheapskate, that's poop fetish.
 
2012-10-02 08:03:25 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: So everybody should just shiat first thing in the morning and then hop in the shower?


You could. There's also the standalone bidet, the Japanese-style washlet magic, the old standby lota/dipper/water bottle, or what is now getting to be the most common option (commonly used from Bangkok to Helsinki to Rio de Janeiro)... the bum gun:

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2012-10-02 08:06:12 AM  

Liz Lemon: Let's introduce her to the woman that drinks her own urine!


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2012-10-02 08:10:15 AM  

cptrelentless: AbbeySomeone:
... as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman.

What about "dropping the kids off at the pool"? Does that count as classy? I say dump and I'm 38.


I say ass vomit.
 
2012-10-02 08:13:17 AM  

911Jenny: I don't know what's worse....this lady or the lady last season who used towel scraps for toilet paper and washed and reused them.

The worst part of that whole scene is watching her kid fold the washed poo towels and saying, "this one is kinda dirty should I throw it out?" And holds up a streaked cloth. She then tells him no bc it is still good.


Cloth diapers must drive you to the brink of insanity.

Dolt.
 
2012-10-02 08:13:31 AM  
Split infinitives for the win
 
2012-10-02 08:15:59 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I pride myself on being thrifty but there are some things that you should not skimp on. This woman is disgusting and the fact that she is on camera demonstrating her toilet habits just puts it over the top.
Crist people, have some dignity.


Out of work actresses have no dignity.
 
2012-10-02 08:17:53 AM  
Pooping, taking a dump, taking a shiat, dropping a deuce, defecating, crapping, having a bowel movement, passing a stool...what is the preferred vernacular/term?
 
2012-10-02 08:18:55 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: markie_farkie: Washing instead of wiping is much more sanitary.

If she was using street drainage ditch runoff instead of city tap water, she might get a crazy label in my book.

Otherwise, nothing wrong with thinking how to undo what we've been brainwashed into doing, because some marketing guy's plan to sell something somehow became the norm.

So everybody should just shiat first thing in the morning and then hop in the shower?


Drag your ass across the grass like a real man.
 
2012-10-02 08:20:22 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm probably in the minority here, but I don't think the problem is necessarily that she doesn't use toilet paper. There are plenty of cultures that wash after using the toilet, as crazy as that sounds to Americans.

Rather, I think the problem here is that she has no class, as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman. She is the lowest of the low and disgusting.

And to what end is she skimping to this degree? This seems self-imposed rather than a problem of income. At the end of the month, what is that 6 dollars she's saved going to do for her? Somehow she's gone off the rails and needs some serious help.


This.
This lady obviously has some boundary issues and isn't all there upstairs, not because she uses soap and water to clean herself after she uses the bathroom instead of toilet paper, but because she went on tv discussing her toilet habits and the words she used to describe it. The fact that she uses soap and water instead of toilet paper actually probably makes her cleaner down there than most other Americans.

thelordofcheese: cptrelentless: AbbeySomeone:
... as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman.

What about "dropping the kids off at the pool"? Does that count as classy? I say dump and I'm 38.

I say ass vomit.


I prefer "dropping the Browns off at the Super Bowl" myself.
 
2012-10-02 08:25:59 AM  
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2012-10-02 08:29:13 AM  
Well, a detachable shower head does come in handy..
 
2012-10-02 08:29:18 AM  
so, she still DOES LAUNDRY, just using a different method than the majority of us. she saves a whopping $6 doing this, she says

i agree about the washers and dryers shrinking the life of the clothes, but i have clothes that are several years old that i still wear regularly, without using some super-expensive fancy new front loaders or euro-style machines.

the wiping with soap and water is fine at home or somewhere like work if you can plan by carrying things with you, but not convenient in many situations.
 
2012-10-02 08:37:38 AM  
That's ok, I use wipes to clean my ass and toilet paper to dry it. I may have to change the design plans on my house to include a bidet in my bathroom.
 
2012-10-02 08:38:37 AM  
Dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool.
 
2012-10-02 08:42:30 AM  
Good for her.

Water and soap is probably cleaner than toilet paper anyway.

Washing clothes in the shower is efficient and she doesn't look dirty at all.

More people should follow her example.
 
2012-10-02 08:56:04 AM  
I got a bidet toilet attachment for 25 bucks on ebay. I absolutely love it. Haven't used TP at home for several years. Always thought TP was nasty and never feel really clean after using it.
 
2012-10-02 08:57:58 AM  

sodomizer: Good for her.

Water and soap is probably cleaner than toilet paper anyway.

Washing clothes in the shower is efficient and she doesn't look dirty at all.

More people should follow her example.


Says someone named sodomizer?
 
2012-10-02 09:03:52 AM  

JWideman: AbbeySomeone: I pride myself on being thrifty but there are some things that you should not skimp on. This woman is disgusting and the fact that she is on camera demonstrating her toilet habits just puts it over the top.
Crist people, have some dignity.

Wiping your asss with paper instead of washing with water is disgusting when you think about it.


I try not to think about your arse, but thanks anyway.

On a side note. never go ATM.
 
2012-10-02 09:04:30 AM  

loveblondieo: Mother-of-five Vickie from Ashton, Idaho, refuses to shell out cash for a telephone, a television or even new clothes for the children. And for meal time she scours the local area for road kill.

That other stuff bothers me, but this gets me the most. It's one thing to indulge in your own neurosis, but to inflict them on your children is a whole other thing. My God woman, we're in the second decade of the 21st century, get your kids some food to eat and some means of communication.


This one was the most appalling for me too - although I could see not buying new clothes for the kids if you prefer to scour the local Goodwill/Salvation Army store for a bargain (I've done that myself when times were lean.) But the 'no-phone-no-tv-and-roadkill-dinners' plan? I can guarantee you her five kids are spending lots of time at their friends' houses using their phones, watching their tvs and eating their food. So it's less of an 'extreme frugality' mindset and more of a 'let me pawn my kids off onto other people' mindset.
 
2012-10-02 09:04:53 AM  
I'm all for washing up after 'number 2' - but if you can't manage to go before your morning shower, well, that's what bidets and flushable wipes are for. Or heck - wet some TP and use that.

Also, her clothes look dingy. IDK. It is worth $6/month to *look* like I am wearing clean clothes. I'm also sure that all her clothes are screen-printed t-shirts that she got for free.

One of my deal breakers for the men I date is cheapness. Being sensible with money? Rock on. Being a tightwad? Bye-bye.
 
2012-10-02 09:05:06 AM  

Bhruic: Is that soap free? Because toilet paper is so relatively cheap that unless you are using free soap, you're probably coming out about even.


Maybe she makes her own?

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2012-10-02 09:09:18 AM  
Toilets are expensive. I just hang my butt out the window and let 'er rip.
 
2012-10-02 09:17:46 AM  
Geez, can't she take a dump at work like everyone else?
 
2012-10-02 09:22:32 AM  

Bpjosep: Geez, can't she take a dump at work like everyone else?


I go everyday after the gym and before I take my nightly shower. It works for me.
 
2012-10-02 09:22:47 AM  

Bpjosep: Geez, can't she take a dump at work like everyone else?


nothing quite as satisfying as taking a dump on company time
 
2012-10-02 09:31:36 AM  
Reusable toilet paper really isn't that big a deal, and there's quite a market for it. Just search etsy for "mama cloth" or "family cloth" and see what you get. Same goes for menstrual pads (although many, like myself, prefer a menstrual cup) and diapers. Why do we assume that enshrining our bodily wastes in plastic/chemical tombs for posterity is the more sanitary way to go?

//Yes, I use a washing machine
//No, diapers are washed separately, thank you
 
2012-10-02 09:38:18 AM  

WienerButt: Pooping, taking a dump, taking a shiat, dropping a deuce, defecating, crapping, having a bowel movement, passing a stool...what is the preferred vernacular/term?


Dropping a log, logging out, taking a grumpy, firing No. 2 torpedo, taking a growler, horking out a dirt snake, laying some cable, crimping off a length, growing a tail, dropping the kids off at the pool, Code Brown, shaking hands with Mr. Brown, taking the Browns to the Super Bowl, seeing a man about a horse, giving birth to a Texan/Marine/Dem/Repub/ButtWiener...
 
2012-10-02 09:44:30 AM  
Ugh, how many times has she used that paper towel?
 
2012-10-02 09:46:20 AM  

Lawnchair: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: So everybody should just shiat first thing in the morning and then hop in the shower?

You could. There's also the standalone bidet, the Japanese-style washlet magic, the old standby lota/dipper/water bottle, or what is now getting to be the most common option (commonly used from Bangkok to Helsinki to Rio de Janeiro)... the bum gun:

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I will now look at my kitchen sink sprayer with suspicion from this point on.
 
2012-10-02 09:49:42 AM  
As my Scottish granny used to say, "there's nae pockets in a shroud."
 
2012-10-02 09:55:38 AM  
She's kinda hot, esp. those legs. I'd bend them over her shoulders and wash her down that's for sure.
 
2012-10-02 09:57:33 AM  
I'm just amazed we found the one Asian person who doesn't do laundry.
 
2012-10-02 09:58:57 AM  
Back in three days. Don't bathe.
 
2012-10-02 09:59:41 AM  

WienerButt: Pooping, taking a dump, taking a shiat, dropping a deuce, defecating, crapping, having a bowel movement, passing a stool...what is the preferred vernacular/term?


Giving birth to a Buick.
 
2012-10-02 10:11:10 AM  
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2012-10-02 10:14:29 AM  
But think about how much money she made to go on TLC and embarrass herself in order to make their audience feel better about their own sh*tty lives.
 
2012-10-02 10:14:42 AM  

Fenwick3: I'm just amazed we found the one Asian person who doesn't do laundry.


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Frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2012-10-02 10:15:22 AM  
Personally I use a bidet when ever possible. Much cleaner than wiping with toilet paper. Bonus: No swamp ass!
 
2012-10-02 10:21:48 AM  

Gortex: I'm one of the cheapest, most frugal people there is...but wow.

not-so-CSB:
The best household money-saving tip I've come across is to actually plan your week's meals in advance, and buy only what you plan on eating (including leftovers for lunch). It saves on impulse purchases and cuts down on stuff going bad in the fridge.


I do the exact same thing. Not so much to be frugal, it's just that I'm sick of fast food. The saved money is just icing on the cake I made at home myself :D
 
2012-10-02 10:22:23 AM  
I used to work with a woman named Patty that used (office-supplied) tape to get stuff off her suit and would just keep adding cheap perfume. We counted 3 suits total over the year she worked there (she wore one of them everyday) and we firmly believe nary a one was ever cleaned professionally. Oh, and of course she smoked.
 
2012-10-02 10:25:08 AM  
She claims that the hand-washing technique saves her a total of $6 a month.

Honey, if you can't afford six farking dollars a month for laundry, MOVE THE FARK OUTTA NEW YORK. You obviously can't farking afford to live here.

/I sometimes hand-wash stuff in the shower but that's like, A SWEATSHIRT. Not MY ENTIRE WARDROBE.
 
2012-10-02 10:29:43 AM  

sweetmelissa31: But think about how much money she made to go on TLC and embarrass herself in order to make their audience feel better about their own sh*tty lives.


but I saw it in the daily mail, that means it's totally true and furthermore
 
2012-10-02 10:40:47 AM  
She obviously hasn't heard of the 3 seashells method.
 
2012-10-02 10:58:34 AM  

WienerButt: Pooping, taking a dump, taking a shiat, dropping a deuce, defecating, crapping, having a bowel movement, passing a stool...what is the preferred vernacular/term?


Pinching a loaf?
 
2012-10-02 11:01:08 AM  
Pinching a loaf..,

I'd do her
 
2012-10-02 11:02:37 AM  
Surprise! She does not wear underwear.

/Thanks goodness. I thought I had a crack in my new patent leather shoes.
 
2012-10-02 11:05:55 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Frugal-minded: Kay doesn't 'believe in spending money on something that you're just going to throw away'

So we're recycling the tampons, are we? Or is it stuff-folded baby socks? I guess they would last longer through the washings...


Reuasable alternative to tampons seriously, don't click if you don't want to know.
 
2012-10-02 11:10:05 AM  
Her undies:
cache.jalopnik.com
 
2012-10-02 11:19:06 AM  
Just steal your TP from work like the rest of us poor saps.
 
2012-10-02 11:26:14 AM  

loveblondieo: Mother-of-five Vickie from Ashton, Idaho, refuses to shell out cash for a telephone, a television or even new clothes for the children. And for meal time she scours the local area for road kill.
That other stuff bothers me, but this gets me the most. It's one thing to indulge in your own neurosis, but to inflict them on your children is a whole other thing. My God woman, we're in the second decade of the 21st century, get your kids some food to eat and some means of communication.


I noticed that one too--because I know where that town is. It's VERY small, and 80 miles away from any sizable town. The area is known for potatoes. You know, "famous potatoes." These kids are completely isolated. I'll even wager that this woman is a Mormon, (most of the town is) so you can add that lunacy to the mix too.
 
2012-10-02 11:41:19 AM  
the few girlfriends I've had who were comfortable enough to pee in front of me would spin the roll for TP like they were on the Price is Right showcase showdown. I can't even imagine how much more TP they used to take the Cosby Kids to the pool. I never wanted to witness that nor did they want me to either.
 
2012-10-02 11:57:47 AM  

WarszawaScream: She claims that the hand-washing technique saves her a total of $6 a month.

Honey, if you can't afford six farking dollars a month for laundry, MOVE THE FARK OUTTA NEW YORK. You obviously can't farking afford to live here.

/I sometimes hand-wash stuff in the shower but that's like, A SWEATSHIRT. Not MY ENTIRE WARDROBE.


You forget what Updike said: "A true NYer believes that anyone not living in NY must be, in some sense, kidding."

/this also holds true for anyone who doesn't talk, think, act, dress, eat, walk, drive, work, play, or fark like a NYer
 
2012-10-02 12:42:21 PM  

Langdon Alger: the few girlfriends I've had who were comfortable enough to pee in front of me would spin the roll for TP like they were on the Price is Right showcase showdown. I can't even imagine how much more TP they used to take the Cosby Kids to the pool. I never wanted to witness that nor did they want me to either.


I really hate that crap too, and I'm a woman. STOP WASTING THE FARKING TOILET PAPER.
 
2012-10-02 01:04:50 PM  

PsyLord: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 425x425]


They had toilets like that in Turkey. Nothing like flushing during the winter and having your delicate parts blasted with freezing water.
 
2012-10-02 01:05:02 PM  
I'm considering switching to "Uncle Sawtooth's Pulp-enriched Arseboard" brand. Maybe a few splinters will convince the rest of my family that a tree doesn't need to die for the sake of a log.
 
2012-10-02 01:07:23 PM  
That's it. She has totally ruined Asians for me. Well, at least the Chinese.
 
2012-10-02 01:14:18 PM  
Haven't you guys seen the commercials? We're all supposed to be using, at minimum, both toilet paper and wet wipes for our bums now. And girls, don't forget that you have some extra plumbing that may need a little freshening.

I'm ahead of the curve, and I've equipped all my bathrooms with the very best ass-cleaning equipment. Ten years from now, you'll all be wishing that you were clean like me.

ronemycolumbuspower.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-02 01:21:57 PM  

WordyGrrl: PsyLord: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 425x425]

They had toilets like that in Turkey. Nothing like flushing during the winter and having your delicate parts blasted with freezing water.


The nice ones spray warm water.
 
2012-10-02 01:51:08 PM  
I'll gladly spend the $6 a month to launder my clothes in my washer/dryer.

This woman deserves NO money as she obviously doesn't know what you do with it.
 
2012-10-02 01:54:30 PM  

Gortex: I'm one of the cheapest, most frugal people there is...but wow.

not-so-CSB:
The best household money-saving tip I've come across is to actually plan your week's meals in advance, and buy only what you plan on eating (including leftovers for lunch). It saves on impulse purchases and cuts down on stuff going bad in the fridge.


That's a great habit we do ourselves...also avoids the whole "What'll we have for dinner? Oh let's just eat out" behaviour. Eating out for us is an experience - not something we do just because we can't get organized.
 
2012-10-02 02:00:23 PM  

sodomizer: Good for her.

Water and soap is probably cleaner than toilet paper anyway.

Washing clothes in the shower is efficient and she doesn't look dirty at all.

More people should follow her example.


YOU follow her example - when you're in full cheapskate mode - to the degree this woman is - I'll personally send a news-crew to document your story.
 
2012-10-02 02:00:45 PM  

cryinoutloud: Haven't you guys seen the commercials? We're all supposed to be using, at minimum, both toilet paper and wet wipes for our bums now. And girls, don't forget that you have some extra plumbing that may need a little freshening.

I'm ahead of the curve, and I've equipped all my bathrooms with the very best ass-cleaning equipment. Ten years from now, you'll all be wishing that you were clean like me.

[ronemycolumbuspower.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]


Ah, yes. The ever popular Ghetto Bidet. It also doubles as a DIY colonic.
 
2012-10-02 02:02:27 PM  

DaCaptain19: sodomizer: Good for her.

Water and soap is probably cleaner than toilet paper anyway.

Washing clothes in the shower is efficient and she doesn't look dirty at all.

More people should follow her example.

YOU follow her example - when you're in full cheapskate mode - to the degree this woman is - I'll personally send a news-crew to document your story.


Those of us who actually pay our own water bills can't easily follow her example, unfortunately. Washing on a garment-by-garment basis is ridiculously less efficient in the water department. But I am cheap enough that I reuse the dehumidifier to help out. In the washing machine.
 
2012-10-02 02:04:25 PM  
I know it seems like Americans are "less clean" than cultures that use bidets, etc. but we take a gazillion showers. So I think it evens out.

I take at least one shower a day. I definitely take two if I workout any other time than first thing in the morning or if I perspire at all during the day. So, American bottoms get washed often even when people don't use flushable wipes/bidets.
 
2012-10-02 02:23:12 PM  
Wet wipes work great and they don't spray ass bacteria all over the toilet.
 
2012-10-02 02:39:06 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm probably in the minority here, but I don't think the problem is necessarily that she doesn't use toilet paper. There are plenty of cultures that wash after using the toilet, as crazy as that sounds to Americans.

Rather, I think the problem here is that she has no class, as evidenced not only by her actions but also by her use of language. "After I take a dump" is something I'd expect a punk teenager to say, not a grown woman. She is the lowest of the low and disgusting.

And to what end is she skimping to this degree? This seems self-imposed rather than a problem of income. At the end of the month, what is that 6 dollars she's saved going to do for her? Somehow she's gone off the rails and needs some serious help.


Indeed.

/it doesn't help her case that she looks like a $5 crack whore
 
2012-10-02 02:48:21 PM  

cryinoutloud: Haven't you guys seen the commercials? We're all supposed to be using, at minimum, both toilet paper and wet wipes for our bums now. And girls, don't forget that you have some extra plumbing that may need a little freshening.

I'm ahead of the curve, and I've equipped all my bathrooms with the very best ass-cleaning equipment. Ten years from now, you'll all be wishing that you were clean like me.

[ronemycolumbuspower.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]


so I guess your areas are clean and you get an o-face while you're at it?!?!? LUCKY!
 
2012-10-02 09:18:48 PM  

KrispyKritter: AverageAmericanGuy: She is sick. These cable channels are milking these mentally ill people for all they are worth.

we can thank Morton Downey Jr for pioneering trash talk TV in the 1980's. there have been many since, some in disguise as otherwise but they too are exploiters. i cringe knowing what the rest of the world must think of americans when they see the content of our television broadcasts and the people on these shows.

---it's good to be a wise steward to your money. it's commendable to be frugal with your coin. it's another thing to go through life as a cheapskate.


Well, actually your TV is ridiculously puritanical. With the exception of recent cable shows like Deadwood and The Wire.

I was watching an episode of an old UK sitcom from the early 1960s a few days ago. Steptoe and Son. One of the lines old man Steptoe said after a nurse asked his son if he had been x-rayed before: "Yes you 'ave, two years ago when the 'orse kicked you in the cobblers. It's nothing to be ashamed of, you got over it didn't yer? He can still enjoy 'imself."

Youtube: Steptoe and Son - TB or not TB

This was free to air on the BBC in 1962 - a time when a husband and wife on a US sitcom were not even allowed to be shown to be in the same bed.

By the way, the equivalent to 'take a dump' in Australia is 'take a shiat'.
 
2012-10-02 10:38:20 PM  

PsyLord: WordyGrrl: PsyLord: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 425x425]

They had toilets like that in Turkey. Nothing like flushing during the winter and having your delicate parts blasted with freezing water.

The nice ones spray warm water.


I've seen the videos for some of those fancy Japanese toilets. Definitely want one of those in my dream house.
 
2012-10-03 01:35:45 PM  
www.commonsensewithmoney.com
 
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