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(Daily Star)   Britain's thriftiest MILF beats recession by recycling tea bags three times, stealing toilet paper from public bathrooms and making her kids watch telly in the dark (w/pic)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 136
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2013-02-24 12:11:03 AM  
She said: "I got complimentary drinks in a restaurant after complaining about the food. Then when I got home I wrote to the head office and got vouchers.

Scum.
 
2013-02-24 01:26:38 AM  
Is there even a point of using a tea bag a third time? I'll use one twice at most.
 
2013-02-24 01:29:56 AM  
"And ration loo paper at home - six sheets are enough per visit!

And how did you come up with 6 sheets formula bespoke for all mankind?

We use teabags 3 times - you're crazy not to

Utterly foul.

"When my kids are opening birthday or Christmas presents, I never let them rip open the wrapping paper - I make them take it off carefully so I can use it again."

Woo-hoo Christmas fun!
 
2013-02-24 02:17:02 AM  
There's penny pinching, and then there's running scams...
 
2013-02-24 02:21:46 AM  
The family, from Leeds, have been forced into watching their pennies while they struggle to get by on Darren's £5,000-a-year wage and Keeley's meagre cleaning income.

I think I figured out your problem.

The person actually cleaning the houses isn't going to make much money. But if you would recruit a handful of cleaners and find them work in exchange for 15% you'd come out ahead.

There's a free business model for ya miss. If you can't make that work then it's your own damned fault.

/And I thought printers made a lot more money.
//Dangerous and finicky machines.
 
2013-02-24 02:40:39 AM  
The best way to beat the recession is to bankrupt yourself and have all the elected officials you put in office use the money of the lessers to keep your coffers full so you can go back to exploiting the lessers with ridiculous profit margins.
 
2013-02-24 02:41:53 AM  
Being a thief saves you money, at the expense of others. News at eleven.
 
2013-02-24 02:46:22 AM  

jimmyego: And how did you come up with 6 sheets formula bespoke for all mankind?


You might want to look that word up. Just saying.
 
2013-02-24 02:46:27 AM  

Badgers: Being a thief saves you money, at the expense of others. News at eleven.


Next time there no paper in the loo, I'm blaming this coont.

Working on English accent.
 
2013-02-24 02:46:31 AM  
The idiots who go on about saving money are never the ones who say "I make the world's best southern drop biscuits, biryani and pasta".
Most of the world was dirt poor for most of history, and as a result, it's easy to learn to make delicious, nutritious food for pennies a day.  Learn to cook from grains, legumes and vegetables.  Please, everyone, learn.
 
2013-02-24 02:51:50 AM  
It's one thing to be thrifty. It's quite another to be a thief.
 
2013-02-24 02:51:51 AM  
reusing tea bags? really?  the flavor get pretty thin and bitter if i leave the tea bag for a second time.  its undrinkable.  but three times???
 
2013-02-24 02:52:26 AM  
oh, and more than likely penny-wise pound foolish.
 
2013-02-24 02:53:05 AM  

staplermofo: The idiots who go on about saving money are never the ones who say "I make the world's best southern drop biscuits, biryani and pasta".
Most of the world was dirt poor for most of history, and as a result, it's easy to learn to make delicious, nutritious food for pennies a day.  Learn to cook from grains, legumes and vegetables.  Please, everyone, learn.


My slow cooker makes 7 days of lunch for like $2.25. And that's fancy cookin'. People have a strange idea about what 'food' is sometimes.
 
2013-02-24 02:53:09 AM  
Impossible. I've been assured by the Daily Mail that people in England live like kings on the dole.
 
2013-02-24 02:55:16 AM  
MILF?

If you mean Man Is Lightly Female, then yes.
 
2013-02-24 02:57:09 AM  
Part-time cleaner Keeley and printer Darren send their kids to school with free pens and pencils from bookies and catalogue shops.

i.imgur.com

Wot's this I 'ear about you swoipin' my pens?

I'm a penny pincher moiself. Errol, tell 'em 'ow I save money at the pig farm, that's a good chap.
 
2013-02-24 02:57:52 AM  
The family, from Leeds, have been forced into watching their pennies while they struggle to get by on Darren's £5,000-a-year wage and Keeley's meagre cleaning income.

Well maybe if you or your husband could take some time out of your busy day of grabbing whatever free shiat you find lying about society.. one of you (or together) might be able to eke out a living wage.

I'm pretty sure you can make more than 5k/year just sleeping on the sidewalk with a hat turned upside down next to you.

Reminds me of those people we've all worked with at some point that worked harder at not working than they ever would have needed to just doing their jobs.
 
2013-02-24 02:58:42 AM  
I love how she gets free stuff at a restaurant (due to her complaining) and then complains AGAIN to the home office and gets more freebies, then farkING BRAGS ABOUT IT like she's some sort of genius.

I have no issue with complaining when service or products are (pointedly) subpar. I'm actually pretty good at getting at least some token of apology when I write my complaint emails or speak to a manager. (Which happens like once a year, at most.) 

This biatch is taking it to a whole new level though....you don't busdrive the manager of the place after he's already comped you freebies and you're happy. I wonder how many people read this article and are like "Oh, I know this biatch!"

Hopefully her little gravy train will come to an end now that she's gotten publicity.

I don't begrudge anyone trying to make ends meet, even if they have to be a little shady (and while I don't know much about the economy/her public assistance status over there, those numbers sound awfully bad)...but don't shove it in everyone's face.
 
2013-02-24 02:58:45 AM  

wildcardjack: The person actually cleaning the houses isn't going to make much money. But if you would recruit a handful of cleaners and find them work in exchange for 15% you'd come out ahead.

There's a free business model for ya miss. If you can't make that work then it's your own damned fault.


Good thing nobody's thought of it already/ Oh, wait, they have.

It can't really be that easy. You have to recruit low-income unskilled labor and manage them. Quite a few of them will be short-term workers or you'll have problems scheduling them. Some of them will probably be dishonest and will steal from your clients - not good. Some will just be worthless.

Heh - my family had a weekly maid when I was a kid. She drove a Cadillac when my parents drove Chevys. Okay, so it wasn't a new Caddy but it still had to be a Cadillac. She didn't get paid a lot, but it was a fair wage and my parents helped her out with interest free loans and even free money when she got into financial binds.

She didn't work for an agency. She worked for us - and probably about 4 other families. We found her through word of mouth. She was friendly, did a decent job and didn't steal shiat.

If I were to consider a maid from an agency I'd be afraid that she would be a biatch, wouldn't clean worth a shiat and would steal anything that she could.

As far as I can tell, most of these maid agencies get most of their work when people move meaning it's not regular work and what work they do get is along the lines of "My house is filthy and I'm supposed to clean it when I move."

Since someone in another thread suggested I host my own radio show, I'll offer you this:

A man needs a maid
 
2013-02-24 03:12:55 AM  

L.D. Ablo: She said: "I got complimentary drinks in a restaurant after complaining about the food. Then when I got home I wrote to the head office and got vouchers.

Scum.


That's exactly the part I was going to quote.  This is the most annoying woman IN THE WORLD.
And stealing rolls of toilet paper?  Somebody bought those for f**ks sake, and not for her.  This is basically scams and petty theft.
 
2013-02-24 03:19:05 AM  

jimmyego: "And ration loo paper at home - six sheets are enough per visit!

And how did you come up with 6 sheets formula bespoke for all mankind?

We use teabags 3 times - you're crazy not to

Utterly foul.

"When my kids are opening birthday or Christmas presents, I never let them rip open the wrapping paper - I make them take it off carefully so I can use it again."

Woo-hoo Christmas fun!


6 Sheets? In my household, that'd mean replacing underwear faster and going through laundry because of the mountain of skidmarks it'd create. On occasion, I've been known to go through an entire ROLL.
 
2013-02-24 03:23:42 AM  

gopher321: There's penny pinching, and then there's running scams...


yeah, not impressed with her actions.

as for the milf comment, princessbridethatwordmeme.jpg
 
2013-02-24 03:23:48 AM  

jimmyego: "When my kids are opening birthday or Christmas presents, I never let them rip open the wrapping paper - I make them take it off carefully so I can use it again."

Woo-hoo Christmas fun!


My grandmother was like that.  She's recently changed her mind about bothering to save wrapping paper.  But, after 34 years of carefully cutting the tape on even modest packages, it almost requires an act of concentration and willpower to tear the paper.  Hell, people in the family still get gifts with paper that's older than me.

The worst bit is occasionally getting something with an old name or three written on it, and unwrapping it only to have Nana snatch it from your hand and give to the intended recipient.
 
2013-02-24 03:25:50 AM  

encyclopediaplushuman: The best way to beat the recession is to bankrupt yourself and have all the elected officials you put in office use the money of the lessers to keep your coffers full so you can go back to exploiting the lessers with ridiculous profit margins.


wat?
 
2013-02-24 03:26:46 AM  
WTF is the Daily Star? It looks like a site for people who find The Sun too elitist.
 
2013-02-24 03:30:01 AM  
oh that's nothing, back when she was single she would even save money using condoms three times. forst was the regular way, second time inside-out, third time = bubble gum.

-- you folks bragging about eating for pennies a day are joyless human rabbits. food is one of life's great adventures and pleasures. if you are too cheap to enjoy decent meals i pity your miserly arses.

my brother eats like a forest creature, has to take the bus to work because his old van is always broke down, dresses like a pauper, lives in a dangerous low rent 'hood and always plays the i'm broke woe is me poverty card. in his living room is at least $150,000.00 of musical instruments and recording gear. that's his priority and his passion, which is fine, but it skews the rest of his life.

one of my sisters doesn't even have a proper set of cookware or drapes on the windows; she takes cheap / self-sacrifice to the point of being Amish. her four bedroom house on a large parcel of lakefront property is worth over $500,000.00. she somehow equates living a spartan lifestyle brings her closer to her God.

life is too short. rack up those credit cards, enjoy yourself and die broke. your kids hate you anyway.
 
2013-02-24 03:31:24 AM  
Keeley said: "It is a challenge but without being so careful we wouldn't be able to make ends meet.
She's a scum?    She is a hard working mom that is trying to get by in a bad economy.  What are you objecting too?  All I can think of is that her behavior contradicts your would view.  If she was trust fund hippie buying used mechanics uniforms from goodwill then you'd be all for it.
 
2013-02-24 03:32:05 AM  

neilbradley: jimmyego: "And ration loo paper at home - six sheets are enough per visit!

And how did you come up with 6 sheets formula bespoke for all mankind?

We use teabags 3 times - you're crazy not to

Utterly foul.

"When my kids are opening birthday or Christmas presents, I never let them rip open the wrapping paper - I make them take it off carefully so I can use it again."

Woo-hoo Christmas fun!

6 Sheets? In my household, that'd mean replacing underwear faster and going through laundry because of the mountain of skidmarks it'd create. On occasion, I've been known to go through an entire ROLL.


Either Homer backing into the hedge.gif or weirdest boner.jpg.

You choose.
 
2013-02-24 03:39:34 AM  

neilbradley: 6 Sheets? In my household, that'd mean replacing underwear faster and going through laundry because of the mountain of skidmarks it'd create. On occasion, I've been known to go through an entire ROLL.


My rule is to use what I need. I can pretty much guarantee that at the very least it will be 6 sheets.

I don't want any shiat left on my ass and I certainly don't want any on my hands.

I have never needed a whole roll. A couple of times I have just said fark this, I'm taking a shower, but I never used anywhere near a whole roll.

Seriously, toilet paper is cheap. There are a lot of other ways to cut costs before you start rationing toilet paper.

I buy it so rarely that I'm not even sure of the cost, but when I do buy it, I buy the biggest package they sell and it can't be more than $20 and it lasts a year or so.

I did steal some when I was in college once but stealing crappy toilet paper is a pain in the ass. Spend a few bucks and get yourself some Charmin or Angel Soft. Come on, live a little! Enjoy the luxuries of life.
 
2013-02-24 03:40:00 AM  

bestie1: Keeley said: "It is a challenge but without being so careful we wouldn't be able to make ends meet.
She's a scum?    She is a hard working mom that is trying to get by in a bad economy.  What are you objecting too?  All I can think of is that her behavior contradicts your would view.  If she was trust fund hippie buying used mechanics uniforms from goodwill then you'd be all for it.


You're probably trolling, but I, personally, am objecting to her theft and scams. That toilet paper isn't hers to take. That crap she pulls in the restaurants probably results in a cook or wait staff getting reprimanded or fired. And what the hell is she doing in a restaurant anyway? I appreciate that she wants to be thrifty. But when she affects other people's livelihoods (such as the wait staff), that's too far.
 
2013-02-24 03:40:21 AM  
My Great Grandfather believed in using 4.  2 per swipe.  He grew up hard.  During most of his life it was the Sears Robuk catalog.  I think the objection is that Farkers don't want to accept how hard times are for some people.  It's becoming a non-game for a lot of people to get by.

I went to college too.  Our profs. used to love to go on about class warfare and income disparity.  Well you are starting to see it really happen.  Draw your own conclusions about the cause.
 
2013-02-24 03:43:06 AM  

bestie1: My Great Grandfather believed in using 4. 2 per swipe.


Not sure we want to know how you know this.
 
2013-02-24 03:49:58 AM  
Because he told me when he was responsible for me during potty training when I stayed with him when I was 3.  I remember things like that because he was my great grand father and I loved him.  I really don't understand your point.  I guess you never had a family.  Sorry.
 
2013-02-24 03:50:25 AM  
I...I can't believe I read that entire article. It's unfortunate that people are proud of this sort of thing. At least she didn't sound too smug?
 
2013-02-24 03:50:38 AM  
Sorry but you aren't saving much keeping the lights off, unless your lights are old school incandescent lights. And even then. So CCFLs and LEDs tend to be about 10-15 watts for normal lights (the kind that replace 60-100 watt incandescents). Say you have 3 15 watt ones in your living room. That's 45 watts. So you have to run them for over 22 hours to use 1kWh of electricity. Now look at your bill, what does a kWh cost you? My research seems to indicate 10-15 pence per kWh. That means running those lights for a week straight, 24/7, costs less than a pound.

You'd save a heel of a lot more by just not going out to eat once.

I'm not saying leave lights on when you aren't using them, but trying to turn them off when you would want them is stupid. Lighting is not expensive, particularly with modern technology.

That's the problem I find with many "thrifty" people is they are in fact not. They are cheap. They will refuse to spend money on things that they could and should, and then waste money on other things that they shouldn't. My friend's dad has always been this way. He cheaps out on everything he buys, which often costs him more because the cheap stuff breaks, but then stocks up on things he doesn't need because it is "cheap". My friend found and threw away a couple hundred expired AA batteries. His dad had bought a number of these massive 48 pack boxes because they were a "good deal" and used so few of them that they were now like 20 years old, and the batteries just don't hold a charge that long.

This lady is just stupid.
 
2013-02-24 03:55:36 AM  
Why is she smug?  I'm not like her but I was raised better and I wish I was more so.  You don't need all a new iPhone.
 
2013-02-24 03:56:51 AM  
Is this a word jumble?
I was told there would be no word jumbles.
 
2013-02-24 03:59:52 AM  
wildcardjack:
The person actually cleaning the houses isn't going to make much money. But if you would recruit a handful of cleaners and find them work in exchange for 15% you'd come out ahead.

There's a free business model for ya miss. If you can't make that work then it's your own damned fault.


You're probably joking.  If not, I'm tossing food to Tom, Bert, Bill, or another of the Huggins' clan.

  So now you have a handful of people who don't make enough to live, rather than a single individual.  You wouldn't happen to find Fox news informative, would you?
 
2013-02-24 04:00:15 AM  

sycraft: Sorry but you aren't saving much keeping the lights off, unless your lights are old school incandescent lights. And even then. So CCFLs and LEDs tend to be about 10-15 watts for normal lights (the kind that replace 60-100 watt incandescents). Say you have 3 15 watt ones in your living room. That's 45 watts. So you have to run them for over 22 hours to use 1kWh of electricity. Now look at your bill, what does a kWh cost you? My research seems to indicate 10-15 pence per kWh. That means running those lights for a week straight, 24/7, costs less than a pound.

You'd save a heel of a lot more by just not going out to eat once.

I'm not saying leave lights on when you aren't using them, but trying to turn them off when you would want them is stupid. Lighting is not expensive, particularly with modern technology.

That's the problem I find with many "thrifty" people is they are in fact not. They are cheap. They will refuse to spend money on things that they could and should, and then waste money on other things that they shouldn't. My friend's dad has always been this way. He cheaps out on everything he buys, which often costs him more because the cheap stuff breaks, but then stocks up on things he doesn't need because it is "cheap". My friend found and threw away a couple hundred expired AA batteries. His dad had bought a number of these massive 48 pack boxes because they were a "good deal" and used so few of them that they were now like 20 years old, and the batteries just don't hold a charge that long.

This lady is just stupid.


I don't think she mentioned going out to eat.  I really doubt she does.  She's splitting penny's at this point.  Her lifestyle is not yours.  Your projecting your friends dad.  What your describing is stupid but it is a straw-man as well.

I frankly find all these comments disturbing.  When times are tough you make do.  You guys scare me.  It seems like it is out of your comprehension that you should cut costs when you don't have money.
 
2013-02-24 04:03:00 AM  

bestie1: Why is she smug?  I'm not like her but I was raised better and I wish I was more so.  You don't need all a new iPhone.


Because she's bragging about ripping people off, and she doing shiat that doesn't really save money. I can respect people that really cut their budgets back. Get rid of cable, have old school cell phones (or landlines) instead of shiny new smartphones, cook their own meals rather than eat out, etc, etc. You work on things, you often can scale your budget back a whole lot. However that's not what she's on about. She bragging about things that are:

1) Stupid. shiat like watching TV in the dark. That's fine, if you like not having the light on (I like to turn mine down) but doesn't do shiat for money saving. Modern lighting just doesn't take much power. So if you turn the lights off for a couple additional hours a day, you are saving a couple bucks a year, max.

2) Scummy. Like getting comped at a restaurant and then getting comped again from the corporate office. It is a scum bag move to demand compensation multiple times and pretend you didn't get it the first time. Of course she'd save even more by just not going out to eat.

3) Illegal. Taking toilet paper from public bathrooms? That is theft. No she won't get charged but it really isn't legal to just go and grab their supplies and take them with you. They are there for your use in the bathroom, not free to take as much as you like. Also this again doesn't save much money.

This is not shiat to brag about.
 
2013-02-24 04:03:09 AM  

bestie1: She's a scum?    She is a hard working mom that is trying to get by in a bad economy.



1. They steal anything that isn't tied down.
"if they spy an untethered loo roll in a public toilet they grab that too."

2. They refuse basic hygiene.
"And ration loo paper at home - six sheets are enough per visit!"

3. They make malicious false complaints against people, possibly even getting them fired, in order to scam money and vouchers out of a company.
"I got complimentary drinks in a restaurant after complaining about the food. Then when I got home I wrote to the head office and got vouchers."
"I also got £25 from a bicycle retailer when I complained the wheels were wobbly. I was happy because I then took the bike back and got a refund."

4. She appears to be encouraging her husband to quit his job and take up stealing and scamming with her.
"Darren's only working part-time at the moment but he won't sign on because he likes to work."


But at least they aren't on welfare, so they get a free pass for all their stealing and scamming, right?
 
2013-02-24 04:03:49 AM  
I don't like her stealing toilet paper but I've done it when we were broke too.  There was a point in Northern Virginia where we did not make enough money to live in a safe neighborhood and we had kids.  The bank account went down and down by 200 bucks a month.  We cut everything.  It's just math.  25 on toilet paper saved means you cut 1/8th the deficit.
 
2013-02-24 04:04:14 AM  

bestie1: Because he told me when he was responsible for me during potty training

Sorry bestie1, I was just playing. I didn't expect you to take it seriously, was just saying it in jest.

 
2013-02-24 04:04:31 AM  

bestie1: sycraft: Sorry but you aren't saving much keeping the lights off, unless your lights are old school incandescent lights. And even then. So CCFLs and LEDs tend to be about 10-15 watts for normal lights (the kind that replace 60-100 watt incandescents). Say you have 3 15 watt ones in your living room. That's 45 watts. So you have to run them for over 22 hours to use 1kWh of electricity. Now look at your bill, what does a kWh cost you? My research seems to indicate 10-15 pence per kWh. That means running those lights for a week straight, 24/7, costs less than a pound.

You'd save a heel of a lot more by just not going out to eat once.

I'm not saying leave lights on when you aren't using them, but trying to turn them off when you would want them is stupid. Lighting is not expensive, particularly with modern technology.

That's the problem I find with many "thrifty" people is they are in fact not. They are cheap. They will refuse to spend money on things that they could and should, and then waste money on other things that they shouldn't. My friend's dad has always been this way. He cheaps out on everything he buys, which often costs him more because the cheap stuff breaks, but then stocks up on things he doesn't need because it is "cheap". My friend found and threw away a couple hundred expired AA batteries. His dad had bought a number of these massive 48 pack boxes because they were a "good deal" and used so few of them that they were now like 20 years old, and the batteries just don't hold a charge that long.

This lady is just stupid.

I don't think she mentioned going out to eat.  I really doubt she does.  She's splitting penny's at this point.  Her lifestyle is not yours.  Your projecting your friends dad.  What your describing is stupid but it is a straw-man as well.

I frankly find all these comments disturbing.  When times are tough you make do.  You guys scare me.  It seems like it is out of your comprehension that you should cut costs when you don't have money.


Know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2013-02-24 04:06:39 AM  

bestie1: I don't think she mentioned going out to eat.  I really doubt she does.



So what did she do, hijack someone else's table and complain about the food on their plates?

"I got complimentary drinks in a restaurant after complaining about the food."
 
2013-02-24 04:08:15 AM  

jaytkay: WTF is the Daily Star? It looks like a site for people who find The Sun too elitist.


Pretty much.

She's not quite as clever as she makes herself out to be (I'm sure everyone else has already pointed this out though).

The TV must cost a good amount in electricity to run. And if they stopped watching broadcast TV, they could save themselves £145 a year on the TV licence.
 
2013-02-24 04:14:39 AM  
A woman I worked with years ago would tell us that when she went to restaurants she would mention to them that she was a food critic or some such thing for the sole purpose of getting free meals.  Rather scummy thing for a manager to do, especially one that wasn't even remotely a food critic nor even worked in a capacity even remotely related to food, or critiquing.
 
2013-02-24 04:16:40 AM  

jaytkay: WTF is the Daily Star? It looks like a site for people who find The Sun too elitist.


Both are red top tabloids. That is to say, newspapers printed in a tabloid format with the title in large letters at the top of the front page against a red background.

They are, collectively, the very bottom of the gutter press, targeted exclusively for the gullible and the semi-literate.
 
2013-02-24 04:18:25 AM  

the ha ha guy: bestie1: I don't think she mentioned going out to eat.  I really doubt she does.


So what did she do, hijack someone else's table and complain about the food on their plates?

"I got complimentary drinks in a restaurant after complaining about the food."


Not what your talking about.  Taking your kids out once a month to buffet costs 25 bucks.  Maybe she should have cut that too.  When you are broke you try to keep something back to do something once in while.  We used to movie hop.  16 bucks and watch 4 movies in a day.  We'd bring our own snacks and pop.  Hell  I had movie maps and schedules.  I'd plan on Friday for our Saturday outing.  Routes and time tables.  Get over it.
 
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