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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 04:21:35 AM
Reminds me of a 'You Can't Do That On Television' skit where the blue dress/yellow apron mom limited her children to 5 sheets, and when they protested, suggest they use both sides.

/alasdair
 
2013-02-24 04:22:51 AM
If OWS smashes windows downtown it's ok because that's inline with your worldview.  If hard working people work the system then that won't do. Why?  Because you don't want to believe that people are on real hard times.  You believe everything just rosy and peachy because your Prof. told you it is so.  As long as it's some ironic hipster thing then it's ok.  Actually being in need and doing something about it yourself is not.
 
2013-02-24 04:27:40 AM

SnarfVader: 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.


This!

I've taken austerity measures in my own life. I don't ration toilet paper, but it's pretty rare for me to go to a restaurant.

And by restaurant I mean Sonic or Chinese takeout. Neither of them are exactly good values, but every couple of months I get the urge to really splurge and have some food that I didn't have to make myself.

I like Sonic's tater tots and I don't even know where Burger king or Wendy's is (McDonald's is next to Sonic, but I swore them off nearly 20 years ago because they're inconsistent). The Chinese takeout place usually lasts me 2-3 days in leftovers and it's decent food, so I'm okay with that.

But seriously, if you're watching your budget the word restaurant should not be in your vocabulary.
 
2013-02-24 04:29:23 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.


^^THIS^^

*favourited*  (I have liked your stapler pr0ns for as long as you've made them, but this attitude makes you a favourite of mine proper)
 
2013-02-24 04:30:00 AM
I can empathize with her -- but not 100%. Apparently her hubby qualifies for the dole (unemployment) but likes to work so he works, but makes less money than if he didn't.

In many countries, public bathrooms are provided, however, it's up to you to provide your own TP. Some have machines in them that sell limited amounts for a few cents. I think I now understand their logic.

'Freebies' in restaurants -- such as seasoning packets -- aren't there to snatch up and take home. They're a courtesy. The company pays for them. Some places, having had their condiments raided too many times, now keep them behind the counter and you have to ask for them.

I used to know some college kids who would go into a restaurant, order mugs of hot water, then make 'tomato soup' with the ketchup on the table and free packets of crackers.

Having been way down on my luck before, I understand the frustration of high gas and power bills. I turned off the pilot lights on my gas stove and was surprised to see how much it saved me. Then, I turned off the gas water heater while at work. I shut the pilot light off on the big gas heater in the living room.

However, when winter hit, I periodically had to turn the monster on for a time and I swear you could watch the propane gas gauge drop on the main tank.

I did a lot of my own cooking. Ate a whole lot of cheap rice, found cheap cuts of meat that I'd trim, then boil with bullion cubes to make broth, thicken that with flour and seasoning, and add it to potatoes or rice. I found that frozen peas were slightly cheaper than canned and added handfuls of those to soups and stews. I'd buy cheap, store brand canned soups, add broth and vegetables to them and came up with some cheap, nourishing tasty meals.

I kept most of my lights out, but I need a/c. So I stayed mainly in my bedroom with it's big window unit and the door closed when it was too hot.
Sometimes, I washed laundry by hand in the bath tub using cheap dish soap and hung it outside on a cloths line to dry.

TP? Never stole any but I soon discovered that the cheapest brands were single ply, meaning you had to use twice as much.

Now and then, especially in winter, I watched TV by candle light, with candles I made myself from the remains of old candles and crayons. Back then, kerosene was dirt cheap, so I bought these cheap kerosene wick lamps and would use them now and then. (Trimming the wick was a PIA. Do it wrong and you sooted up the chimney and lost some light.) In the winter, the heat from the lamps helped warm the room I'd stay in. Unfortunately, such lamps give off the aroma of the fuel. In small spaces, it can get a bit intense.

I bought day old bread from surplus stores and made stuffing's. Bullion cubes, home made broth, and diced veggies went into the mix. I learned how to take wilted celery, soak them in a bowl of water over night and crisp them up again.
I tried making my own bread -- but what came out had the consistency of a cement brick. However, a cheap box of Bisquick and some cheap additives made for some tasty biscuits and flapjacks. (Make a biscuit batter. Toss in some finely diced chunks of cheap cheese, a little salt and a little sugar and bake and you have some great tasting stuff.)

Old veggies, close to rotting, can be cleaned up, diced and boiled into broth. You can strain out the solids or keep them and toss in rice and have a nice rice and veggie meal. The rice soaks up the broth.

Often I cooked on my BBQ grill, using dried branches and twigs that fell off the huge Oak trees in my yard. That save a lot of propane gas.

There are many ways to save without stealing. Yes, I reused Tea Bags and even coffee grounds. (Boil the shiat out of the tea bags and you'll get a passable brew.) Used coffee grounds can be dried in a frying pan, several days worth, then all used to make a pot of coffee. Not great but not bad.

I also learned how to make Zucchini Pancakes. Cheap, tasty and nourishing and they freeze well. I did the same with potatoes.

Now and then I'd buy some cheap, off brand things like Vitamin E and D, B-12, calcium tablets, zink and Vit A. Several of those would be added to a simmering soup to increase the nutritional value without affect the flavor.

DON'T add fish oil to anything! Unless you like whatever it is you're making to taste like old fish.

Odd, though, when I griped to corporations about crappy goods I bought -- all I ever got was an apology letter and no free stuff. Even when I complimented them, I'd get a thank you note -- and no free stuff.

I even grew my own herbs in pots on the window sill.

I also pressed various remains of bar soap together to make a new one -- usually consisting a several different scents.

Yea. Things were tough then but I never reused wrapping paper.
 
2013-02-24 04:31:10 AM

bestie1: 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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2013-02-24 04:35:48 AM

C18H27NO3: 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.


Self-appointed Internet food reviewers are taking douchebaggery to a new level:
"ReviewerCard," created by Brad Newman, gives active posters on sites such as Yelp the ability to leverage their influence when entering a business or restaurant. The card, which costs $100, allows members to "enjoy the premium service they deserve, while continuing to provide insightful, honest and valuable reviews to other customers," the website states.
 
2013-02-24 04:38:55 AM
And if they spy an untethered loo roll in a public toilet they grab that too.

Keeley said: "There is so much free stuff out there we might as well help ourselves


fark you. Just because it isn't secured, doesn't mean it's free for the taking. I do hope police pay you a visit, you twunt
 
2013-02-24 04:39:17 AM

thisiszombocom: 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???


what muppets like this don't understand is that the tea in bags is saw-dust tea. The bshiat swept off the floors in tea-packing plants.  They bag the smallest particles as not to waste any of their crop. Lazy people use them out of convenience. Using full-leaf loose tea, you'd see what I mean.

Loose-leaf tea is ~half the weight price of bagged tea, for a vastly superior product, that can be brewed at least 3 times. It's the same tea, from the same plant, but with less environmental impact (no additional individual bagging), and loses less of it's antioxidant properties due to the minimization of the surface area exposed to air.

tl;dr bag tea shiat, leaf tea awesome
 
2013-02-24 04:41:30 AM
she's not some genius saver - she's a liar and a theif

If I was a local shop owner -- I'd have her picture up saying "Do not serve this woman" - if she's going to lie about service to get free stuff.

This person is the white english equivalent of our ghetto trash we have here in the US. Always trying to scam the system to get something for free
 
2013-02-24 04:43:53 AM

bestie1: If OWS smashes windows downtown it's ok because that's inline with your worldview.  If hard working people work the system then that won't do. Why?  Because you don't want to believe that people are on real hard times.  You believe everything just rosy and peachy because your Prof. told you it is so.


OWS was celebrating widespread prosperity?
 
2013-02-24 04:47:52 AM

bestie1: Not what your talking about.  Taking your kids out once a month to buffet costs 25 bucks.  Maybe she should have cut that too.



My concern isn't that she wastes $25 on one meal while while stealing and scamming practically everything else she owns, my concern is that she goes to the restaurant with the specific intent of filing malicious complaints, possibly costing someone their job and even further hurting the economy, just so she can scam even more money out of another company.
 
2013-02-24 04:53:27 AM

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


yes. Even the Current Bun would'a turned on her for thinking that thieving from public restrooms was a "Money-Saving tip, I just foht I'd shayah wiff youah reeedahs"
 
2013-02-24 04:53:51 AM
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2013-02-24 04:58:41 AM

LordOfThePings: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x335]


I'm getting all the waitresses in my restaurant to pour like this from now on.

"that's a bit of an odd looking wine karaf, Miss. I say, Miss are you even listen...... *OH MY!*
 
2013-02-24 04:58:41 AM

jaytkay: bestie1: If OWS smashes windows downtown it's ok because that's inline with your worldview.  If hard working people work the system then that won't do. Why?  Because you don't want to believe that people are on real hard times.  You believe everything just rosy and peachy because your Prof. told you it is so.

OWS was celebrating widespread prosperity?


Yes
 
2013-02-24 05:01:01 AM
Looking forward to the story about her, where all the merchants she's scammed ban her from entering their businesses.
 
2013-02-24 05:01:23 AM

uttertosh: I'm getting all the waitresses in my restaurant to pour like this from now on.


You'll be bigger than Lambert's!
 
2013-02-24 05:13:13 AM
thisiszombocom: if i leave the tea bag for a second time. its undrinkable.

Bagged tea is undrinkable to begin with.

// unless they're pyramid bags.

// glorious loose leaf tea master race :D
 
2013-02-24 05:17:58 AM

the ha ha guy: bestie1: Not what your talking about.  Taking your kids out once a month to buffet costs 25 bucks.  Maybe she should have cut that too.


My concern isn't that she wastes $25 on one meal while while stealing and scamming practically everything else she owns, my concern is that she goes to the restaurant with the specific intent of filing malicious complaints, possibly costing someone their job and even further hurting the economy, just so she can scam even more money out of another company.


I don't see the scamming.  I remember being broke and looking for points of pride.  Not letting people fark with me was one of them.  I can afford a meal now and I let shiat go I shouldn't because it isn't worth it.  25 bucks to me is not a big deal right now.  10 years ago when I might have 200 in my bank account it was a really big deal.

There is nothing in the article that leads me to believe she committed fraud.  She showed tenacity and is bragging about it.  I congratulate her.   I still have many friends that I help.  It's amazing to me how faces and attitudes change when I enter the conversation.  I'm not distinguished in any way but I have entered many situations where someone in authority is pushing my friend around and they know just by the way I carry myself that I'm not going to be farked with.  I'm not bragging it's just the way it is. People in power know when they see a tax payer.  So she got her way with the man and she's proud.  That's how I see it.
 
2013-02-24 05:18:38 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.


You hippie. Bacon.
 
2013-02-24 05:26:14 AM

bestie1: There is nothing in the article that leads me to believe she committed fraud.



"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."
 
Pav
2013-02-24 05:28:58 AM
I find it odd that this piece of trash believes that stealing a roll of TP is any different than shop lifting, or a dine and dash.
 
2013-02-24 05:41:28 AM

Rik01: Having been way down on my luck before, I understand the frustration of high gas and power bills. I turned off the pilot lights on my gas stove and was surprised to see how much it saved me. Then, I turned off the gas water heater while at work. I shut the pilot light off on the big gas heater in the living room.


This is interesting. I have a thermostat that I can program 4 different temperatures during each day and even have special settings for the weekend.

It's a great idea. I don't need to keep my home warm (or cool) when I'm away.

But what about hot water? No, I have one setting and if I want to change that I have to go down to the basement and fiddle with the hot water heater. Too much trouble for me. So I always have hot water available. Why?

I generally only take one shower a day and that's in the morning. So why not just heat the water up once a day? Even with the heater on, I have to run a tap for at least 30 seconds to get hot water and you really don't need that most of the time.

For those unusual times when you might want hot water when not normally needed, why not have a thermostat for your bathroom water?

Last year the gas went out for a short while and they left a note on my door telling me they came by to relight the pilot in my hot water heater. I turned on the tap and it was still warm so I thought they were mistaken. As it turned out, they were not. I just still had warm water from before the pilot light went out. I relit it myself (it's not that hard) and was happy again, but it pointed out to me that warm water stays kind of warm even when not constantly heated.

But we tend not to think of it too much because natural gas is still cheap. I don't even notice my bill in the summer. It might be $20? They get me in the winter when I use it for heat. My last bill was $90.

I could probably save more by buying a fur coat than having a programmed thermostat for my water heater but it would help.
 
2013-02-24 06:03:55 AM

LordOfThePings: uttertosh: I'm getting all the waitresses in my restaurant to pour like this from now on.

You'll be bigger than Lambert's!


I was thinking that the hipsters would love a surrealist restaurant where things like this were done. Unique pouring style, that's for sure.

lordargent: // glorious loose leaf tea master race :D


Oh, yes we are! Only plebs drink bagged floor sweepings for double the weight-cost.
 
2013-02-24 06:08:20 AM

the ha ha guy: bestie1: There is nothing in the article that leads me to believe she committed fraud.


"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."


Were the wheels wobbly or not?
 
2013-02-24 06:20:36 AM

bestie1: the ha ha guy: bestie1: There is nothing in the article that leads me to believe she committed fraud.


"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."

Were the wheels wobbly or not?



For the sake of argument, I'm going to assume that they were.

Under practically every refund policy in existence, that means she's entitled to a refund for 100% of the cost of the bike.

By doubling up on her complaints, she got the price of the bike and an additional £25, even though the first refund was in lieu of a return, not an addition.


What she did is the retail equivalent of tearing a hundred dollar bill in half, shredding a $1 bill (to meet the 51% criteria), bringing one half of the hundred and a few unidentifiable scraps of the $1 to a bank to exchange for a new hundred dollar bill, then bringing the other half and more scraps to a second bank for a second hundred.
 
2013-02-24 06:29:29 AM
Looks Farkable.
 
2013-02-24 06:31:59 AM
It sure seems like she's trying to constantly game every place she goes to. I seriously hope all of it comes back to bite her in the ass. Soonish.
 
2013-02-24 06:45:20 AM
We had a family like this hit one of our offices last year.  Most of our clients show up alone, but this time, a whole herd of people showed up.  The client heads to the service area, while the receptionist hears about saving gas money, by scheduling all the family trips in one day.  The locusts proceed to go through everything, from pens put out for documentation, to a 5 gallon bottle of water, and all the little cups in the dispenser, to every frigging roll of toilet paper, box of tissue paper, and the box of trash can liners in the restroom.  All the while, they were complaining how expensive everything was at the Apple store.

When we discovered the losses in the restroom, we made sure to empty it completely when the client was scheduled for another visit.  And we removed the water dispenser, and all materials in the reception area.  This visit, the adult complained the little ones had nothing to do, so we suggested a nice walk outside while they waited.

Family of grifters, just like the ones in this article.
 
2013-02-24 06:57:19 AM
Doesn't seem to take much for you subbys lately to call a woman hot or a MILF in a headline. I'm okay with this.
 
2013-02-24 06:59:01 AM
I've been poor my entire life but at least I can say I've never stolen or lied to get by. This farking woman is nothing more than a scammy biatch who has decided to brag about it as if it's something great.
/fark theives.
 
2013-02-24 06:59:19 AM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: MILF?

If you mean Man Is Lightly Female, then yes.


She's a mother that subby would like to do.  Which says more about subby than anyone else.
 
2013-02-24 07:15:48 AM
"If I see anything not nailed down, I just grab it".

Wonder why more people don't hire her to clean their house?


Not a tea drinker, but wouldn't it be easier just to use the tea bag once to brew a big pot of tea and then reheat it? I'm sure one of those restaurants where they swipe the free condiments from must have one jsut sitting around not being used.
 
2013-02-24 07:17:44 AM
She said: "Always look out for spare loo rolls in publictoilets. There's often one on the top of the tank so put it in your bag.

She's a thief, and the reason there's no paper in a public restroom half the time. She needs a coont punt.

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

And she's Sheryl Crow, to boot.
 
2013-02-24 07:22:04 AM

A Terrible Human: I've been poor my entire life but at least I can say I've never stolen or lied to get by. This farking woman is nothing more than a scammy biatch who has decided to brag about it as if it's something great.
/fark theives.


And fark the Star for giving her publicity.
 
2013-02-24 07:33:18 AM
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2013-02-24 07:37:36 AM
Cheapskatea can be really annoying with their sanctimonious bleating on about how you yourself are not saving money like they do.

They can always "get it cheaper" than you can, go around switching off lights in houses where they are guests, whipping out their goddamn coupons in the grocery check-out and arguing with the clerk..it's always MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!!!

Their goal is to live a frugal and unexciting life, annoy the hell out of everyone else with their "financial advice" (that may have been relevant in the 1940's) and finally to die rich

. Chirpy Chirpy CHEAP! CHEAP!
 
2013-02-24 07:41:46 AM
Sometime I get the feeling some people go out of there way to stay in crappy situations just so they can complain about how unfair life is.

And what does the"F" stand for? Flog?
 
2013-02-24 07:43:45 AM
their
 
2013-02-24 07:46:21 AM
She looks fat.

*hork*
 
2013-02-24 08:27:42 AM
In the dark?  How can they tell if there's a penguin on it?
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-24 08:28:56 AM
Anyone who lets this woman into their home to clean it should not be surprised when everything not welded down goes missing.
 
2013-02-24 08:42:02 AM
MILF? Ummm...yeah, about that.
 
2013-02-24 08:45:27 AM
I think they need to come up with a new tag, something like E-MILF...English Mother I'd Like to F*ck.
 
2013-02-24 08:47:35 AM
There is so much free stuff out there we might as well help ourselves. It saves us a fortune.

It's not free you stupid coont.
 
2013-02-24 09:05:00 AM
I have a neighbor like this. He bought a leather sofa, used it for a YEAR, then returned it. He doesn't leave tips, borrows boats and cars and returns them on empty, haggles over literal pennies at yard sales. He special-ordered $7,000 worth of stuff from a local merchant without leaving a deposit, then had second thoughts and never picked it up. He bought the best radio-controlled helicopter there is, crashed it into a lake, then returned it because it "didn't work".

The good part is that he's a VP at a Wall Street bank. Drives Mercedes and BMW's, owns two vacation homes and pulls down a couple million a year.
 
2013-02-24 09:20:16 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.


She steals, and thinks that´s a saving money tip she can pass on.

She scams restaurents, and doesn´t have enough selfawareness to be ashamed of it.
 
2013-02-24 09:28:00 AM
Happy Hours:

I did steal some when I was in college once but stealing crappy toilet paper is a pain in the ass.


Smells what you did there.
 
2013-02-24 09:31:48 AM

bestie1: I'm not bragging it's just the way it is. People in power know when they see a tax payer.  So she got her way with the man and she's proud.  That's how I see it.


Noone cares whether you´re a tax payer. Also, paying more doesn´t give you more rights (a lot of morons think that).
 
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