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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.
 
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.


i212.photobucket.com
 
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  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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  
images.dailystar-uk.co.uk

katherinelillie.files.wordpress.com
 
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).
 
2013-02-24 09:31:55 AM  
"And ration loo paper at home - six sheets are enough per visit!

Not if you're on a diet other than frozen pizza and ketchup packets like this pack of hobos...
 
2013-02-24 09:50:35 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.

Tell your doctor. There's medicine for that.
 
2013-02-24 09:53:14 AM  
Who uses toilet paper?

/why does my finger smell?
 
2013-02-24 10:04:56 AM  

the ha ha guy: 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.


You can do that?
 
2013-02-24 10:18:44 AM  
While many of her petty-theft/fraud habits have me seething, I just had to say one thing:

Keeley, 37, also re-uses tin foil...

Holy fark. either she is lying horribly about her age or her Les Miserablés lifestyle has not been kind to her skin. And that's her "ooh look, I'm going to be in the papers. I'd better tart myself up a bit" look too.
 
2013-02-24 10:57:59 AM  
I drink a loose green tea (sencha) that's pretty good at 3 steepings.  Some people literally throw out the first steeping as it's pretty strong.  I can't imagine doing that with crappy bagged tea though.
 
2013-02-24 11:03:12 AM  
At least she isn't stealing tea bags and recycling toilet paper.
 
2013-02-24 11:10:28 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: 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.


Thanks - I didn't think it was that subtle but I'll take this opportunity to beg toilet paper makers to put their logo on the cardboard rolls. Seriously, I only buy TP about once a year and I buy the biggest package I can.

I don't know what brand I have now but I do know when I buy an inferior brand but I bought 24 rolls, so I've just got to put up with it.

If they have any confidence in their brand, they would spend a couple of cents and print their brand name on the cardboard roll to remind me that I like it and I should buy it again.

Instead, about once a year I find myself wondering what brand of TP to buy and I have no idea. I liked the last TP I bought, but I have no idea if it was Charmin, Angel Soft or Kiss My Ass.

It usually works out well, but sometimes it is noticeably bad.

What I'm trying to say to you toilet paper executives is that I have absolutely no brand loyalty to any of you. OTOH I have been programmed from a small age to ask for Coke instead of Pepsi. I can't explain why I like Coke instead of Pepsi, but their marketing wizards have convinced me it's better.

Toilet paper companies have completely failed in this respect. Wiping my ass with Charmin does not make me feel as good as sipping a Coca Cola - and I don't even think about brand when I wipe my ass. It's all about whether it cleans my ass without hurting it. If it does that, then I'm satisfied, but I'm not thinking Charmin is awesome.

Now when I buy TP I'm always confused. I don't remember what brand I have only 6 sheets of left. I see 5 or 6 brands that all look the same but at slightly different prices.

Do I go for the cheapest? Probably not. Do I go for the most expensive? Probably not either. Do I go for the brand I know? Well, not if you haven't done anything to imprint your brand in my head. This is the lesson Coke and Pepsi both know so well that TP manufacturers just can't grasp.

I just buy whatever (as long as it's not the most expensive or the cheapest) and hope it's good enough. As a consumer I would love to just know that I was buying Charmin because I believed it was the best. But I don't because there are 3-4 other brands that are on a par with it and they might be cheaper.

/first world problems.
 
2013-02-24 11:13:38 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?


www.planetsmeg.com

One for up, one for down, and one for polish.
 
2013-02-24 11:21:26 AM  

Larry Mahnken: One Two for up, one two for down, and one two for polish.

FTFMath
 
2013-02-24 11:26:24 AM  

LordOfThePings: Larry Mahnken: One Two for up, one two for down, and one two for polish.
FTFMath


She's lenient compared to Rimmer.
 
2013-02-24 11:36:39 AM  

Happy Hours: Benjimin_Dover: 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.

Thanks - I didn't think it was that subtle but I'll take this opportunity to beg toilet paper makers to put their logo on the cardboard rolls. Seriously, I only buy TP about once a year and I buy the biggest package I can.

I don't know what brand I have now but I do know when I buy an inferior brand but I bought 24 rolls, so I've just got to put up with it.

If they have any confidence in their brand, they would spend a couple of cents and print their brand name on the cardboard roll to remind me that I like it and I should buy it again.

Instead, about once a year I find myself wondering what brand of TP to buy and I have no idea. I liked the last TP I bought, but I have no idea if it was Charmin, Angel Soft or Kiss My Ass.

It usually works out well, but sometimes it is noticeably bad.

What I'm trying to say to you toilet paper executives is that I have absolutely no brand loyalty to any of you. OTOH I have been programmed from a small age to ask for Coke instead of Pepsi. I can't explain why I like Coke instead of Pepsi, but their marketing wizards have convinced me it's better.

Toilet paper companies have completely failed in this respect. Wiping my ass with Charmin does not make me feel as good as sipping a Coca Cola - and I don't even think about brand when I wipe my ass. It's all about whether it cleans my ass without hurting it. If it does that, then I'm satisfied, but I'm not thinking Charmin is awesome.

Now when I buy TP I'm always confused. I don't remember what brand I have only 6 sheets of left. I see 5 or 6 brands that all look the same but at slightly different prices.

Do I go for the cheapest? Probably not. Do I go for the most expensive? Probably not either. Do I go for the brand I know? Well, not if you haven't done anything to imprint your brand in my head. This is the lesson Coke and Pepsi both know so well that TP manufacturers just can't grasp.

I just buy whatever (as long as it's not the most expensive or the cheapest) and hope it's good enough. As a consumer I would love to just know that I was buying Charmin because I believed it was the best. But I don't because there are 3-4 other brands that are on a par with it and they might be cheaper.

/first world problems.


We call it John Wayne. It's rough, it's tough, and it don't take shiat off of anybody.
 
2013-02-24 11:39:59 AM  

MBooda: In the dark?  How can they tell if there's a penguin on it?


3.bp.blogspot.com

Intercourse the penguin!
 
2013-02-24 12:10:20 PM  
She's from Britland?
Probably saves money by bathing once a week and only using soap every other.
Doubt there's any deordorant in that house either.

Or, is that India I'm thinking of?
Eh, same same
 
2013-02-24 01:32:32 PM  

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???


I think this comes down to your choice of tea.  Pretty much any lipton brand is going to be worthless after the first cup.  However, some of those good strong british teas are good 2-4 times.  Just saying, just because your tea is weak...
 
2013-02-24 01:54:20 PM  

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.


Most of the world also lived ten feet away from the fields where that was growing, so buying a pack of Doritos would have cost five dollars instead of beans and rice, which  is not a healthy diet and will make you balloon like hell, being the same amount, and a TV dinner, which is the same price and has the same effect on your body but tastes like real food and doesn't make you have to juggle the math involved in the how-many-amino-acids-is-in-this-legume game, is one dollar.

This woman is a scammer. But 'delicious, nutritious food for pennies a day' depends on not only having the time to cook that food, but access to a) spices, which are farking expensive and b) healthy food, which is  also either expensive, or, if you exclusively ate things like oatmeal, beans, and rice, still not healthy anyway.
 
2013-02-24 02:08:20 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: 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!


NSCSB:  My dad was like this and I've been left with lifelong issues around money as a result.  Predictably, I'm somewhat of a spendthrift by way of reaction, although I've gotten better about that with age.  I'm also reluctant to do anything that  "looks cheap".  At least he never resorted to lying or anything else I considered ethically shady in order to save a buck.

I'm not poor--I earn a good salary, and live within my means--but I'll certainly never be rich, either.  But I'm OK with that.  I enjoy life, certainly more than my dad did.
 
2013-02-24 02:33:23 PM  

bestie1: 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.


Awesome, so you're the same sort of antisocial grifter who would fark over anyone else because you didn't feel like you got what you felt you deserved out of life. Most people are genuinely glad to help people who are genuine - there are still local restaurants that will feed you in exchange for labor, ask me how I know this - but they probably saw right through your antisocial assholishness, which only made you more bitter. Did your great-grandpa instill those values in you, too?
 
2013-02-24 02:35:31 PM  

PsiChick: depends on not only having the time to cook that food, but access to a) spices, which are farking expensive and b) healthy food, which is also either expensive, or, if you exclusively ate things like oatmeal, beans, and rice, still not healthy anyway.


Time to cook? She's unemployed.(2) Spices cost nothing when they're not 'nailed down' {D} "healthy food", you say? what are these, prey tell? 5, where are they too expensives, so I can tell you off for buying them at an idiot's shop.

Nothing is healthy for you if you rely only on one ingredient  Rice, beans, oatmeal, multivitamins, bacon, herbs, smoked salmon, eggs, popcorn, elephant poop, potatoes, peanuts, oliveoil - eat any of these for long enough on their own, and some disease or another will kill you.

And you deliberately leave out the vegetables the staplerdude included in the bit you quoted. Poor show. You suck at baiting.

*middlefinger*
 
2013-02-24 02:37:35 PM  
What?

No one's called her a cooont yet?

Fark be slippin'
 
2013-02-24 04:42:04 PM  
She sounds pikey.
 
2013-02-24 05:10:12 PM  

Happy Hours: 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


kharakov: 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?


Oh lawdsy, I never dun thought being management could be such a biatch.

The reason people aren't making a living doing this stuff PART TIME is that they're doing it part time. If, as manager, you were doing the hard part, the high functioning sociopath part of sales in going around finding people who would like someone else to come over and "what does" as they say you would benefit your bevy of ladies who does. At this point you benefit more than any one of them, but they benefit for the added work. And since pricing would be task based rather than hourly there's a benefit to get things done quickly and with a minimum of fuss or conversation.

And we see in the article the woman has the management skills of a blue chip CEO. But perhaps the reason she doesn't have the agency up and running is that she's too much of a biatch. You know, can't afford to have friends, can't afford to make friends, forever alone.

/Geesh, it's like they don't teach Ricardo's law in highschool
 
2013-02-24 05:23:34 PM  
I don't even wipe my ass with public restroom TP, and this chick steals it to take home?? Does she have any idea how much fecal matter is from hundreds of strangers is on that TP, which has been sitting there for god knows how long, flush, after flush. A single toilet flush can spray fecal particles in every direction for several feet...public TP is disgusting.
 
2013-02-24 05:26:21 PM  
..and if I don't happen to have any personal TP in my bag, at the very least one should unroll and throw away the top one or two layers on the public roll.

/yes, I am an RN and slightly OCD about bodily fluids/solids.
 
2013-02-24 05:46:54 PM  

PsiChick: 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.

Most of the world also lived ten feet away from the fields where that was growing, so buying a pack of Doritos would have cost five dollars instead of beans and rice, which  is not a healthy diet and will make you balloon like hell, being the same amount, and a TV dinner, which is the same price and has the same effect on your body but tastes like real food and doesn't make you have to juggle the math involved in the how-many-amino-acids-is-in-this-legume game, is one dollar.

This woman is a scammer. But 'delicious, nutritious food for pennies a day' depends on not only having the time to cook that food, but access to a) spices, which are farking expensive and b) healthy food, which is  also either expensive, or, if you exclusively ate things like oatmeal, beans, and rice, still not healthy anyway.


How much does your satellite TV service cost a month, and how many hours a day are you "doing" that instead of cooking?
 
2013-02-24 06:33:49 PM  

Kahabut: PsiChick: 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.

Most of the world also lived ten feet away from the fields where that was growing, so buying a pack of Doritos would have cost five dollars instead of beans and rice, which  is not a healthy diet and will make you balloon like hell, being the same amount, and a TV dinner, which is the same price and has the same effect on your body but tastes like real food and doesn't make you have to juggle the math involved in the how-many-amino-acids-is-in-this-legume game, is one dollar.

This woman is a scammer. But 'delicious, nutritious food for pennies a day' depends on not only having the time to cook that food, but access to a) spices, which are farking expensive and b) healthy food, which is  also either expensive, or, if you exclusively ate things like oatmeal, beans, and rice, still not healthy anyway.

How much does your satellite TV service cost a month, and how many hours a day are you "doing" that instead of cooking?


Well, I have no idea how much the average person in that situation would answer, since I'm  not in that situation, but if you're working poor I'd hardly say it's unreasonable to think they might want to want to sit in front of the TV after spending hours at a ridiculously difficult job for almost nothing instead of cooking so you can feel better about their lives.
 
2013-02-24 08:19:09 PM  

Happy Hours: 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.


... and that's the way bacteria like it. If the water stays under 60 celcius for an extended amount of time, they start to grow rapidly and you may end up with legionellosis. This happens a lot in old folks homes, unfortunately.

You may want to look at an on-demand water heater that turns itself off inbetween instead.
 
2013-02-24 08:51:59 PM  

ambienAnnie: ..and if I don't happen to have any personal TP in my bag, at the very least one should unroll and throw away the top one or two layers on the public roll.

/yes, I am an RN and slightly OCD about bodily fluids/solids.


My friends call me the Adrian Monk of the shiatter.  I have a "process" that is followed and each step in it is there for a specific reason and in a specific order.

1.  Flush the toilet and note if it is an "auto-flusher."  Be very very wary about how you cast shadows if it is.
2.  Use the first few layers of the TP to wipe the seat down and then toss it in the bowl so that it occupies the target drop zone.
3.  Use the paper commode condom things if they have them and if not, layer the seat with TP.
4.  Carefully undo the pants so that nothing touches anything. The pants don't leave my knees and certainly don't touch the floor.
5.  Carefully mount the seat so that nothing touches anything but the TP.
6.  Drop the stink pickle.
7.  Carefully dismount.
8.  Flush the toilet.

#1 is to establish that the toilet works before I invest any time on the rest of the process.  I also don't want to be inconsiderate of cleaning crew.  It also has to be done BEFORE the cleaning portion as some toilets are like geysers and would get the seat all wet again.
#1 also replaces the water in the toilet with the cleanest possible in that situation.  Bacteria multiply exponentially and if the water has been sitting for any length of time, it is a bacteria frapachino.
#2 establishes that there IS TP.  It would be a bad scene if it wasn't discovered that there wasn't any after the fact.
#2 is to reduce the potential for "splashback" which is the worst thing that could be experienced.  If there is splashback, then the previous steps mitigate it.
#5 #6 and #7 must be done very carefully if it is an auto-flusher or you might get horrified by a flush while your still on it.

There is also no such thing as a "courtesy flush."  If you're are in a latrine, it might stink.  Get used to it.  I won't be flushing the toilet I am sitting on so your nose is not offended.  Also, the turd is under water.  It isn't going to stink from there.  It gave off its wonderful aroma on its journey between my ass and the water.  Flushing it now won't help you.

I also don't understand how Europeans think that a bidet can be more sanitary.  How is splashing water all over the place better?  How do you get dry afterwards and how would you use one without taking off your pants to prevent getting them accidentally wet?  Taking my pants off would require me to take my shoes off and where would I stand without my shoes on?  Hell even at home, I am careful as I put my skivvies on so that I am not dragging my feet through them possibly leaving any material that might have stuck to them on the way from the shower to my room.  I will admit to being a freak about the whole thing, but I take great care in making sure that my nether region is squeaky clean at all times.
 
2013-02-24 09:31:10 PM  

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.  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.


Says the movie thief.

Thanks for increasing the cost of movies for everyone else.

Douche bag.
 
2013-02-24 10:39:52 PM  

Badgers: Happy Hours: 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.

... and that's the way bacteria like it. If the water stays under 60 celcius for an extended amount of time, they start to grow rapidly and you may end up with legionellosis. This happens a lot in old folks homes, unfortunately.

You may want to look at an on-demand water heater that turns itself off inbetween instead.


60 C? What's that? 140 F? Okay...140 F is kind of warm. I'm not even sure my shower is that hot. But who the fark uses water that hot to wash their hands or brush their teeth?

NOBODY. That's who.

Hey man, did you know that when I was a kid I swam in a pond that was probably about 60 F (fark you - your turn to convert to celsius) and guess what? I survived.

If unheated water were really a problem people would be dying or at least getting sick from it, but we're not. We're fine. We're healthy. We have immune systems. Even elderly people survive the FUD that you are trying to spread about non-scalding water.

A quick google search tells me that temps over 115 F might even be dangerous so I'm pretty sure I take my showers with water well under 60C.
Goddammit people are stupid.
 
2013-02-24 11:26:56 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: 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.


Or it might say something about subby's mom.

/Obligatory, subs.
//Not personal.
 
Skr
2013-02-25 03:41:43 AM  
Public toilet paper around here is akin to 1 ply sand paper. Shudder. Can take my quilted shiat paper from my cold dead hands.
 
2013-02-25 07:51:49 AM  
it's watch THE telly (or TV)
no ONE says watch TV
it's always watch *THE* TV!!!
 
2013-02-25 08:40:09 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: it's watch THE telly (or TV)
no ONE says watch TV
it's always watch *THE* TV!!!


The family limits itself to 6 direct articles per day.
 
2013-02-25 10:17:16 PM  

mr_a: Jon iz teh kewl: it's watch THE telly (or TV)
no ONE says watch TV
it's always watch *THE* TV!!!

The family limits itself to 6 direct articles per day.


go to hospital

do not pass go
do not collect £131.91
 
2013-02-26 04:59:01 AM  
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