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Old 07-28-2010, 11:45 AM   #1546
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I wish I had thought of this at the time, but was so taken aback at what he said.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:47 AM   #1547
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How old is he?

I can't believe how some people can be like this.
20.

Nor can I. He is a good guy for the most part, but beyong terrible when it comes to showing gratitude or situations like this. Poor parenting IMO.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:20 PM   #1548
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I used to work for a company that provided free lunch for he employees ba cafeteria and a little sandwich shop the only caveat is that you're not supposed to hoard the sandwiches to bring home (you can't really bring home cafeteria food unless you bring Tupperware).

So I get in the elevator at the end of the day and the CEO is already on it. But he has two shopping bags filled with the packaged sandwiches.

To make this story relevant fontina thread, the CEO is a billionaire. Drives to work in a collection of expensive cars. Yet he resorts to stealing food from te sandwich shop to feed his family.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:52 PM   #1549
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Maybe since they were leftover at the end of the day he was dropping them off at a soup kitchen or something?

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:04 PM   #1550
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Maybe since they were leftover at the end of the day he was dropping them off at a soup kitchen or something?
Yeah, because it's so much more logical for the billionaire CEO of a company to drop leftovers at a soup kitchen than someone who actually works in the cafeteria.

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:19 PM   #1551
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20.

Nor can I. He is a good guy for the most part, but beyong terrible when it comes to showing gratitude or situations like this. Poor parenting IMO.
Thought you'd say 14 or some ****. Being 20 makes it inexcusable but you let it continue so i'd say it's just as much your fault as his
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:45 PM   #1552
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You are right. I shouldn't allow it.
Truth is, I never had a younger brother, we share the same interests---sports, poker, etc--and he is very good with my daughter. Also, he grew up with little money and really crappy parents, so I probably baby him too much.

Not an excuse, but def. plays a factor.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #1553
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Yeah i understand that as i'm guilty of similar behavior and i wouldn't fault you for it if he were a bit more gracious with things. Just be up front with him and don't harbor deep seated resentment that exposes itself passively like me
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:19 AM   #1554
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In England it's pretty much standard never ever to tip a bartender, sometimes you might buy them a drink but rarely will they ever get a tip.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:58 AM   #1555
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In England it's pretty much standard never ever to tip a bartender, sometimes you might buy them a drink but rarely will they ever get a tip.
I wonder if post number 1 was this chock full of new and fresh material.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:09 AM   #1556
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I wonder if post number 1 was this chock full of new and fresh material.
When you come to England and just want to get drunk at a bar/pub/club i'v saved u some money, know u dont hav to tip for every drink u buy
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:13 AM   #1557
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A mate of mine is really cheap and keeps on telling me all these awesome stories that convey how cheap he is and Iím not even 100% sure whether he realizes it. I donít care though, he is never socially awkward, heís a cool kid and a good friend and he doesnít read 2+2.

I could tell a million different ones by now, but the best one in my mind is this one. He works full time at a gas station, but never fills up his car there because even with his employee discount he has to pay something like 2 cents more than at the cheapest station near his house. Actually, he never fills up his tank, he always buys gas for 10 or 20 euro max and always drives around on a near empty tank. Lol, almost forgot, he called me once when he ran out of gas, asking if I could help him out. He tells me that he ran out of gas, or very close to it, a couple times before. I canít understand how thatís possible when you drive your car to work, a gas station!, every day, but yeah.

Anyway, so he notices that this 2 cent cheaper gas station near his house didnít update the prices, so he drives to another station a few miles away to save 1 or 2 cents on the liter, probably for only a max of 10 to 15 liters. He drives there, but overlooks a curbstone of some sorts, hits it while driving maybe 30 km/h which destroys the car to the point that itís written off. Trying to save himself maybe 20 cents cost him 1000 euro, which is what he paid for his new car.

Oh yeah, and heís thinking about removing the back seats from his car to save weight. He says he never has people riding in the back and he claims it will save him petrol. Awesome imo.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:43 AM   #1558
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Yeah, I'm astounded at the lengths people will go to in order to save on gas. I used to have a mental cache of the cheapest stations, but I then realized that I was really inconveniencing myself in order to save at most $1.00. I only have a 14 gallon tank, anyway. I now fill up wherever I want. One of the most freeing realizations when it comes to stinginess.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:34 PM   #1559
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I used to work for a company that provided free lunch for he employees ba cafeteria and a little sandwich shop the only caveat is that you're not supposed to hoard the sandwiches to bring home (you can't really bring home cafeteria food unless you bring Tupperware).

So I get in the elevator at the end of the day and the CEO is already on it. But he has two shopping bags filled with the packaged sandwiches.

To make this story relevant fontina thread, the CEO is a billionaire. Drives to work in a collection of expensive cars. Yet he resorts to stealing food from te sandwich shop to feed his family.
Are they going to get thrown out at the end of the day? If so, who cares?
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:55 PM   #1560
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I used to work for a company that provided free lunch for he employees ba cafeteria and a little sandwich shop the only caveat is that you're not supposed to hoard the sandwiches to bring home (you can't really bring home cafeteria food unless you bring Tupperware).

So I get in the elevator at the end of the day and the CEO is already on it. But he has two shopping bags filled with the packaged sandwiches.

To make this story relevant fontina thread, the CEO is a billionaire. Drives to work in a collection of expensive cars. Yet he resorts to stealing food from te sandwich shop to feed his family.
I'm a teacher, and at the end of the year my students and I had a potluck. There was tons of food leftover, so I brought it home. I didn't even really want it, but something about throwing out food bugs me. It's not the money, but the wastefulness that gets me. He might be the same way.
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