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.