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Old 07-03-2010, 02:02 PM   #46
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I was visiting a friend who lived a 6 hour drive away, and the day before I was going to leave, he asked me to pick up a $700 laptop for him at the store and said he'd pay me back when I got there. He wanted to do this to save the $14 shipping. I declined, so he waited a month to get his dad to do it on a visit.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:12 PM   #47
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There has to be something legitimately wrong with people like this. They must feel pleasure by doing this or something. It simply doesn't make any sense why you would waste so much time and humiliation to save a couple dollars.
oh yeah, I don't think it's actually about the money. she probably spends the savings on gas. it's about the pleasure she derives from getting something for nothing. truly bizarre-she's a pretty nice woman otherwise afaik.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:15 PM   #48
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I am not sure if this counts, but several people I knew used to bring half bottles of vodka into expensive bars or clubs and just mix it into their drinks. I thought that was pretty cheap but they were students. Girls especially did this but could be more blatant about it. A bottle of 'evian' in the purse. Yeah thats smirnoff.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:20 PM   #49
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I am not sure if this counts, but several people I knew used to bring half bottles of vodka into expensive bars or clubs and just mix it into their drinks. I thought that was pretty cheap but they were students. Girls especially did this but could be more blatant about it. A bottle of 'evian' in the purse. Yeah thats smirnoff.
For some reason this doesn't seem cheap to me at all. I've never even thought of doing this, and likely never will but it does actually make a little sense to me.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #50
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That's pretty standard Ra, students get a lot of leniency in this stuff.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #51
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My mother works in the corporate offices of a dairy company. Occasionally the company gives out coupons to the employees for free cartons of ice cream, encouraging the employees to give them to friends and family.

So my mom gives out some of the coupons to the extended family as usual. At this time, she was also up for a huuuge promotion at work... something the family was aware of.

That next week, my mom just happened to be scanning a list of customer complaints doing some quality control stuff and she saw my aunt's name (who shares the same last name with us... not a common last name in this area in the least bit) on the list. She had written a customer complaint about the carton of ice cream she got for free via my mother and was asking for a refund of the purchase price. My aunt does this **** all the time (buys something, eats/uses it, then makes a customer complaint to get it for free), but this was just on a whole new level as it put my mom at a bit of risk... especially considering the promotion coming up. Oh that and she didn't actually pay for it.

My mother wanted to set things on fire and quickly handled the "customer" complaint herself.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #52
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When I was a sophmore in HS, I worked at an ice creme place at some fairs. Worked like 12 hour days, and made about $10 an hour. Anyways, some old lady wanted ice creme with hot fudge, which is considered a sunday.

When I charged her 50 cents more for the hot fudge she started yelling and didn't buy it. I then got to eat it which kicked ass.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:36 PM   #53
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My soon to be ex wicked mother-in-law(she insisted I call her that...) would bring her own coffee maker on our trips to Vegas so she didn't have to spend money at the coffee shop. I always paid for the room and the meals. We would have the buffet for breakfast every day. She would shove fruit, biscuits etc in her purse so she could have lunch when the penny slots weren't paying off and I was playing black jack or craps....

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Old 07-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #54
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A friend (who doesn't really ever go out to bars or anything) was at my poker table, and when he went to the bar to get some drinks he asked if anyone else wanted any. Someone asks for a beer, and when said friend came back he tried to take the money for the beer from the guys stack, without saying anything. Entire table stared at him in surprise
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:51 PM   #55
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When we're about to run out of toilet paper, a roommate of mine hides the remaining toilet paper as well as "his" napkins, paper towels, or anything else you could use.

I noticed a few months back that the same person rolls up his socks and stores them in the original crappy disposable bags that they come in from wall-mart. I have no doubt in my mind that this is his way of organizing it to know if he's missing a sock so he can tear the house apart looking for it.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:56 PM   #56
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My friend's ex-business partner was pretty bad. He flew on the anniversary of 9-11 on the hope that flights would be cheaper that way, he pre-paid for 30 sandwiches because he wanted a deal from the mom and pop restaurant on he corner, and the company paid for my friends cellphone as a company expense and even though my friend did ~100% of the income generating for the business he circled a few personal calls that amounted to under $10 and left the phone bill on his desk.

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One of the breakfast places downstairs got into a fight with a customer over the size of a tea he could have with his breakfast combo. You are suppose to get a small drink but the guy picked up a large and since you get a tea bag the only real difference is the amount of hot water yet this led to a major confrontation.

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A women wanted to pay for two subs with a combination of USD and CAD because she didn't have enough CAD but didn't want to use all USD because the exchange rate was not as good as at the bank.

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Someone else I use to know made way over $100k yet lived in a mold infested apartment that was eventually condemned, would go to clubs 3-4 hours before anyone else to avoid cover, and drank from a bottle to avoid paying club prices for drinks.
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:08 PM   #57
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Eh, not really that douchey. Its kind of understood that SO's of the bridal party enjoy some perks as well. Traditionally they are invited to the rehearsal dinners, after-parties etc. I've even seen some where they get into the limo with everyone after the wedding and go hang out somewhere else besides the cocktail hour.
yeah this is actually completely standard at cash bar weddings from what I've seen...
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:13 PM   #58
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A guy I know gives blood just to get the free shirts. He says he doesn't like shopping so that's how he gets a lot of his wardrobe.
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:19 PM   #59
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one of the first times I smoked weed with the pig of a guy (chinese sign).. he smokes a bowl.... and when its gone, he keeps hitting the res in my pipe. like keeps chugging along.. chugging along... getting as much as he can get...with clouds and clouds of smoke... I catch on and tell him to knock it off

now i exclusively smoke hash out of my pipe.. so theres some pretty good potent hits in there...


another time he waits in my car while i go pick up some keys... I hurry back to my car about 15 seconds later cuz i have a funny feeling.. I catch him already packing a bowl of my hash.. and give him a good punch in the ribs as he is smoking.. and call him a ****ing pig bastard

another time he asks to borrow my pipe...I ask why and he says cuz he has a little nug to smoke..i give him the pipe and he starts smoking my rez again.. chugging along.. chugging along.. i'm like wtf!?! "you really did have a little bowl?" "yes!" the the ******* says...

so he does **** like this quite often so now i kinda know to look for it

another day he asks to borrow my pipe "cuz i have a little bowl"
I heard this one before and says no.. "i know what your ****ing up to."
and he says "dang.. i know"

last incident he asks to use my pipe in front of trader joes when he has his own pipe and his own weed.. i know hes just going to go for the rez after so i says no..


very last incident we buy a gram of weed and split it.. I tell the sob not to ask me for any weed after he runs out since we both have the same amount and I know that hes going to finish it all within a few hours.. I'm with him the next day and I still have a lot left and make sure to tell his has... "DON'T ****ING ASK ME FOR ANY" he responds with "ok.. I won't.. you don't have to worry"

sure enough... "can i have just a little hit".. i say no .. **** YOU... you know what his reply was??!

"YOUR SO STINGY"
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:22 PM   #60
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one of the first times I smoked weed with the pig of a guy (chinese sign).. he smokes a bowl.... and when its gone, he keeps hitting the res in my pipe. like keeps chugging along.. chugging along... getting as much as he can get...with clouds and clouds of smoke... I catch on and tell him to knock it off
I knew a guy in high school that would put vodka in for bongwater, then drink it afterwards to get the maximum high. Completely foul. Glad I don't hang with him anymore.
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