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Uborrow-Upay
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Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?

I recently visited a local store for some fresh produce.  It's one of those places where you either buy your own bags for your groceries or bring bags with you.  Moreover, shopping carts require a $.25 deposit to unlock from the rack of carts, which is returned when the cart is brought back and relocked.

 

My wife and I are parked about halfway across the parking area, and we're loading our purchases into the car.  A man approaches from the absolute far side of the lot, and asks to have my cart. We weren't even done unloading our groceries.  I said no.  The man says to me, "Cheap b**tard", walks all the way back to his own car (a very nice vehicle, BTW), gets one grocery bag from his trunk, and then walks all the way back, past me and my wife, and continues on into the store.

 

I'm still trying to figure out why I'm the "cheap b**tard" here.  Guess he figured I'm too cheap to give him my $.25 deposit on the cart, while at the same time, he's so cheap he walks all the way back to his car to fetch a bag, which sells inside the store for ten cents.

 

Just a minor rant here, because it really bugged me. 

 

 

 

 

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Dustink
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Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?

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Uborrow-Upay wrote:

I recently visited a local store for some fresh produce.  It's one of those places where you either buy your own bags for your groceries or bring bags with you.  Moreover, shopping carts require a $.25 deposit to unlock from the rack of carts, which is returned when the cart is brought back and relocked.

 

My wife and I are parked about halfway across the parking area, and we're loading our purchases into the car.  A man approaches from the absolute far side of the lot, and asks to have my cart. We weren't even done unloading our groceries.  I said no.  The man says to me, "Cheap b**tard", walks all the way back to his own car (a very nice vehicle, BTW), gets one grocery bag from his trunk, and then walks all the way back, past me and my wife, and continues on into the store.

 

I'm still trying to figure out why I'm the "cheap b**tard" here.  Guess he figured I'm too cheap to give him my $.25 deposit on the cart, while at the same time, he's so cheap he walks all the way back to his car to fetch a bag, which sells inside the store for ten cents.

 

Just a minor rant here, because it really bugged me. 

 

 

 

 


Haha, thanks for posting :smileyhappy:

 

Let me twist that for you:

 

He had a dime for the bag but wanted to support a healthier environment and is unemployed so anything helps. Plus he is burried with negative equity from his bad car purchase. Don't forget about the three hungry kids waiting for him to cook dinner, since his wife is in rehab for a cocain addiction.

 

 

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Dustink
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Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?

....but more likely just cheap himself.

 

Even with your wife there, I bet if it was a nice young lady you would have gladly given up your cart :smileytongue:

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Burned2manybridgesB4
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Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?

I'd have stuck my hand out, and said "quarter?"
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guiness56
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Registered: ‎01-17-2008

Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?

I misread and thought it said $25 deposit.  I wouldn't let him have it either for that amount.

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Open123
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Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?

This would really annoy me to no end. 

 

 

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Uborrow-Upay
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Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?


Burned2manybridgesB4 wrote:
I'd have stuck my hand out, and said "quarter?"

That's what my wife said I should've said....

 

D*mn!  I hate it when she's right, and has backup...jeesh!

 

 

 

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Uborrow-Upay
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Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?

Not for nothin', but I'll pretty much give anyone anything they need if I don't feel hustled in the process.

 

Case in point, I frequently travel an interstate highway between two cities.  I need a restroom, usually, on the return trip.  That is in Milford, CT. 

 

There's this one guy who is always there, in the parking lot, who approaches me, and others, for "anything you can help me out with" because he ran out of gas on his way to Springfield, MA.

 

This guy has run out of gas on his way to Springfield, MA pretty much every day I've ever stopped, forever.

 

Kinda kills my charitable spirit a bit.  But I'm trying like hell not to let that happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Uborrow-Upay
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Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?


Dustink wrote:

....but more likely just cheap himself.

 

Even with your wife there, I bet if it was a nice young lady you would have gladly given up your cart :smileytongue:


You may be right :smileywink:

 

 

 

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llecs
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Registered: ‎08-04-2007

Re: Who's the "Cheap B**tard"?


Uborrow-Upay wrote:

Not for nothin', but I'll pretty much give anyone anything they need if I don't feel hustled in the process.

 

Case in point, I frequently travel an interstate highway between two cities.  I need a restroom, usually, on the return trip.  That is in Milford, CT. 

 

There's this one guy who is always there, in the parking lot, who approaches me, and others, for "anything you can help me out with" because he ran out of gas on his way to Springfield, MA.

 

This guy has run out of gas on his way to Springfield, MA pretty much every day I've ever stopped, forever.

 

Kinda kills my charitable spirit a bit.  But I'm trying like hell not to let that happen.


 

I hate that! I got approached by 2 men in front of the grocery store as I was leaving and they were saying they were hungry and didn't eat anything all day. There's a homeless center down the road and I didn't hesitate in helping. I gave two grocery bags full with food for 3 days between them and another bag full with hot food (chicken, mac n cheese, etc) and that was my lunch. They thanked me and asked my why I didn't give them cash. I replied that they said they were hungry and I walked back inside to replenish what I gave away. They took my hot food and tossed it in the trash and took the two bags inside and tried to get cash for them. :smileymad:


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