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Old Oct 6th, 2009, 08:56 AM       
I basically live by everything Zhukov does. Especially the repair part, as well.

I am the only one in my family who fixes "things" instead of throwing them out. Scavenging what you can is important, as well. I try not to be too bad about it because it makes me a bit of a pack rat.
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Old Oct 7th, 2009, 12:58 AM       
my mom worked as a secretary for the buisiness/eviction center of a project,

she used to come home and bitch about how they got cable tv and had such great lives living off the gov. One time Horhay went there to see her and was politely advised by several LARGE men not to interfere with a man beating his wife a little ways down the street.

Anyway, whenever someone got evicted, we always got new stuff.
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Old Oct 7th, 2009, 09:57 PM       
I don't follow on your story.
I've gotten into the habit of switching around game stores frequently, and buying a game, beating it, and returning it in a week or so, saying it sucked. I've been using the same $60 for a while now.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 03:39 PM       
Sneak candy into the movie theater, then punch the guy texting in the back of the head.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 04:53 PM       
I called the city to get on the list for "special trash day" so they could take away an old cabinet we had that was broken. That was apparently standard operating procedure and I wanted to do things right.

The woman told me they wouldn't take anything but "intact" pieces of furniture. What the fuck? It's trash. The regular trash won't take it and the recycling won't take it.

And what was with all the specific questions about what sort of cabinet it was? I bet we're furnishing someone's house.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 05:20 PM       
That's crazy, tape it up then.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 05:58 PM       
or smash it into small enough pieces to fit in the regular trash, i guess
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 07:58 PM       
well the whole point of this special fucking trash day, so I thought, was getting rid of stuff that wouldn't ordinarily fit on the truck, like old sofas and big stuff like that. You're supposed to call a number and give them your address and tell them what you have. I assumed they wanted to know what you had so they could factor truck space and manpower.

Apparently when you have a cabinet they want to know what kind, what color, how old, whether it's a kitchen or bathroom or storage cabinet, and so on, and then when they find out it's already been disassembled for easy removal they don't want it because it's not INTACT FURNITURE.

I bet you anything someone working for the city's got a Sanford and Son thing going where they're hoarding people's old furniture and just enjoying first pick of the freebies.
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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 10:07 PM       
Tell them you have an old, intact outdated washer that doesn't work. THen just substitute the cabinet when the trash guys come to pick it up. Oopsie, did I say "Washer"? Oh well!
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 04:46 AM       
cool, didnt know there were alot of economicaly disadvantaged people here too. I tend to embrace poverty and simplicity nowadays, it seems to be a better way to live. Less things to think about and work for and more time to do the things you love. Like picking flowers or watching trains
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 03:32 PM       
Even when I do have plenty of spare money, I do what I can to save as much as possible, unless it's TOO inconveniencing. It just makes sense.
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 07:36 PM       
if someone i don't like is at my house and they bring over pot, i pinch their stash.
i also collect clothes that people leave at our house and sell them to consignment shops.
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 09:37 PM       
I've been known to steal clothes from lost and founds.
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 12:59 AM       
Yeah, the past year I've been unemployed and went back to school. Being a cheapskate is esseintially caalled, how do I keep the lights on right now.
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 05:08 PM       
We paid a dollar for a loaf of cheap bread (bakery thrift store wasn't open today, otherwise it would have been 25 cents) and went to feed the fish at a private lake. It was worth a dollar of entertainment.
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Old Oct 12th, 2009, 11:05 PM       
I like to buy cheap cereal and take it to the duck pond.
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Old Oct 12th, 2009, 11:42 PM       
I buy the dollar store alka-seltzer and feed it to the birds they love it.
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 05:36 AM       
Wow, you're extreme.
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 11:30 PM       
Once I got a bunch of baby rabbits and set them on fire with crumpled up newspapers instead of gas because this was when gas prices were really high.
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 01:10 AM       
i make sure to never carry change with me so i don't get tempted to give money to grifters

of course its actually mostly because i'm allergic to nickel, but hey ADDED BONUS
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 09:47 AM       
I was wandering around ACL last weekend, and some guy came up to me and asked if I had any spare money. I took one look at his ACL wristband and told him to fuck off.
AND THAT'S WHY I HATE PANHANDLERS
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 10:09 AM       
Here's a cheapskate thing- you can now watch Battle Royale in its entirety on Google Video.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...battle+royale#

This is my favorite asian extreme film ever. Ichi the Killer and Ebola Syndrome are great, but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Battle Royale.
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 10:10 AM       
I guess I'm what people might refer to as a country bumpkin, but when I first went to a big city in the guise of Glasgow a few years ago, I was appalled and shocked by the homeless and jobless people begging in the streets. Recent visits to Sydney and Melbourne have had the same effect. I can't help but give money to people. I feel really saddened, I gave away a lot of money, which is easy to do when their pound coin is worth double and a half an Australian dollar. It's twice as sad to know that a large percentage of the people I gave money to would spend it on booze or drugs.

There are no homeless people in Hobart, or at least not in the streets sitting around begging, and I know that they have somewhere where they can get meals and a bed.
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 10:23 AM       
We've got a few here in our little town. There's one man who'll trail people walking on the square and if they throw something in the garbage, he'll dig through the trash can to see if it was anything good. And due to growing drug use everywhere, it's no longer that uncommon to see crackheads digging through garbage for usable lighters and stuff.

We have a soup kitchen in town, and one winter I got it in my head that I wanted to donate to it. I don't have very much money as it is, but the plan was to get stuff from their online wishlist from a warehouse club and drop it on the front porch so it could be an anonymous donation. That was promptly shot to hell, as there was a sign saying that no dropped-off donations would be accepted. Then I had to call the parish house and bother the priest to see who could accept the donation.

The person who was supposed to never showed up, and I couldn't physically carry the items all over the place, so I had to go bother the priest again. He made it plain he'd had just about enough of me. He didn't lift a finger to help, other than to unlock the door and point. And when he saw that it wasn't a truckload of food, he said very sarcastically, "Thank you so much for the generous donation." That really pissed me off, especially because the whole plan was to drop it off and not solicit thanks in the first place (sardonic or otherwise).

I decided after that, no more dealing with that parish or that soup kitchen ever again.
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 02:44 PM       
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