20 Times It Didn't Pay To Be Cheap

Diply 21 Jun 2017

Being frugal is truly a lifestyle. As a broke college student, I know a few things here and there that help save a few bucks. I'll use a coupon every now and then, shop on student discount days, get hammered at the pre-drink so I don't have to buy drinks at the bar — ya know, the usual.

But these particular people pinched a few too many pennies. Needless to say, it was not worth it.

Look, we all like to have money.

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But I'd rather have my dignity, pride and proper sense of self than have a few extra bucks. Granted, I have gotten myself in a few predicaments with overspending (especially when intoxicated). But this guy took it a little too far:

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1. Yeah, dude, you really showed her...

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No amount of money is worth your literal reputation being slandered in a hella international newspaper. Like, this does not sound like real life.

Also, two weeks after, dude? You waited two weeks to text her for the money? Brooooooo. Bro.

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Don't believe me? 

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She's got the receipts. Did it take him all this time to decide he didn't feel his money was well spent? I cannot imagine if every drink that was bought for me required an e-transfer a couple weeks after purchase.

I dare someone to try this on me.

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"Hi, hope you don't mind, but can you transfer me back that $1 for the beer I bought you three weeks ago?"

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Is it worth it, bro? Really. I'm going to tell all my friends about you, and we will laugh behind your back forever. Think about it.

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2. This prom dress fail. 

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These ruffles look like they've seen things. Dark, dark things. It also looks like they were swallowed and then thrown back up by the deflated top half of the dress. The right side does not even look remotely close to the left. This should be illegal tbh.

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3. Peep these pants, tho. 

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I mean, I've tried to squeeze myself in leggings not much larger than this before, so I really feel this woman's struggle. Sometimes, us ladies just wanna dance in a shiny pair of gold leggings — like, let me live!

But these Bratz leggings are just too bougie for us humans. We don't deserve them.

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4. Unless he lives in a literal shoe box, this isn't gonna work. 

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This is a great example of if something seems too good to be true, it most likely is. Poor Adam looks like a disappointed Aladdin — this is not a magic carpet, nor is it prepared to show him a whole new world.

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5. There is so much to digest about this mirror selfie. 

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The duckface. The T H I C C digital camera. The intense zoom on the digital camera. The bathroom. How GARBAGE the tattoo turned out to be. If you're going to put something on your body 5ever, it's worth the investment.

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Tattooing a picture trend is risky business.  

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Like, if my boyfriend wanted to tattoo an Insta selfie of me, I would recognize the short lifespan picture trends have and immediately shut it down. Also, why do you want a portrait tattoo of me? I hate that. No one can capture my spirit via ink.

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6. 'Cause logic. 

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Wasting money is illogical. Spending money on shipping on a very expensive TV, however, is not. There is no sense behind this decision. None. They're driving a convertible, aka (in my mind) a bougie car!!! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?!

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7. What in the world?

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Look, my cats have destroyed my couches too, man, but this is just sad. This cannot be comfortable. Duct tape is not a luxurious material. It is not meant to be sat on.

And you can forget about sleeping on this couch. It looks evil enough to be able to swallow you whole.

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8. Nope. 

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This looks like a very sad Victorian torture device. I have a sneaky feeling that candle is gonna do squat to help warm the water up lol.

Look, cold showers have their time and place (after hot yoga, on a hot summer's day, when you're waiting for the third date, etc.) but most of the time I want my skin scorched off by a hot shower, and this candle ain't gonna cut it.

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Imagine being told you have to shower in that torture chamber. 

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I would light myself on fire with that candle, because, honestly, that's the only way I'm getting out of this shower alive. 'Cause using the water is not an option.

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9. Wait a minute...

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There is a reason we're supposed to spit out our toothpaste, and that's because it's NOT SAFE to digest. Look, if you're tight on cash, are mints really the thing you're worrying about? What about, oh, idk, the actual dinner? The booze? The DESSERT?

Someone needs to get their priorities straight.

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10. When you watch too much HGTV. 

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This makes me sad and also makes me never want to wash a dish in that sink. I feel as though it would only get dirtier. Tiling is delicate, time-consuming work. This tiling looks like it was done during a commercial break. It looks dead inside. Just like me.

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11. Well, you get what you pay for. 

Twitter | @BeautyByBetty

Makeup can be expensive. Like, hella expensive. As someone who has paid for foundation instead of paying off student loans for multiple months in a row now, I can personally attest to this. Face beat doesn't come cheap. Sometimes you just gotta hand over that green, bbgirl.

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12. Italy is crying right now. 

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Whose thought process is this? Whose natural instinct is to grab a tennis racket to drain ravioli? Is this what being active does to you? If so, I'll continue to keep paying for my overpriced gym membership but not actually go, thx.

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13. Ass dogs, anyone?

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Can you literally imagine showing up to a BBQ, ready to have a good friggin' time, when all of the sudden — BAM! Ass dogs are presented. This makes me want to crawl into a cave and wait for fall, the season where my hot dogs will be cooked HUMANLY.

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I can just imagine the taste. 

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An exotic combo of the rusty chair, spray paint, dusty coal, and mushy hot dog. I'll just go die now, honestly. Burn me with the hotdogs, 'cause I can't handle this planet anymore.

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14. Ain't nobody swinging from this chandelier.

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These hangers can barely hold up my maxi dresses — how on earth are they supporting two light bulbs? Also, this spotlight is intense. Too intense for my liking. I prefer complete darkness.

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15. This is...terrifying. 

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Forks are a gorgeous utensil. They transfer delicious food to our mouths tidily and effectively. What did the fork ever do to you to deserve this abuse? This is an injustice to utensils everywhere.

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Talk about no scrubs, amirite? 

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Imagine your date picking you up, and while you're sitting in the passenger side of his best friend's ride, you see a fork and a rubber band essentially holding this whole vehicle together. Boy, bye.

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16. This is no better.

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Duct tape is used for many things it shouldn't be (prom dresses, car doors, wrapping gifts, COUCHES), but this is by far the biggest mistake I've seen because now we're dealing with TOILETS. You know what's gross? Toilet water everywhere because your cheap ass wouldn't fix the lid like a normal person!

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Imagine after the terrible fork-handle car ride, you excuse yourself to use their washroom and Snapchat your bestie in horror, and you see THIS TOILET.

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Like, as if the fork wasn't enough. Who are these people who live this way?

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17. So many flashlights, so little time.

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Why have one headlight when you can have three busted and bulging flashlights loosely attached as a replacement? I can't even begin to imagine how these turn on and off. Or how this was perceived as a good idea by anyone, ever.

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18. Again with the FORKS. 

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But this one feels so much worse. I see hairs. I see deodorant. I see pennies. I see a lighter. But more than anything else, I see defeat. I see a man who has given up on nice things and dignity.

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Let's hope no one uses that fork for actual fork-related reasons ever again. 

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That poor, innocent soul would be flossing out tiny beard hairs for the rest of their life. No THANKS.

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19. What time is it?

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Hopefully not 3, 4, 5 or 6 o'clock - cause they're clearly not a priority time for this person.

How cheap do you have to be to reject the traditional convention of "if a clock is missing a quarter of its numbers, it's probably garbage." Also, wtf has to happen to a clock for it to end up like this.

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20. How did we get here?

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Who in the world? What in the world? How. How does one think this makes any sense? This does not look fun, nor does it look safe. This looks like a very painful accident waiting to happen. These swings look like they could barely hold a feather, let alone a human.

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So it seems like I'll be sticking to my original plan.

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Even though being cheap doesn't always mean toothpaste mints and a duct tape couch, I think I'll stick with my first husband dying of mysterious causes. Thanks but no thanks, penny pinchers.

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