My Dad Is Cheap

Posted by DJ

$4???

My Dad is so cheap. On the snow day, of course we got bored.  So, we were looking for something to do within walking distance of our house. There is a Bruegger’s Bagel and  a nail salon.  I suggested that we walk up to the shopping center, grab a bagel, and get our nails done.  My dad’s quick response?   “Do we have any gift certificates?”

“I don’t think so,” I responded, “we finished the nail one off last time we went.”   Well, he goes and checks for a gift card anyway, and sure enough finds one.  He was so excited and so were Stephanie and Michelle, until he said, “Wait, it only has $4.00 left…what else could we do today?”  And sure enough we did not end up getting our nails done, but went to a movie instead because we had a gift card.  But we forgot it so we had to pay full price.

So cheap

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  1. Sounds like he got what he deserved, then! 🙂

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  2. Aunt Susan

     /  January 21, 2011

    DJ, I would think you knew he was “tight” long before now. So let’s plan a weekend to get our nails done together, my treat.

    But really learning to be frugal (aka tight) early will be great when you are out on your own, far sooner than you think

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  3. Patty Thomson

     /  February 26, 2011

    what a hoot~!!!!

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