skinflints bible how tight are you? (1 Viewer)

redjohn151

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Sompe people are so tight
My brother inlaw brings the solar lights from outside into the house in the evening then when the children walk from room to room he makes them carry a solar garden light with them.
This is the man who climbed onto his roof then dropped a live chicken down the chimney so that in its panic it would loosen all the soot on the way down.
Then in thanks the following day he ate the chicken
Mr Skinflint.
 
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Yea yea!! Don't think it's tight, good use of green energy if you ask me! Ideal for use in the bathroom when having a shower, just not sure where you stick it when using your hands. As for the chicken, a cookeral works better...>:)
 
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Brother inlaw is French

Enough said

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As you will see from my name, my father is Scottish, however my Mother was Yorkshire. I was born in Hull and raised in York.
I reckon there is no help for me!! :D:D

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I absolutely refuse to use teabags only once.
The house bricks in my back garden have had more re-incarnations than Buddha.
Flatpack furniture never gets thrown away - it is dismantled and the bits are re-used, including the tacks.
I use Araldite to repair sandal straps when they give way because the soles have completely worn through.
I water down the last dregs of washing up liquid to get a few more washes out of it. Likewise shampoo.

I think of it as being environmentally conscious in a throwaway society. Others would call me a tight git.
 
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My grandmother would carefully unfold the paper sugar bag after emptying in order to get the last few grains. Did the same with the tea (didn't use teabags). Nothing was ever wasted!

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I worked with this bloke : one day we were having our morning break when he opened the messroom fridge and complained theres no butter ! so he put 2 rounds of bread under the grill for his toast and then rang his wife she came down with a tub of butter he spread his toast and she drove off with the butter they lived about 1 mile away ,on the other side of the wall of the depot was a small kiosk that sold everything I could tell you more tales but you probably would not believe me .
 
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That actually costs more money. If you are in gear, with no throttle, you use no fuel.

But when freewheeling, the engine needs to use fuel to keep the engine running :)

If that's true why does my rev counter show less revs when coasting in neutral than when going downhill in gear? ::bigsmile:

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Pat has always been "careful", but the best I heard was that when she took her small son to the supermarket each Saturday she would put him into one of those kiddy's rids outside as a treat, but she never put any money in it. Of course the child was happy as he knew no better, until one day her aunt came out of the supermarket and seeing the child in the ride put some money in. I dont think she ever forgave the aunt for putting money in that ride.
I dont think I am tight, just because I turn the gas off when turning my bacon over.

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If that's true why does my rev counter show less revs when coasting in neutral than when going downhill in gear? ::bigsmile:
The engine will be running faster but the engine management system will have shut off the fuel supply completely. On tick over, which is what it does when in neutral, it is burning fuel. Sounds odd, but 'tis true, free-wheeling down hills uses more fuel than if you leave it in gear.
 
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If that's true why does my rev counter show less revs when coasting in neutral than when going downhill in gear? ::bigsmile:
When you are running downhill with no throttle, you are using NO fuel. Revs not important.

But you use fuel to make the engine just tickover :)

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My grandmother would carefully unfold the paper sugar bag after emptying in order to get the last few grains. Did the same with the tea (didn't use teabags). Nothing was ever wasted!
She went through the war then we had rationing and that 1/2 teaspoon was important.
 

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The engine will be running faster but the engine management system will have shut off the fuel supply completely. On tick over, which is what it does when in neutral, it is burning fuel. Sounds odd, but 'tis true, free-wheeling down hills uses more fuel than if you leave it in gear.
Yeah but it goes up to 80 FREE only goes 40 with the drag of the engine so the time burning at tickover is shorter so using advanced mathematics i gain 0.00128 mpg average over that distance. However the 0.000015 extra brake lining used over the 100 miles does negate the saving by 0.0009%

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