Sometimes people take the idea of saving too seriously that they go beyond the limits and it becomes soo deep and expressive. Even the people around them feel weird about their behavior. I have seen some of the people doing weird things being extremely cheapskate. here are some of them in a list which you might have seen too around you.
Extreme cheapskate ideas are bad examples of cheap mentality which for normal people seems humorous.
How to be a cheapskate?
1- Dumpster dive for food.
I heard of dumpster diving in technology but I was nearly shocked when I saw people doing dumpster dive for free food in a restaurant and you may do not believe that people actually do this for saving money.
Compromising on money or compromising on health they both go along with each other which people are actually doing. though it is good to save money eating food and doing dumpster dive for it is nearly unacceptable.
2- Searching trash cans to find free refill cups and bags.
People are doing such things like digging the trash for free cups and bags and reuse them or sell them for money.
Maybe it is a great idea but it seems pathetic to others, like things that cost you nothing more than a dollar why bother yourself to dive into trash cans for free bags and cups. This scratches the reputation of yours if you do this in daylight.
This is way too far, use tote bags which you can buy once and reuse them again and again after a wash. it is environment friendly and saves you many dollars on every shopping you do going into the market.
3- Instead of using the toilet people use bottles.
Though it is a safer option to use a bottle instead of using public toilets to save money, or etc. since many places have self-cleaning operating systems, that concerning hygiene is not a problem now.
Like using bottles are just another addition of plastic waste to the environment which can be proved as hazardous if you trow them in toilets.
That is another extreme and pathetic way to save money and go, cheapskate. be sensible and moderate in your living style and try to adopt only those of the habits which are healthy to you and to your budget.
4- Ask for extra seasonings to take them home from restaurants
I guess many of the people do this, like the student who are living in foreign lands and share the room with some other students they try to save their budgets, in that corner, these are some of the hacks like usually, people do.
But have you ever imagine what others think of this act when you do this in front of others? that is free no doubt but taking them is not the option for you. what if one day the waiter asks you that please sir this is not included in your bill you can not take them. that might become your nightmare.
Condiments are the courteous gestures from the restaurant to your table but if you take it for granted that would not be good to your reputation, well if you do not take it seriously and go careless then it needs no explanation further.
5- Take dead people’s clothes.
Pathetic pathetic and pathetic….. like people donate the clothes belong to the person who has died of their family. so the poor can take some to help themselves.
but hold on! I have seen some families who take such dead person cloths and use them like, why and how they get the nerves to do so. This is extreme.
They wear clothes without checking if the dead have had some viral disease or some kind of skin infection that could take its feet on you. without taking it into consideration people go on wearing dead people’s clothes in order to save their money.
6- Eat leftover food when at a restaurant.
Why bother to waste your fuel if you are going to the restaurants only to eat the leftovers as you can cook at home that would be the fresh and a healthy option for you and your face. which you might lose if you eat other leftovers.
Other people who left their food on their plates are not always healthy people, they might have some oral disease that could transfer eating their leftovers. but it is a fact that many people do eat the leftovers at restaurants while staking their health in just order to save their money which could come in any use but not for their health.
Saving money is a good thing but compromising on health is the worst thing you could do for yourself. you earn and spend to give yourself and your family a healthy life, not to put them along with yourself into jeopardy of health and give money a long life to spend in bank accounts.
7- bring roadkill animals to home and eat them
It seems like ok if people are wearing dead people’s cloth but eating a dead animal which you took from the road is a curse to your health.
That animal might have died because of any possible reason, from a disease from another poisonous animal bite, from an accident and have been on the road for days many insects started the decaying process but taking that thing to home and eat it is the worst cheapskate thing people ever do.
The animal you have not seen where it is from and how it died, but you are saving money by calculating that you can eat the meat for a week and save the money of a week.
It is better to become a vegetarian, though it has no side effects.
8- Bringing your home food to a restaurant
Some people take enjoyment and saving too serious that they actually bring their own food to save the money on the food of restaurants and eat their own food in restaurants, pretty good that they are wasting money on fuel to come to restaurants but they can not see it and what they see is the money that they are saving on food.
Why bother yourself to come to hotels or cafes r restaurants if you only want to save money and for that, you are bringing your own food.
Saving money is another concept if you compare it with cheapskate then they both go in different streams. nearly you can not compare then even in any case. cheapskate is going beyond the limits to save money and start compromising on your own health.
Save when it is good in time not when you are in need of money for your health.