Scrooge vs Grinch

This post may or may not have anything to do with Christmas. The above picture was thrown in for good measure with the sole purpose of confusing and misleading you into thinking it’s about Christmas or Christmas spirit. So if you really want to know what this is all about well then keep reading. Kind of a moot point because you are already here reading this which also makes me wonder why you are still here reading this.

Let me get back what is going to turn into a 10 minute rant. So as you may or may not know I am saving every little hard-earned penny so that I can travel. I wrote a post about this a while back which you can read here (i.e. click on the word here, duh!). I must say I am doing rather well in this department, maybe not saving much as yet but definitely cutting down on unnecessary expenses. I buddied up with a colleague (it’s seems less sad and pathetic when you eat peanut butter and crackers with someone than doing it all by your lonesome).We do monthly ‘grocery’ shopping and instead of buying lunch everyday we make our own. This is all part of the year-long sacrifices I am prepared to make to achieve my goals.

So for all intents and purposes I have become a cheap-skate however this does not mean that I will sponge off others. You see you get those kind of people who are always claiming to be broke but whenever you talk to them they seem to have had the most fabulous weekends i.e. concerts, eating out, shopping etc. What pisses me off about these people is that they seldom pitch in with their own money when a group effort is required. They gladly take when things are offered to them but rarely share or reciprocate, in fact they won’t even replace something of yours that they have used. They buy themselves lunch everyday which we all know can become quite expensive. They will borrow money from you and ‘forget’ to pay you back which in turn will make you seem like a miser when you ask for your R20 back. They almost always conveniently forget to carry their wallets/purses with them, forcing you to pay for their purchases with promises that they will pay you back. In my personal opinion the Grinch and Scrooge pales in comparison to these selfish assholes. This is where being a real bitch comes in handy, you’ve got to be really firm when dealing with this type of person as they are notoriously thick-skinned.

Although they have taught me the power of the word NO. So I guess something good did come from all of this. Any of you know someone like this? A friend or colleague?