My Ex Was A Cheapskate

When you care about someone and they’re cheap with you financially and emotionally, it'll do nothing but bring down your self-worth and self-esteem. We learned valuable lessons about equality in relationships and what NOT to put up with. Thanks to all the cheap pricks who made this site possible. We may not have gotten a lot from you, but what we did get is a good laugh. At your expense! Send your story to excheapskate@yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Yogurt Chronicles

Okay -- so my ex was in a tight spot financially (or rather indefinitely) and was on the verge of losing his apartment. I lived in a tiny kitchen-less efficiency apartment and still was managing to never have the place to myself (but we’ll save that for another story).

Since he had lapsed on his electric and gas bills, my apartment became THE place to shower, cook, watch cable and basically any normal human functions whatsoever… (all at the loved one discount, of course!)

Eating out for most dinners and lunches (Gasp! I couldn’t bear the thought of my loved one missing a MEAL!) was really putting a damper on my finances, so I decided the best and healthiest option would be to make bag lunches for the workweek and then only eat out on the weekends…..

On our next trip to the grocery store, I bought the usual double-grocery load and rolled my cart up to the dairy section. I was standing in front of the ‘5 for $1 with your Kroger Plus card’ yogurts trying to decide the most nutritious of the bunch for me & my honey, when he rolled up and saw me stockpiling ten.

He immediately got like ‘Why are you buying so many yogurts?’ I explained that I was having to make two lunches a day, five days a week so ten was what we needed.

His eyes welled up with huge tears as he thanked me for taking care of him, again…. The gratitude was sincerely appreciated, but the $2 to pay for the yogurt would have meant more.

2 Comments:

  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger dirtyweekender said…

    What was he buying in the dairy section? It couldn't have been half and half.

    Ahhhh, SNAP!

     
  • At 12:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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