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BEYOND EXTREME CHEAPSKATE - TLC

December 29th, 2011 at 11:23 am

My goodness you missed a doozie on that show last night. A family with 6 kids -- they do not use toilet paper. Mom cuts up pieces of cloth to use in place of toilet paper. They place the dirty cloths in a small plastic garbage container and then she washes and REUSES them. And, while at the park, in the midst of side stepping dog poop, she cuts chives and other greenery from the ground to use in their salad. One last thing -- she buys EXPIRED groceries ON PURPOSE to feed the family. This behavior is beyond being cheap -- it's a tad kooky.

9 Responses to “BEYOND EXTREME CHEAPSKATE - TLC”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Beyond cheap!

  2. twest Says:

    I can't believe that this Mom would subject her kids to that. If I choose to do something to save money it is one thing, but I am very careful what I do when it comes to my son.

    Go to the forum section here on SA and there is a poster (too cheap?) that does some outrageous things. He actually goes to a restaraunt and begs people for the food they aren't going to eat so he can go out to eat for free.

  3. Dandi Lion Says:

    Thing is, they do not seem poor. The previous year they paid off over 80k in credit card debt.

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    This not only seems extreme, it seems like it really wouldn't save them much. It seems like a lot of effort for not a lot of return. There are more productive ways to be cheap.

    As for the guy at the restaurant, that seriously lacks class. If he is going to sit in a restaurant and use up their space, waitstaff, etc, he needs to be a paying customer-- or he should stay home.

  5. patientsaver Says:

    I agree, sounds like a lot of effort for not much return.

  6. Nika Says:

    Feeding expired food to your kids, by choice?! that woman is crazy. Quality, nutritious, freshest food for the baby is a priority. It would be the last thing to be cut. It is the foundation of good health. I am talking about long term here.

    In the short term, one ER bill for the family may not turn out to be all that frugal.

  7. Nika Says:

    I can't seem to find the show on TLC's website.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Did you like the guy with the goat heads? Yuck!

  9. Jerry Says:

    "In the short term, one ER bill for the family may not turn out to be all that frugal."

    Ha, Nika! That's for sure. Smile Paying for an ER trip (with or without insurance) is going to makes those seem like pretty expensive chives. I think you have to balance frugality with common sense, or it can definitely lead to adverse consequences. I like fresh food from outside as much as anyone. In fact, I prefer it. However, I would not wade through dog excrement to get it!
    Jerry

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