Have you ever encountered anyone this cheeky?(626 Posts)
roughly by a couple of threads recently...
I used to have a friend (used to being the operative) who would come round to my house to smoke. Her reason being that she didn't want her house to smell like smoke and she didn't like smoking in the street as she thought it looked 'common' (her words)
The punchline being that I didn't smoke
That friendship ended when I saw the light and realised that she was using me! She was happy enough to make my house stink and I was too polite (at the time) to ask her not to as I thought I was being a welcoming host.
Has anyone encountered anyone with more brass neck than that?
I won't mention the friend who cajoled me into loaning her a huge amount of money (i had sold my house) temporarily until her mortgage was approved. After solicitors letters, two years later I had to start proceedings to take her to court when she sulkily paid me back. Then moaned to everyone about what a tight bitch I was (it was about 50pct of a house cost). I was so bloody stupid, and no do not and will not talk to her.
On a lesser scale, my child was having a 5th birthday party. Invited friend's almost 5 year old along. "Aha' she says' I'm busy that day and my DH has to watch (his own) kids. He won't cope, so it will be OK if he brings 9 yo along too, but will sort out food for big kid'. Reluctantly I agreed. Kids and the dad turn up- then he buggers off for lunch leaving me to look after a 9 yo who did not want to be there and I had to buy him food.
To add insult to injury, 2 months later , 5 yo tells my child about the party at the weekend which mine was not invited to. 'oh we forgot to invite your child'.
And same couple- weekend away in shared cottage. Mum books massage, and leaves. Dad does not want to be outdone, 'pops outside', then returns 90mins later having also had a massage. Then he went for a nap as he was exhausted. So was I looking after 2 kids- one very badly behaved.
Mum friend wonders why I have defriended her totally!
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WeareEternal. You sound like a lovely person to be able to keep your cool with that neighbour after all you've been through. I was fuming just reading what an utter piss take that whole Mexico incident was.
Had a friend who used to call me on reverse charge over and over again (10+ times) because she didn't want to spend her credit and I 'had more money'
Also had strange girl at uni who I had rarely spoken to pinch my essay plan out of bag and photograph it- full of all the work and research etc. Hours of work gone. Then just pop it back and laugh. Gobsmacked as I then watched her forward it on to other lad on our course
I went to a Next sale years ago with a friend who took back a leather jacket that her PiL had bought her, long time ago because then you could return Christmas presents on sale day and have a refund. Well, said jacket was refunded for cash and then she asked to buy it back, at half price, AND THEY DID!!!!!! My flabber was gasted at the cheek
Had a friend who would borrow money, claim poverty as reason for not repaying, then rock up in new boots; borrowed clothes; stated her displeasure when her Christmas present from my mum was less expensive than that give to our mutual friend, and a host of other gems. A highlight was when I arrived unexpectedly to find her wearing my favourite earrings, of which she had previously denied being in possession. When I asked for them back, along with the book, the frying pan, and the thirty quid she owed me, she told me she'd "never known anyone like you for asking for things back"! Astounded.
A colleague and I were applying for jobs at the same time. At the time I considered him a friend. I'd got a couple of interviews lined up. He'd had nothing. He asked if he could see my application letter and CV as he wanted to see where he was going wrong. So I gave him a copy. I then applied for another job. Heard nothing. He then admitted that he had applied for the same job using my letter and CV. I didn't really understand what he meant. But he had in fact used my letter and most of my CV word for word. Changed none of things, and had therefore claimed to do all of the stuff I'd done for the department, that he had done none of! I was really pissed off and so was everyone else we worked with at the time...
He did get an interview and a job elsewhere. I assume with my letter and taking credit for my work. Tosser
Oh and I ended up organising the leaving do and he complained as it was just before Christmas so most places were booked up and the place I booked had actual vegetables as the vegetarian option. Turns out He was a vegetarian who didn't like vegetables. He knew the menu before hand as I had asked people what they thought. But we were short when it came to the paying and I'm sure it was him that didn't pay
When my SIL was pregnant with her first child we paid for curtains and cot blankets for the nursery (she chose the items). About 4 years later and we were on our second pregnancy she offered to SELL those items to us.
My mum is regularly cheeky. She never asks, she just tells me what she's doing... IN MY HOUSE.
For example, she's supposed to be visiting soon. She told me she was going to come for 3 days, I was quite happy with that to be honest. Then a couple of days ago I spoke to her on the phone and she said " Don't forget, I'm coming on [XYZ date] and what I'm going to do is, I'm going to stay the week". I thought what?!?!? A BLOODY WEEK!!!! :O
Always so spooky when you find you've posted on an old thread under an old name! This one was great first time round and rereading it (plus the new updates since 2013) has just got me through another few hours of convalescence, cheers all
I used to work for a charity shop and we would occasionally get customers who would haggle for a lower price. The charity shop already sell things for a very good price, think bed sheets for £1, books for 30p, crafty bits and bobs for 20p, adult clothes starting from £2. However, some volunteers have no idea about pricing so label some items for far cheaper than what the guidelines tell us.
Anyway, one time a lady in her 50s or 60s came with her granddaughter and bought two balls of wool. One had a 10p label on it and the other, which was , which was partially used but still reasonably sized, didn't have a label at all. I was on the till and seeing that the other one didn't have a label on it all, I charged
10p for that one as well. She had the nerve to quibble and say "Well, if that one is 10p and it's a full ball, how can the other also be 10p?" I tried to explain that the pricing varies according to who is doing the pricing but I didn't add that she was already getting a bargain because some
numpty inexperienced volunteer had priced the ball of wool too cheaply. The manager came to speak to her and the lady explained that she'd thought it would be cheaper with it being started already and that she'd gladly pay the extra 5p but it didn't make logical sense to her. The manager let her have both balls of wool for 15p.
Another time, a bloke came in and haggled for a vintage fur coat which was in fantastic condition and on the window display. We were selling it for £40 at the time and he wanted it for £30. Fair enough you may think. Well, he wanted to throw in a guitar as well for free when the total transaction should come to £50, he explained that he wouldn't pay more than £30 as he needs to sell on in his second hand shop a couple of miles away for a profit. We are a non profit making organisiation!
My BIL is a pisstaker. We live in north Essex near the Suffolk border, they live in the greater London area of Essex. He has a flash job where he goes and works in New York for months at a time and his family can go and stay on the company. One time he asked my Dh if he would pick up SIL from Heathrow airport as he wanted to claim for a taxi but keep the money. Dh being a mug said ok.
He came back from work at 7pm (he'd left at 6am) got in his car drive from north Essex to Heathrow. Picked her up, drove her to her house in greater London. Where her grown up son (who could and should have picked her up) was lazing about. Then to top it off, she ushered dh out without even the offer of a cup of tea, he then drove home from greater London pulling up on our drive at 1am, to then have to go straight to bed and get up early for work again.
BIL and SIL never even offered so much mentioned giving him any petrol money or acknowledging what a huge favour he had done them. Unsurprinsly the next time he askef dh refused and has since thankfully developed a back bone!
I will check out the update Calla
Oh louise you have to post it now!!...
It's taken me 36 hours on and off to make it to the end of this thread. BRILLIANT!
The only pisstaker thread I can think of is an instance of me being the pisstaker! And to be honest I'm way too embarrassed to post it...
Yes! I started it a few weeks ago when she first made her demands and then updated it this week with her revised list. She has form for brass neckedness but then woe betide anyone who asks her to do anything!
CallaLilli I think I read that thread was it in AIBU? The cheek of her! I'm noticing a real theme, that when the entitled behaviour of these people is challenged or refused, THEY are the ones who get incredibly offended, as if they have a right to be so damn rude. No one ever says "Actually yep you're right, I overstepped the mark there, sorry for being cheeky". EVER!!!
I feel that my brass necked colleague who has been the subject of a recent thread belongs here. I mentioned I was off to Paris for a city break with DP and DD and she said (didn't even ask, mind) that she'd be giving me a shopping list of stuff to get her from a parapharmacie. I told her we were only taking hand luggage, to which her response was "just take a bigger suitcase so you can fit my shopping list in". Anyway, shortly afterwards she announced that she'd be going to Paris herself so I let it drop as I figured she'd be doing her own shopping, and nothing more was said until last week when I received her instructions. Apparently she'd narrowed her list down to 4 "essential" products but they were all the one litre sizes! I told her I would not be bringing back 4kg of extra luggage for her and she hasn't spoken to me since. No big loss, but the cheek of her to act like I'm the unreasonable one!
This thread is epic! Loved the one a few pages back where the lady wrote a list of things she didn't like about her sis(?) and one was that she put too much in her washing machine surreal.
A few years ago I was absolutely broke but always saw a homeless man by the pound shop over the road from me. I would always give him some change if I had any on me and he never said thanks but I wasn't bothered as felt for him.
One day I saw him and thought that while I was in the pound shop I'd get him something. I saw a large selection box of biscuits which was great value and hoped he'd like them. I took them over to him and offered them smiling, he took them out my hand and said "No, don't like them", and sounded pretty pissed off. I apologised but said I have no change on me, he then asked me what else was in the bag and could he have a look...i said just cat food, light bulbs but a multi bag of hula hoops, would he like them? He asked to have a look at them, tutted, sighed and said he didn't like that flavour! He asked what else I've got and I said nothing but I'll get him something next time - mid way through me talking to him he turned away and started asking another person walking past if they could buy him some chips. I said sorry I can't help and he completely ignored me!
I saw him a week later and he said can you go and buy me a coffee. I did, because I worry about homeless people a lot and wasn't upset about what had happened before, just found it odd how rude he was when I was trying to help him and be polite etc.
That's true! It did cheer my crappy day right up!
No worries it's always fun to re-read.
Oh oops this is an old thread I just joined!
Well I have a confession to make... We had a family day out to a place with a water splash park thing-we didn't realise it was there so we weren't prepared with towels/trunks etc and my ds was running around in his pants.
Eventually he started getting cold and I spotted some children sitting in one of those big human driers..I scooped him up and told him to quickly jump in next to them, saying "go on, in you go, go right to the back and get nice and dry, jump up and down to get warm" etc, all the while smiling at the other children's dad who seemed really unfriendly..
My husband was too far away to say anything but saw it all and was mortified, I died a little when I came back raving about this fabulous drier and he told me they had actually paid to use it
I cringe even now thinking about how rude I must have looked
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