Have you ever encountered anyone this cheeky?(633 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?
Ex friends who moved to Canada. (We were friends when they left) announced they were coming over and would be staying with us for a week. Hadn't actually planned to socialise with us, just use us as a free base/food/washing spit (free hotel) (and storage depot for the stuff they wanted to sort out to take with them). No.
Had a 'friend' - one of those wants to be your best pal all of a sudden types.
Anyway DH and I had just gotten hitched and were moving to a bigger place, doing up my wee flat to rent out. She got wind of this and as she was just about to leave her own place asked if she could stay for a couple of weeks before we got stuck into the redecorating (new carpets/kitchen etc). When the day finally came for her to move out she had nowhere to go so ended up crashing on another pal's sofa and had her belongings stored here and there with various other people. Not people she knew well either, it was all tenuous links with folk she perhaps had met once through us. DH and I counted three folk in our town, another in Edinburgh and one up north all of whom she sponged off. Staying in spare room, trying to finish her teaching course and moaning about life. We all ended up with an early warning system whereby she would call one of us to ask if we could put her up and we'd text on a warning to everyone else. She eventually moved way up north with her stuff and we never heard from her again.
I don't have time to finish this thread now - reading material for later!!
I tutor a friend's two children for free, saving them about £1400 per year.
One evening when I was babysitting for them (for free), I dropped their teapot. When they returned, I apologised and offered to replace it - I was a bit when they said 'yes please' though, bearing in mind that I probably save them the cost of a teapot every week.
I received a wedding invitation which requested that each person include a cheque for at least £30 (10 years ago), as a contribution. I was a bit when I saw that they'd also included details of where they'd registered for gifts .
The church would have been free to them, I know the cost of the town hall they hired, and the food was provided by friends who cooked a stew and only charged for ingredients. There's no way that it cost even £30 per guest... who makes a profit on their own wedding, and then asks for presents as well?!
Why is mexican house thread back out of it's box, don't you know how bad this thread is for my blood pressure??
I knew a friend for seven years. She asked me to look after her pet rabbit. After two years of not seeing her again I gave the rabbit up to a good home. Saw ex friend recently so I know she is alive!
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!
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!
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