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Am I A Tightwad?

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JoolsToo Thu 02-Jun-05 10:30:20

I'm just putting some makeup on - a liquid foundation (Estee Lauder so not cheap) and I've had it stood on its head for days - to get every last bit out! That got me thinking - I do this with moisuriser, shampoo, use a lip brush to use every bit of lipstick out - turn ketchup, washing up liquid bottles on their heads - in fact anything I can squeeze the last morsel from, I do?

Does this make me a tightwad?

hoxtonchick Thu 02-Jun-05 10:30:58

god i do that, doesn't everyone?

sweetmonkey Thu 02-Jun-05 10:31:16

no just practical!!

wheresmyfroggy Thu 02-Jun-05 10:31:22


TracyK Thu 02-Jun-05 10:32:31

I only flush the loo every 2 pees to saver water!!

starlover Thu 02-Jun-05 10:32:40

i do that too.... can't bear to see things go to waste!

lou33 Thu 02-Jun-05 10:36:00

i do this too!

tarantula Thu 02-Jun-05 10:36:32

I put the washingup liquid bottle into the water to get the last bits out of it. and add water to the sahmpoo at the end too (after all the shampoo gets waterd down anyway). Thought everyone did this.

Anteater Thu 02-Jun-05 10:41:07

tight as a ..

wheresmyfroggy Thu 02-Jun-05 10:43:32

you were saying anteater?

expatinscotland Thu 02-Jun-05 10:47:42

No. I do that, too. I was brought up by parents who remember the tail end of the Depression and WWII rations. Wasting things was tantamount to sin in our home. The lesson stuck and I use every last drop of everything.

lou33 Thu 02-Jun-05 10:49:28

NOt only do i do all of the things you mentioned jools, but if my foundation is in a tube rather than a bottle, i also cut the end off to get the very last off it out!

Chuffed Thu 02-Jun-05 10:51:28

same here it all adds up

gossifer Thu 02-Jun-05 10:51:43

with you there all the way honey

tarantula Thu 02-Jun-05 10:55:30

Also hand dss back his yogurt cartons etc and insist that he scrapes them out properly and not leave half in the bottom of it

anorak Thu 02-Jun-05 10:56:05

I totally agree with you jools. Not a tightwad. Tightwad is when you won't share with other people or buy things you need.

I think if we all casually throw away the last bit of everything it's a terrible statement about how little we value the ecological cost of all these things.

ruthiemum Thu 02-Jun-05 10:59:13

Wish my dh were all as thoughtful as you lot, if the washing up liquid is nearly empty, he opens new ones, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet rolls, so we have two of everything and it drives me crazy!!!!!

anorak Thu 02-Jun-05 11:01:43

So do my kids, ruthiemum. Seems I'm destined to use up the last of everything cos they think they're too good to bother

ruthiemum Thu 02-Jun-05 11:09:12

hah I was laughing the other day in the bath, I was sqeezing the last of the shampoo out and I was thinking if anybody could hear this they would think I have really bad farts, it sounded awful

tarantula Thu 02-Jun-05 11:19:27

lol can I also admit to cutting apples in halfs or quarters as I find that often the kids only eat a bit and that wastes a whole apple.

JoolsToo Thu 02-Jun-05 13:28:40

typical of the men (Anteater & Froggy) think I'm tight

lou - I've done that with tubes too!

ambrosia Thu 02-Jun-05 13:31:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

flobbleflobble Thu 02-Jun-05 13:57:27

No, not unless you moan at other people for not doing the same!

Puff Thu 02-Jun-05 13:58:04

I do this too

wheresmyfroggy Thu 02-Jun-05 14:00:47

Ha tightwads the lot of ya

as for me, I bathe in bottled water and never wear the same pants twice

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