Wednesday, June 3

How Cheap Are You!

It's A Discounted Life!
Now that you've been insulted beyond blue (by the title of this post), I just want you to get to the bottom of your 'cheapness' in this post! *lol* Yes you heard me right, I did say Cheapness. :) This post is about being cheap...it's about confessing to us the max cheapness level you could ever reach...the cheapest thing(s) you have done JUST TO SAVE MONEY! Yeah I'm sure though we all dream of living luxurious, 'branded' lives *Manolo Blahniks, Giorgio Armani et al*, we all don't get to live like that. Well sometimes we do end up buying something quite 'haute courture' *still don't know how to pronounce it properly!*, it probably is once in few years that we could afford to spend like that or indulge in splashing money on what we desire. So, in our day to day non-celebrity lives, we do things that save us money *whether we like it or not!*...cos we just have to. I mean we are not Paris Hilton with a rich daddy or Posh Spice with alot of dosh in her pockets, are we now? Neither are we Pamela Andersen to spend all our money on getting a FF cup just to run around the beach to kill men right in their couches from around the world! We really have better things to spend the very little money that we earn so hard on *sad music follows...*. It's ok don't look so sad now *turns off the sad music!*...atleast there's a whole lot of us that belong to that latter category. That kind of gives us some relief *boy o boy who wants to spend endless holidays in Hawaii, eat brekky in Hyatt, wear Alex Perry to a family BBQ with probably 3 guests, give your sister a $20,000 boob-job as her 19th bday pressie, live in a mansion that needs 50 cleaners per day, shop at Tiffany's for wedding pressies?* Not me! I'd rather live the non-celebrity life in my dingy shack! *now that I have to...sigh*.


So, we all have our unique *maybe wierd too* ways of saving money. Here are some real examples of the wierdest/funny things that some people I know have done/do, yes JUST to save money :)


*Eat at a friend's place on a daily basis or go to a soup kitchen even though you have a good job that pays you well *yes I know such people who thrive on free food :)*

*Shower etc at a family/friend's place on a regular basis to cut down electricity and gas bills *pretty smart ay? gotta try that some time...so can I use your shower tonight?*

*Shop at $2 Discount/Reject stores *not that it's a bad thing but some discounted products can be faulty or of poor quality...one of my friends proved that by getting electrocuted!*

*Grow vegies in the backyard *this is a good one. But please don't start a farm in your backyard so that you can get your own meat!*

*Buy fake versions of expensive perfume, shoes and bags that smell and look like the original ones *this is something I simply cannot do but I wish I could...cos it somehow won't feel the same*

*Don't have showers for days just to save on the Water bill *ewww yes I know such people too...their whole suburb stinks HAHA!*

*Don't own a car cos public transport is cheaper than having a car *I don't know how people can do that, cos I can't live w.o. my car...it's a ticket to freedom. But I do use public transport too*

*Take your GF/BF to Maccas or a toilet on a date!

*Eat left-overs for days and days, even if they have expired and gone to Food heaven! *yuk!*

*Skip coffee every now and then *I'm forced to do this now that I have a mortgage but that also means No Diego chats every morning :*(*

*When on a lunch/dinner Date (with a friend or a partner), get the other person to pay always telling them you lost your wallet for the 900th time! *that is way too cheap! I know alot of people like that*


So tell me...do you or anyone else take crazy measures to save money? Share with us and make it funny too! I need some valuable tips here cos some people think I spend a tad too much ;-) Thanks guys!



Cheapskate Alert!
Btw I'm about to break some heart-breaking BREAKING news about Diego that had me broken during breakfast! *my achy breaky heart is broken beyond plastic surgery now!* He's engaged!!!! Not to me, ofcourse! *rolling eyes* Thanks to all the Blogville men who prayed Diego to be engaged...it worked! And don't ask me how I found out, I just did. Hence this song. I'm sulking here, in my T and shorts, freezing my ass off on a cold winters day having forgotten to wear warm clothes...thinking of Diego and a love that got lost in a coffee machine *bloody cheapo, why did ya flirt with me cheapskate? Hence I dedicate this Cheap post to ya! Savings brand and all.* As most Romantic tales end in my life, this ended pretty soon too. But I know I will find my one true love...some day, in the next century or so!

*Keshi drafts out a new plan to check out a shirtless John-Abraham lookalike in her neighborhood, now that she's so over Diego. yeah it took just 5mins to get over him btw ;-)*


Current Music: Unbreak My Heart (Regresa a mi) by Il Divo

125 Cranium Signets:

♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

I don't call it a cheap act ...I call it being economical and intelligent :)

actually many of us can't afford so we buy cheap and fake and sumtimes depend on frnds....

but I will try to find the funny side..so won't argue today :) :D

Priya Joyce said...

that was a very interesting post except the last part
well well

the ones u mentioned were record breaking ly cheap :P

lol

well wat hav i done...??

hmm hmmm..I am a total spendthrift lol...u can ask me record breaking stuffs regarding tat ;)

lol

well abt diego...he didn't deserve u :)
U hav some prince waiting for u...juss keep listening to ur heart ....u deserve someone much better
muaaaaah
:)

Priya Joyce said...

am i the first??

Prakhar said...

Growin Veggies and Shoppin at discount stores are fine with me :D

nd regarding Diego...dun worry Mai hun na ..you have my shoulder to cry upon :)

Maddy said...

Oh! this girl started complaining about Diego!!!

Keshigirl....I had a great laugh at.....

"Thanks to all the blogville men who prayed Diego to be engaged...it worked""..

Coming to the cheapos....

One of my friends brings empty water bottle from home and take back water from Office cooler every single day. One of my co-worker jokingly comment about this fellow like this..."I have seen couple of condom in his cloths-line""

Cяystal said...

He's engaged? DAMN!
I'm heartbroken for you too. =(
Not fair that the best guys in the world/or the guys you like are either Married,Taken or Gay. :|
Bt eww..all the things which people do to hide their cheapness..ARE YA SERIOUS? I mean not take showers to save water bills? UGH!..and if my guy took me to a toilet for a date, I'd dump his head into the shitpot. =D
All tht buying fake stuff is understtandable, but some people knw no bars to save money, and yeah..specially people who wait for marriages and all tht to happen so that they (like gluttons) can gorge on the food. Sigh! Its a sad sad situation!
And a haute cortu...err what? :O *totally clueless!*

comfortably numb said...

### I dun buy books, search their corresponding e-books:D
completely Diego's loss I can assure him, where else would he get a sexier siren than Keshi:P
duh uh to Diego:D

Tarun said...

I dont have a vehicle of my own so thats one.
I was dupped into getting a cheaper version of a deo.
Pool/contribute money for a b'day pressie ...
But then everone around seems to do that.Many people whom I have gifted prefer cash though (now thats cheap as well). :P
People not calling friends, i mean just leave a msg or miss call.

Kunjal said...

:D:D
thinking about the cheap things I can think of going to sale or to some weekly markets:)

ash89 said...

My dad knows some people who are such cheapskates!! When in a restaurant, they go to the loo when the bill is about to arrive and dont come back till they're sure that their companions would have paid!! And these people I'm talking about are LOADED!!

Diego is engaged??? Awww...that sucks!! N the loser was still flirting with u! MEN!! UGH!

ANWESA said...

lol...keshi..dis was a total surprise :) ur tips were real yuck err.....amazingly thrifty :)n sad 2kno abt diego's ngagement...
i too like john but i like bips even more.plz dun get d rong signal.i'm stret-fwd.lol..i hope u'v heard abt bipasha basu aka bips..

Arv said...

hmmm... thats interesting... I'm a moderate spender so I dont have such measures... but there was this one time in Uni, when I used to smoke and I was short of funds for 2 months... I used to smoke a fag with a break... half now and half later :P

as for Diego... I had nothing to do with that :P

take care Lotus :) cheers...

Talking To My Soul said...

ROFL...Diego...ROFL...Coffee...ROFL...Uhhh! I am on my feet now. You too, Kesh. Up now. This had to happen and you knew that too. I told you, didn't I? On the floor again...Rolling.....God! I found some broken pieces on the floor. Where's your heart, K?


*smilz*

Priya said...

I think before I buy " if I really need them". I am a shoe and bag freak, still I resist buying a lot unless its on sale in the future. I carry limited clothes in my closed due to 4 seasons and once they get old, I recycle and buy later.

tulipspeaks said...

i thrived on instant noodles & bread to save money when staying in uni hostel :P

no way i can do that now.



ammu.

Ki said...

Haha! Umm what do I do? Take a bus instead of an auto, I guess. Saves me a good 50-60 bucks. But you know my advantage? The cute "Daddy, my allowance ran out can I have some money?" face. :P

Prashanti :) said...

hehehehheheeh nice cheap ideas there kesh !!!

As for me, I try to take my car to office one way and take the shuttle back whenever I can to save a measly amount on gas :)

Mayz said...

y wud anyone wanna buy their sis a boob job?? i think thats heights of being cheap

- Sugar Cube - said...

Lol! Omg..can't believe ppl thrive over left over food only to save money :S
The funniest one's to grow veggies in backyard :D loll ..but thats kinda good too =)

I don't know of any funny 'cheap' ways of saving money.Got nothing to share there but yeah once my friend wanted some money to spend over some fun & when I cldn't arrange ..she asked me to 'sell the petrol in my vehicle' :D lol ..nothing serious here but cheap :P


OoPs Diego's engaged ?
Hope the neighbour isn't ! :D

Suresh Kumar said...

There is a good idea to save on costs and also water .... have bath with your neighbors daughter :)

And well... don't worry...not all blog men prayed for diego to be engaged... not me.... well!... don't ask me to take oath on that one :)

Rakesh said...

And you thought I'll tell all my cheap tricks here... just like that? ;-) No wayyy, I'm way too cheap than you would think :D and I'm keeping it a secret for now!

But not having a bath Eewww!!!

And glad to see, our prayers worked ;-)

Shachi said...

Oh boy - I don't take any such measures to save money...I end up hosting most of the time :) but I do know people who do such things....a common thing I have observed is people shower at the gym regularly to save costs at home....buying fake perfumes is another one...I can NEVER do that....

Sorry to hear about Diego :( wud have been good if it lasted a little bit longer :P

ItAteMyBrain said...

//*Take your GF/BF to Maccas or a toilet on a date!//

wow thats so cheap, never thought abt it :P

anyways how does it work?
They went to the rest room, he went to the men's room and she to the lady's. Period.
Thtas the end of the story ???
hahaha

And good lord I thank thee for getting diego engaged - Amen !

Margie said...

Hey Keshi
I just saw this post in my Goggle Reader & came by for a quick read.
I'll have to come back later & comment as I'm just heading out the door for my PT and then have a million other things to do today.

I'm not a Cheap Girl, though! LOL!

Catch ya later!

HUGZ!

Margie

Margie said...

Haha, I meant Google not Goggle...can't spell this early in the AM.

Bye, Bye!

Margie

Jay said...

I'm not cheap at all, but I don't see any reason to pay higher prices for something than is necessary. I can get "Always Save" or "Best Choice" canned and frozen good for much less than the name brand and they are just as good. So why pay the higher price?

A lot of people get name brand everything because they think it's higher quality or because they think they are impressing people. I'm not one of those people.

I think there's a fine line between being the type who spends wisely and the type who is just a cheapskate. I'm the spend wisely type.

Cheapskates give people crappy gifts and won't buy rounds at the bar and stuff like that. Those people suck. LOL ;-)

Sorry Diego is engaged.

NO I'M NOT!

Yes I am.

Well, not really.

I mean, kinda.

This means I still have a chance. hehe

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

>>>Eat at a friend's place on a daily basis

Yeah, while i was looking for job, i had done that, my friends are such sweethearts.

>>>Shower etc at a family/friend's place

One in a while there is no water at my place, so yes! that too

>>Shop at $2 Discount/Reject stores

i end up buying the same stuff when sale is off, i always looses money when it comes to shopping!

>>>Grow vegies in the backyard

Is cannabis a veg?

>>Buy fake versions of expensive perfume, shoes and bags

during college days, wasn't aware of brands.so may be. but, now its a big no no!

>>Don't have showers for days

I am clean, why should i bath, i mean i am too thin, bathing is for fat people.

>>>Don't own a car cos public transport is cheaper than having a car

In india cars are so bloody expensive that i have to put my entire two years salary to get one, and petrol is too expensive, how can i even think of affording one, and who will drive it, i cant afford chauffeur.

>>Take your GF/BF to Maccas or a toilet on a date

I bring them to my rooms and they leave me coz of stink, LOL.

>>Skip coffee every now and then

LOL, no caffeine for me, i am on lactose only, but that doesn't save any money, it all goes in "red bulls" :(

>>>When on a lunch/dinner Date (with a friend or a partner), get the other person to pay always

I am the unlucky one, who pays all the time :(

Inspite of all this they call me cheap, why? because i pass cheap remarks on all of them, actually they all are afraid of my a$$ whopping, LOL.
and they all are married, but i am not, so i go on staring chics all the time, they say "you are cheap", i say "i am sexy", ha ha.

La vida Loca said...

I am cheap and fine w/ it. Couture can go fuck itself :P That said I do appreciate it.

Chriz said...

or just walk around in your red underwear like me.. only the red underwear

:)

i do that now a days..


kesh.. loved the song.. nice tenors ..

rayshma said...

aww... don't worry gurl... u DO deserve better! maybe he flirted for the tips?! how VERY cheap is that!

cheap things i do? i WAIT for the fossil clearance sale and THEN buy my handbags! actually, as far as clothes, bags and footwear is concerned - i'm a deal-whore. i shop mostly when there's a good deal available only. helps that i'm not much of a shopper and that there are perpetual sales here! :D i buy full-price only.. and ONLY when it's absolutely essential. usually, i can wait for a few weeks till it goes on sale. this is not true for perfumes, tho. those HAVE to be original. :)

public transport.. well, we use it quite a bit. but that's part of what we do toward the environment. we still DO have a car tho...

u actually know someone who took their GF/BF to a TOILET for a date?????

Ria said...

ha ha so u r over Deigo now!!good for u, i m sure there's another shirtless hottie waiting for u, somewhere down the corner.

And now for the question tht u hav asked. I wud like to admit tht i hav tried one of the examples tht u have mentioned.

Recently, when i had gone to Goa, i came across shops called the Original Fakes, and u wont believe me if i say tht they had exact copies of all the brands of bags and purses tht u can think of!!

And yes, as u can guess i did get a black Bottega Veneta black leather bag which looks totally awesome! and the original cost of the same is 3080 US dollars which is quite expensive for me to afford. Apart from this, i havent tried any other tricks to save money!! :P

Zainab Dhanji said...

hahahahah THIS WAS HELL LOTA FUN READING =D tho its so hard to believe ppl actually skip their showers to save some cash! errh!
well who cares, i just believe if intellect was the monetary unit to buy and sell things -- I would'v OWNED the whole wide world!!!

*LOL*

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-ROFL-those were some cheap things to do,surely,some to save money and some to conserve the environment(unconsciously),like growing veggies in the backyard!:)

You want me to add some,from people I know?
- Reuse earbuds everyday morning till their colour changes.
- Wipe hands 15 times with tissue paper after dinner at a restaurant,or,till the other person pays!
- Reuse cotton balls in winter,to protect the ears from the cold 'airy' weather.

Want more?:)
-----
But,on the other hand,I do believe we all need to do our bit to conserve the environment,be it by taking walks in the open air instead of an electric treadmill,using the stairs instead of the elevator,etc are good things,right?
--
Ohhh-that's so sad,about Diego...but then,that's life-good luck at finding a JA lookalike!:)

Beach Bum said...

Actually while I was single I was a huge tightwad. I had this empty two-liter soda bottle that I dropped change in and it didn't take long and the next thing I know its full.

Other ways I'm cheap involves wearing my sneakers or hippy sandals until all that holds them together is tape. My clothes are the same for years and I still wear (barely) a pair of dress pants that I bought while in college. Can't say that will go much longer though, I'm getting fat.

Another way I'm cheap is my use of the public library for most of the books I read. My wife buys everyone of hers and has no place to keep them. I keep only a few books that are important to me.

Teline said...

oh nooooooo Diego is engaged sooo not fair, that s y u cut the traditional coffee to meet Diego :P
I don t do thing chips not because i m rich but because i am a shoppingholic or whatever u said, when i m depressed i have to buy something ans since i m depressed to be in Ireland then i buy stuff, ok it s in a cheap store, simply because i can buy more stuff and that makes me more happy :)I can travel in cheap hotel too not to economize money but too spend more money on or extend my trip in some places :) And if i take a shower at the office it s only because i went to the gym and i don t want to go outside in my gym outfit looking like a zombie :P
tc
C.
PS: even anyone wants to learn how to say 'Haute couture' ping me :P not that i buy some haute couture stuff i m simply speaking that lg :P

Vest said...

Me !! I am dirt cheap. You can have me for nothing but please dont send me back just flush me.

NE~ISM said...

Keshi, What do you see when you see the word FAB? well honey that is what you are and well I knwo that I am not cheap I should be shouldn't I since the world is screwing us! lol

You can find the perfect man, I have no doubt I take it he was pretty good eye candy tho eh?

Carrie brought me to read this.. I am so a Carrie Bradshaw wanna be except for all the you know what she has! lol

I Loved the song also! and NO you will never have a broken heart! Even tho I am sure you have broken a many in your life, being HOT and all!!

Cheap does not suit you and I Keshi!!

Ne.

KP said...

hey keshi..hows life? longtime mate! hope all is well:)

in this economic crisis....its better to buy cheap stuff than be broke...lol

Adisha said...

Thankfully I don't know any such people And am not into Brands either :) so Life's cheap enough as is :))

Though I do window shop for hours and hours till I find the most unique, best quality item for the cheapest price... Is that weird ?? Hopefully not :))

Though I Do knwo someone who let his gf pay for everything, another who stole a pair for jeans ( but that was for the hell of it) , another who Never gives a party to another but comes mouth drooling to parties that others throw ... does that count ??

I am not into brands but Do believe in living life to the fullest, enjoying the little things :)

Good for you gurl !! Moving onto the next John Abraham... sounds yummy ... go for it head on this time plz...

Cheers,
adisha

Margie said...

Here I am again, Keshi :)
But, before I give you my answer on "How Cheap I am!" I have a question. How long does it take you to write a post like this one?
I'm just curious as the way you put your posts together is so entertainting (now matter what you write about, and all your pics are great)
You have a real gift, hun & I do love being here again enjoying your writing!

Ok, I'm not cheap & never have been...too many shoes in my closet & too much clothes!
I have not been spending much money lately on myself though as I'm giving quite a bit to my daughter for her wedding.

I'm actually happy not to be of the cheap mode as I do enjoy treating others (whether it be taking friends to lunch or just buying a little something they might like)
Guess if I was really cheap, I would not want to spend the money.

Hate those cheap versions of expensive perfumes...smell so bad!

Loved this post..thanks!

Have a good long cry over Diego :(
But, just remember there are plenty more fish in the sea!

Take care, hun!
Gotta run as Jake needs some attenion, he got his stitches out today, and is doing so much better!
I can go back to walking him tomorrow...YAY!!!!

HUGGGGGGZ!

Margie

Tairebabs said...

Hi I'm Tairebabs and I am cheap!!!

I am so cheap I think my favorite shop is Dollar tree. I love, love, love it!!! No apologies.

I bought an adaptor that has two mouths which I use to plug my laptop and speakers, only because I heard it saves electricity and reduces my bill.

Devika said...

I am one who splashes money while shopping....I mean whatever is there in my purse! :))

And all i know is I can't get along with cheapness! and Saving money is not my look out...

But yes, I "was" always against personal cars/vehicles....not for saving money...I am an environmentalist and its a policy I wished to follow in my life...But my husband says he won't go by it for long! I have no choice now! :)

btw, you asked me to share funny cheapness...I got serious ---

So Diego over and in the look out for 'fake' John Abraham!!?

Keshi -- originals got to choose originals -- else it won't work! :)

wishes,
devika

Swetha Padakandla said...

deigo got engaged..?? :'(
sad to hear abt it keshi!

i declare tht "deigo" is indeed a cheap guy (sorry for praising him b4 :P) its ok, girl! cheer up!

and for cheap thngs! when thr was only 500 bucks in my pocket once, i hid it in my closet and went to ofc without carrying any money! i was afraid tht i wud spend it! and later in the ofc, i had to ask my colleague some money to spend.. :P
(so cheap of me) :D

but the plan did work! i returned back the money when i got my sal and that 500 got saved.. :D i never spent it! :)

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

lol i told you youre more of a john abraham girl than a diego person!!!

and as for the cheap part well my friend's friend gives her missed calls (on my friend's mobile) from her landline!!!!

well i accept i but pirated books from the footpath. one girl once said she was against it cos her extra rich cousin asked her to buy only originals! it so happened the same guy bribed the traffic policeman with a 100rupees instead of taking the ticket and paying a 300!! now what sort of a guy IS that?
so yeah i buy pirated books AND bargain with the guy and get almost every book for a fifty bucks. that other girl however feels shy to do so and feels embarrassed when i do so! like hell!! paying lesser wont make the book covers look worse than they already do!!! i also told her the day i can afford to, ill buy the originals! :)

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Isn't it terribly funny and absurd to see what some people do in the name of economization?

Jeevan said...

When it comes to long usage I go for quality ones, more than getting many I like one the best. Saving is good, but always having only that in mind will stop us from enjoying what we have.

яノςんム said...

lolzzz..
there was a girl in my class who bunked lectures if sum1 bought her a cold drink :D
she dint get own conveyance, but looked for som 1 who cud drop her to her place :D

and i hate people who pass missed calls to save phone bills :D

Cazzie!!! said...

Share showers to SAVE water, LOL..that's what I do!!
Huggs Keshi

Jack said...

Keshi,

Read 2 posts now. I had tried to read previous one earlier but I get moved out of my PC as grandchildren demand to see photographs or videos stored or by google search - the youngest one being all of 1 and 1/2 years and she just points her finger at PC. If I donot give in I have to face the music.

In life one makes so many friends but with time relations do change. Fond memories are there but link becomes weak. Friend is one who accepts you as you are without any hesitation or reservation. And one must live by own conscience and principles. At times one may need to adjust little to let friend feel comfortable but not at the cost of self respect. Diego was doing his job to ensure regular customer to the coffee shop and played along with your mild flirtation. Yes, we all like to save whatever we can. Your suggestion have been noted and will be followed if possibel. LOL.

Take care

Ramya said...

I depend on my aunts splashed across the globe to buy me perfumes and cremes whenever they fly down! :P
I stopped buying cd's.. When there are free mp3's, daddy darling refuses to shell out moolah for cds! :D

CM-Chap said...

ROFL...

Take GF to toilet date... Awwww
Take bath & eat in friends place... Ridiculous

Keshi said...

ty bro!

**I don't call it a cheap act ...I call it being economical and intelligent

u call hvn a shower at a friend's place just to save ur own money INTELLIGENT and not CHEAP? :)


I believe using public transport and growing ur own vegies r economical and intelligent ways of saving money. but not the rest!


**actually many of us can't afford so we buy cheap and fake and sumtimes depend on frnds....

I agree, and thats what I meant by this post. We r all not celebrities or rich pp. so we find 'affordable' ways of doing things.


**won't argue today

Im all for sensible and valid arguments..not ones that r made of assumptions tho ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Joyce!

yeah, arent these cheapos record-breaking material lol!


**I am a total spendthrift

then ur so like me :)


Abt Diego, Im so over him already! ;-)

tnxx hun!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Joyce u were just a micro-second late in becoming First!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Prakar I know I can always count on ya :)


**Growin Veggies and Shoppin at discount stores are fine with me

I agree. Thats not really being cheap..it's being smart.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Hey Maddy ty! ;-)


**..."I have seen couple of condom in his cloths-line""

HAHAHA good one!


Taking office water back home? Omg thats cheaper than all CHEAPNESS put together LOL!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Crystal!

no more tears over Diego. He's just another TAKEN guy that FLIRTS btw! *rolling eyes*


**and if my guy took me to a toilet for a date, I'd dump his head into the shitpot

LOL I just pictured it!


**haute cortu...

HAHA u didnt even know that existed? Dun worry, alot of ppl dun know it :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

gee tnxx CN! ;-)


**I dun buy books, search their corresponding e-books

Thats not being cheap..thats being sensible.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Some interesting points there Tarun! :)

ur not CHEAP for not hvn a car. It really depends on the individual. When I gave that example, I had someone in mind...so it really applies only to ppl like him. Cos he's rich, has a great job but dun wanna hv a car just cos it will COST him money to maintain it! Thats cheap LOL!


**Pool/contribute money for a b'day pressie ...

thats sensible, not cheap.



**People not calling friends, i mean just leave a msg or miss call.

Now thats a real CHEAPO!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Kunjal thats shopping at 'affordable' places..so ur ok :) Not cheap at all.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Ash tnxx hun!


**When in a restaurant, they go to the loo when the bill is about to arrive and dont come back till they're sure that their companions would have paid!! And these people I'm talking about are LOADED!!


lol thats the kind of ppl I meant when I gave those examples. ppl who very well can afford yet avoid.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Anwesa!

hey nooo these r not MY tips! LOL these r what some ppl do.

ofcourse I know Bips and Im a fan of her too. Altho Im not a lesbian, I find her very hot! :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Arv!

** but there was this one time in Uni, when I used to smoke and I was short of funds for 2 months... I used to smoke a fag with a break... half now and half later

LMAO r ya serious??


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Soul ur laffing at me? :*(

LOL which piece did ya find on the floor?


Keshi.

SaffronSaris said...

I saw it--1 post down. :D Insightful and loooong ;p
I think I "disappear" sometimes, but more likely due to bad connection or just simply lack of time! But still I do come back.

Speaking of buying stuffs, I do seriously need some new shoes, and sale season is upon town now !! Just need to find some time to spread some joy around the shops....hehheh

Keshi said...

Priya ur a very sensible girl!

My closet is a horror house that will bury me alive one day!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Ammu!

**i thrived on instant noodles & bread to save money when staying in uni

OMG me too! I lived on 2min Noodles and sometimes no lunch at all..but thats cos I was buried in assignments n had no time to eat :(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Ki thats a smart thing to do :) Not cheap at all.


** The cute "Daddy, my allowance ran out can I have some money?" face.

LOL ur a lucky girl then!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Prashanti! :)


**As for me, I try to take my car to office one way and take the shuttle back whenever I can to save a measly amount on gas

So how d u get back to work the next day? Cos ur car is at work right?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Mayz :)


**y wud anyone wanna buy their sis a boob job??

some ppl do that here in Aus. Even mums get their daughters boob-jobs as pressies!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Sugar ;-)

**she asked me to 'sell the petrol in my vehicle' :

LOL! Thats tooo good HAHAHAHAHAHA!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Suresh!

**have bath with your neighbors daughter

LOL good one! And I believe u will also get a nice beating from her dad!


u didnt pray for Diego to be engaged? ok I trust ya! :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Rakesh plz plz tell us how CHEAP u r? LOL!


**But not having a bath

EWWWWWWWWW indeedz!!!!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Shachi!

** common thing I have observed is people shower at the gym regularly to save costs at home....

I never really thought abt it til u mentioned it. WOW! :)


**buying fake perfumes is another one...I can NEVER do that....

me neither. I just cant wear fake perfumes!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey IAMB!


**They went to the rest room, he went to the men's room and she to the lady's. Period. Thtas the end of the story ???

LOL maybe! but u know, here in Aus we hv UNISEX toilets!


u prayed for Diego to be engaged? awww.....:( :( u mean Men!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Margie take all the time u need hun!

ROFL @Goggle!

:):)

*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Jay! ;-)


**A lot of people get name brand everything because they think it's higher quality or because they think they are impressing people. I'm not one of those people

I so agree! Im like u too. I dun spend overly on something that I can get for a good price. Im not so much of a brand nympho...but sometimes I do buy what I like and dun think abt the price :) Not always tho.


ur engaged???????? WOW I didnt know!!!! WHEN? tell us more abt it!


Or r ya just talking abt being ENGAGED ON THE PHONE? lol!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

HAHA Anuz funny comment!


**One in a while there is no water at my place, so yes!

whats ur home, the Sahara desert? LOL!


Cannabis is a vegie for some ppl yes :)


Bathing is just for FAT ppl? LOL who says that??


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Lavida!

**I am cheap and fine w/ it. Couture can go fuck itself

LMAO well-said babe!


Couture is for life-phobics!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Chriz!


**just walk around in your red underwear like me.. only the red underwear


HAHA! Well thats not a secure way of saving money. But in Summer I dun wear much clothes so yeah I can save money then lol!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

btw Chriz I love the tenors of Il Divo!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Raysh!

** i WAIT for the fossil clearance sale and THEN buy my handbags! actually, as far as clothes, bags and footwear is concerned - i'm a deal-whore.

ur like me then :) And thats not really being cheap...it's being sensible.


**Car

I know not every can afford a car...I guess public transport is cheaper and environmentally friendly too.


I actually dunno MANY ppl like the ones I gave in the examples...lets say just 1 person has all those qualities LOL!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ria!

**Original Fakes

What a brilliant name for a shop! :)


yeah not all of us can afford the doshy brands. And seriously, sometimes I cant see any difference between the branded ones and the fakes. So why do ppl spend so much money on a Louis Vuitton handbag when they can get a fake one that looks the same LOL!


Diego can go to hell! ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Zainab :)

**i just believe if intellect was the monetary unit to buy and sell things -- I would'v OWNED the whole wide world!!!

WOW thats an expensive statement! I like it :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Amit ty!


**Reuse earbuds everyday morning till their colour changes.

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! *faints*


**- Wipe hands 15 times with tissue paper after dinner at a restaurant,or,till the other person pays!

yuk so cheap!


**- Reuse cotton balls in winter,to protect the ears from the cold 'airy' weather.

OMG that cant be true!! r ya serious???


I agree we do need to conserve the enviornment etc...but that doesnt mean hv to get down n cheap like THAT lol!


I believe Life is too short to be CHEAP! ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty BB!

I believe we r all CHEAP during our college days :)


**Other ways I'm cheap involves wearing my sneakers or hippy sandals until all that holds them together is tape

LOL ya serious?


**Library

I think thats being sensible. I dun buy books anymore either, unless im crazy abt owning a certain book. Cos they r all on the Internet or in the public library.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Cess aka Teline ;-)


**can travel in cheap hotel too not to economize money but too spend more money on or extend my trip in some places

I agree. I mean thats called 'investing' on the things that u love to do :)


Diego, WHO? ;-)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

LOL LOL LOL! @Vesty!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ne my sweet gal HUGS!


**Carrie brought me to read this.. I am so a Carrie Bradshaw wanna be except for all the you know what she has

LOL I so know what u mean...it starts with M and ends with K! :*(


Well, we r not cheap, just SENSIBLE!

;-)


Eye-candy for sure! When he made coffee, I didnt need suga lol!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey KP long time indeedz! :) So nice to hear from ya.


**in this economic crisis....its better to buy cheap stuff than be broke

I so agree!


Thats why my FASHIONISTA tag is now being changed to RECESSIONISTA.


lol!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

Adisha then ur my kinda girl! I believe in enjoying simple things in life too...cos they r the RICHEST :)


**another who Never gives a party to another but comes mouth drooling to parties that others throw

LOL I so know ppl like that too! I also know some ppl who celebrate their bday in other ppl's houses just to cut the costs!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Margie I so know that ur not CHEAP...not at all!


**How long does it take you to write a post like this one?

15mins? :) Yep u can say I hv a skill there lol!


Im like u...I always spend on others...but it has become a habit for some ppl, to get their coffee paid for by me LOL!



**Hate those cheap versions of expensive perfumes...smell so bad!

HAHA I so know wut u mean! I once went to see this Sale on fake perfumes..I smelt one and nearly died from the cheapness that stuck on my nose!


Kisses to Jake!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Tairebabs!


**Hi I'm Tairebabs and I am cheap!!!

I laughed so loud reading that girl HAHAHA!


Well being economical and sensible isnt being CHEAP. Theres a difference. I dun think ur cheap :) Ur just a smartass ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Devika!


** am an environmentalist and its a policy I wished to follow in my life...

I agree. But what d u do when u hv to go to a place where Public transport dun take u? u mite catch a Taxi..and its the same thing as using ur car :)


Abt Diego..o well lets just say I dunno know him anymore!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Swetha ty!


**i hid it in my closet and went to ofc without carrying any money! i was afraid tht i wud spend it! and later in the ofc, i had to ask my colleague some money to spend

LOL too funny!

Im glad u returned it tho :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Harini!


Abt the books...I guess thats ok...cos they carry the same content right? :) So who cares abt the originals!


** it so happened the same guy bribed the traffic policeman with a 100rupees instead of taking the ticket and paying a 300!! now what sort of a guy IS that?

LOL now thats a real CHEAPO!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha yes Rakesh!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jeevan!

** Saving is good, but always having only that in mind will stop us from enjoying what we have.


very well-said there, as usual! :)


I believe Life is too short to be cheap.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Richa!

**there was a girl in my class who bunked lectures if sum1 bought her a cold drink

huh? how does that benefit her?


**missed calls

omg thats soooo very cheap!!!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Caz!

**Share showers to SAVE water,

LMAO good one babez!

I dun hv anyone to share it with tho :(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jack!

**the youngest one being all of 1 and 1/2 years and she just points her finger at PC. If I donot give in I have to face the music.

aww how cute :)



**At times one may need to adjust little to let friend feel comfortable but not at the cost of self respect.

very well-said there Jack! Im no longer available for being bullied or taken for granted in the name of friendship. those days r gone.


LOL @Diego playing it for tips. I never gave him any tips. Maybe he's just a massive flirt!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Ramya!

not bad at all :)


**I stopped buying cd's.. When there are free mp3's,

me neither! I download all my music from the net.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Chap there r some mega cheap losers out there lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Saffy u always spread joy anyways!

now how much r those Diana Ferraris? ;-)


Keshi.

Dawn....सेहर said...

Interesting post and dear I liked two things from the pics ;) guess what :D

The magazine and the green striped dress and the matching shoes ;)

Rock baby always
Hugz
Cheers

Margie said...

Jake sends a Big "Woff, Woff to Sweet Keshi!

How is ur day going hun?
Mine has been fine but my poor sweet daughter is so very sad as a close friend of hers died.
Oh, Keshi it broke my heart when she told me abt it on the phone this morning.
Her friend had lupus (was sick for quite a while) and had called Bess a few days ago and Bess just got back to calling her this morning.
Her father told Bess she died last night.
It's so heartbreaking as Bess is beating herself up on this!
We just never know when someone special in our lives might be gone.
I hardly knew the girl but I have been shedding tears all day!
She was so young, 26.

Well, hun, I'm going to bed now.

Love to you!

Margie

Margie said...
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!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

there are some boys living in my building on ground floor, they bloody waste a loads of water, so at times there is no water overhead.

I think i was very thin in the beginning, coz my mom was too strict with entire bathing thing, in summers, it was mandatory for us to bath twice a day.
But since i now live alone, i bath when i feel like and there is constant improvement in my health due to un-frequent bathing.
Hence Monsieur Sapota's first corollary says: "the more u bath, thinner you get", LOL!

Talking To My Soul said...

I'm not laughing "at" you, K. I am patting my back for foreseeing this scenario, eh! I am good, aint I?

*smilez*

Tarun said...

I have a few friends that dont take call, nor do they bother to sms or reply to the calls and expect a world of good from me/other friends.I think having a phone call and still acting to be aloof and exclusive if cheap I mean one of the cheapest something which is right on top of the heap.
:P

Cess said...

yeah sorry for the Teline :P too many account, but same person in french and english :P the accent is different dat s it :P
thank u darling!!!!! loooove the answer, this is what i will say to my parents when they re telling i m spending too much... I m 'investing' followed by a couple of technical terms to confuse them :P

Nora said...

Oh, that Diego! He doesn't know what he's missing out on...

Nora

Ms.R. said...

Hey gurl,
Nice blog here. Can you put up a followers widget on your blog? Just a request. :)

Keshi said...

ty Dawny! :)

I like those pics too!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Im so sorry to hear that Margie! *HUGZ*

Thats what we need to appreciate every minute of our lives...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Anuz eeeeeeks @i bath when i feel like and there is constant improvement in my health due to un-frequent bathing!

lol r ya serious?

So how 'infrequent' is it?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Soul u didnt TELL me that b4 did ya??? :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

HAHA Tarun!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Cess!

**I m 'investing' followed by a couple of technical terms to confuse them

LMAO good one!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Nora I so agree! LOL!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Ms.R WC n ty! :)


**Followers Widget

I dun want to, only cos I dun FOLLOW anyone ;-)

Keshi.

Ms.R. said...

That's okay. There are people (like me) who follow cuz they want to read good stuff and not to have people follow em back. But it's kool. I got you on my blogroll :)

Keshi said...

aww Ms.R...I was only teasing. It's not that I dun follow good blogs..I do hv alot of blogs that I love reading and I do follow too. Just that I dun like adding too many widgets etc into my blog. I like to keep it simple.

tnxx! :)


Keshi.

AmitL said...

Keshi,they're all true...can give you the number of the guy,if you need to verify...ROFLROFLROFL!

Keshi said...

NO THANKS Amit!

lol!

Keshi.