Good grief. The other evening I watched only the first few minutes of this show, knowing the DVR was recording it. Then I read this forum before finally, last night, sitting down to watch the whole show. Even forewarned by this discussion, I was alternately icked out and ticked off.
Goat Head Guy, I just couldn't deal with, thank goodness for the FF key after his initial TH intro minute or two. Ironically, of all the featured cheapskates, he presented a substantially helpful idea: resolving to not escalate your levels of consumer consumption as your income rises. I can look back at my spending and wish I'd been more frugal. But Goat Head Guy was just such a douche.
All those cheapskates were people I could. not. stand. to deal with in real life.
The toilet rags have been talked over pretty thoroughly, but if in fact Toilet Rag Lady is washing them in a long enough machine cycle, using GOOD detergent, hot water, and bleach, I'm sure they are disinfected. If she has a front-loader she should regularly run the "machine clean" cycle (machine empty, hot water, bleach) also. My concern here is that if she's all about cutting corners to save money, she may not be using enough detergent and bleach, she may have turned down the hot water thermostat to save money (she makes kids use each others' bath water - ick), and she may not run a long enough wash cycle. And heaven forbid she would run the washing machine empty even to comply with the manufacturer's cleaning requirements.
The Anniversary Guy Ė Just buy some dish rags and youíll save money on paper towels. [snip]. I also noticed a pricey Keurig machine on their kitchen counter. Maybe it was a gift from a relative because I doubt he fished that out of a dumpster.
Word to the dish cloth idea, not to mention how unsanitary those dirty-and-rinsed-out paper towels must be. Ick. About the Keurig, wished I'd spotted that. It's so funny because just two weeks ago I returned my Keurig coffeemaker for a refund. I liked the coffee, but those K-cups are expensive, and I'd never found a way to make a good cup of coffee using the fill-your-own K-cup alternatives. Mine was mostly a money-saving move - and if one of those Keurigs was on his counter, I'm also calling shenanigans. Unless it belongs to his longsuffering wife. Who no doubt needs a few creature comforts to compensate for 25 years of marriage to a guy who obviously views her as a cash cow.
Edited by Suz at Large, Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:52 AM.