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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1020 on: August 19, 2013, 03:57:17 PM »
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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1021 on: August 19, 2013, 03:58:36 PM »
The Director believed the client when he said that he was a journeyman carpenter.  However, common sense should have kicked in at some point because: Client is delusional!  That's what made him a client! 

I guess for Director the siren call of saving money overrode all common sense.
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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1022 on: August 19, 2013, 04:18:12 PM »
The Director believed the client when he said that he was a journeyman carpenter.  However, common sense should have kicked in at some point because: Client is delusional!  That's what made him a client! 

I guess for Director the siren call of saving money overrode all common sense.

Literally Lol'ing as I type this!  ;D

Hopefully Director doesn't listen to any clients that claim to be nurses or doctors and let them walk right out the door.

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1023 on: August 19, 2013, 05:10:06 PM »
amylouky wrote:

"I superglued my retainer together a few times in high school. Not because I was a cheapskate really, just didn't want to deal with the Wrath of Dad."

Using superglue on a retainer or dentures isn't really cheapskate stuff, since it will work pretty well on those things and it's not going to hurt if it doesn't work.  Using it on a tooth, however, is plumb foolish because it's just begging for an abcess that could cause serious health problems and LOTS of pain, since you'd be sealing in a host of bacteria that would then happily go to work on the inside of your tooth.

I don't think I even have to address how wrong it is to try to use a Dremel tool for personal dentistry.

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1024 on: August 19, 2013, 05:27:35 PM »
amylouky wrote:

"I superglued my retainer together a few times in high school. Not because I was a cheapskate really, just didn't want to deal with the Wrath of Dad."

Using superglue on a retainer or dentures isn't really cheapskate stuff, since it will work pretty well on those things and it's not going to hurt if it doesn't work.  Using it on a tooth, however, is plumb foolish because it's just begging for an abcess that could cause serious health problems and LOTS of pain, since you'd be sealing in a host of bacteria that would then happily go to work on the inside of your tooth.

I don't think I even have to address how wrong it is to try to use a Dremel tool for personal dentistry.

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1025 on: August 19, 2013, 05:40:48 PM »

I couldn't agree more.  I mean, hello.. pliers!  A person needs to learn the right tool for the job.

New computer screen, please.
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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1026 on: August 19, 2013, 06:14:09 PM »

I couldn't agree more.  I mean, hello.. pliers!  A person needs to learn the right tool for the job.

New computer screen, please.

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1027 on: August 19, 2013, 08:59:31 PM »

I couldn't agree more.  I mean, hello.. pliers!  A person needs to learn the right tool for the job.

New computer screen, please.

When you're six years old, a LOT of things seem like a good idea.
Oh, yes!  When I was a kid, one of the little girls in the neighborhood found out that the Tooth Fairy would leave you MONEY for your teeth!  So she offered to split it with her older brother and had him pull out all the teeth that he could wiggle loose with the pliers.  "Look, Mommy, I've got a LOT of teeth for the Tooth Fairy!" Mommy darned near fainted.  It was several years before the girl had a full set of teeth again, since they'd pulled out several that weren't even close to being loose.
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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1028 on: August 19, 2013, 09:35:18 PM »
amylouky wrote:

"I superglued my retainer together a few times in high school. Not because I was a cheapskate really, just didn't want to deal with the Wrath of Dad."

Using superglue on a retainer or dentures isn't really cheapskate stuff, since it will work pretty well on those things and it's not going to hurt if it doesn't work.  Using it on a tooth, however, is plumb foolish because it's just begging for an abcess that could cause serious health problems and LOTS of pain, since you'd be sealing in a host of bacteria that would then happily go to work on the inside of your tooth.

I don't think I even have to address how wrong it is to try to use a Dremel tool for personal dentistry.

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I couldn't agree more.  I mean, hello.. pliers!  A person needs to learn the right tool for the job.

I lost a couple of baby teeth to pliers in my dad's hands.

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1029 on: August 19, 2013, 11:39:49 PM »

I couldn't agree more.  I mean, hello.. pliers!  A person needs to learn the right tool for the job.

New computer screen, please.

When you're six years old, a LOT of things seem like a good idea.
Oh, yes!  When I was a kid, one of the little girls in the neighborhood found out that the Tooth Fairy would leave you MONEY for your teeth!  So she offered to split it with her older brother and had him pull out all the teeth that he could wiggle loose with the pliers.  "Look, Mommy, I've got a LOT of teeth for the Tooth Fairy!" Mommy darned near fainted.  It was several years before the girl had a full set of teeth again, since they'd pulled out several that weren't even close to being loose.

Oh. My. Gosh. I think I might faint.

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1030 on: August 20, 2013, 01:37:00 AM »

I couldn't agree more.  I mean, hello.. pliers!  A person needs to learn the right tool for the job.

New computer screen, please.

When you're six years old, a LOT of things seem like a good idea.
Oh, yes!  When I was a kid, one of the little girls in the neighborhood found out that the Tooth Fairy would leave you MONEY for your teeth!  So she offered to split it with her older brother and had him pull out all the teeth that he could wiggle loose with the pliers.  "Look, Mommy, I've got a LOT of teeth for the Tooth Fairy!" Mommy darned near fainted.  It was several years before the girl had a full set of teeth again, since they'd pulled out several that weren't even close to being loose.

Oh. My. Gosh. I think I might faint.

How did that girl turn out? I can't tell if she would turn out as a super rich person due to her sheer determination to get money, or as a failure because she didn't correctly weigh present costs against future earnings...
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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1031 on: August 20, 2013, 01:43:57 AM »
I'm more wondering about her pain tolerance...
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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1032 on: August 20, 2013, 07:47:04 AM »
Holly carp  :o
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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1033 on: August 20, 2013, 11:43:06 AM »
I never knew anyone who did that but had I been the parent I would have freaked out.

As a person whose teeth aren't beautiful I can't imagine how this child's permanent teeth might have been affected by this.

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #1034 on: August 20, 2013, 12:01:12 PM »
I never knew anyone who did that but had I been the parent I would have freaked out.

As a person whose teeth aren't beautiful I can't imagine how this child's permanent teeth might have been affected by this.
She needed substantial orthodontia, since there were no neighboring teeth to guide the new ones as they erupted.  How she turned out, I don't know, as we moved away from there when I was in my teens.
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