Shortly after graduating college, I ran into a friend of a friend who lived in the same complex and we started hanging out. We both were still members of the college gym and decided to go together with me driving. On the way home, he asked me to pull into the bank, and then make two more stops and when I protested, he said "it will just take a minute". He never mentioned running errands ahead of time. I later told our mutual friend about it and he said that "Joe" tends to do this because he doesn't want to pay for gas to run his own errands. I took my own car to the gym from that day forward. Joe got to know some of my group of friends and would often announce that he had no money and needed to borrow some when we got to our destination instead of mentioning he needed to stop at the bank to get some cash. My friends and I always insisted on getting paid back and making sure Joe either had cash or hit a MAC before getting to the destination. Joe's way of thinking seemed to be that if he claimed to be broke when we got to the destination, it would be inconvenient for him to get the money so somebody would spot him (and later forget about it). Fortunately Joe realized that we being a cheapskate wasn't going to fly, so he started having money on hand.
DH's uncle was traveling in a city about 45 minutes away from us and asked him to pick us up at the train station and drop him off at the hotel in the city. Parking, gas, and tolls (not to mention the time factor of getting around in the city at rush hour) would have cost us more than it would it would have for DH's uncle to pay for a cab. DH told him that wouldn't be possible and mentioned he could catch a cab to the hotel.
It is annoying when cheapskates are willing to have you spend time, money, or aggravation to save themselves money. I don't think there is anything wrong with being thrifty and come from a thrifty family, but wouldn't expect anybody else to be inconvenienced by my choices.