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Real Life Scrooges

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2014/12/15 13:44:40 (permalink)

Real Life Scrooges

I wondered if anyone knows any?
 
A bloke I know from the gym whos actually the Dad of a girl I know is called Dave. Well I see Dave about a bit, hes mentioned his best mate a few times I cant remember his name but for this ill call him Mike. Dave was best man at Mikes wedding they grew up together. Mike borrowed £500 from Dave ages ago , Dave mentioned it but said he wasnt worried when he paid it back as its his best mate so it takes long as it takes.
 
Anyway a couple of months ago Mikes Daughter won 12.5 million on the Lottery im guessing the Euro one she gave her Dad 2.5 Million. Nice touch he had a party and he invited Dave his best mate and at that party he handed Dave an envelope and said heres something for you mate. Dave thought it was at least a nice Holiday maybe even up to 5 grand but you guessed it, it was the £500 he owed him.
 
Tight b stard.
 
Anyone else know any real life scrooges?
 
Iit doesn't have to be money maybe a boss at work doesn't let people have time off, or just plain tight.



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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/15 14:17:14 (permalink)
    OMG his face must've been priceless!  At least he got his £500 back though lol.
    My stepdad's brother won £1.7m on the lottery years ago. There was him, another brother and a sister. He gave nothing to no-one insisting if he gives to one he'll have to give to everyone.
     
    post edited by WhiteSnake - 2014/12/15 14:18:40
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/15 16:57:33 (permalink)
    I don't see why that's being unreasonable, he replaced what he borrowed, I don't think there should have been any expectation of anything more.
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/15 20:53:43 (permalink)
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    OMG his face must've been priceless!  At least he got his £500 back though lol.
    My stepdad's brother won £1.7m on the lottery years ago. There was him, another brother and a sister. He gave nothing to no-one insisting if he gives to one he'll have to give to everyone.
     




    LOL Ive heard that excuse said before. Bloke I used to work with would never give to charity he used to say that same thing if i give to one I have to give to them all.



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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/15 22:06:28 (permalink)
    Right now I'm being a tight bastard. I'm not normally like it but since I set up my business iv been living like a student on sub €100 a week. Had to miss birthdays and drinks this weekend because of it.

    If I won big on the lotto I'd like to think I would give a fair whack of it away to my family and friends.

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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 06:33:43 (permalink)
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    I don't see why that's being unreasonable, he replaced what he borrowed, I don't think there should have been any expectation of anything more.

    Are you serious ???????
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 08:34:06 (permalink)
    It suggests that had his daughter not won the lottery he would not have paid the money back. Poor form IMO.
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 08:55:50 (permalink)
    Not so much a scrouge story but a tight ar$e all the same!

    Just before the World Cup our team decided to do a sweep stake! 14 in the team everyone agreed a pound per team we could take 2 teams, then if first come first serve on the remaining 4!
    Basically the tight ar$e of the team was last to pay up as usual, so by the time he brings in the money both Brazil and Argentina had already been taken so he pulled out and refused to join the sweep stake as he couldn't have those 2 teams!
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 09:22:30 (permalink)
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    It suggests that had his daughter not won the lottery he would not have paid the money back. Poor form IMO.




    That's not how I read it at all, he said he'd pay the money back and when he had the money available, he paid it back. I don't see what the issue is at all with this. If he had been given all that money and THEN still didn't pay back what he owed, that would be wrong. 
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 10:20:39 (permalink)
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    I don't see why that's being unreasonable, he replaced what he borrowed, I don't think there should have been any expectation of anything more.

    Are you serious ???????



    I'd agree that he is. £500 owed, £500 paid. You shouldn't expect any more. If he then GIVES you more that's what makes it nice. If you get a pay rise you don't dish it out to all your mates, distant family and so on. The £5k holiday is a piss take I think. It's like two weeks income. What I'd do, esp for a good friend, is treat them by all means but it's not a redistribution of the wealth. £2.5m wouldn't last a year if you start handing out 5k holidays even to best mates.
     
    It's also highly likely he was **** with money before hence the loan in the first place. Who knows who else he owes and what debts he has. There's a few on here who've posted about 10-30k in debts and that's without mortgages etc to consider.
     
    I've had the dubious pleasure of the 'if you won how much would you give me' conversation. It's always been a no-win one. One of the original big lotto winners had two family members bicker after he brought both their dream houses for them because one cost £30k more than the other.
     
    Look at it as a smaller amount. If you've a hundred in your pocket going spare, who gets what from the hundred? Does your best mate get ten, your other half five and so on?

     
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 10:41:01 (permalink)
    I can understand not wanting to set a trend of handing out money, pretty soon there'll be a line outside your house. I've heard of many cases of people who won some money (not necessarily lotteries but inheritances and such) and pretty soon they were getting calls from old acquaintances or distant relatives they hadn't had any contact with in years who not so subtly wanted a cut.
     
    That said, if I received that kind of money I'd certainly help out my close family and friends. But I do mean close, I'm talking about a dozen people at most. It'd take a special kind of cheapskate to have 2.5mil and only pay back what's owned to a supposedly best friend. At the very least he could have paid some interest. Unless we don't really know the whole story and they're not such good friends at all any more.
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 10:47:42 (permalink)
    True. I'd have taken him out for a meal and a good few drinks. Or added a 25 year old single malt etc. I've been in the position of paying back 500 and a treat after is the way to go.

     
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    Re: Real Life Scrooges 2014/12/16 11:51:44 (permalink)
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    It suggests that had his daughter not won the lottery he would not have paid the money back. Poor form IMO.




    That's not how I read it at all, he said he'd pay the money back and when he had the money available, he paid it back. I don't see what the issue is at all with this. If he had been given all that money and THEN still didn't pay back what he owed, that would be wrong. 


    lol calm down there are not right or wrong answers in this.
     
    Nobody said there was a issue, its something that happened its up to the individual to do whatever they want with their money. People will take it different ways.
     
    As Suspriro said the suggestion of him not paying him back at all is certainly there. As I said in the OP he had owed him the money for ages before he was given the money and didn't pay back a penny so unless its pure coincidence he payed him back at a time he had been given millions, the suggestion at least is there.
     
    For myself id feel obligated to "treat" for want of a better word anyone that helped me. Even in its most stripped down form it was interest free loan, at best it was a mate helping a friend that whos clearly known for years through a hard time and going without himself to help him. A real act of kindness.
     
    I personally would feel obliged to do something special for them if ever I was in a position where I could. Thats just me no right or wrong answers Scrooge never broke the law.
     
    I will also add that forget the loan. My best mate, someone who was best man at my wedding as this guy was to him id sort him out anyway. Just to add they were actually postmen together for 35 years.
     
    My order would be close family , then mates would all get something from me regardless of any loans in the past.
     
     
     
    post edited by redwing - 2014/12/16 12:02:49



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