unfortunately, this is a sticky subject. It's the source of many an insult -
cheapskate, skin-flint and tightwad. This is most disturbing when going out to
dinner with another person for the first time and guest starts in about
'tightwad' dinner dates and being stiffed even before the meal is served.
with pride in one's accomplishment, it's the fuel for loan requests.
is no common sense in this area as it isn't even a required subject in school.
This is a marketing niche with a lot of vulnerable and desperate people and
mere mention of this term is fighting words for many type A personalities and
antagonistics. It is the start of a non-stop nagging session sometimes.
art is best practiced quietly in public and proudly at home. It is discussed
amongst the like-minded and some desperate folks. Unfortunately, the
unscrupulous salespeople find the desperate folks first usually.