Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Cheapskate

The office was making a baby shower for the boss' wife.  Wanting to keep the cost low, the young woman in charge decided to order sandwiches, chips and soft drinks.  Everyone picked their own meal.  The $9 collected paid for food and office decorations.

Jim sent an e-mail to the woman in charge telling her he would buy his own sandwich from the same place because he could get it for less than $9.00.  She rolled her eyes and told him that wasn't the right thing to do.  One guy defended Jim, saying Jim might have financial problems.  No one else in the office agreed.

Jim's sandwich and drink will probably cost him at least $8.00.  (The office is getting a big discount.)  Most could agree if Jim said he didn't like the food, or if he was on a diet.  Others who didn't want to eat contributed towards the party anyway.  One man, who wouldn't even be in the office gave money.

Before this incident the woman wanted to introduce Jim to a single friend of hers.  She has since reconsidered.  What kind of boyfriend would a person who thinks like this make?

1 comment:

ChiTown Girl said...

Wow. It takes all kinds, I guess.