Cheapskate Jake’s Frugal Ramblin’s # 3 – Ultimate Cheapskate Meal Idea!

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A big hootin’ hollerin’ howdy to all you faithful out there!

Cheapskate Jake here with ya today. Jacob finally let me fill in for him because he was takin’ some kind of mass transfer test for his graduate schoolin’. I ain’t totally sure, but I think that there class has somethin’ to do with learning how to move furniture. Don’t know how that really pertains to whatever field of engineering he’s doin’, but all I do know is that I’d rather have about a double dose of the clap than to have to take a class by that name.

Anyway, if you missed the introductory postin’ about my series, you can click here to read all abouts it.

First, one thing you gotta know about me is that I don’t have a real steady job. I try to keep ole LaTisha, Raymond, and Inez fed through any type of odd-job I can get aholt of. Recently, I came up with the idea to polish river rocks and make concho belts out of them and stand up at the Little Rock University campus and sell them to the students passin’ by.

And, while I was there this past week, I came up with a fine-dining full proof cheap lunch idea! Read all about it below.

Cheapskate Jake’s Meal Idea

  • I bring a loaf of bread to work and stick that thing in the frigermerator.
  • Come lunch time, I mosey on down to the cafeteria and grab myself about 4-5 of the free containers of peanut butter and jelly put out for the people to spread on the bagels they buy.
  • Next, I grab about 5-6 free lemons and some sugar packets (or Splenda if I’m feelin’ like a real high class bloke), along with a cup of ice water.
  • I come on back to my desk and make myself a great big ole’ PB&J and a cup lemonade with my free fixins!’

Boy howdy! It’s finger lickin’ good!

How about you all? Got any good high class meal ideas like mine you use? 

Share your experiences by commenting below!

Disclaimer Jacob made me put up: This post is not a recommendation for you to engage in this activity, and is intended for entertainment purposes only.
 

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Comments

  1. The behavior you’re describing is theft. Stealing is neither an original, intelligent nor helpful “idea”.

    • I agree Penny! It's not a very honorable way to get lunch! That Cheapskate Jake is out of control!
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  2. I really appreciate Penny voicing her opinion on this! Question for all you readers —– When is “cheap” too cheap and over the line?! Share your opinion!
    My recent post Cheapskate Jakes Frugal Ramblins 3 – Ultimate Cheapskate Meal Idea!

  3. CanadianDoomer says:

    I'm glad someone else said it first. It's theft, pure and simple, and it gives tightwads a bad name. I'm not sure I read it, but I saw someone say “Too many people seem to think 'cheap' equates 'cheat'.” Of course, the thinking is there because some people really do act like that.

    I'm frugal, I'm cheap, I'm a tightwad … I'm not a thief, though.

    If you're too poor to buy peanut butter and jelly, go to the food bank. Asking for help might be embarrassing, but it's a heck of a sight better than stealing.
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    • Very valuable point there CD! There is a certain negative stigma that cheap people have in today's society, and it is just this type of bad behavior (along with other ones) that propagates this image for those of us that save money in a good way!

  4. I'd never admit to doing something as clever as Jake :). That guy has lots of guts! But I have been known to take the bread home from a restaurant in a to go box.

  5. I'd never admit to doing something as clever as Jake :). That guy has lots of guts! But I have been known to take the bread home from a restaurant in a to go box.
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