I am a very stingy person.
I wear my father’s old shirts. I wear shoes with holes. I don’t have a car. I walk in the rain to save the bus fare. I never buy anything new if the old stuff still works. I don’t make presents. In winter, I put my food outside, so that I can switch off the fridge. I always look for the cheapest shop. I go to cinemas in the afternoon when films are cheaper. When I feel hungry, I collect mushrooms in the forest.
Some people seem to be put off by this behavior of mine, particularly women.
Thus, I was excited to see that Congressman Gary Peters, an equally stingy guy, it seems, made a virtue out of it:
He won the election.
Henceforth, I shall no longer be ashamed of being stingy, but I shall advertise it as a virtue and recommend it to others. Being stingy is cool.