Here's one: how do you deal with a pathologically cheap friend? I've gotten versions of this question before, but this may be the most thoroughgoing example I've ever seen:
A group of us have a friend who is incredibly cheap. She will re-box an item from her own house to use as a gift, has brought left-over food to get-togethers (which is very insulting to us), and once she even wanted a large group of us to split up an extra $3 so it was not given to a waiter who "already had his 15%." The problem is not economic...her and her husband are doing okay. Being with her socially has become an nightmare and just about everyone has had it with her behavior. This is a delicate subject. Any advice on how to let her know how we feel without hurting her feelings
Summaries of last week's questions to come later ...
UPDATE: I'm finding responses to this one really interesting! Especially the deep questioning of "what is a leftover." Keep it up, but I'm going away this weekend WITH Mr. Improbable and WITHOUT our computers, so I won't be modding any more comments through until Sunday night. Or maybe even Monday morning, so there!
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