Monday, April 12, 2004

Frugal Bitch

The Guinness Book of Records records Hetty Howland Green as being the world's greatest miser. She held $US31m in one bank alone, and we are talking about someone who lived from 1835-1916, therefore the value of money can be calculated as being much greater now. She was too thrifty to heat her porridge (my kind of woman) and used old newspapers as underpants. Her son had to have his leg amputated due to her delays in finding a free medical clinic.

I am sure that, even though I don't have about $100 million or more in one bank account, I could top that. My son wouldn't lose his leg - I'd be damn sure to find that free clinic.

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