r/WhitePeopleTwitter Sep 25 '22

Frugal white

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1.1k Upvotes

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u/Queen_of_Nuggets Sep 25 '22

I threw small bags of haribo onto the garden lawn. When it was dark, I gave all the kids torches and off they went and had a fabulous time!

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u/Nomis_Salomis Sep 25 '22

You gave little kids fire sticks??

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u/truckin4theN8ion Sep 25 '22

Torch is a British slang for flash light

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u/Nomis_Salomis Sep 25 '22

Ya... I realized that a few seconds after posting but dident say anything because I kinda liked the idea a a clan of kids walking around with fire sticks hunting gummi bears.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

And now, that is forever what I will think was meant.

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u/Away-Tea-8634 Sep 25 '22

Flash light is American slang for torch

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u/mndsm79 Sep 25 '22

The 80s were wild.

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u/askingxalice Sep 25 '22

Well yeah, they were going after caged bears.

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u/OkSet5687 Sep 25 '22

Birthday parties are an arms race for parents.

Little Jane had a princess at her party? Oh yeah? Well I'm gonna get a princess that can juggle!

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u/Whateverwoteva Sep 25 '22

If I recall the 80’s correctly, this did constitute children’s party entertainment.

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u/NumbbSkulll Sep 25 '22

Rich kids had the slip and slides and/or a water bug... The rest of us had the spray nozzle!

If you were lucky, you had enough space to turn the hose on high and let it whip around like a snake!

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u/Whateverwoteva Sep 25 '22

Those flicker sprays attachments where pretty ace too.

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u/cornylifedetermined Sep 25 '22

'60s kids didn't get no fucking party.

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u/NumbbSkulll Sep 25 '22

Amusement parks hate this one trick.

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u/IShallWearMidnight Sep 25 '22

My ma bought a dozen empty foil pie tins, a load of whipped cream, and a roll of bin liners, and we had the pie fight to end all pie fights.

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u/mndsm79 Sep 25 '22

I remember taking like 5 friends to McDonald's playland. 5 happy meals and unlimited ball pit. Total cost? $15 bucks. Kids these days have it good.

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u/Rando1974 Sep 25 '22

Not wearing glasses. At first read they “spayed” their son and his friends. One star. Would not recommend

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u/sunrider8129 Sep 25 '22

Ppl who spend big money on kids stuff are doing it for themselves….they’re flexing, it’s not for the kids

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u/devilsbard Sep 25 '22

I found free nerf guns on Craig’s list, spent $10 on safety glasses, and that lasted them hours.

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u/Mayb420 Sep 25 '22

Damn I just got burnt with cigarettes at home alone on my bdays

  • I take it back my grandma always tried to get me a cake and presents, but my mom would just sell them lol

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u/Fit-Rest-973 Sep 25 '22

Hot dogs, cake and basketball, or soccer

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u/TheWarDoctor Sep 25 '22

$200? That's fucking cheap!

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u/clarkwgriswoldjr Sep 25 '22

Ya with water supplies at record lows, not sure that is a great look.

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u/SimsAttack Sep 25 '22

In some places sure. There’s no shortage of water in my area.

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u/Rievin Sep 25 '22

One birthday my dad had a big pile of dirt outside that was to be used to even out the lawn later at some point. We spent the entire party digging in that pile and it was fun as shit.

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u/daisy0723 Sep 27 '22

Years ago, when my sons were young the neighbor cut down several tall very spindly trees. For reasons known only to my boys they insisted on dragging all of those trees home to our front yard. They said, Come on Mom, make something with it. So I went out, I looked at it I thought about it then told one of my sons to grab me a bungee cord.

I had it the other two help me even up the ends. Then we wrap the bungee cord around the ends. It took the four of us to get it to stand up and pull the bottom out and we succeeded in making this 30 ft tall tree teepee in the front yard.

It stayed up for over two weeks and all the neighborhood kids came over to hang out in it.