The stingy thread seems to want to run and run - so it got me wondering - who do you know who is ridiculously extravagant? Who takes it to a shocking level? For me it was the girl I used to live with when we were students, who had very little money for food etc, but every week bought herself a dozen red roses. She said it was to cheer herself up, but we all knew it was so she could look as if she had an admirer to impress people who visited the house. mad!