I have been accused of not so much being 'tight' but 'disinterested in spending'. My excuse is that although being an early Sixties' child post-war austerity still ruled - the mantra was: "Make do and mend" "Waste not want not" "Every penny counts" This 'culture' offered characters (Korporal Kit) who would not buy, on principle, any personal kit, Large Pack only; in a misguided attempt to shame the government. Currently I take great pleasure in not replacing our old portable TV with a widescreen monster. It will get replaced when it fails! What Austerity Measures still operate in your house?