Raj Arumugam


Cheap People - Poem by Raj Arumugam

cheap people laugh
at others for being cheap;
they're so cheap
they think others must be cheap
just like them

1
case in point:
see, I've always been misunderstood
by these cheap people -
like even when I buy my friends
a drink
they call me cheap
cos they expect one each -
now, how cheap can they get?

2
and my girlfriend
comes to my apartment
with me
and then talks behind my back:
'He sticks popcorn to the ceiling
cos it's cheaper than a smoke alarm' -
now, how cheap can they get?

3
and I'm at the shop
looking for this perfume
for my girlfriend
and I don't like the $50 bottle
and not the $30 bottle
the shop girl shows me;
and not the $15 one either
and I say to her:
'What I'd like to see
is something cheap' -
and she holds a mirror to my face...
Now, how cheap can they get?

yeah, cheap people laugh
at others for being cheap;
they're so cheap
they think others must be cheap
just like them


Poet's Notes about The Poem

OK, I confess I'm cheapskate...all these jokes I got them FREE from online...yep, I'm cheapskate...

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 6, 2013


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