A video of a man peeling a banana before weighing it to save money went Viral on TikTok. The video elicited a lot of interest from TikTok users. In the video, the man is seen peeling a banana before putting it inside a clear plastic bag and then placing it on the self-check counter.
TikTok Users Weigh In
Some people commended him for being frugal, while others thought his actions were too embarrassing to save little money on the purchase.
Here are some of the comments from those users.
Mandov says that this action was more embarrassing than if he had stolen the banana, “I’d be less embarrassed if he stole it.”
Another user urged his girlfriend to break up with him and call the cops, “Break up with him and call the cops” – Happy as a clown. Another user, AuToast, seems to agree with this sentiment, saying, “This is a massive red flag.”
Taking Being Frugal to a Whole New Level
Snoco wondered why one would go to all that extent to save 2 pennies, “All that to save 25¢.”
Gabriel clarified that he was not frugal but a penny pincher, “That’s not frugal, that’s a Penny pincher.”
He’s Not Saving Much
Jay joked that the bag’s weight must have concerned him a lot, “The weight of the plastic bag and the cost it added must be giving him sleepless nights.”
Another user puts it into mathematical perspective, “The peel accounts for 31 to 33% of the total weight of the banana. So bro is getting 33% off.”
His Actions Should Be Illegal
Pico is not impressed and insists that the man stole from the store, “It’s theft lol. The peel is part of the weighted price. Not thrifty, just stealing.” Another user supported him, saying, “The store-bought it with the peel and is selling it with the peel?”
Several other users thought that the action bordered on being illegal. Rammo said, “Nah, that gotta be illegal.” FoqFrugt agreed, saying, “That would be illegal.”
Are People Actually Allowed To Do This?
Another person offered a suggestion to the poster, “If he was properly frugal, he’d put some other stuff in the bag and eat the banana out of sight of the cameras.”
Anne wonders if we are allowed to do this as it would make a big difference for her, “Are we actually allowed to do this because if we are, this is a game changer.”
It Would Be Funny if It Ended Up Costing Him Much More
Dillon anticipates additional costs if the man is not careful with his hygiene, “I’m gonna laugh so hard when at some point he’s doing this and doesn’t wash his hands and get some 5K doctor visit.”
Tech Bae mentioned that he belongs to the popular TV show Cheap Skates, “He should be on that TV show “Cheap Skates.”
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