I admit my taste in TV is really, really bad. I just love something that’s easy to watch and ridiculous, because it’s the only way my brain will turn off. That’s why I love Real Housewives. A few months back I became obsessed with the show 90 Day Fiancé, and I’ve now seen every episode of the show, and hope it comes back for another season. If you’ve never seen 90 Day Fiancé, here’s a clip that should give you an idea of what the show is like:
It made me realize that TLC as a network is right up my alley. Well, in the past few days I’ve become obsessed with Extreme Cheapskates, which is a show about people who are obsessed with saving money. To be clear, these are largely pretty well off people who just get a high out of scoring a deal, in the same way we do with miles. They do things like peeing in bottles so they don’t have to waste water, getting food out of the trash so they don’t have to pay for it themselves, and not furnishing their houses, because it’s cheaper that way.
I’ve seen a handful of episodes so far, and there’s one that I just had to share. It confuses me on so many levels. Specifically, it’s about a “cheapskate” who is a flight attendant for a major US airline. Here’s a little teaser:
And the whole segments is the first 12 minutes of this video, if you’re so inclined:
The stuff she does is insane. She takes the half eaten nuts from the plane. She takes the leftover meals from the plane. She takes stuff from the airport lost & found. She creates her blankets at home by sewing together a bunch of airplane blankets, and creates her mattress pad by sewing together airline pillows. She takes the pillowcases from the plane and turns them into coffee filters (which she claims saves her a whopping $6 per year).
That doesn’t even scratch the surface, given what she does at the end of the episode.
The most amazing part of this? She filmed the entire episode in uniform.
Suffice to say this has been my favorite “Extreme Cheapskates” so far, and I feel like a lot of other airline nerds would appreciate it, even if they don’t otherwise watch this show.