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Don’t Call Us Indians Stingy !

Cut Scrub Tube

Cut Scrub Tube

We Indians do not waste anything. When a tube of scrub, a bottle of shampoo or a bottle of moisturizer finishes, we cut it up and bring out whatever stubborn bit has stuck to the walls and refuses to come out. We squeeze the hell outta a toothpaste tube till it becomes a small little pebble and there is not a drop of anything left in it.

Most of the time these generalizations are said with a hint of ridicule and as a source of entertainment at our cost.

So why do we do it? Two words come to mind. Are we being stingy to the extent of being cheap? Or are we being frugal, in which case we need to be complimented.

Sarbjit

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