Mitt Romney is a surprisingly frugal guy
This isn’t a post about politics. Vote for whoever you want. This is a post about some of Romney’s frugal habits:
Romney duct-tapes the holes in his gloves, duct-tapes the gap in his campaign bus ventilation system. He rinses and stacks the dishes at the sink before loading the dishwasher after family holiday meals. He picks up his own dry cleaning, pulls his own suitcase, eats at burger joints, counts his change.
While other rich people flaunt their acquisitions, the Romneys tend to flaunt their frugality. When another one of his sons fetched free wood pallets advertised on Craigslist, broke them down and used the discarded rough planks to repanel his “man cave,” his wife proudly chronicled the do-it-yourself project with photos and text on her blog.
I don’t agree with most of his politics, but I’d be glad to have a president who isn’t afraid to “flaunt his frugality.”