He does however, have an eye for a bargain and sn't afraid to ask 'how much for cash'. In fact he even when buying shoes which were listed on special at half price, he still asked and managed a further reduction of 1 cent! He likes to shop around (to the point where slashed prices can be offset by the petrol spent shopping around). He's frugal that's what he is. He's been known to save himself the cost of a taxi by stripping down to the boxers on the way home from the pub and given a lift to the top of our road in a Divvy Van!
DrummerBoy also hates to shop, he hates the act of shopping and the parting of money for something as uninteresting and unimportant as clothing. Fashion is not a priority. The Fringelet and I have finally persuaded him to toss his Grey Grandpa PJ's and I relented and bought him two pairs of Jeans and a couple of T's a few weeks ago because they were two for the price of one and I was afraid the neighbours might think I'd turned my home into a half-way house for the hard-up and homeless. His only decent clothes are those received as Christmas or birthday gifts.
Before heading off to Phuket, he's only had to raise spending money, since the holiday was a 21st gift. So the lad left Antipodean shores flush by Thai standards and pretty pumped about haggling for a good deal! Imagine my delight to receive not one but two messages that indicate my scruffy nerf herder my well be sliding into sartorial elegance:
Told you he knew how to drive a bargain! Although why he wants another dart board escapes me!
"Hi it’s Fringelet! You should be very proud. DrummerBoy has been shopping and buying lots of clothes, he’s even bought more than me!"
"Hey mum we just upgraded to honeymoon suite, have bought 9 pairs of socks, 3 shirts, 2 Oakley Sunnies, 3 board shorts, 2 hats, 1 motorcross bag, 1 tailored suit, dress shirt, free tie and a dart board for under $300. Woo! love you.