How to be Insulting about Misers
Elisa Rachel Felix, better known as the actress, Rachel, was also infamous for her meanness. When, on one occasion, she presented a ring to Alexandra Dumas junior, the young man immediately returned it to her saying:
'Permit me. Mademoiselle, to present it to you in my turn so as to save you the embarrassment of asking for it.'
The only thing he ever gave away was a secret.
All that he spends on his annual fortnight holiday is fourteen days.
Any girl is safe with him. He never lets his hands wander, they're far too busy holding on to his money.
The only tips he leaves behind in a restaurant are the ones in the ash-tray.