Loudonville Cheapskate Makes a Killing Not Buying Rounds

By Quack Davis

Published April 24th, 2016

COLONIE — Manny Chiklis doesn’t buy drinks. He drinks the ones you buy him.

And it is earning him a small windfall.

“I am not into the whole ‘you get this round, I’ll get the next one’ bullshit,” the 25-year-old said.  “You can buy the next round if you wish — and the one after that and the one after that too. Manny’s money is for Manny. Capisce?”

Chiklis said he is rolling in $10 bills because of his skinflint ways. He has no intention to change.

"Fuck no," Chiklis exclaimed. “Are you kidding me?"

Chiklis said if he bought drinks for friends it would leave him less money to buy drinks and other things for himself.

"I just scored a new video game with the cash I might have wasted buying my asshole friends a round of beers," he said. "What's the big deal? Those guys aren't going thirsty, trust me!"

Over the next year, Chiklis said he intends to buy a dozen swanky shirts at Banana Republic with money he will save "not buying drinks for people just because we're co-workers or friends."

"Sorry if that makes people upset," he added, "but that is a ‘you’ problem."

On a recent "guys night out" in downtown Albany, Chiklis, a venture capitalist, bought one beer for himself. He mooched eight cocktails off his friends, including a vodka martini that cost a friend $18.

"I was an awesome night,” Chiklis said, smiling.

Friends were less happy.

"Manny is a cheap bastard!" said Larry McSklork of Niskayuna, shaking his head in disgust.

Ed Crumble, another friend of Chiklis, said it is tough to be around Chiklis because he is such a penny-pincher.

"Manny is all about Manny," Crumble said.  "He drives me to drink. Not that he'll pay for it."


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