Dads. Seriously, though, did he grow up in a home where they had to scrimp and save for everything? Sounds like this behavior might go back a generation.
We just got a new printer. It's installed, and networked with all of the computers, unlike the old one.
I ask my dad if he wants me to put the old one in the garage. He says not to, because when the new one runs out of ink, we can find the old drivers ( we also got a new computer), and completely undo the time I spent installing the new one. He doesn't want to waste the old ink cartridge. The new printer is also a scanner, so there goes that functionality for whatever length of time. He does this with everything. If you don't finish your cereal, don't forget to give the rest to him so that he can attempt to make you feel guilty about something that you shouldn't feel guilty for.
I have plenty to say about this, but I just wanted to hear: Do you have a word that describes this, or this type of behavior? I'd like to hear it.