"Are you sure you don't want to buy this PC? That's okay, I won't think you're a cheapskate or anything."
"One roomie made this hole in the wall a few months ago, and said that he'd fix it. I told him that he better not just cover it with a poster. Recently, another roomie made this fix."
True kludgers see opportunity wherever they go. You see a bobby pin? I see a Swiss Army Knife. You see a hole in the wall? I see a new cupboard!