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27th Feb '16 6:11:46 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki's mother was a regular victim of this thanks to his {{Jerkass}} aunt, who kept turning to her for financial help. Sadly, Kaneki's mom was every bit an ExtremeDoormat, and literally worked herself to death.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki's mother was a regular victim of this thanks to his {{Jerkass}} aunt, who kept turning to her for financial help. Sadly, Kaneki's mom was every bit an ExtremeDoormat, and literally worked herself to death.
death. It ultimately transpires that said aunt never actually needed the money and lived an incredibly comfortable life: she just wanted ''more'', and knew she could use her sister to get it.
27th Feb '16 6:10:42 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': In one episode, Ed, on the suggestion of Double D and Eddy, moves out of his home and into Rolf's shed in order to get away from his {{Jerkass}} little sister Sarah. Rolf initially accepts them with open arms, but the Eds quickly wear out their welcome, eating all of his food, interfering with his chores, and even forcing him out of his own bed. Eventually, Rolf snaps and gives them a beating:
-->'''Rolf''': ''[[LargeHam THE BURDEN OF HOSPITALITY IS TOO GREAT FOR]] [[ThirdPersonPerson ROLF]]!!''
1st Dec '15 7:04:33 PM nombretomado
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* Both of ''{{Garfield}}'s'' [[GarfieldAndFriends animated]] [[TheGarfieldShow shows]] at least once utilize a similar plot where Garfield befriends a mouse in his home, explaining he doesn't chase them. The mouse near immediately invites all of his friends to take over the place and rob it clean of food. This is obviously a [[BerserkButton sore spot]] for [[BigEater Garfield]] who decides to take action following this.

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* Both of ''{{Garfield}}'s'' [[GarfieldAndFriends ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'s'' [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends animated]] [[TheGarfieldShow shows]] at least once utilize a similar plot where Garfield befriends a mouse in his home, explaining he doesn't chase them. The mouse near immediately invites all of his friends to take over the place and rob it clean of food. This is obviously a [[BerserkButton sore spot]] for [[BigEater Garfield]] who decides to take action following this.
24th Nov '15 9:36:17 PM 0nyx
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Compare MovingTheGoalposts, ThePrimaDonna, AllTakeAndNoGive (a variation of this with couples).

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Compare MovingTheGoalposts, ThePrimaDonna, AllTakeAndNoGive (a variation of this with couples).
relationships).
11th Nov '15 9:25:11 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Wendy in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' episode [[Recap/GravityFallsS1E13BossMabel Boss Mabel]]. Mabel as boss decides to be more permissive to Wendy by letting her hang out more often with her friends, Wendy starts to let her friends destroy the gift shop with their dangerous games (and even hit a kid on the head with a dissected head. When Mabel ask politely to Wendy to return to work and clean the mess, she tells her she's starting to act like Stan and Mabel to avoid the comparation gives Wendy a full payed day off, leaving Mabel doing her job. This is one of [[CoolBigSis Wendy's]] most {{Jerkass}} moments ever.

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* Wendy in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' episode [[Recap/GravityFallsS1E13BossMabel Boss Mabel]]. Mabel Mabel, as boss acting boss, decides to be more permissive to Wendy by letting her hang out more often with her friends, friends. When Wendy starts to let and her friends destroy the gift shop with their dangerous games (and even hit (even hitting a kid on the head with a dissected head. When severed head), Mabel ask politely to asks Wendy to return to work and clean the mess, she tells mess. Wendy instead guilt-trips Mabel by telling her she's starting to act like Stan and Mabel to avoid Mabel, horrified at the comparation comparison, gives Wendy a day off with full payed day off, pay, leaving Mabel doing her job.to do ''her'' job as well. This is one of [[CoolBigSis Wendy's]] most {{Jerkass}} moments ever.
31st Oct '15 1:45:15 PM Nintendoman01
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* Near the opening of ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene'', a woman asks Charlie whether she can scoot ahead of him in line at the grocery store. She only has a few things, apparently, so he says yes. She calls her kids and their three full shopping carts over and Charlie has a psychotic breakdown. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople Pretty much everyone in the town had been doing this to him for years]].

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* Near the opening of ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene'', a woman asks Charlie whether she can scoot ahead of him in line at the grocery store. She only has a few things, apparently, so he says yes. She calls her kids and their three full shopping carts over and Charlie has a psychotic breakdown. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople [[WhatTheHellTownspeople Pretty much everyone in the town had been doing this to him for years]].



** One time Squidward quits his job over an argument with the boss, and ends up on the street. [=SpongeBob=] agrees to take care of Squidward, but he then treats [=SpongeBob=] like a slave.
** A few episodes revolve around [=SpongeBob=] trying to get past being an ExtremeDoormat to the whole of Bikini Bottom, but realising he is okay with being stepped on (sometimes literally).

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** One time Squidward quits his job over an argument with the boss, and ends up on the street. [=SpongeBob=] agrees takes Squidward in, and though initially grateful, Squidward becomes a SpoiledBrat who refuses to take care of Squidward, but he then treats even leave his bed and forces [=SpongeBob=] like a slave.
to wait on him hand and foot. Eventually, [=SpongeBob=] [[BewareTheNiceOnes snapped]].
** A few episodes revolve around [=SpongeBob=] trying to get past being an ExtremeDoormat to the whole of Bikini Bottom, but realising realizing he is okay with being stepped on (sometimes literally).



** The Lost Episode: After [=SpongeBob=] gains the ability to fly, the citizens asks him to do tasks for them, which are easy for them to do it themselves and it really has nothing to do with flying (such as cleaning Mr. Krabs' garage, Helping Larry pick out a tie, balance Mrs. Puff's checkbook, etc.). This is where [=SpongeBob=] ditches them and head to Jellyfish Fields

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** The Lost Episode: After [=SpongeBob=] gains the ability to fly, the citizens asks him to do tasks for them, which are easy for them to do it themselves and it really has nothing to do with flying (such as cleaning Mr. Krabs' garage, Helping Larry pick out a tie, balance Mrs. Puff's checkbook, etc.). This is where [=SpongeBob=] ditches them and head to Jellyfish FieldsFields.
** In the episode "Krusty Towers," Mr. Krabs starts the eponymous hotel with the policy "We shall never deny a guest, even the most ridiculous request." When Squidward gets sick of waiting on Patrick hand and foot, he quits his job... and promptly returns as a guest and milks the policy for all it's worth.
30th Oct '15 12:54:21 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki's mother was a regular victim of this thanks to his {{Jerkass}} aunt, who kept turning to her for financial help. Sadly, Kaneki's mom was every bit an ExtremeDoormat, and literally worked herself to death.
29th Sep '15 10:33:15 AM Piando
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* This is why Donald's [[ComicBook/ScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge]] is such a skinflit. The one time he tried to be more charitable to improve his image, this trope took full effect.

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* This is why Donald's [[ComicBook/ScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge]] Scrooge is such a skinflit. The one time he tried to be more charitable to improve his image, this trope took full effect.
29th Sep '15 10:32:15 AM Piando
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* A ''{{Goofy}}'' comic has a tourist family's car break down in front of Goofy's house. He lets them in to use the phone, and offers to let them live with him until the car is fixed. They start draining away at his money by their constant eating, making long-distance calls, doctor bills, helping pay for the repairs... After they finally leave, another car breaks down in front of Goofy's house... and is greeted with gunfire.
* This is why Donald's Uncle Scrooge is such a skinflit. The one time he tried to be more charitable to improve his image, this trope took full effect.

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* A ''{{Goofy}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Goofy}}'' comic has a tourist family's car break down in front of Goofy's house. He lets them in to use the phone, and offers to let them live with him until the car is fixed. They start draining away at his money by their constant eating, making long-distance calls, doctor bills, helping pay for the repairs... After they finally leave, another car breaks down in front of Goofy's house... and is greeted with gunfire.
* This is why Donald's [[ComicBook/ScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge Scrooge]] is such a skinflit. The one time he tried to be more charitable to improve his image, this trope took full effect.



* Mentioned by name in ''EightBitTheater''. When the gang befriend a dragon who's hanging out in a local volcano, he asks if there's any way to make up for the roughness of their first encounter. The Light Warriors immediate discuss how to get the most out of the offer, including plundering the dragon's hoard for every last speck of treasure, when the Dragon explains that he can hear them and that [[BullyingADragon taking advantage of a dragon is a terrible idea.]]

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* Mentioned by name in ''EightBitTheater''.''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. When the gang befriend a dragon who's hanging out in a local volcano, he asks if there's any way to make up for the roughness of their first encounter. The Light Warriors immediate discuss how to get the most out of the offer, including plundering the dragon's hoard for every last speck of treasure, when the Dragon explains that he can hear them and that [[BullyingADragon taking advantage of a dragon is a terrible idea.]]
15th Jul '15 12:30:27 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* This is why Donald's Uncle Scrooge is such a skinflit. The one time he tried to be more charitable to improve his image, this trope took full effect.
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