Reason #37: take pride in (or be embarrassed about) hearing jokes at the expense of your Bračka stinginess
People of Brač (Bračani) are infamous for their stinginess and are the butt of many jokes on the subject. Here’s one:
“In the Winter, when it gets cold on the island, all the people in the village huddle up around a candle, to keep warm.
And when it gets really, really cold… they even light the candle.”
PS Growing up I used to make fun of my mom for being stingy, but now I notice myself that I think twice before I light that proverbial candle. It’s in the DNA, I guess.