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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 09:36 PM
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23. I have a Ph. D. but when I was unemployed, I worked as an
industrial temp. It was almost as educational as the Ph.D.

I had a friend once who had worked her way up from an unambitious blue collar family and had earned a graduate degree. She would not do anything that seemed the least bit "blue collar" to her: ride the bus, eat at a food court (even though there were some good ethnic stands in the local food courts), go to a thrift store, or go anywhere without being dressed in expensive clothes and fully made up. It was as if she was trying to convince people that she had grown up in a wealthy family.

What she didn't know was that many extremely wealthy people make a point of being unpretentious and often go around looking like complete slobs.
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  -Classists stigmas:Things middle class people won't do Nikia  Aug-04-04 03:51 PM   #0 
  - You hit all the ones I could think of off the top of my head  catzies   Aug-04-04 04:00 PM   #1 
  - Sounds like  tx.lib   Aug-04-04 04:16 PM   #5 
     - They sound Exactly  TheCentepedeShoes   Aug-04-04 06:24 PM   #14 
  - Go out without makeup  jedicord   Aug-04-04 04:00 PM   #2 
  - I guess it depends...  dryan   Aug-04-04 04:10 PM   #3 
  - Another anecdote....  dryan   Aug-04-04 04:12 PM   #4 
  - This is true -  tx.lib   Aug-04-04 04:20 PM   #7 
     - Exactly  Pithlet   Aug-04-04 07:11 PM   #15 
  - Lipstick I can see...  jedicord   Aug-04-04 04:20 PM   #6 
  - This came up in my anxiety support group  Nikia   Aug-04-04 04:23 PM   #9 
  - With income usually on the high side of average  fiziwig   Aug-04-04 04:22 PM   #8 
  - I'll NEVER understand this..  WillW   Aug-04-04 04:29 PM   #10 
  - I think it's also a form of insecurity  Pithlet   Aug-04-04 07:15 PM   #17 
  - I don't see the point in paying $25  pagerbear   Aug-05-04 09:40 AM   #31 
  - I don't do upscale stores.  kitkatrose   Aug-05-04 10:24 AM   #39 
  - Stigmas: How about one that is both classist and racist?  Nay   Aug-04-04 04:49 PM   #11 
  - that's my favorite snack!  nothingshocksmeanymore   Aug-04-04 07:12 PM   #16 
  - Mine too!  scarlet_owl   Aug-04-04 07:34 PM   #19 
     - Yummy!  pagerbear   Aug-05-04 09:42 AM   #32 
  - Oh my God, I ate those!  Sequoia   Aug-05-04 11:44 AM   #43 
     - A true Southerner  Carson   Aug-05-04 12:14 PM   #46 
  - I have never set foot inside a Nordstroms...  SoCalDem   Aug-04-04 05:29 PM   #12 
  - Wear black shoes after Victoria Day, or white shoes after Labour Day?  Interrobang   Aug-04-04 06:13 PM   #13 
  - I'm with you on this one!!!  SaidFred   Aug-05-04 10:01 AM   #36 
  - I had a friend who used to freeze her ass off  fiziwig   Aug-05-04 11:06 AM   #41 
  - This is definitely a Black classist thing but. . .  daligirrl   Aug-04-04 07:17 PM   #18 
  - please delete  scarlet_owl   Aug-04-04 07:40 PM   #20 
  - That kind of attitude drives me crazy.  scarlet_owl   Aug-04-04 07:41 PM   #21 
  - My Mom is very upset when I buy stuff from second hand stores  cally   Aug-04-04 07:53 PM   #22 
  - I have a Ph. D. but when I was unemployed, I worked as an  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-04-04 09:36 PM   #23 
  - piss in a kitchen sink?  kodi   Aug-04-04 09:56 PM   #24 
  - I grew up middle class, with two exteeeeemely cheap parents.  Sabriel   Aug-04-04 10:01 PM   #25 
  - I love thrift shops....  dryan   Aug-05-04 08:03 AM   #26 
     - What a great story!  Sequoia   Aug-05-04 11:50 AM   #44 
  - Well, none of those things are unknown to me.  LWolf   Aug-05-04 08:07 AM   #27 
  - Don't forget laundromats  ZenLefty   Aug-05-04 08:24 AM   #28 
  - Avoidance of things "public".  regularguy   Aug-05-04 08:37 AM   #29 
  - Silly middle class insecurities. Its more defensive than offensive.  patcox2   Aug-05-04 09:38 AM   #30 
  - Excellent post  pagerbear   Aug-05-04 09:55 AM   #34 
     - You are making me think.  patcox2   Aug-05-04 10:56 AM   #40 
        - Interesting  pagerbear   Aug-05-04 12:21 PM   #47 
  - It depends upon a lot of things.  Aristus   Aug-05-04 09:50 AM   #33 
  - I won't eat walking down the street or on public transportation  pagerbear   Aug-05-04 09:57 AM   #35 
  - My mom won't shop at Meijer/K-Mart/Walmart  noonwitch   Aug-05-04 10:07 AM   #37 
  - refuse to work in manufacturing or no jobs in manufacturing ?  amazona   Aug-05-04 10:19 AM   #38 
  - it's not a question of snobbishness  BigMcLargehuge   Aug-05-04 11:16 AM   #42 
  - The Uniform  Hardhead   Aug-05-04 11:57 AM   #45 
  - It's worse with the new generation  kdsusa   Aug-05-04 01:57 PM   #49 
  - re: 2nd hand clothes r/o  worksux   Aug-05-04 12:29 PM   #48 

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