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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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