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Oct 27, 2008 6:51 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
Lower and middle class.
I was born in a dairy story selling not only
milk, but butter, eggs etc.
This qualified my parent as middle class.

It has gone "down hill" from there lol.
Dad sold now only dairy products door to door.
He was now working class.
Across the street and I am not talking a boulevard in between.
Lived the middle class. What did it take to be considered middle class?
Well one family's daughter was a dental assists. Some one else was a
projectionist in a movie theather.
I was confronted by this existences for many years and rebelled as often as I saw my chance.
It was sooo riduculous absolutely crazy my dad worked darn hard for his family.
Our managers were called Sir. The big boss only talked to his managers

Having found a job in Belgium playing the maid, I was living with the director
of the Agfa film companies. (Do you believe me when I tell you I have not even one
picture of this time? Especially when company came and I was put into a little black
dress and white apron). Bet I looked cute.
One day the lady of the house told me that as soon as their new home was build, I
would have to eat in the kitchen.
I told her that in my home only the dog ate in the kitchen. (never mind we did not even
have a dog) It was never mentioned again.
I rebelled against this class distinctions as much as I could.
I refused to crawl for anyone. Why should I have?

Their daughter was only two years younger. She loved to go swimming with me, but when
we would meet on the street, she did not know me.
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Oct 27, 2008 6:57 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
I was born under a head of cabbage ,


no hope for me J,

I say ,

not hope sad flower

laugh

wave
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Oct 27, 2008 7:05 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
livinglarge: I was born under a head of cabbage ,no hope for me J,

I say ,

not hope


Hey kid at least you were born.
Ha millions of sperm tried to get there first
but spunky you made it. lol
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Oct 27, 2008 7:06 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
hollandgirl: Hey kid at least you were born.
Ha millions of sperm tried to get there first
but spunky you made it. lol



laugh laugh laugh

sure did !

hug
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Oct 27, 2008 7:14 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing You two are a hoot, btw! Love hanging out with you, Jenny and LL!

I have to say that only others have put those on me when I was growing up...I've never bothered. But, yes, I had people distinguish me as coming from "upper middle class" because my dad was a pilot. dunno Whatever. I didn't care about that stuff and have never thought of anyone as being better or worse than me.
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Oct 27, 2008 7:18 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
druidess6308: You two are a hoot, btw! Love hanging out with you, Jenny and LL!

I have to say that only others have put those on me when I was growing up...I've never bothered. But, yes, I had people distinguish me as coming from "upper middle class" because my dad was a pilot. Whatever. I didn't care about that stuff and have never thought of anyone as being better or worse than me.



You 2 Dru hug

but yep Class Distinction exists ,

never been one to give a hoot !!

why bother really ?

if there is dirt on me,

there is dirt looking at me ,

so and old sage used to say ,

I like that expression ,

it makes me laugh !

laugh

wave
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Oct 27, 2008 7:29 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
lanabyte
lanabytelanabyteCharleston, West Virginia USA31 Threads 1 Polls 1,674 Posts
Sub-low class. laugh I was raised on welfare in one of the most (if not the most) poverty-stricken states in the US. We had nothing but we didn't know any better. We all ate in the kitchen cause no one had dining rooms. I went to school every single day, even when I was sick, cause I knew there was no other way to get out besides college. Went to college for 5 years, got 2 degrees, and now work in Real Estate. Finally moved up to low class. laugh The End.
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Oct 27, 2008 7:41 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
druidess6308: You two are a hoot, btw! Love hanging out with you, Jenny and LL!

I have to say that only others have put those on me when I was growing up...I've never bothered. But, yes, I had people distinguish me as coming from "upper middle class" because my dad was a pilot. Whatever. I didn't care about that stuff and have never thought of anyone as being better or worse than me.


Almost daily I was confronted with this it just made me fight back harder.
Funny these gils taunting me when going to school their parents had a textiel store.
They had to stand behind the counter serving me.
Yet they were middle and I working class. ???
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Oct 27, 2008 7:47 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
lanabyte: Sub-low class. I was raised on welfare in one of the most (if not the most) poverty-stricken states in the US. We had nothing but we didn't know any better. We all ate in the kitchen cause no one had dining rooms. I went to school every single day, even when I was sick, cause I knew there was no other way to get out besides college. Went to college for 5 years, got 2 degrees, and now work in Real Estate. Finally moved up to low class. The End.


You may have been poor girl but you were not dumb.
You realized from early on that it was education that would allow to get out from under.
Two degrees and you call yourself low class?
Hey did I pick you as daughter of mine and low class?
scold

You better change this girl as you surely are not low class.
You can and should be, very proud of yourself.cheering hug cheering
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Oct 27, 2008 7:51 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
lanabyte
lanabytelanabyteCharleston, West Virginia USA31 Threads 1 Polls 1,674 Posts
hollandgirl: You may have been poor girl but you were not dumb.
You realized from early on that it was education that would allow to get out from under.
Two degrees and you call yourself low class?
Hey did I pick you as daughter of mine and low class?


You better change this girl as you surely are not low class.
You can and should be, very proud of yourself.

hug TY Mama. I am proud of myself, but I'm supporting my family on $16,000/yr. That's low-class around here.
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Oct 27, 2008 7:53 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
RillyNiceGuy
RillyNiceGuyRillyNiceGuySoutheast, Arkansas USA1,208 Threads 1 Polls 18,965 Posts
I was hatched! and the veiw hasn't changed yet!grin
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Oct 27, 2008 8:08 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
lanabyte: TY Mama. I am proud of myself, but I'm supporting my family on $16,000/yr. That's low-class around here.


In Canada you would qualify for suppliment income.
Have you tried?
Hey this is for people who need it and never mind no sense living below your entitled too.
Are you able to move where the wages are higher?

angel hug angel
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Oct 27, 2008 8:09 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
RillyNiceGuy: I was hatched! and the veiw hasn't changed yet!


No stork makes deliveries any longer?
It sounded as a kid sooo nice.
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Oct 27, 2008 8:15 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
Mnmom64
Mnmom64Mnmom64Inver Grove, Minnesota USA1 Threads 17 Posts
Yep, just about everyday frustrated I was raised upper middle class, went to private school and all that jazz. Now as a single parent I am the lower class, problem was that I didn't realize it until my daughter started school rolling on the floor laughing I live in a mobile home (yep a trailor) and we learned real fast how the kids AND their parents talked about us.

But we are happybanana If someone doesn't like me or us for who we are then too bad. I work full time as an admin assist/accounts payable clerk. I pay my bills. My house is clean. We both have vehicles. My daughter has worked since she was a freshman in high school and will graduate in June ranked 2nd in her class.( Mommy brag she got a 34 on her ACT.)

Luckily both my daughter and I have found friends that like us for who we are and where we live doesn't make a difference to them.

I have had a few dates run the other way as soon as they hear that I live in a mobile home. Just recently one called me trailor trash because I told him no sex on the 2nd date. cheering Kind of funny I was good enough for a second date but trailor trash when I didn't put out rolling on the floor laughing

Kim
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Oct 27, 2008 8:24 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
Mnmom64: Yep, just about everyday I was raised upper middle class, went to private school and all that jazz. Now as a single parent I am the lower class, problem was that I didn't realize it until my daughter started school I live in a mobile home (yep a trailor) and we learned real fast how the kids AND their parents talked about us.

But we are happy If someone doesn't like me or us for who we are then too bad. I work full time as an admin assist/accounts payable clerk. I pay my bills. My house is clean. We both have vehicles. My daughter has worked since she was a freshman in high school and will graduate in June ranked 2nd in her class.( Mommy brag she got a 34 on her ACT.)

Luckily both my daughter and I have found friends that like us for who we are and where we live doesn't make a difference to them.

I have had a few dates run the other way as soon as they hear that I live in a mobile home. Just recently one called me trailor trash because I told him no sex on the 2nd date. Kind of funny I was good enough for a second date but trailor trash when I didn't put out

Kim


It was these jerk's their loss they should have looked further than their noses were long.
You make an honest living, raising a child who is doing great in school and you did it all on your own.

handshake To judge people for living in a moblile home is crazy, it is nothing to be ashamed of.
I was last year going to sell my home and buy a mobile home in a rural suroundings.
Keep you head held high girl you have lots to be proud off.
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Oct 27, 2008 8:29 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
shipoker58
shipoker58shipoker58Las Vegas, Nevada USA35 Threads 4,332 Posts
I am usually the first to point out class distinctions. I am very fond of the comment.."you are way out of my league" I prefer to associate with other blue collar types. I especially dislike "high maintenance " women.
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Oct 27, 2008 8:40 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
Mnmom64
Mnmom64Mnmom64Inver Grove, Minnesota USA1 Threads 17 Posts
Thanks hollandgirl . You are very kind. I do try to keep my head high. I know I have a lot to be thankful for.

I try to think of it this way...I have a lot of great friends, and a great family, a job that I love and great co-workers. When I finally do find the love of my life I will know he loves me for who I am...can't hide a mobile home laugh what you see is what you get rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks again.
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Oct 27, 2008 8:51 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
Mnmom64n't make a :
I have had a few dates run the other way as soon as they hear that I live in a mobile home. Just recently one called me trailor trash because I told him no sex on the 2nd date. Kind of funny I was good enough for a second date but trailor trash when I didn't put out

Kim


Kim trust me on this where i'm from those guys would have goten the BS beaten out of them for saying something like that about you.You didn't deserve something like that.You should be proud of yourself...
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Oct 27, 2008 8:54 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
Well if we lived in a true Meritocracy ,


all would get what they deserve !



thumbs up
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Oct 27, 2008 8:55 PM CST Have you been confronted, had to live with, class distinctions at any time of your life?
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
You are very welcome lady.
As you so wisely observerd you were good enough to go
to bed with.
Apparantly were not affraid to "catch" anything.
Yes you should be and will be someday not be judged by where
you live.
As the right man will not care but will only care about youhug
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