We’ve all interacted with them at some point. Maybe at school, at work, or in public. Kids who are so insanely wealthy that they have no concept of how money works. Want to fly to Europe for the weekend? Hmmmmmm, no can’t do it.
These 15 folks from AskReddit share the weird experiences they had with rich, spoiled kids who were obviously from the other side of town.
They think it’s weird when people struggle with money.
I used to live in NYC, and knew a guy who came from HUGE money who was a trust fund kid and worked in the fashion industry because he loved it. He had an apartment on Park Avenue, had a driver, etc. He was very nice, but clueless about struggle. Every time he’d hear me say something like “oh yay, another peanut butter sandwich” he’d just tilt his head and say “If you’re hungry why don’t you just order delivery?” or something. He had NO CLUE about things like having twenty dollars to your name for the next five days.
I went to a really prestigious boarding school for the first two years of high school. Most shocking thing I witnessed was a boy in my freshman year spilling water on a pair of gucci loafers he was wearing, so he goes to his dorm, THROWS THEM OUT, and puts on another pair. They were easily $500+ and this kid was just dripping in money. As a poor kid I was astonished by half the things I saw there on a daily basis.
3. Sky Diving
“You want to fly to Greece in a few weeks with some of our friends to go sky diving?”
“Can’t afford it, thanks though.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll pay for the sky diving.”
Yeah, that’s not what I meant. Not only is the ticket not affordable, I couldn’t eat or do anything the whole time and would lose my shit job for being gone on such short notice, thus making me broke and unable to make rent.
His family is insanely wealthy and he married into more money.
4. Just Ask
Inviting you on an international trip (I’m from the US) and when you say you don’t have money for it, they say “just ask your parents”.
5. “What country is your water from?”
Wife is a flight attendant.
Wife: “What would you like to drink?”
Passenger: “I’ll have a water….wait. Where is your water from?”
Passenger: “What country is your water from? I only drink water from France.”
This might be a dead UK giveaway, but accent.
A classmate who came from a wealthy background once demanded to know why my father would “talk like that” to her parents, like she was offended.. “That” being a working-class Scottish accent.
Using the word “summer” as a verb.