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Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by tucsonmike on 20 May 2008 1:57pm
 
That's more like it. This IS Blathering On, after all.:-)

Linda, so sporting of you to forgive Mary for being a Republican. (Mary is a kid LOL but smart beyond her years). So nice of a Brit forgiving a young Yank...

Not like the phone call my colleague got where a "Mr. Birmingham" said she was Anti-British. When she addressed him as sir, he replied "I am not a sir, I am Mr. Birmingham!"
I would have had a field day with that call. She said Monty Python is my favorite British thing. He responded with "that just means you are lower class."
Harumph!!!!
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by geordiegirl on 20 May 2008 3:17pm
 
Good idea Ellerd but you'd have to contact the Webmaster yourself to explain this, I think. But definitely worth a thought.

If you do, let us know how you get on.
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by geordiegirl on 20 May 2008 3:19pm
 
Lovely story, Mike. USA doesn't have Classes, I might have thought?

Nowt so queer as folk. You have your moments face-to-face (or voice-to-voice with the G.A.P. (Great American Public - i may have just invented that term or it may be 'Sybil Fawlty - specialist quiz subject, The Bleedin' Obvious'
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by mrsthing on 20 May 2008 3:58pm
 
We have classes in the US, but they're determined almost totally by income, with education level factored in. There's some prejudice towards the extreme ends of the spectrum: "trailer trash" (people who live in seedy trailer parks) are just as suspect as rich snobs who almost certainly got their money dishonestly. At least, that's the middle class viewpoint--LOL! (Not all of us feel that way, though--I prefer to take each person for who they are.)
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by peripatetically on 20 May 2008 5:52pm
 
Me too Judy. I really don't know any trailer trash, but I do know quite a few multimillionaires personally. Some I like, some I don't. And some of those for whom I have oppositefeelings are within the same family. You just have to weigh the good and bad and make a decision as to who you enjoy and who you don't. It really doesn't have anything to do with income, or politics, for that matter..
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by johnnythemonkey on 20 May 2008 11:12pm
 
Oh Patty, so you do move in rich circles! I thought I smelled money about you. :)
One of my sisters is quite wealthy and I'm quite proud of her. She started from the same beginnings as me ( obviously ).......bugger all. Pity I did'nt have her tits and ass though ! ( forgive, I should really stop posting like this ).
No, she made her cash through building up hotel and restaurant businesses.
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by peripatetically on 20 May 2008 11:41pm
 
Most of the ones I know? Old money being sustained and or growing. None of it is mine however. :(
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by geordiegirl on 20 May 2008 11:53pm
 
Interesting about classes and money, Patty/Judy.

I used to think no-one with any real money could possibly be a good person but thankfully I've grown out of that now.

As you say, it's down to the individual person.

Snobbery must play a huge part & that seems to be universal (what was that about The Bleedin' Obvious?!)
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by mrsthing on 21 May 2008 12:08am
 
My parents had a strong bias against rich people, having grown up poor. I won't say there isn't an unfair system at work, but I also won't say it's all the rich people's faults.

I worked for an insurance agency that catered to people mainly in Fairfield and New Haven counties in CT. Fairfield county has lots of movie stars and CEOs of big companies (like Bear Stearns, poor things!) and wealthy blue-haired ladies who went to Swarthmore and Smith College. I have to say that the line was pretty neatly drawn between old money and new money: old money were almost all nice, down-to-earth people who'd lived there since CT was the quaint little place New Yorkers went in the summer to get away from the heat. Now it's a ritzy part of the country, and part of the reason they're wealthy is because their property values have skyrocketed. New money were almost all obnoxious snobs. The customer who made me quit my job was some jerk who got into an accident trying to pass a truck on the right while it was making a right hand turn. He pulled out all the stops to convince the insurance company and the NY state police that he couldn't have been at fault because *he* had the CEO of Bear Stearns in his car, and the truck driver was "some greasy long-hair". The customer did NOT succeed, but it took a lot out of me, and I was burned out after 10 years of customer service work, so I quit. I thanked him personally (and very sarcastically) for inspiring me to change careers. He didn't get the sarcasm. He took it as a compliment.
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by peripatetically on 21 May 2008 12:39am
 
The new money seem the hardest to take, but still, there are exceptions.
 
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