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Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by geordiegirl on 21 May 2008 1:11pm
 
I wonder if there's an insecurity not-really-belonging thing with 'new' money.Being comfortably off ourselves - rich beyond wildest dreams as a growing-up-hard-up kid - I feel the odd twinge myself (of guilt, that is.

On the other hand, we belong to the minority (in UK) who are happy to pay taxes (don't mean to sound self-righteous. Bet Michael P. feels the same.)
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by Palin_Lover on 22 May 2008 12:39am
 
geordiegirl, thanks for forgiving me. LOL. ;)

tusconmike, thanks so much for saying I am bright beyond my years! I'm so flattered!
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by Palin_Lover on 22 May 2008 12:40am
 
Also, as we're talking about class, I'd say that we're in the middle. I mean, really, is there any big money in the Midwest?
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by geordiegirl on 22 May 2008 4:49pm
 
Mary, you tell me, kid. Do you live in the mid-west yourself? Whereabouts, if not?
Linda
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by Lady April on 23 May 2008 12:17am
 
I was raised low-middle class and educated at that level as well. I've never been as low class as "trailer trash" But I've known some. "trailer trash" is not just a way of living it is also a state of mind. I grew up around it and despised that way of thinking which entails, getting knocked up in High school and not finnishing, the guy who knocked you up is prolly married, living off of State money out of laziness and having more kids just to get more money and foodstamps. In some cases selling drugs on top of it and even doing them under the same roof as their children. I have strived greatly to up my class level and am now proudly middle class. I hope so much that my daughter will take it to the next level and be better educated and more practical than I was raised. I hope to put her through a University.
For now I am content with my class in this crazy country. I know people that have a butt load of cash and envy it but that is obviously not who I am in this life, but my daughter could be :)
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by Palin_Lover on 23 May 2008 12:22am
 
Yes, I do! I live around Chicago, in the suburbs of the city...the 'burbs, as we call them. :)

Also, I don't take offense to you calling me kid, I was just wondering...am I the youngest one here?
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by Ginnyp on 23 May 2008 2:24am
 
YOU! Of all people! Can we just take it one bit at time? Lots of us here have had some true screamers.(The only release is a bloody good scream) I could quote "things can only get better"
but then I'd get a damn good thrashing from the Conservative Party! You're lovely (sometimes} and I'll miss you .
Gins xxx
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by geordiegirl on 23 May 2008 6:54pm
 
Well, Mary, you might be. Just started a thread about this
Linda
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by vlad all over on 24 May 2008 3:19pm
 
Well, as the saying goes - "Those that talk about class, haven't got any"!
 
Re: johnnythemonkey, Moving on- Bowing out. by geordiegirl on 24 May 2008 7:37pm
 
Weii I don't WANT any - a reaction (all those years ago) to my working-class mother who still thought she was 'middle-class' because her grandfather had been her small town't first Sanitary Officer!!
 
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