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    (Original post by lovely_me)
    A Tory ****ging off the middle classes?

    My head is exploding at this unexpected clash of culture.
    This...
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    I agree, OP. It's vomit inducing. I'm embarrassed for the type of person you are referring to, it's as if they think the image they are portraying is actually something that impresses - when the truth is it couldn't be any less impressive.
    ...No.


    No this can't be real. A die hard labourite/Socialist is AGREEING with Maggie Thatcher. Did i accidentally wonder into an alternate reality or something?
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    You know the types...

    Always banging on about their (unimpressive) parents, who are either in middle-management, a high street solicitor, etc. Constantly feel the need to talk about how many bedrooms their middle-of-the-range, rural houses have, or how they have a study or a games room. Showing off their gadgets, such as games consoles and other products. Walking around in Jack Wills and other middle-class brands where the name/logo is in your face.

    We get it, hunny - you're middle-class. You don't own a mansion, nor is your father CEO of a FTSE 100 company. Your attempts at showing off are grossly unimpressive and just make you look like an arrogant tit.

    The weird thing is, I have found that people who do have impressive parents/lives rarely wish to talk about it or show off. It's just those with mediocre, middle-class parents/lives who feel the need to show off.
    OI! I wear Jack wills boxers! >
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    Ofc people like that are unbearable and make-you-want-to-hit-them like but not all middle class students are the same, not all are arrogant.
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    Wait, Jack Wills is a middle class brand?
    Looks like I'm working class after all :p:
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    (Original post by Ocassus)
    OI! I wear Jack wills boxers! >
    I don't think she, or anyone else for that matter, could have possibly missed them
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    (Original post by Ocassus)
    This...
    This is your cue to tell us how wealthy you are Ocassus. :daydreaming:
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    I'm not agreeing with you but it really does piss me off the whole jack wills and uggs etc. its all false and the reason for flashing their brands??...To impress, but whats impressive about forking out money to buy a piece of clothing that will leave you just another sheep in a crowd of sheep also wearing jack wills. Yawn. One thing I'm not suggesting though is that its just the middle classes that do this, almost all classes are guilty of succumbing to this ****.
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    wot ho peasants
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    I've never really encountered these sort of people, but then again, I went to a predominantly working-class school/sixth form.
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    You know the types...

    Always banging on about their (unimpressive) parents, who are either in middle-management, a high street solicitor, etc. Constantly feel the need to talk about how many bedrooms their middle-of-the-range, rural houses have, or how they have a study or a games room. Showing off their gadgets, such as games consoles and other products. Walking around in Jack Wills and other middle-class brands where the name/logo is in your face.

    We get it, hunny - you're middle-class. You don't own a mansion, nor is your father CEO of a FTSE 100 company. Your attempts at showing off are grossly unimpressive and just make you look like an arrogant tit.

    The weird thing is, I have found that people who do have impressive parents/lives rarely wish to talk about it or show off. It's just those with mediocre, middle-class parents/lives who feel the need to show off.
    Hey Marg, dont be so angry. Lets discuss like adults over some dinner?
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    You know the types...

    Always banging on about their (unimpressive) parents, who are either in middle-management, a high street solicitor, etc. Constantly feel the need to talk about how many bedrooms their middle-of-the-range, rural houses have, or how they have a study or a games room. Showing off their gadgets, such as games consoles and other products. Walking around in Jack Wills and other middle-class brands where the name/logo is in your face.

    We get it, hunny - you're middle-class. You don't own a mansion, nor is your father CEO of a FTSE 100 company. Your attempts at showing off are grossly unimpressive and just make you look like an arrogant tit.

    The weird thing is, I have found that people who do have impressive parents/lives rarely wish to talk about it or show off. It's just those with mediocre, middle-class parents/lives who feel the need to show off.
    I'm middle class and I rarely mention my house, my household income or anything.
    There middle class is a broad demographic, much like any other class.
    I'd rather you not generalise.
    My parents do have good jobs and I only mention it when i'm asked, even then i do not like too.
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    (Original post by morematterlessartx)
    Her father was a green grocer...
    That is not the only indicator of class imo. Class is also indicated by mannerisms, attitude, where you went to school, where you live, where you study(if at university) and your aspirations in life.
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    You know the types...

    Always banging on about their (unimpressive) parents, who are either in middle-management, a high street solicitor, etc. Constantly feel the need to talk about how many bedrooms their middle-of-the-range, rural houses have, or how they have a study or a games room. Showing off their gadgets, such as games consoles and other products. Walking around in Jack Wills and other middle-class brands where the name/logo is in your face.

    We get it, hunny - you're middle-class. You don't own a mansion, nor is your father CEO of a FTSE 100 company. Your attempts at showing off are grossly unimpressive and just make you look like an arrogant tit.

    The weird thing is, I have found that people who do have impressive parents/lives rarely wish to talk about it or show off. It's just those with mediocre, middle-class parents/lives who feel the need to show off.
    Lol maybe it's because those with the truly successful parents realise that it is their parents success and not their own. And they feel the need to show that if they achieve success, it woud be on their own merit and not their parents.:dontknow:
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    (Original post by Margaret Thatcher)
    The weird thing is, I have found that people who do have impressive parents/lives rarely wish to talk about it or show off. It's just those with mediocre, middle-class parents/lives who feel the need to show off.
    What I'm about to say is going to go against this part, but rest assured it's not something I talk about in my real life.

    I proud that my parents came from working class backgrounds (my grandfather was a bus driver, grandmother worked in a corner shop, other grandmother a single parent who was a waitress and later primary teacher) to give me the best they could in life, and that I was born to a man who fixed telephones and a woman who was unemployed for the majority of my childhood to do what I do now. If I came from a background where everyone was mildly reputable professional, it wouldn't feel as special.

    Maybe that's why they brag? Because they're not particularly special, and they want something to make them stand out. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by natashapt)
    Oh Maggie
    I think I've got something to say to you!

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    inb4Ali.
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    (Original post by Hamesh)
    I've read in a sociology study that it tends to be that as soon as working class get money, they glorify it through material means. This is held untrue for middle classes who tend to save and invest in their future.
    Immediate and deferred gratification.

    Young people however, are young people.

    A working-class man in his late 20s or upwards is just as likely to spend money as soon as he has it as he would be if he was 16.

    A middle-class man in his late 20s or upwards is more likely to save it.

    However, young working-class people and young middle-class people are just as likely as each other to spend the money. Middle-class kids/teens have no concept of deffered gratification because to them money is very disposable. Their parents give it to them from their generous middle-class wages. They're not frugal at all, and won't be until they grow up.
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    I'm middle class and I rarely mention my house, my household income or anything.
    There middle class is a broad demographic, much like any other class.
    I'd rather you not generalise.
    My parents do have good jobs and I only mention it when i'm asked, even then i do not like too.
    Clearly it's really painful for you to admit, even though you weren't prompted.
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Clearly it's really painful for you to admit, even though you weren't prompted.
    Did I say which jobs they are? It's apparent they do, but I do not go around telling people they do, nor do I say which jobs?

    pfft.
 
 
 
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