I Don't Like Rich People

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  1. Eve says:

    You’re a mouth-breather. I don’t know about that… It definitely sounds like a post subject though.

    And that’s a weird thing, being anti-rich. You’re classist! Kidding. But seriously, it’s just a different way of looking at things. Can you really blame someone for their background?

  2. pinknest says:

    magic beans is way better than a nicer car. and why can you only breathe through your mouth now? does that mean everything you eat is tasteless?

  3. The Stormin Mormon says:

    I have a new Benz.

    It doesn’t mean shit. Most of the time people assume that my “parents bought it for me,” which just further infuriates me…

    I worked my ass of to get to the position to buy it. Gave up a seven year relationship with an amazing woman to focus on my career.

    The car doesn’t mean shit to me now, and she is gone…

  4. themikestand says:

    There’s an old joke about a farmer in Sakskatchewan who wins $25 million in the 649. When asked what he plans to do with the money, he happily says:

    “I think I’ll keep farming for a few more years, until it’s gone.”

    By the way, “hi!”. I’m enjoying your blog. And I’ve been in Halifax for 8 years and still haven’t been to the dome. Am I missing out?

  5. Jen says:

    If I won the lottery, I’d buy my favorite bar, move into a small loft if downtown Pittsburgh, and shop at Target. Being rich isn’t in my taste, even if I did have money.

  6. Amy says:

    You’re right, there isn’t much of a gap between income levels around here. Which is why (around here) I think, bigger house + newer car = higher dept ratio (“wanna be rich”, not “rich”).

    I’d much prefer to be rich, but for now, I’m just a wanna be.

  7. Mood Indigo says:

    “I’d probably trade it for magic beans” – I love that. I have a total inferiority complex around a certain type of rich people. I think it’s in part because I feel cultured and experienced enough to be one – but at the same time know I’ll never be because I’m really just a cheapskate. Taking the last month and a half off work though I’ve realized that I’d happily become a millionaire and become a full-time philanthropist. I really think that’s my true calling – I’d even like to do it on behalf of someone else. Does anyone have money they want me to give away for them?

  8. Eve says:

    Hmm, I must say, I sort of missed your point before. I don’t care if someone’s rich or poor, I just don’t like frivolity.

    But, as my grandma used to say, rich or poor, it’s nice to have money.

  9. Peter says:

    Just to be clear, I don’t actually HATE rich people. I just had a flashback, then remembered another story from that time, and then made a blanket generalization for my own amusement.

    eve: I just have world class sinus issues. Imagine seasonal allergies… 11.5 months of the year. As for the second part, I can blame people for anything that I choose. ;)

    pinknest: I LOVE magic beans. I exaggerated about the nose thing, but I am stuffed up much of the time. As for food, I really eat very bland stuff. you would think I could get away with eating spicy stuff. Never really thought about it before. I’m a riddle…

    themikestand: Welcome, neighbour! Thanks for dropping in. I haven’t been to the dome in AGES, but I suspect that you really aren’t missing much.

    jen: If I won the lottery, I’d buy the biggest plasma screen tv EVER. And then give most away to family, etc. etc.

    amy: Very good point about the debt.

    megan: Totally agree on the philanthropy thing. Though I would find it impossible to turn anyone down. I’m a giant sap.

    eve: Good point. (Eve’s grandma: Good point too!) I think my issue was more with attitude than with financial status.

  10. Peter says:

    stormin: Blogger was being a poop about publishing your comment. I definitely don’t have an issue with you buying a nice car. Especially when you worked hard for your cash. My car issue was with an 18 year old kid that felt ever so entitled. Sucks about the woman. Those “too late” realizations sting. (And linger.)

  11. MissE says:

    Magic beans!
    Hey, they get you up to Giantland, right? Which in turn means singing harp and goose that lays golden eggs… now show me some money that can get you those bad boys, hmmm?

    Win lotto = buy house, fix car, give money to cancer and MS research, give money to friends and family, go on big trip overseas, invest a bit, give rest away…. yes… I have thought about this just a little bit.

    Mouth breathing… well, since moving down to the other side of the industrial strip 9 years ago I revel in the days when I can breathe out of one of my nostrils. Sympathies to you, Peter.

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