3.09.2010

Day 184---Richie Rich-es...


Today I have decided to bring up a group of people that used to bug the shit out of me in high school... They would still bug me if I had to deal with them on a regular basis but since I have moved away from Scottsdale they are definitely more scarce... The type of people I am referring to are the little jack ass kids whose parents have loads of money. Kid in this can cover pretty much any age from 9-29...

I don't know if you guys have ever been to or heard of Scottsdale, Arizona, but since its where I grew up I'll give you a quick description. Snobbsdale, as it is affectionately referred to is home to just as many fake boobs, Ferrari's, and fake blonds as the OC... Its a fancy shmancy place where the temperature stays above 40 degrees all year, you have rocks instead of grass in your yard, and 4 different shades of brown you can paint your house... Anyone who owns a company or has learned to play with balls well enough to get paid for it will usually end up buying a house here, which means that it is also home to some of the most douchey silver spooned kids on earth. Most of whom I was unlucky enough to go to high school with... You may be thinking well, you grew up there you must be just like these bags of douche, but I can assure this is not true. I was not one of the kids who was handed keys to a Range Rover or BMW on my sixteenth birthday. No I was one of the kids who parents said, "Oh, your sixteen, better find a job unless you want to take a bus to school til you graduate."...

So as you can imagine, as any sane teenager would, I built up a little resentment/jealousy/ hatred towards these kinds of kids... To be fair it was not all of them, I actually had a few friends who had "no one related to me will ever have to work a day in their lives" money, and they were quite humble and nice. So clearly I am more referring to the ones who like to make their families wealth a topic of almost any conversation... Any conversation... for instance, if you were to say---"oh yeah, I missed school for a few days because I had to go to my grandmothers funeral in Florida.", they would respond with, "that reminds me, when my grandma dies I finally get to cash in that inheritance, I'll probably buy a house in Florida". Or, you say, "hey, did you see the Suns game this weekend?" and they'd follow with, "no, but my dad is thinking about buying the the team, and Steve Nash will have to babysit my sister". Maybe those examples were a bit extreme, at least as far as a daily basis, but every once and a while something that blatant would surface... I will never forget this kid Jon (well I do forget his last name so clearly he was not that important) anyways, Jon had a very nice $80ish,000.00 BMW that everyone knew he had. But he would always manage to take his keys out just to remind us, or bring up something pointless like his gas mileage just so we didn't forget his parents gave him a nice ride. But I did bum a ride when I could to save on gas money, I'm not stewped.
One of the things that annoy me the most is when they act like they had something to do with acquiring the wealth... Personally I would find it embarrassing to brag about something that you had absolutely no hand in, that would be like me taking credit for 30 Rock being so amazing because I watch it, and I used to live on the same street that it is filmed on... Congratulations your parents make a lot of money, lets see if can just get through Calculus though OK?...

I think these people were a big reason in my decision to move away, I didnt want to be playing keep up with the Jones's at that level my entire life... I had done well to have paid off my used Benz, pay for my first 2 yrs of college in cash, and buy my first investment home by 18, all because I had worked and saved since 15. But no matter how hard I worked, I was still working and they were having it handed to them that just starts to get frustrating after a while... So I moved to NY where the wealth line is so vast that us poor people cant even see the others, and thats the way we like it... NY is the place you can actually brag about how poor you are and people find it cool... Its a very interesting concept... OK I almost just fell asleep on my keyboard. I think that is a sign... M Night Shyamalan...

8 comments:

clo said...

I agree...my parents spoilt me but I did not get a brand new Beemer at 16. Must be nice though. To have got what you had by 18 yourself...wow. The rich kids...what will they ever be proud of or achieve...kind of an unfilling life really.

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Lluvia said...

I lived in AZ for two years, and did get to see what Scottsdale was about--beautiful place! We got an apartment there for the first year, and having just moved from San Jose, CA, we did not know how expensive it was compared to the other areas. I did enjoy living there, but I had a lot more fun living in Tempe (nicer people).

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Yep, the Circle of Douchebag Life. Must be rough.

ScoMan said...

I think Australia must be like NY. Very few people like to talk about how rich they are or brag about their wealth.

Most people find that embarrassing.

But we'll be comfortable in an "I'm poorer than you" duel, the winner of which gets to stay late at work on Friday for the extra pay.

Amanda West said...

Haha! I understand your frustration. I'm a farmer's daughter and my family was never poor, but we were never well off.

I had friends who would walk around with their dad' credit cards and my dad would be like, "Here's a ten. Better make it last."

Grrr, I can't say I never got jealous. But at least I can say I was the one who worked for what I have.

...Unlike some people.

Melissa Blake said...

Ahhh, your blog is awesome!! :)

kaloo said...

I probably would have been one of those ass-shits but my dad's a bit of a miser with his money so I'm nice and sensible... and embarrassed whenever I have something nice because I live in the city and most of my friends were poor

Strangely I knew a kid who acted like that but was poor. He didn't have a job but everything nice he had he just waved in everyone's face.

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