Where do you summer?
Have you ever been asked this question before?
Like when someone uses the word “summer” as a verb?
I definitely have not, but I’ve read about it before…and that’s an obvious sign that someone has a lot of cash in the bank.
Have you ever seen a glaring example of “rich kid syndrome”?
If not, you’re about to!
Check out these stories from folks on AskReddit.
1. Just like Dolly…
“I grew up in Alabama.
I know a girl who applied to university with an essay that talked about…how she grew up poor like [Dolly Parton], and how if Dolly could make something of herself, then so could this girl; she just needed to get into college to achieve her dreams, and she needed scholarships to pay for college.
I’m pretty sure Dolly didn’t have three brand-new cars by the time she turned 16 (driving illegally since she was 15).
Also pretty sure that Dolly’s family didn’t have a separate maid and chef for each member of the family.
Also pretty sure that Dolly didn’t have a weekly allowance of $10K from the time she turned 13 (it was $5K before that).”
2. Not heated.
“I once said offhand mid-conversation to a uni friend that she was rich, and she replied that she was ‘comfortable.’
I pointed out her family had a pool in their house, and she replied, ‘It’s not heated.’ Outstanding, I had no comeback.”
“I spent a day at the outlets with a former friend of mine.
She was upset she had to wait for an employee to open a jewelry case to look at a small pair of gold earrings, and when the employee told her the earrings were 18k gold she was insulted because she ‘only wears 24k gold.’
She also complained that she made more money than ‘everyone in the store.’ Meanwhile I was working a minimum-wage job while I was in school so I could afford my bills.”
4. Rich schoolmate.
“Once I was paired with a rich schoolmate for a project. I never talked to them, but they seemed really nice. We went to their amazing penthouse (one of many beautiful houses around the world) to work on our project.
Almost immediately their hospitable personal maid was so kind as to surprise us with their favorite snack, and she gave the plate to me first. This kid started screaming at her how ungrateful she was by not serving them first. Then they stole my plate and started eating, keeping theirs as well.
Shortly after, they told me to leave because they invited some of their rich friends over, and they wanted to have fun, but my cheap clothes were too depressing to see. While gladly leaving, their mother came back home and I politely greeted her, introducing myself, yet she looked at me disgusted and, keeping a safe distance from me, said, ‘What is THAT?’ I’m so sorry for their house staff and for whoever has to deal with them.”
5. Human ATM.
“My dad is an orthopedic surgeon, and my older half brother uses him as an ATM. Finally they’re cutting him off when he turns 30 this year and have been giving him financial advice.
My dad told him he has to work more than four hours a week…shocker…and told him full time is 40 hours. My 29-year-old brother was like, ‘FULL TIME IS 40 HOURS??’ Meanwhile my 22-year-old a** is working 38 hours and working on going back to school next year.”
6. They caved…
“Girl I went to high school with got a Mercedes for her 16th birthday.
B**ched and moaned about the fact that she didn’t get a Lexus, because her name was Lexi and she thought it would be ‘sooooo cool!’ for Lexi to drive a Lexus with a custom license plate saying ‘Lexi.’
Her parents did cave and buy her a Lexus for her 17th birthday.”
“One time a college dorm mate next door was stressing his dad hadn’t yet given him money for the month, and $1,000 wasn’t going to be enough for the week.
Meanwhile I’m having to donate plasma to afford my next meal. Life just be like that.”
8. What a guy.
“I knew a guy who would do anything regardless of the fine/fee/up-charge. He used to call the fines a ‘poor people tax.’
I also recall one time, he lost his laptop charger. Naturally, his parents overnight shipped him a new laptop.”
9. Out of control.
“I was a teacher at a very exclusive, private high school. I taught 10th grade. At the end of the semester, a kid who had done almost zero work during the semester comes to me BAWLING.
Between tears, he begs for extra work so he could get a C instead of a D in the class. He explains that if he got a C, his dad would buy him a new car. With a D, he’d ‘only’ get a used car.”
10. Good Lord.
“While working as a house cleaner, I watched a girl b**ch and moan to her mom until her mom called the private school to arrange making a donation if they moved assigned seats in classes so the girl could sit beside her friends.”
11. No difference.
“Back in high school, we were doing one of those ice breakers where we passed a beach ball around and whoever caught it had to answer the question their thumb landed on.
Well, this kid who had proclaimed being rich numerous times before — talking about his parents owning a known pizza place and how he drives an expensive sports car — caught the ball, and his question was, ‘If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?’ His response was somewhere along the lines of, ‘A million dollars wouldn’t make any difference in my life.'”
12. A real class act.
“He was 25 years old when I knew him. His father owned oil fields.
He had a credit card that he used for anything and everything, that they paid the balance on every month. He never even kept track of what was charged on it, just bought whatever caught his fancy. He openly and shamelessly admitted that he had offered his college professor money to give him a passing grade.
One day he was cranky about something and said, ‘I wish my parents would just die, so I could have their money. Why should I have to wait?'”
Have you ever seen anything like this?
If so, share your stories with us in the comments.
Thanks in advance!