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Old 04-16-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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In the white collar "corporate world," I've encountered a lot of yuppie types who are snobby (or at least I see them that way).

I invited one of my yuppie co-workers to eat at Subway the other day and she laughed at me and said it wasn't "chic." That was the word she used. Apparently it is low class of me to go to Subway, Jack in the Box, or a Chinese buffet for lunch. They all go to overpriced restaurants everyday and brag about eating at upscale sushi bars and the nearby Cafe Express (which is overpriced and has small portions).

They also have a certain way of talking. I call it yuppie speak. A watch is not a watch, it is a "timepiece." A clothing store is a "boutique shop." Wealthy people are "high net worth individuals." lol

The lady who sits next to me spent almost half an hour the other day whining because she had a first class plane ticket and wasn't able to board immediately.

Also, they never talk about going to the movie theater or going to the park for fun. Instead, they go to see plays or the opera on the weekend.

Tired of yuppies, even though I am one. I'm not a snobby yuppie though.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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These are exactly the type of people who could never survive on unemployment/loss of a job without be devastated!

They don't have a frugal bone in their bodies.

I wonder how they'd like living on food stamps or shopping at the discount store for awhile. All their things wouldn't matter much then.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Cool story.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky Girl
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ewwww that doesnt sound fun at all... I think I would love to give all those people a reality check...
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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Yeah, people like that like to think they are well off, some of the richest people I have known, dress like a step away from being a hobo. I saw this one dude yesterday in BK, he was about 70-80 yo range... dressed in clothes that looked like he bought them from Sears 20 years ago. Only clue he was rich, he was wearing a baseball cap that had the Bentley logo on it. This guy gets into the nicest car in the lot to leave: a loaded up range rover.
Another guy I know, he is a multi millionaire, same deal with the clothes. This guy has so much commercial real estate it is not funny... has never bought a brand new car. Always buys used. Still mows his own lawn and has never bought a new mower. He garbage picks old ones and fixes them up and uses those.
Another guy who is a well known millionaire around here, owns most of the part of one town... wears this old trench coat that is like 30 years old and he still drives an ancient cadillac because it is his lucky car.
People with the most money, are frugal, and they don't give a hoot about what people think they look like. It is fine to enjoy nice things but sounds like Your co-workers are posers.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Your restaurant selection is not very appealing but they do some very obnoxious. How about seeing if they'll go to a place around $10 for lunch? Do you all make the same money?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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In the white collar "corporate world," I've encountered a lot of yuppie types who are snobby (or at least I see them that way).

I invited one of my yuppie co-workers to eat at Subway the other day and she laughed at me and said it wasn't "chic." That was the word she used. Apparently it is low class of me to go to Subway, Jack in the Box, or a Chinese buffet for lunch. They all go to overpriced restaurants everyday and brag about eating at upscale sushi bars and the nearby Cafe Express (which is overpriced and has small portions).

They also have a certain way of talking. I call it yuppie speak. A watch is not a watch, it is a "timepiece." A clothing store is a "boutique shop." Wealthy people are "high net worth individuals." lol

The lady who sits next to me spent almost half an hour the other day whining because she had a first class plane ticket and wasn't able to board immediately.

Also, they never talk about going to the movie theater or going to the park for fun. Instead, they go to see plays or the opera on the weekend.

Tired of yuppies, even though I am one. I'm not a snobby yuppie though.
And these are the same type of people who when they get laid off have no safety net to fall back on.

I also have found people who really have money don't talk about it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I can't stand snobby yuppies. I'm a yuppie myself, but more like a hipster frugal type yuppie. These snobby yuppies go out to eat every freakin' day, do they realize how much weight and expenses they could lose by making their own healthy lunch?
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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In the white collar "corporate world," I've encountered a lot of yuppie types who are snobby (or at least I see them that way).

I invited one of my yuppie co-workers to eat at Subway the other day and she laughed at me and said it wasn't "chic." That was the word she used. Apparently it is low class of me to go to Subway, Jack in the Box, or a Chinese buffet for lunch. They all go to overpriced restaurants everyday and brag about eating at upscale sushi bars and the nearby Cafe Express (which is overpriced and has small portions).

They also have a certain way of talking. I call it yuppie speak. A watch is not a watch, it is a "timepiece." A clothing store is a "boutique shop." Wealthy people are "high net worth individuals." lol

The lady who sits next to me spent almost half an hour the other day whining because she had a first class plane ticket and wasn't able to board immediately.

Also, they never talk about going to the movie theater or going to the park for fun. Instead, they go to see plays or the opera on the weekend.

Tired of yuppies, even though I am one. I'm not a snobby yuppie though.
Tell those people that 1987 called and it wants its stereotypes back.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:22 PM
 
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I've found that most of the people who act this way did not grow up with money or the amenities that come with it. Once they have or think they have a few dollars and are around people of means they try to walk what they morph into Frasier and Niles. Ask any adult dragged to the ballet or the opera as a kid how much they go as an adult unless there is a charity link, they sit on a board or their name is on the building. Most people who grow up with buckets of cash don't give a crap as an adult cuz they are used to it and it is part of their life. There are always exceptions to that, but for the most part a watch is a watch. Theirs just cost $30k. A dress is a dress. Theirs was custom made by some designer's name that most people mispronounce and can only afford the perfume or a knock off bag.
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