Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Are You Privileged?

A meme stolen from Postcards from the Mothership:

Are You Spoiled (or Privileged)?
You are if you tick 40 of the following:

Do You Have:

your own cell phone
 a television in your bedroom
an iPod or MP3
 a photo printer
 your own phone line
 TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
 a surround sound system in bedroom
 DVD player in bedroom
 at least a hundred DVDs
 a childfree bathroom
your own in-house office
a pool
 a guest house
 a game room
a queen-size bed
 a stocked bar
a working dishwasher
 an icemaker
a working washer and dryer
 more than 20 pairs of shoes
 at least ten things from a designer store
 expensive sunglasses
 framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
 Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
a multi-speed bike
a gym membership
 large exercise equipment at home
 your own set of golf clubs
 a pool table
 a tennis court
 local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
 your own pair of skis
 enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
 a boat
 a jet sk
 a neighborhood committee membership
 a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
 wealthy family members
 two or more family cars
a walk-in closet or pantry (closets)
a yard
 a hammock
 a personal trainer
good credit
expensive jewelry
 a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
 at least $100 cash in your possession right now
more than two credit cards bearing your name
 a stock portfolio
 a passport
 a horse
 a trust fund
private medical insurance
a college degree, and no outstanding student loans

Do you:
 shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week  do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
 pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes
go on weekend mini-vacations
 send dinners back with every flaw
 wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
 have a job but don't need the money OR  stay at home with little financial sacrifice
 pay someone else to cook your meals
pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
 regularly pay someone else to drive you
 expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
 an only child
 married/partnered to a wealthy person
baffled/surprised when you don't get your way

Have you:
 been on a cruise
traveled out of the country
 met a celebrity
been to the Caribbean
been to Europe
 been to Hong Kong
 been to Hawaii
 been to New York
 eaten at the space needle in Seattle
 been to the Mall of America
been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
 been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
 moved more than three times because you wanted to
 dined with local political figures
been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
go to another country for your honeymoon
 hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
 take riding or swimming lessons as a child
 attend private school
 have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

5 comments:

My float said...

Hmm...I'm obviously more privileged than I thought. Didn't reach 40 though so I'm not Paris Hilton, but looking at all the things I do have, I suddenly realised that I am very fortunate indeed.
Thanks!

momslo said...

Hey vickee it's me Ja..pk- I changed my blog and my self- why?

Cuz i'm spoiled as hell!

No, i just felt to open and out there using that tag-so i'm here now, but I lost all of my past post.

Plus my dad almost found my site and I just couldn't have that!

see, I'm spoiled!

Lazy cow said...

We're all very, very fortunate. (I must admit if felt good to note that I've been to Europe, Hawaii, New York and the Caribbean!)

Carolyn said...

I marked sixteen. We aren't rich by American standards, but we have enough to eat, a house, five cars (two that run - hee) and a used RV that we can't afford to take on vacation because of gas prices.

I feel very lucky to be me.

jess said...

18 - and I work two part-time jobs and am paying off student loans. I do feel awfully privileged.