Which class do you class yourself in?

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Kaos General, Jun 22, 2010.


Which class do you class yourself to be in?

  1. Below working class

    4 vote(s)
  2. Working class

    12 vote(s)
  3. Middle class

    8 vote(s)
  4. Toff, sorry upper class!!!!

    1 vote(s)
  5. I doth protest at you pigeon holing me in such a way

    8 vote(s)
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  1. Kaos General

    Kaos General Well-Known Member

    im working class baby :stars:
  2. bluegrey

    bluegrey Antiquities Friend

    Lower middle fruitcake class :laugh:
  3. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    im lower bottom fruitcake class with whip cream on top ... :)
  4. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Upper-middle class, I think.

    At the moment, to all external views, I'm working class or lower, but I tend to think in terms of my future life.
  5. Kaos General

    Kaos General Well-Known Member

    Aaaaaaaaah aspirations, i like hehe
  6. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    It might sound dumb, but I've never understood this way of 'classing' people.

    If anyone would've asked me what 'class' I was in growing up, I probably would've said 'lower middle class' > thinking: I've a single parent raising 3 children who works all the time and barely has enough to pay bills, let alone feed us. I started working when I was old enough; my older sister worked when she was barely old enough... so that we could eat every day.
    We were homeless a few times, lived in shelters- but we always had a roof over our heads somehow.
    What would that be classed as? Was I right?

    Now, things are quite a bit better.
    Mom only has one child (my younger brother) to pay for; which I imagine is much easier than raising 3 children alone at once.
    He got a job on his 15th birthday and pays for any of his own school stuff/fancy games and shit like that.
    I pay for myself.
    We live in a shared house for now, and mom has a fairly nice vehicle!
    A vehicle is a pretty big step up, actually!

    I-myself-before I went crazy-was dumped by the love of my life- and fired from my stupid job; would consider myself to have been middle class. I like old stuff, I don't over-indulge; but I like to have things and take days off. Live in nice areas and drive awesome clown-car-esque-mobiles.
    ---- dash.
    I also worked 2 to 3 jobs; along with doing any acting work I could find.
    um... so... working-clasS?SSSSS?!?

    I think I just like to see all this stuff I've typed.

    ... ohhhh! pretty words!!
  7. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Lol you are cute Vanessa.

    I am not sure of the definitions of these classes to be honest. My interpretation might not be acurate.
  8. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Ah, yes, excellent point.

    Mine was topsy-turvy, too.

    My parents were upper middle class until they divorced when I was 2.

    My dad was upper middle class for a few years after, but lost his job and was barely hanging on for several years, and then back to upper middle class until I was 9.
    My mom was working class (or lower) until I was 9.

    My dad remarried and became properly middle class.
    I suppose my mom remarried into properly middle class as well.

    And now I'm on my own and unable to work and on welfare living in the cheapest place I could find to rent worried about whether I can afford food. But soon I'll be back in school and then once I'm out I'll be a rather skilled engineer with a master's degree or Ph.D (that is, skilled even compared to those with equal education) with basically limitless potential.

    I guess the whole idea is kinda shot with the advent of class mobility.
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  9. Kaos General

    Kaos General Well-Known Member

    Ok for those of you from the US its basically this:

    Below working class= generally the homeless

    Working class= people who traditonally have a construction job or such, are deemed to be working class because they recieve a working wage etc.

    Middle Class= Back in the day it used to be anyone who was a civil servant, but nowadays its anyone earning over £30K a year

    Upper Class= This used to be the class that politicians, royalty and anyone famous used to be in but now i guess its anyone earning more than £100K+ a year.

    Hope its clarified issues
  10. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    I'm classed as below working class because I'm on a disability pension...
    there is a stigma attatched to it here ...
    theres not enough money either...
  11. Perfect Melancholy

    Perfect Melancholy SF Friend

    with a cherry on top?

    would say working class, but I got a lottery ticket for tomorrow the way my luck is going..........:unsure:
  12. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    don't forget your friends here if you win Rich....:biggrin:

    my dear friend you....(grovel )
  13. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    as if Rich would forget about boo... hmmm... maybe i should have sent him a better christmas present last year....
  14. Nerve

    Nerve Well-Known Member

    haha same here actually.

    i'm not sure were i'd fit into, i'm self employed and i work hard, i can make a living enough for paying bills and food.
  15. Aurora Gory Alice

    Aurora Gory Alice Well-Known Member

    I think there's an education aspect attached to being middle class also, people with degrees and higher degrees who are earning a certain wage I have always thought.
  16. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    I'm probably upper class, even though I don't identify myself in it... My parents are pretty wealthy (professor/principal/science stuff) and I have ended up at parties with royal guests twice.

    And I'm a member on SF. As you see, money is not everything.
  17. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Some where between middle and upper class.

    As little me said...money does not bring happiness.
  18. Warm Hands

    Warm Hands Well-Known Member

    Upper -ish middle class
  19. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    There are really only two classes: The elite, and the suckers. 95% of everyone are suckers. Elites are the only ones that have anything; everybody else are a bunch of suckers forever playing catch-up, and ending up like this :apple:
  20. Scully

    Scully Well-Known Member

    I'm a working class I suppose, I'm jobless right no though...
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