Which class do you class yourself in?

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

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Which class do you class yourself to be in?

  1. Below working class

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  2. Working class

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. Middle class

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. Toff, sorry upper class!!!!

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. I doth protest at you pigeon holing me in such a way

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
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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

    haha
    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!
    XD
    ~~~

    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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