Friday OT #1 - The Baguettes

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Angie

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Thanks so much to @cmjh10 for this idea! There was a thing going around social media the past couple of weeks that sparked this idea.

What were things you thought were indicators of wealth as a kid? Stuff reserved for the upper crust?

I assumed this coffee was fancy AF:

 

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RVs. I thought motor homes were the ultimate sign of wealth. My favorite thing to do at cattle Congress was to tour RVs and I wanted one and my mom would always say you had to be a millionaire. Of course, you have to be pretty rich to own a brand new class A. But you don’t have to be the top .01% ;)
 
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A vehicle with less than 50,000 miles on it. I did learn plenty about repairs by having to replace motors, trannys, and such in all the old beaters we had.
 
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Jeans for sure! Pepe and Z Cav jeans when I was in middle and high school.
I forgot about those. Add in a pair of those with a Ralph Lauren long sleeve polo shirt and Eastland shoes, and those were the rich kids.
Later it was Doc Marten boots.
 

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Houses were big ones for me. Growing up Marion and NE CR around where I lived were starting a housing boom and figured if you can afford a nice new house you must have a lot of money. Another one was pretty much anything name brand and nice looking especially clothes.

Oh and eating out. We never did that growing up.
 
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I never knew anyone who had one but I figured if you had this your parents were absolutely killing it...
 

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Anything Tommy Hilfiger or Abercrombie. I remember begging and begging my parents to buy me some $70 TH jeans so I could be cool.
 

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I remember when a tricked out Nokia cell phone with a custom case and buttons was a bit thing. If you had a cell phone you were doing well.

Another one from my childhood was a trampoline. They weren't near as common then. If you were a kid with a trampoline you were made. I'm not sure if a trampoline was more a sign of wealth or having bad*** parents though...