"You have that rich-ey look". Huh. Is that politically correct? I mean, we all sort of mentally label other people upon first meeting them but is it okay to actually tell someone what that first impression is? I suppose it sort of depends doesn't it. Telling someone they have that "rich-ey look" is probably way better than saying someone has that "poor look". But still. Don't "nice people" keep those thoughts to themselves until they get together with their girlfriends and a bucket of wine?
It kinda took me a-back and put me on the defensive for a second. Because "that rich-ey look" wasn't meant as a compliment or as an OMG! we have to be "friends". It was an observation. Not even a profound observation considering the situation.
"Rich-ey". Huh. I think of myself as down-to-earth and friendly. (And intelligent and interesting!) I get it though. One mention of the town I live in and all sorts of negative labels come to people's minds. My town was recently voted 6th snobbiest city in the state. I'm not a fan of the criteria used for this poll. I don't agree with this statistic but like it or not, that is the perception of my town. I don't consider my Friends to be snobs but since 99% of them have a college degree, according this poll, they are snobs. It's ignorant to inadvertently send the message that if you don't want to be a snob you shouldn't go to college!
People's varying perspectives are interesting. If I had an actual attention span I would study perspective so I could write about it intelligently. But since that ain't ever gonna happen, let me just say this for today:
Life is a long ladder. The lower your rung, the more assholes you see when you look up. Today I was reminded that I'm someone's view from below.