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"Actually, Tommy, we're just about full-blooded management, except for your grandfather on your mom's side, who was one-quarter labor."
Tags:class difference, class differences, working class, working classes, middle class, middle classes, blue collar, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, white collar, white collar worker, silver spoon, silver spoons, manager, managers, management, born manager, born managers, calling, pedigree, pedigrees, family history, family histories, family tree, family trees, family business, family businesses, dad, dads, father, fathers, son, sons, heritage
Gentrifiers of Catan
Tags:brewer, brewers, gentrifying, gentrify, gentrified, gentrified area, gentrified areas, boardgame, boardgames, board game, board games, board-game, board-games, brewery, breweries, settlement, settlements, catan, settlers, settlers of catan, gameplay, game-play, game play, hipster, hipsters, middle class, middle classes, middle-class, middle-classes, middle-classed
Middle Class - You Are Here.
Tags:suburbia, suburban, urban life, urban living, middle america, modern america, modern life, modern world, urban, urban legend, legend, legends, campfire, camp fire, campfire story, campfire stories, story, stories, spooky, scary, scary story, scary stories, halloween, ghost story, ghost stories, camp, camping, camper, campers, camp out, camp-out, pilates, pilates instructor, middle class, middle classes, millennial, millennials
Opium Den 2019
"I think we should give day camp a chance, Adrian. Let's not become prisoners of our own dogma."
Tags:day camp, dogma, pep talk, pep talks, tantrum, tantrums, temper, temper tantrum, temper tantrums, homesick, homesickness, parent, parents, parenting, prisoner, prisoners, dogmatic, middle class, middle classes, upper class, upper classes, sulk, sulks, sulking, vacation, vacations, summer vacation, summer vacations, philosophy, philosophical, stoic, stoicism
"You'd better let me handle this transaction, sir."
Tags:limo, limos, limousine, limousines, driver, drivers, driving, convenience store, convenience stores, liquor store, liquor stores, smoke break, smoke breaks, upper class, upper classes, working class, working classes, rough neighborhood, rough neighborhoods, middle class, middle classes, class divide, class division, class divisions, out of touch
"I will now play a familiar seasonal piece."
Tags:leaf blower, leaf blowers, autumn, fall, musician, musician, performer, performers, performances, recital, recitals, seasonal piece, seasonal pieces, first work problems, pretentious, pretentiousness, seasonal music, middle age, middle ages, middle class, middle classes, autumn leaves, fall leaves
"We were into things, but now we're into experiences."
"This happy breed of men, this little world, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this east end of Long Island!"
"I don't speak Yoga. I speak Pilates."
Tags:yoga, yoga class, yoga classes, pilates, pilate class, pilate classes, modern life, health fad, health fads, health trend, health trends, foreign language, foreign languages, disagreement, disagreements, difference of opinion, differences of opinion, middle class, middle classes, middle class life, middle age, middle aged, petty, pettiness, cocktail party, cocktail parties
"Look! It's the Montgomerys from the breast-cancer walk."
Tags:fundraising, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising walk, fundraising walks, do gooder, do-gooders, aids, breast cancer, alzheimers, charity walk, charity walks, modern life, middle class, middle classes, friend, friends, middle age, middle aged, walkathon, walkathons, walkathon fundraiser, walkathon fundraisers, fundraising event, fundraising events
"What a nightmare. I dreamt that gradually, imperceptibly, and inexorably the natural reservoirs of moisture in my skin were drying up."
Tags:dreams, moisture, pollution, nightmare, nightmares, first world problem, first world problems, good skin, skin problem, skin problems, dry skin, acne, nightmares, living nightmare, living nightmares, waking nightmare, waking nightmares, dream, dreams, dreaming, rich, riches, upper class, upper classes, middle class, middle classes, mankoff
Signs of the Times
"I, for one, don't see how Herman Melville relates to our life style."
Tags:herman melville, melville, moby dick, book, books, relatable, relates, typee, reading, reads, novel, novels, novella, literature, english literature, couple, couples, marry, married, marries, marriage, relatable, unrelatable, middle class, middle-class, middle-classes, middle classes, shallow, relationship, relationships
The Tragedy of Prosperity
Tags:consumerism, consumer, consumers, shampoo, shampoos, first world problem, first world problems, modern life, rich people, the tragedy of prosperity, luxury item, luxury items, luxury, middle class, prosperity, middle classes, soap, hair, wealth inequality, generation gap, generation gaps, beauty product, beauty products, cereal, bathrooms
"Guess what. You're all Early American furniture maniacs."
"When a wine rates over ninety, this is not alcoholism."
Tags:alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, drinker, drinkers, drinking, wine, wines, wine snob, wine snobs, justify, justifies, justifying, justification, justifications, wine rating, wine ratings, functional alcoholic, functional alcoholics, functional alcoholism, addict, addicts, addicted, snob, snobs, upper class, upper classes, high class, high classes, middle class, middle classes, winos, addiction, addictions, lie to yourself, lying to yourself
"How much should I pretend to care how they made their yams."
Tags:dinner party, dinner parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, socialising, socializing, dinner guest, dinner guests, small talk, making small talk, feigned interest, feigning interest, boring conversation, boring conversations, yam, yams, antisocial, unsocial, unsociable, home grown, home grown vegetables, middle class, middle classes, the middle class
"Proud, darling? Chateaubriand, fresh arugula, runny Brie, a ballerina, the Stocktons, and the Brazilian correspondent of the New York 'Times'!"
"I take it this means the barbeque is ready."
Tags:barbecue, barbecues, barbeque, barbeques, gender issues, bbq, bbqs, middle age, middle aged, mid life crisis, mid-life crisis, suburban life, suburb, suburbs, suburbia, middle class, middle classes, hyper masculine, hyper masculinity, toxic masculinity, loin cloth, loin cloths, neanderthal, neanderthals, cave men, cave man, cavemen, caveman, cave dweller, cave dwellers, ancient history, stone age, the stone age, early man, primitive man
"We suburb, son; therefore, we grill."
Tags:fathers and sons, bbq, bbqs, barbecue, barbecues, barbeque, barbeques, suburbs, suburban life, the suburbs, suburbia, middle class, middle classes, the middle class, i think therefore i am, cogito ergo sum, rené descartes, descartes, je pense, donc je suis, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, middle age, middle-aged, middle aged, dad, dads, masculinity
"I'm sure you two will discover that you're both plagued by the same nonexistent problems."
Tags:middle class, middle classes, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, first world problem, first world problems, western world, the west, the western world, privilege, privileged, male privilege, problem, problems, complain, complaining, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, male stale pale, white men, white male, cocktail party, cocktail parties
Road to Recovery: Snakes and Ladders.
The hourglass figure of economic injustice.