1. She threatened to sue her parents because they bought her a new car instead of giving her money.
“My ex-best friend had a trust fund that her parents created for her college, but by the time she got to college their wealth multiplied so she didn’t even need a trust fund and her parents paid out of pocket. Of course she chose the most expensive private university in a different state (where we met).
Then she kept asking her parents for a car (even though she lived on campus and didn’t really need transportation). Parents bought her a brand-new car that she wanted with the trust fund money. She threw a major tantrum to her parents and accused them of ‘stealing her money’ and said she would ‘sue the shit out of them.’
After that her mom let one of their family friends ride her horse once. Just once. The girl doesn’t want anything to do with the horse anymore because ‘it betrayed her.’
I don’t think she ever graduated college…”
2. Her parents gave her a brand-new Dodge Viper for her birthday. She hated the color and gave a friend the title, so her parents bought her a new one.
“Girl in high school got a brand-new Dodge Viper for her birthday. Not here to start a car war, it’s what she wanted, roll with it. Anyway, she hated the color, handed the title to a friend, and they bought her a new one.”
3. He was embarrassed because his mom came to pick him up from school in the less expensive helicopter.
“When I was a teenager I used to compete in athletics tournaments with school. One time we traveled to this really elite private school where only the kids of rich folk went. We had done a whole day of athletics and we were sitting on a grass verge eating our sandwiches at which point a helicopter comes in to land about 40 meters away. Just as we were all marveling at the fact some kid was being picked up in a chopper, this snooty little tosser who was sitting near us exclaimed aloud to his friends ‘My mum’s here to collect me and she’s brought the shit helicopter. She’s so embarrassing.’”
4. He was super-wealthy but pretended to be a communist.
“I had a super wealthy friend. What made him so bad was that he would call himself a communist and identify with all sorts of liberal shit even though he clearly took full use of his privilege. He was a nice enough guy, a little nuts maybe, but the whole thing was just really cringe inducing. Especially when he would talk about how much of a liberal idealist he was with his communist T-shirts on while doing drugs that his dad paid for and sitting beside his pool.”
5. She threw five separate MacBooks out her window because she was angry.
“I went to school with a girl whose dad was a higher up at Apple. She was scared to use any form of public transportation and threw five separate MacBooks out her window because she was angry.”
6. ‘My family only buys black Ferraris… red is tacky.’
“I went to a pretty well-to-do university so my friends were always saying crazy things. One of the craziest was, ‘My family only buys black Ferraris… red is tacky.’”
7. A dude in my high school had bodyguards.
“A dude in my high school had bodyguards. Every day when he got to school he would proceed to open the door of his brand-new BMW, exit the car, and have one of said bodyguards tie his tie, and then spit his gum out into said bodyguard’s hand before coming into school (no chewing gum policy).”
8. ‘I’m re-decorating my bathroom in Ethnic.’
“‘I’m re-decorating my bathroom in Ethnic.’ Spoken by a daughter of a CEO at a Christmas party.”
9. My cousin threw a fit because last year he got thirty-seven gifts and this year he only got thirty-six.
“My cousin threw a fit because last year he got thirty-seven gifts and this year he only got thirty-six.”
10. Grandma gave him a $20 gift card for his birthday and he sneered, ‘What the fuck do you think we can buy with $20?’
“During a holiday, my cousins came down to visit from New York. Two of them were younger (I think one was 11, the other 15 at the time) and we knew that their family had a decent amount of money. my grandmother, not having a lot to give and not knowing what these two boys could want, gave them money cards with 20$ a piece inside instead of gifts. When they opened them, the younger one laughed loudly and the older one just looked disgusted before looking up at my grandma’s smiling face and saying, ‘What the fuck do you think we can buy with $20?’”
11. She destroyed her iPhone because ‘my dad will just buy me a new one.’
“Girl in my high school physics class offering her brand-new iPhone to be destroyed in an experiment because ‘my dad will just buy me a new one.’ She had it for like 1 week.”
12. “‘Hey guys please help? Which car should I get, I want a lot but daddy will only buy me one.’
“‘Hey guys please help? Which car should I get, I want a lot but daddy will only buy me one.’ This was posted to Facebook by a Tinder match. Yeah I’d rather not go there.”
13. I can’t even begin to describe how infuriating it is to deal with folks who can drop $50,000 on a week at a festival.
“I volunteer for Burning Man, which happens to attract some of the worst trustafarians I have ever seen. People who claim to live bohemian lifestyles of art and magic, that also have unending parental support for their magical globetrotting adventure.
It’s frustrating, because these people live in the most sheltered bubble of all. I can’t even begin to describe how infuriating it is to deal with folks who can drop $50,000 on a week at a festival.”
14. They were sending the 19-year-old kid US $25,000 a month for living expenses.
“My friend was Chinese Canadian. She worked as an English tutor for the Chinese Uni students. Her role was to teach them functional English, help their pronunciation and work with them on essays etc. What ended up happening was her teaching these students life skills (e.g. how to use a washing machine, how to grocery shop etc.) She had to call one family because they were sending the 19-year-old kid US $25,000 a month for living expenses. This was back when a student apartment was like $600 a month on average (90’s.) She explained to the parents that the amount was excessive. The parents chuckled about it but didn’t stop. hehe.”
15. He crashed two Land Rovers his parents bought him, so they bought him a Mercedes.
“A kid in my graduating high school class was very wealthy. His parents bought him a Land Rover when he was 16 and he crashed it into a school bus. They bought him another Land Rover and he lost it street racing. Guess what? They bought him a Mercedes.”
16. Dude would stand in a club and rip up bills of 10 euro yelling ‘this is nothing to me!’
“Dude would stand in a club and rip up bills of 10 euro yelling ‘this is nothing to me!’ Okay, how about just giving away beer instead of antagonizing anyone in sight?”
17. He literally gave me $20 for making his bed.
“My suite mate freshman year of college would pay me, my roommate and his roommate to his chores for him every couple of weeks. He literally gave me $20 for making his bed.”
18. ‘Yeah, but does your dad have a helicopter?’
“Once when I was at a camp, me and a few other kids were playing a game. Kids from a different part of the camp came over and told us to leave. We replied that we were there first. One of them replied, ‘Yeah, but does your dad have a helicopter?’”
19. He didn’t understand why there wasn’t ‘fresh water’ available in the shower.
“Was an RA in college.
One of my residents was a rich freshman from Rhode Island. He lives on an island and takes a ferry into town.
Anyways, his first week, he asked if there was fresh water available in the shower. I didn’t understand what he meant, but apparently he didn’t like showering with city water and didn’t realize it was everywhere he went. I was so shocked and didn’t know what to say that I suggested he used water bottles to clean him. Yeah, he didn’t last long.”
20. Daddy bought her another high-rise condo, which was directly across from her current condo.
“I used to work at a wholesale kitchen appliance distributor. It was a multi-million-dollar company. The CEO’s daughter was my age (23 at the time) and would often come shoot the shit with us in sales. She had a high-rise condo by herself downtown, worth about $300,000. After I left, I bumped into one of my old coworkers and she came up in our conversation. I asked how she was doing, and my coworker informed me that daddy bought her another high-rise condo, which was directly across from her current condo, and the only other condo on that floor. Why did she get two high-rise condos? Well, she wanted the floor to herself. I kinda felt sorry for her because she was an only child and didn’t have many friends. She’d also never had a boyfriend in her life. She confided this in me when we were talking alone one time, and said all the guys she tries to date are intimidated by her family’s wealth. Looking back now, I think she might have been coming onto me. I still regret not asking her out…”
21. He told several professors that he ‘paid for an A so he damn well better get it.’
“I went to a private school for high school, so we had a lot of those ‘crashed one fancy car and daddy bought them a new one’ kind of stories floating around. But I didn’t know any of them personally.
Then I went to a private college. Suddenly most of my classmates seemed to be these people. The worst by far was this guy my roommate dated for a while:
Had a really nice car but had no idea how to take care of it. When it started to have trouble, he dropped it in front of a friend’s house and had his parents buy him a new one.
Spilled a drink all over someone’s computer and when they got upset, he laughed and told them they could just get a new one.
Told several professors that he ‘paid for an A so he damn well better get it.’ (In poetry class, WTF dude, that was the easiest A ever.)
Didn’t understand why my roommate went home for a weekend to help her dad after surgery. He asked her why she didn’t ‘have people for that.’
Threw away his textbooks when he was done with them. (I dug through his trash with his roommate and we split the haul even-Stevens.)
And so, so much more. He didn’t last long as my roommate’s boyfriend nor as anyone’s friend. I don’t think he ever graduated. Weirdly, he had a twin sister who was very sweet and down to earth, so I have no idea how that happened.”
22. His mom kept buying him cars, and he kept skipping class.
“Old roommate signed up for classes at the community college. Never. Not once went to class. Obviously failed. His mom got mad and over the phone he explained to her that the reason he failed was his car wasn’t good enough (2012 Ford which was fine) and needed a new one. So his mom buys him a brand-new car (2016). He signs up for classes the next semester. And still ends up never going to class.”