People Talk About Things That Are Classy If You’re Wealthy, but Trashy If You’re Not


This question has been making the rounds lately, and let me tell you, there are some pretty spot-on and eye-opening answers that should be food for thought for most of us.

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, here are 15 things people say are classy if you have money, but trashy if you’re poor, and the truth of it all is enough to make you want to cringe.

15. No one gives you a hard time about any of it.

Not having a job.

Getting high.

Spending money on non-essentials.

At least that’s how it seems

14. Abusive men definitely qualify.

Makes me remember the joke: if fifty shades took place in a trailer park, it would be a Criminal Minds episode.

13. All of these are painfully accurate.

Having strangers living in your house with you.

Not seeing your kids a lot.

riding bicycles on main roads

multiple cars in front of the house

eating animals that most people don’t eat

owning a limousine

knowing lawyers and judges well.

12. I guess maybe it’s the hats.

Going to the horse races

If you’ve ever been to the track on a Tuesday afternoon you know it ain’t a pretty sight.

But that’s not the picture NBC paints at the Kentucky Derby.

11. The people who need help can’t ask for it.

Other people raising your kids. having a live-in nanny makes you rich, but being raised by your grandparents means your parents are deadbeats

10. We all need the same meds, though.

Wearing weird / unusual clothing all the time.

If you are poor – you are a weirdo. If you are rich – you are just eccentric.

9. People used to do this all the time.

Holding your kid’s wedding and reception in your backyard.

8. Drink. Drank. Drunk.

Day drinking at work.

You always see in the movies the hot shot lawyer keeps a decanter filled and pours a glass with every client.

That may be the case in high level positions? I have no idea.

But in our reality, the guy would be labeled a drunk and lose his job and reputation.

7. The man running the U.S. (and the U.K.) currently.

Having multiple kids with multiple partners.

6. It’s the perfect example.


Rich Florida and Florida Florida are two very different things

5. Spoiler alert: poor people probably don’t own them.

Having a big screen TV.

I’ve had to do home visits with people often and they ALWAYS get so mad that these poor families would have one.

4. The privilege of not keeping stuff.


If you’re rich and you live in a ‘tiny’ house, and don’t have a lot material possessions, you are considered enlightened and living a good life.

If you’re poor and you live in a tiny house and don’t have a lot of stuff, you are considered a loser.

Minimalism works if you can replace anything on a whim. The rest of us hoard crap in mom’s garage “for when I need it” or “just in case.”

3. It’s all wasting money.

Biggest thing is leisure spending, imo.

Somehow a billionaire wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars on shit she doesn’t need and will use once is considered cool, but a poor person saving up and buying a nice purse or bottle of booze is seen as wasteful.

2. Also getting arrested for drugs.


Big difference between a crack house and a cocaine apartment.

1. That’s called a double standard.

Taking money from the government.

Unemployment/Food stamps: Trashy

Business Bailout/Taxloophole: Classy

Some of these are just so awful and true, y’all.

What would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments!