Originally Posted by Piobaire
So this one:
Okay, growing up very poor I never had this problem. Why? NO ONE I GREW UP WITH COULD HAVE DONE THIS EITHER! This question has buried in it the idea that people of vastly different SESs now hang out together and form meaningful friendships. I'd say this question actually shows the opposite of what they might hope to demonstrate other than the truth that poor people cannot go on frivolous vacations.
Eh, I dunno. I see this.
While I admittedly don't have any real friends who are dirt poor/uneducated/consistently unemployed, I know plenty of people who don't make much money.
My most core group of friends from college all make good money *and* manage it very responsibly such that the sticker price of things we do is never really a question. But I am well aware that some of our other friends and/or people we have dated have decided to sit things out because of the money. Someone recently owed me $20-30 for a trip we all took and was asking to wait until payday to pay me back...
But I am sure the privledge-nazis would take issue with them too, since while my friends may not make much money now, I suspect they will all be fine as their life goes on as they all have at least a BA, usually from a good school and are not dumb. Their loans will eventually be paid off, they'll eventually get the jobs they want, etc.