I bet every one of you have had experiences when you wanted something, but you couldn’t get it because your family didn’t have the money for it or perhaps you only used to get a certain thing once in a very rare while.

This ultimately led you to believe that certain things are only reserved for rich people and if you were to eventually get it, you would feel high class for having it.

Maybe it never was posh in the first place. Regardless, people spent their childhood thinking that. One day, author and teacher Eve Dunbar posted a tweet asking people what were some things that they thought was the height of class when they were children. And people responded with these very memories.

Bored Panda invites you to take a look at what things the people of Twitter grew up believing was high class. Vote on the ones you’ve enjoyed the most or the ones that struck a nostalgic chord with you. And hey, while you’re at it, why not leave a comment in the comments section below?

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm so thankful your dream came true.

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Thinairgal
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1 month ago

Oh, for sure the Crayolas. And a real, brand new coloring book!

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BeckyC
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1 month ago

Sorry for your loss.

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Shelp
Community Member
1 month ago

Reading this made me sad, thinking that such a normal thing (for me) can be the sign of an inaccessible dream life for some children.

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Norma
Community Member
1 month ago

Still the same!

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel wealthy b/c I have a second bathroom.

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

100% the same. Started earning money at 12 to get my first set of keys to a rusty jalopy, and I will never let go of the meaning of 'VALUE,' which a brand new car does not have. When something is worth 25% less almost immediately, it's clear that a lot of the price is just in being 'brand new'. Meanwhile, a standard car model will undergo 'major' changes only about every ~15 years. Waste of resources...I'll never be rich enough to justify throwing money out like that.

OogieBoogie
Community Member
1 month ago

Clique ?

sh
Community Member
1 month ago

Good call, never buy a brand new car! I bought one and regretted it every second. If you're going to keep the car for 15 or so years, maybe it can be justified, but better off buying one a couple years old; let someone else take that hit on depreciation.

Monty Glue
Community Member
1 month ago

I never had a new vehicle until I was 44 years old. I treated my pickup truck like it was solid gold. Now, 19 years later my truck runs great because I took such care with it. It has 129,000 miles (207605 km) and the air conditioner still blows ice cold. Change your oil on schedule, drive reasonably, and a new vehicle can be worth the investment.

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Buhhhhhh
Community Member
1 month ago

Clique not click.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with the sentiment, but not clear what this has to do with the topic? As a child you thought getting a brand new car for your kid's 16th was a sign of disposable wealth, and as an adult you surely see that it is true?

kate h
Community Member
1 month ago

I've purchased only one new vehicle in my life and said I'd drive it until the engine falls out. 2000 Toyota Solara, just turned 150K and still in great shape. No car payment since 2002 is always nice :)

Buhhhhhh
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww I had a 99 solara for so long. It was up to 190k miles before I traded it in for a used four door car.

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varwenea
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too! And I am wealthy now.

Pavlina G
Community Member
1 month ago

True. New cars are just not worth it. Let some other sucker take the big hit.

ERIN W.
Community Member
1 month ago

SMART GUY!

CzechPanda
Community Member
1 month ago

I got my first car from my parents when I was 21 because they bought a new one... the car was already 14 years old and stayed with me for another 7 years... I still miss him...

Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm the same way - even though I can pay cash now for any car I want, I still refuse to buy new and eat the depreciation, kept my last car for 15 years, will try to keep this one that long too.

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 month ago

I've never purchased a new car; I've purchased cars that were rented or leased and never had any trouble besides regular maintenance.

Laura Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

sensible

Coco
Community Member
1 month ago

same here!

Jus
Community Member
1 month ago

You can afford a car in US. In some countries you can't. I'm 36 and I could barely afford paying for a driving license course. There's no way a teenager can buy a car here. Even I can't. And a new one? Haha. You have to be rich.

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 month ago

*clique*

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
1 month ago

I admire that they spelled Justice Sotomayor's name correctly but disappointed that they spelled clique wrong.

Id row
Community Member
1 month ago

I was the same way, then I met my husband who runs a towing business and advertises to pick up junk cars. Then I became a member of the Junk of the Month club, driving whatever he could get running. I gotta say that gets old after a while (in my case, 15 years) and I finally broke down and bought a little hatch back Scion in '06. I'm still driving it, it'll probably be the last new car I ever buy unless I hit the lottery.

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
1 month ago

clique.

Chaboom
Community Member
1 month ago

You and your friends drive a car and can go anywhere you like, doesn't matter if it's new or old. It serves its purpose to get to your destination.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

Wise indeed. Although I applaud you, now in my 50s, I refuse to buy a used car. The clunkers were always so bad, that repairs were worse than depreciation, IMHO (I'm not in ELA, but I taught economic theory). At 34, I bought a new sedan. 6 mos. later, the ex leaves the kids & I. New cars welcome, not the ex. -Dr M, retired professor

Channon Doughty
Community Member
1 month ago

No doubt!! I once bought a brand new car because with the factory employee discount program, the huge end of model year clearance, and my modest down-payment, I owed LESS than it was worth driving it off the lot. That was in 2007. I'm still driving it.

e perez
Community Member
1 month ago

if you dont want to buy a need car, great. Jst buy a used one that is in great condition so you dont have to worry if it will start, stop, keep you warm/cool, etc. and that you dont have to pay for lots of repairs (almost as much as a car payment).

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, I always opt for a 'gently used' car. When I got my 2011 Honda Fit, it had almost no miles on it - I think the first owner must have just used it to go pick up the mail The styling hasn't changed so it still looks new.

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Parmeisan
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

All these people bragging about their new cars that run great. Or just buy one a year old for like half the price and treat it just as well and it will still run great fifteen years later? You've 100% been scammed.

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 month ago

I bought new once, and only once. MG, the depreciation just from driving off the lot! I buy about 10 years old, cash only if possible,brand loyal, take excellent maintenance. My last car was 25 yrs old and had over 500,000 miles. Working towards that with my "new" one, a baby at 20 with 190,000

Marley Lennon
Community Member
1 month ago

Having your parents get you a car is a rich thing. I have to learn to drive in a beat up stick shift Festiva

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

You don't have to, you are allowed the priviledge.

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Up All Night
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh boy, the difference between lower and upper middle class is HUGE. No one acknowledges that the lower middle class is actually poor.

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Geth
Community Member
1 month ago

I haven't seen those in YEARS.

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sh
Community Member
1 month ago

I still think people with pools are living in the lap of luxury lol. Especially during all this lock down business.

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

Amen! In my mind, preppy sweater tied around the neck = trust fund. Ref: Ralph Lauren

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Sean Harrison
Community Member
1 month ago

I love these! My Mom used to put a pack of them in my stocking at Christmas every year when I was a kid.

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regi stra
Community Member
1 month ago

READ THIS REALLY IMPORTANT! Benetton are an Italian Family, they do cool ads BUT in fact, in Italy they own concession for like 80% of the highway, they earn A LOT of money from them but they spend very little for maitenance, for this a bridge in Genova have collapsed and more than 40pll died.... they are the emblem of hypocrisy.. be carefull whit people like this, they told you "hey we are all brother we care about people and world" and meanwhile they make profit on people shoulders. Most of Italian people hate this family (except for the ones who believe that they believe in that ads" sorry for my english! not my language :/

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Cat Nip Gal
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, very rich!

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Roadkill The Brave
Community Member
1 month ago

Half-Priced book stores are my superheros.

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sh
Community Member
1 month ago

This type of appreciation for your parents is something I think "rich" kids miss out on. I have so much respect for my parents for all they made happen for us with what little they had at times.

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Thinairgal
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, that's still rich, in my book

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Kat Kirkpatrick
Community Member
1 month ago

I miss these...!

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Palestinian warrior
Community Member
1 month ago

You mean a sewing kit? 😂😂 (Where I'm from that specific biscuit tin is used to store sewing stuff)

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Cat Nip Gal
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, I agree

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sh
Community Member
1 month ago

How about 5-Star? That was rich kid shit.

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Channon Doughty
Community Member
1 month ago

I could not agree more!! I still think, at 47, that I can count the number of vacations I've had on my fingers.

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

I *was* the dishwasher, LOL... In seriousness, yeah. A working dishwasher. Besides me.

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Parmeisan
Community Member
1 month ago

Growing up, I had a wonderfully crafted hand-made dollhouse. It was made by a good friend of my mom's, originally used by her daughter (who had by that point grown out of it and was our family's babysitter). It was really special. All the better - we were able to return the favour and pass it back to the daughter some years later when she had a child of her own. :D

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Rick Kiefer
Community Member
1 month ago

We, had half n half. Half real and half powdered milk.

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sh
Community Member
1 month ago

In boxes instead of bags..

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FurryManiac
Community Member
1 month ago

I have one and a half in my current apartment that I share with my boyfriend, still feels like a luxury

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Valerie G.
Community Member
1 month ago

and drinking Pepsi from those cool red glasses.

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Valerie G.
Community Member
1 month ago

Pepsi, the word you were looking for was Pepsi.

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sh
Community Member
1 month ago

The cost of Jordans have always been outrageous. Spending money like that on shoes for a kid who will quickly outgrow them is just a poor financial decision.

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