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
2 months ago

I'm so thankful your dream came true.

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Thinairgal
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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BeckyC
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry for your loss.

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

Still the same!

Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

I had borrowed my sisters car and was filling the tank before returning it. My nephew was in the car and freaking out, I asked him what was wrong and he was so upset that I had gone over $10 on the gas pump. He thought we could only put in $10 at a time because that is all his mom could ever put in.

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

That is so sad. She may be too proud to ask for help, this was a nice way for you to help her out.

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
2 months ago

We never went shopping without two calculators. One my mom found in a thrift shop and the one I used for school. One was used for keeping a running total and the other for calculating tax.

María Hermida
Community Member
2 months ago

That's one of the many things I don't understand about the US. In normal countries, when you go shopping you know exactly what you have to pay. The price tag days exactly what you have to pay, and the shop deals with the taxes of the products afterwards, but you don't have to calculate anything. The American system is just crazy!!! And I don't really understand the benefits of it.

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KT
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow that's really sad :(

My O My
Community Member
2 months ago

This is sad in so many ways

Lola
Community Member
2 months ago

I never understood the gas tank. You are going to use it no matter what, so why not fill it all the way?

RJ
Community Member
2 months ago

If you have 20 euro left, you can't put more in it.

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

My sister got picked on a lot for her buck teeth but my parents could not afford braces, it was very expensive in the 80‘s

Shawn McShane
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a problem half the kids in the world face....its called being poor and its not specific to the OP

Jane Petersen
Community Member
2 months ago

Same.

M.A.D.
Community Member
2 months ago

I must be really lucky, as I stopped doing the math while shopping. But then I curse a lot.

Isabella Vega
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree with everything except the braces!

Chaboom
Community Member
2 months ago

I envy my sister and cousins when I was a kid coz they got braces, they got those cute color rubbers hahaha I never got to have braces because my teeth are straight, people even dentists would even asked if I had braces before. Nowadays, it is cheaper to get braces here in our country, it's not a status symbol anymore lol

María Hermida
Community Member
2 months ago

In Spain it is still very expensive for a normal family. The minimum salary is 950€, but many people don't even get that. Braces for a simple problem are between 4000€ and 5000€. If your jaw is too narrow or you need something more complex, it can be more expensive, obviously. Dentists in general are very expensive here, and the national health system doesn't pay a cent of it.

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

All of the above.

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Troux
Community Member
2 months 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.

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Up All Night
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

I haven't seen those in YEARS.

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sh
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

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Sean Harrison
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

Yes, very rich!

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Roadkill The Brave
Community Member
2 months ago

Half-Priced book stores are my superheros.

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sh
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

Yeah, that's still rich, in my book

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Kat Kirkpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

I miss these...!

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Palestinian warrior
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

Yes, I agree

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sh
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Channon Doughty
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

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#24

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Parmeisan
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

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sh
Community Member
2 months ago

In boxes instead of bags..

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FurryManiac
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months ago

and drinking Pepsi from those cool red glasses.

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Valerie G.
Community Member
2 months ago

Pepsi, the word you were looking for was Pepsi.

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sh
Community Member
2 months 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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