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
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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.

Channon Doughty
Community Member
1 month ago

It is so common, even in the wealthiest nations. We could not afford ANY extracurricular activities when I was growing up. Mom didn't even have enough money for the gas needed to pick us up after school should we join any club, sport or other activity. It's a good thing that was before you needed lots of ea to "pad" your college application!

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Mary Bank
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with this. Summer was spent home, vacations were something people on tv shows and movies did. I didnt even know overnight camps were a real thing until I had my son. Now I am happy to say he is growing up with family vacations, gymnastics and swim lessons. It was very hard as a kid and in my 20's but saving all the money I could, my 30's were great and 40's happy to say I can give my son things I never had. :D

David Kohn
Community Member
1 month ago

i hope you become a millionare

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Dom Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

Totally this!! Our family vacations were always just a camping weekend at a provincial park nearby; there were only a few kids in my class who had ever been on an airplane and had gone to Disney or skiing in the mountains. I guess there were some benefits to growing up in a province full of poor people. Summer camps were either government funded, or church funded, but we just hung out in the woods building forts, etc.

Lola
Community Member
1 month ago

The truth is, not many people can afford going on vacations. A vacation is still considered a luxury which makes me so sad.

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

I have three brothers. Growing up I wanted these things; instrument lessons, class trips. But never asked for them for fear of my brothers asking for those things too, and my parents would be spending too much money

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

You hit the nail on the head.

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 month ago

I felt so bad about my piano lessons when I was a kid. They were so expensive and I was so awful at it.

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a family cottage that I spend a lot of time at in the summer. We are not at all rich! My grandfather purchased the waterfront land for about 20k in the 1960s and built our cottage by himself. My Sri Lankan co workers were amazed when I told them I had a cottage, they pay lots of money to rent cottages in the summer. I’m going to invite them up when we can get time off together.

varwenea
Community Member
1 month ago

Never did any of those either. It just wasn't in the cards.

Izzy_
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep! Same here

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Man, this one hits home! Never went on a vacation or flew on a plane until I was 17 and it was with a boyfriend who paid for it all. I often skipped school trips and outings or camp because we couldn't afford it. I'd get a sick note for school instead, claiming I couldn't go due to sickness. Also on the list was not living in an apartment, but having a house. Owning brand name clothing or shoes - sometimes just clothes that fit right. Roller skates - my mom bought me ones that were 3 sizes too big, because they were the only ones left in the supermarket that sold them. Come to think of it, I could continue this list for a while.

Jane Petersen
Community Member
1 month ago

I still think about this. I couldn't do this for my children until later and I never had it as a child.

ChrisKinster
Community Member
1 month ago

It still is..

MiniMaus
Community Member
1 month ago

Worked from the time I was 7 on. Farmers. Never saw vacations or camps etc. Still grew up ok. And definitely with a sense of pride in work.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 month ago

Same.

Aubrie Allen
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm an adult who still thinks that going on a vacation is something only rich people can do. The last one I went on, for 3 days to see a concert out of state, was when I was 20. I'm 39 and I haven't been able to afford a vacation since then.

Prairiebee
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! Vacations not spent in aunt and uncles house, and a fancy vacation was anywhere with a plane. Still haven’t ever flown. Never made enough money.

shinshige
Community Member
1 month ago

“Lessons”. For real. . . My grandmother and my Godparents paid for anything I had that was extracurricular. I had no idea until I was older. My parents shielded me from our poverty. I live in Utah. My friends would go skiing and I never understood how they afforded it. It was like $40 for a day. That blew my mind because they would go several times a year. Paying hundreds of dollars for anything was so far out of my realm of reality.

Sterrinatu
Community Member
1 month ago

As an adult I still have not taken an actual vacation.

Yayaboobo
Community Member
1 month ago

Right people so when educators go on tirades about kids wearing $200 sneakers they have to keep in mind that this is much more attainable for many parents than all the other accoutrements of even MIDDLE class living.

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
1 month ago

$200 kid's sneakers are much more attainable? Maybe for you. For me, that price range doesn't even come on my budget radar.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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