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.

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Norma
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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
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
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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
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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.

Roadkill The Brave
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Mom would get a gallon of whole milk or 2% depended on where in the month we were and split it between itself and another gallon then add water. Edit: Empty we always had an empty gallon hanging around so she could do this.

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago (edited)

Real orange juice. We got cans of frozen concentrate. Now, I make sure it says "not from concentrate".

Rebekah
Community Member
1 month ago

My mom said that if the powdered milk was cold enough, you couldn't tell the difference. Mom lied.

Yoseph Workeneh
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1 month ago

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My O My
Community Member
1 month ago

A few years ago we had them in germany too

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Nomadus Aureus
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1 month ago

As a small child I used to *eat* powdered milk by the spoonful. Never drink it, just eat the powder. :))

R L
Community Member
1 month ago

I loved doing this!

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Julie Hanford
Community Member
1 month ago

hmm... here powdered milk is expensive.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

These days, it is. Before the dairies left our valley, and then our state, liquid milk was super cheap.

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Valerie G.
Community Member
1 month ago

What I hated was having to make the powdered milk for us, while my mother had bottles of milk delivered from the dairy just for herself

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Sad. As a former teacher, I can say that today, telling a teacher this would get a child neglect investigation started (we are mandated reporters). Of course, some teachers never like to 'get involved'.

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regi stra
Community Member
1 month ago

Non-American asking is really that expensive milk there? Here is cheap, like I can always have latte even if we were not rich at all, not the same for biscuits ans nesquik..

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

A 1.89 litre package (our half-gallon) runs about $4 each here in suburban SoCal. Minimum wage is $13. A family of three might use about 2-3 of these a week. A package of powdered milk runs about $13 per box, which you might get 2-3 gallons. 3x the price, twice the content. However, the taste is unlike fresh milk, the consistency is lost in the evaporation process, and the colour is less than palatable. I'd also offer that it smells different. Our farthest fresh milk comes from the MIdwest, while most dried milk products come from Asia or Latin America. Nestle powdered chocolate is more expensive than Hershey's liquid chocolate.

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Amparo Rodriguez Bogosian
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1 month ago

In my country powdered milk is way more expensive than regular milk.

Cee Mor
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember the years of powdered milk. My dad was on strike from the phone company a few times.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

You can't make gravy with powdered milk either.

Katrin P.
Community Member
1 month ago

Around here powdered milk is really uncommon. Never seen it in a shop.

Channon Doughty
Community Member
1 month ago

We didn't drink milk, so Mom just got some for cooking. Cheese was what my sister and I wanted. We thought people who how cheese and Capri Suns were loaded!

Shelp
Community Member
1 month ago

That's really sad

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 month ago

Personally, I prefer canned milk. Dunno why....

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too but these days I only drink skimmed milk.

Lianna Valdez
Community Member
1 month ago

Or when you add water to real milk to make it last longer.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

Till we moved to my mom's parents' farm and took over part of it? Yep. That horrible powdered milk. AKA chalk water.

Geth
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too! It's horrible.

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 month ago

Milkman was the brand we had in powder milk..YUCK!

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Abur Felix
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Where I'm from, powdered milk is as rich as you can get. Only paupers like me drink real cow milk (unpasteurized of course. And straight from the cow, not packaged)

RoxAnne LaComb
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I've been there with the powdered milk. So gross! And lumpy! Never, ever again!

NotYourMama
Community Member
1 month ago

In some hot countries, fresh non-powdered milk was just not available to the masses. Tasted fine if you have never had anything else.

kathyberthahazel
Community Member
1 month ago

I was so ashamed of our powdered milk. I had a friend who refused to drink it when she spent the night and I don't blame her. It was gross. We did the half fresh thing sometimes, which helped some. Real milk and real butter were for the rich.

Caryn Zent
Community Member
1 month ago

Eeeew we sometimes had powdered milk. don't get me wrong, thankful to have it but yuck

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 month ago

The item I hated was "bread ends" which the bakery would sell by the bag. They were supposed to be for breadcrumbs and feeding the birds, but we had small, weird-shaped sandwiches.

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sh
Community Member
1 month ago

In boxes instead of bags..

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FurryManiac
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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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