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09 February 2008

Class meme

via seeking academia

Bold the statements that are true. Seen it everywhere.... Though this list is not all encompassing, it is still relevant

1. Father went to college (one semester)
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home.
9. Were read children's books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18 (no really long-term lessons)
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child (dad's an amateur artist)
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child (2-kid, 2-bedroom house, but part of childhood spent in makeshift bedroom in basement due to incompatibilities)
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course (high school curriculum, of course, was teaching to the test)
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school (at times I had garbage picked TV's that worked)
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 (still an air travel virgin at age 42)
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (mom involved us kids in family bookkeeping, we were aware of all the bills)

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