"I thought everyone's refrigerators had wood-paneled cabinet doors, for example. (We had a Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator and freezer.) The first time I saw a metal fridge I thought it was weird, and I thought it was even weirder that the fridge and freezer were combined. But then I got really jealous because you could put magnets on it." ”” ThighMaster220
At least it's good to know that even rich kids get jealous.
"I thought everyone got to eat dinner quite often with the president. I always thought the president has dinner at random houses until I learned otherwise when I finally joined regular school (I was homeschooled till I was age 9) and no kid believed my 'dinner story.'
"Kidnapping. Whenever we travelled there were guards, I was trained in what to do if it happened, we had insurance policies against it. When I dated a middle class suburbanite and talked about it she thought I was paranoid, but that was a thing." ”” happybadger
We're pretty sure our parents could've used a little kidnapping here and there to lighten the load of surviving the grocery store with five kids in tow.
"My parents paid in full for my $60,000/yr college tuition. I was always grateful for that, but it wasn't until the postgrad reality of my friends working to pay off their student loan debt while I was able to directly pursue my professional goals that I truly realized the advantage that I had from my parents' wealth. I had always known we were well off, but it wasn't until after college that I truly appreciated that, I guess. I hope I can pay them back for that someday." ”” RAVENous410
We hope you can too, RAVENous410. And maybe help us pay off our massive student debt while you're at it.
"I was trying to show a friend of mine that she's rich because her family has a TEAM of maids and drivers. Seriously, a driver for every member of the family. She said she's not rich, because 'Everyone has maids and drivers.' I asked her... do you think your maids and drivers have maids and drivers? I think then it clicked that she might be rich." ”” Inquilinus
"I thought doctors and Lawyers lived in the poor part of town. You know, the guard gated communities with golf courses in them. I don't think I realized they weren't poor until I got to college." ”” Skateboardsounds
Yeah all those poor doctors and lawyers are really scraping by in their gated communities.