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Socioeconomic meme

You know the drill, bold the ones that apply to you.

(Since I was raised by my grandparents, whenever it says "mother", "father" or "parents", substitute "grandmother", "grandfather" and "grandparents")

Father went to college
Father finished college

Mother went to college
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
Were the same or higher social class than your high school teachers
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home

Were read children's books by a parent
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school

Went to summer camp
Had a private tutor before you turned 18
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them (I actually wanted their car)
You and your family lived in a single-family house (and an apartment, at the same time)
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child

You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College (do Certificates of Deposit or life insurance count?)
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (heating bills in Southern California are virtually nothing anyway)



Jan. 3rd, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Since you did the meme, I assume you know what "lessons" are.

Technically, everyone who has been to grade school has had "lessons of any kind before you turned 18". Or are they asking whether your parents hired a prostitute to give you sexual "lessons"?

I'm afraid that without a context, my mind goes in two directions when faced with ambiguity:

1) The simple, most basic, and literal interpretation.
2) Sexual innuendo.

But that's just me. ;-)
Jan. 3rd, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I think it means piano, violin, dance, gymnastics, etc., any kind of education program not associated with school.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
That was only my third choice. Non-academic lessons that are paid for privately...

I'm too skeptical to charitably fill in missing specificity though. Often that's a way to fool you into believing something that wasn't actually said. I know... it's just a meme and I shouldn't take it seriously. ;p