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The "I live in a First World Country" meme

28. The score would have been higher before the divorce, but that was then and this is now. Details behind the cut.

(1) your own cell phone
() a television in your bedroom
(2) an MP3 player
() a photo printer
() your own phone line
() TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(3) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
() a surround sound system in bedroom
(4) DVD player in bedroom
() at least a hundred DVDs
(5) a childfree bathroom
(6) your own in-house office
(7) a pool
() a guest house
() a game room
(8) a queen-size bed or larger
() a stocked bar
() a working dishwasher
() an icemaker
() a working washer and dryer
() more than 20 pairs of shoes
() at least ten things from a designer store
(9) expensive sunglasses
(10) framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
() Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
() a multi-speed bike
() a gym membership
() large exercise equipment at home
() your own set of golf clubs
() a pool table
() a tennis court
(11) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
() your own pair of skis
() enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
() a boat
() a jet ski
() a neighborhood committee membership
() a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
(12) wealthy family members
() two or more family cars
(13) a walk-in closet or pantry
() a yard
() a hammock
() a personal trainer
() good credit
() expensive jewelry
() a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
() at least $100 cash in your possession right now
() more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
(14) a stock portfolio
() a passport
() a horse
() a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
(15) private medical insurance
() a college degree, and no outstanding student loans

Do you:
(16) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week (Don't always buy them, but I do shop for them.)
() do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
() pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
(17) go on weekend mini-vacations
() send dinners back with every flaw
() wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
() regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
() have a job but don't need the money OR
() stay at home with little financial sacrifice
() pay someone else to cook your meals
() pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
() regularly pay someone else to drive you
() expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
() an only child
() married/partnered to a wealthy person
() baffled/surprised when you don't get your way

Have you:
() been on a cruise
(18) traveled out of the country
(19) met a celebrity
(20) been to the Caribbean
(21) been to Europe
() been to Hawaii
(22) been to New York
() eaten at the space needle in Seattle
(23) been to the Mall of America (I agree with chebutykin: this shouldn't count if you live in Minneapolis.)
() been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
(24) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
() moved more than three times because you wanted to
(25) dined with local political figures
(26) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
(27) go to another country for your honeymoon (Second honeymoon counts, no?)
() hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
(28) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
() attend private school
() have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you


Ganked from chebutykin.

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zippychik
Apr. 12th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
I scored even lower than you, wombat. I do, however, have a passport, good credit (so far), high speed internet connection and a childfree bathroom. I also am proud owner of a new sewer vent and standpipe. (I know that would be tits if I lived in Ghana.) And not only have I been to New York, but if Brooklyn counts, I actually lived there!

I sat next to Nancy Lorraine Hoffman at a fundraiser lunch two weeks ago. She's running for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governeor of NY state. She was our state senator. Although, she has about as much hope of getting that, as I do of getting a job at the University.
wombat_socho
Apr. 12th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
There's a lot to be said for good credit. I sure wish I had it - life would be a lot easier in a lot of ways.
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