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AIBU to wonder what activities/attributes/attitudes/acquisitions/attir e mark a person out as definitely middle class?

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PhylisStein Tue 06-Sep-11 22:04:46

I have just returned home from a Boden clothes party where I drank Prosecco and talked about house prices!

Am I middle class? How can I be sure? What else would mark me out as middle class?

Do I need more than one sort of houmous in my fridge at all times?

colditz Tue 06-Sep-11 22:05:41


magicmelons Tue 06-Sep-11 22:07:14

Did you measure the distance between your best local school and your house before your dc started? Did you move to be closest to the best school?

Dragonwoman Tue 06-Sep-11 22:07:55

Yep you're middle class! There's no way back from a Boden clothes party!

PhylisStein Tue 06-Sep-11 22:08:13

OMG - NO I didn't!

fourkids Tue 06-Sep-11 22:09:02

you mustn't have those earrings which you can jump a chihuahua through - as one MNer once said and I've been dying to repeat ever since! smile

PhylisStein Tue 06-Sep-11 22:09:59

The Boden was 20 percent off though!

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:10:38

What "class" does one fall into if one attends an ann summers party and whilst playing the name a rude word from a to z shouts out JIZZUM for J??? Is one lower class? Should one flog ones whippet and hope t'child is back from t'mill with 3 and 6 soon?

magicmelons Tue 06-Sep-11 22:11:13

When I saw the boden party thing i thought who the hell would do that? I got a 20% discount code today, no presseco though sad

PhylisStein Tue 06-Sep-11 22:11:13

I have some discreet pearl earings - are they better?

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:11:15

Those earrings are well spensive hun. Innit. Lol xx

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:11:39

Phylis - do you have the matching pearl necklace? <sniggers>

yellowsubmarine41 Tue 06-Sep-11 22:11:50

Just knowing that the phrase 'The Boden was 20 percent off' demands an exclamation mark has a definitely air of middle-classness.

magicmelons Tue 06-Sep-11 22:12:10

prosecco even.

PhylisStein Tue 06-Sep-11 22:12:15

Red - one is definitely of the lower orders!

2cats2many Tue 06-Sep-11 22:13:20

Since when did large hoop earrings become middle class? Surely wearing Birkenstocks and being on first name terms with the staff at Waitrose is more of a giveaway?

fourkids Tue 06-Sep-11 22:13:32

RedOnion - LOL

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:13:39

One is offended. One hopes there is a dribble more Hock left in the bottle that I stole from Aldi.

cottonreels Tue 06-Sep-11 22:14:03

You'll need to stick your little finger out when you hold anything in your hands.

magicmelons Tue 06-Sep-11 22:14:21

May i ask about the host? Who the hell were they and why would you offer to throw a party for randoms? Apart from automatically catapulting yourself to Queen of the middle class mummies ( and free clothes)

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:14:31

Sorry - in the bottle that I made my 17 month old steal from Aldi. She doesn't get asked for ID as she has got big earrings and a tattoo. Erm, innit.

PhylisStein Tue 06-Sep-11 22:14:36

I do know all the staff at my local Waitrose - it is so reassuring to have one's fevered brow soothed by the John Lewis Partnership!

fourkids Tue 06-Sep-11 22:14:58

2cats2many - since must have the pearl variety. necklace is optional...

nothingoldcanstay Tue 06-Sep-11 22:15:02

If you are in any way thinking about being middle class then I expect you are. I'd aim higher.

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:16:06

John Lewis himself soothes my brow....yeah biatches grin

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