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To ask how 'privalledged' are you?

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GiantGapingAxeWound Tue 07-Nov-17 18:05:54

Thought this might be fun. grin I'll start.

I'm a property owner - of a derelict, empty bedsit (inherited) with smashed in windows, so much mould that it looks like the walls have been spray painted black and even the squatters don't go near it.

I'm a business owner - of a failing tiny business which barely brings in enough money to buy a food shop every week, and I'm in debt up to my eyeballs.

I live in a detached four bedroomed house in an affluent and desirable area - in a council house. grin

I own three cars - all of which are old bangers worth a couple of hundred each, and two of them don't work at all, but I don't have the energy to get rid of them.

I have a massive flat screen TV, the latest iPhone and my children have all of the latest gadgets - mostly all on finance from Brighthouse or put on the Argos card I can't afford to pay off.

I have a wardrobe full of designer clothes - from Oxfam.

I own 61 pairs of shoes - from Primark.

I have regular holidays abroad - camping in Europe, paid for by Sun £9 holidays.

I have a university education - in a pointless subject sociology that I've never used.

I drink champagne regularly - from Aldi. grin

crunchtime Tue 07-Nov-17 18:06:51


Ilovelampandchair Tue 07-Nov-17 18:09:19

I'm privileged because I have a loving and supportive upbringing and a good education.

Pengggwn Tue 07-Nov-17 18:09:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

meditrina Tue 07-Nov-17 18:11:06

I'm in Britain, where on a global scale we are rich, and never really have to think about things like clean water

horsesflybynight Tue 07-Nov-17 18:11:16

Are you trying to start a row?

DurhamDurham Tue 07-Nov-17 18:12:33

As you have loads of debt I think you should lay off the champagne, even if it is from Aldi.

Pagwatch Tue 07-Nov-17 18:12:54

I've got Netflix on my iPad, headphones and have three hours to kill <winning>

GetOutOfMYGarden Tue 07-Nov-17 18:12:55

I got a good education, two degrees, and I'm now an ABC1. I'm from a loving family. I'm white and english is my first language. I'm in a job that generally commands respect.

Why do you have the latest iPhone from Brighthouse though? confused There's been basically no real change in iPhones in the past two or three years

Nikephorus Tue 07-Nov-17 18:13:07

You're in debt but buy pointless gadgets on credit?! And you can't be bothered to sell the cars even though they'd go towards your debt? Is this a wind-up? biscuit

BarbaraofSevillle Tue 07-Nov-17 18:13:37

I'm privileged because I go for quality not quantity and would rather have 10 pairs of comfortable well fitting shoes instead of 61 pairs of rubbish ones from Primark.

But all my gadgets and TV are old or small but are paid for in full.

formerbabe Tue 07-Nov-17 18:14:15

Why on earth are you getting into debt for "the latest gadgets"?!

ILoveMillhousesDad Tue 07-Nov-17 18:14:47

The only thing I can see a problem with on that list, is that you got your tech from Brighthouse.

They are the scum of the earth exploiting the poorer people in society.

Please anyone thinking of going tp Brighthouse - join a credit union. They offer all kinds to their members these days.

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Tue 07-Nov-17 18:15:14

Your priorities need reassessing. Champagne (I don’t care where it’s from) and 61 pairs of shoes when you’re in debt. Even if every pair of shoe was £1 that’s £61 spent and only 2 feet


MissWilmottsGhost Tue 07-Nov-17 18:15:46

61 pairs of shoes shock

I own six pairs of shoes. One pair each of
Knee boots
Ankle boots
Mary Jane's
Hiking boots

My house isn't big enough for 61 pairs of shoes <wails>

Justthejist Tue 07-Nov-17 18:15:49

Instead of buying gadgets on credit, why don't you do up the bedsit and rent it out or sell it on?

RavingRoo Tue 07-Nov-17 18:16:03

Apparently I’m privileged because I saved every penny when times were lean instead of wasting it on tat and takeaways.

GiantGapingAxeWound Tue 07-Nov-17 18:17:50

My 61 pairs of shoes are shoes I've bought over the years, btw. And my cars are worth £50 scrap. I apologise for the shocking spelling error grin

Xeneth88 Tue 07-Nov-17 18:18:17

I guess what you lack in common sense and brain cells is being made up for in debt and tat. hmm

needtowakeup34 Tue 07-Nov-17 18:19:07

I thought the OP was joking?

MissWilmottsGhost Tue 07-Nov-17 18:20:23

Gosh, I missed the bit about the latest iPhone from bright house. The thousand quid one?

OP, are you nuts?

this is fake, tell me it is fake

LordSugarWillSeeYouNow Tue 07-Nov-17 18:22:12

I am "privileged" because I can spell grin

WildBluebelles Tue 07-Nov-17 18:22:26

Oh that was a spelling error?? I was hoping you wrote it like that on purpose. Who the feck buys 61 shitty pairs of shoes from Primark? And who would even consider getting ANYTHING from Brighthouse. Hey, come this way, instead of £600 for an iphone, you can pay £2,000 instead. Bargain. And how do you own a bedsit yet at the same time be entitled to a 4 bed council house? Bizarre.

LordSugarWillSeeYouNow Tue 07-Nov-17 18:23:36

Op- I totally get your thread being like " this is what I have but really it's not all it seems etc " but,...


GiantGapingAxeWound Tue 07-Nov-17 18:24:27

The bedsit was inherited from a family member who passed away. No one's lived in it for years and I can't afford to do it up, it would cost tens of thousands.

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