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To think working class people are cleaner than middle class

(142 Posts)
LardLizard Wed 22-Nov-17 19:35:46

Perhaps the mc people don’t feel they have anything to prove
But bloody heck some of them are scruffy buggers !!

BeanoNoir Wed 22-Nov-17 19:37:53


OwlinaTree Wed 22-Nov-17 19:38:28


MynewnameisKy Wed 22-Nov-17 19:38:32


toolonglurking Wed 22-Nov-17 19:38:44

Yabu and weird.

JollyWankers Wed 22-Nov-17 19:38:46


squoosh Wed 22-Nov-17 19:39:07

Who needs two holidays a year when you have twenty bottles of Zoflora under the sink.

Everyone get their stats ready on whether their towels/genitals/children are washed hourly/weekly/monthly.

BarbarianMum Wed 22-Nov-17 19:39:24

Yes, absolutely. All of them. Every single one. confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 22-Nov-17 19:39:30

Yes. Upper class and working class have many similarities. The middle class doesn't want to associate with the lower class, and the upper class don't want to associate with them! The poor middle class 😟

nancy75 Wed 22-Nov-17 19:39:40

Yanbu, dirty kids & houses

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-Nov-17 19:39:57

I think there is an old stereotype of working class people being more houseproud than aristocracy. Probably born from the idea the latter didn’t know how to clean their homes after the wars when having serving staff became less and less common and they’d never had to do so before. Plus their stately piles were rather large and time consuming to keep clean.

I’m not sure there would be much of a difference between working class and middle people in terms of house keeping habits in 2017.

shakemysilliesout Wed 22-Nov-17 19:40:05

I've sure I've heard that guy from Spandau ballet and EastEnders make the same comment, no joke.

FuzzyCustard Wed 22-Nov-17 19:40:37

Erm..what evidence do you have of this sweeping generalisation, OP?

LemonysSnicket Wed 22-Nov-17 19:41:22

Do ypu mean upper class?

chickenowner Wed 22-Nov-17 19:42:18


unlimiteddilutingjuice Wed 22-Nov-17 19:42:35

Its true!
I always joke that its a good job I was able to claw my way into the lower middle classes- because in a million years I will never be respectable enough to be respectable working class.
My shitty housekeeping is a big part of this blush

Bratsandtwats Wed 22-Nov-17 19:42:41

Goady fucker.

Frege Wed 22-Nov-17 19:42:50

This is certainly the stereotype. More specifically, working class and LMC (think Hyacinth Bucket) are very house proud while UMC and UC don't care. Suspect this comes from feeling you need to prove something, and from the fact that mess and dirt are harder to live with when you have limited space.

It's just a stereotype though. Am sure there are plenty of pristine UCs and minging WCs out there.

Honeybooboo123 Wed 22-Nov-17 19:43:20

The great thing about the middle classes is their complete disregard for what the working classes may think

Coolaschmoola Wed 22-Nov-17 19:43:33

Nah I disagree OP... I shower daily, as does my DD and the cleaner does a FABULOUS job on my house! hmm

Novemberblues Wed 22-Nov-17 19:44:37

alisv I never knew that!!

stopfuckingshoutingatme Wed 22-Nov-17 19:45:11

I have seen some hovels in my time across the board

Julie8008 Wed 22-Nov-17 19:47:06

I consider myself MC, mainly because I dont work. I also live in a slovenly shithole, like a pig in muck. When I die I want my epitaph to be, "When she was alive, she lived". When I die I do not want my epitaph to be, "She lived her her life on her knees keeping a nice clean house".

allthegoodusernameshavegone Wed 22-Nov-17 19:47:26

Yep, you are correct.

WaitrosePigeon Wed 22-Nov-17 19:48:20

What an odd comment.

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