June 7, 2007
two cars. A reason to dislike someone, thinking them rich enough to have two cars. I defend my apparent affluence - it's only because my father died. It was a trade, father for a car. The sour look of contempt is eased slightly and I become less a snob and more an orphan in her appraisal. Those with wealth have no less a form of snobbery than those with no money at all. Both rich and poor are realistic when it comes to money. No illusions about romantic consumption or philosopher whores. Those without are tired of being mythologized.