Monday, April 21, 2008

A Word About...A Word

Lately, I have been hearing this same word being thrown around again and again on TV, an now I'm hearing it in class. The word is "Elitist". I have heard this so much, that I'm sick of it. Funny thing is, I hear this word a lot from the mouths of people who make more than $100,000 a year. To me, if you make that kind of cheese, you are in the "elite" category(actual salary fluctuates based on cost of living index per location). I'll make this brief, this is like the pot calling the kettle purple. Any of you that get taken in by this bullshit "elitist" hype going around and make the aforementioned salary, keep it shut. Any body who knows what it's like to work your ass off for a living and doesn't pull in a decent wage ACTUALLY knows "elitist" when that shit is spewed. So regardless of your affiliation, leave that kind of labeling to those of us who qualify.

5 comments:

Kim said...

But, but, but...what if you started out with nothing and worked very hard and now you make over $100,000? Can you call people elitist then?

For the record, we do NOT make over $100,000 a year!

Complaint Department Manager said...

Kim, I'm glad you asked that. And yes, because I have known people who started out with not much and now that they make a good chunk of money, they seem to have forgotten how things were from back in the day. I notice that a lot from people who "make it". They quickly loose touch with the true value of money and responsible consumerism. I see a lot of waste and a "so what?" kind of attitude that is not a good look.
I'm glad that I actually went from where I was finacially to where I am now because I too was adopting an elitist attitude. I made myself a promise that if I ever became that well off again that I would not loose touch with my sensible side.

Kim said...

You're right about a lot of people. I think, though, that there are some people who have worked hard and are doing very well financially who are still in touch with their sensible side. I wish more were, though. There are some complete morons around. Often it seems like the more money people have, the lower their IQ goes.

Complaint Department Manager said...

That's exactly my point. It not only lowers the IQ, but it offers up amnesia of accountablity as well.

CHATTI PATTI said...

I'm just gonna shut my piehole on this one!! J/K