THERE’S NO POINT beating around the bush here; every single one of us – subconsciously or not – rely on little indicators to ascertain how posh someone might or might not be.
So, sue us.
And while our standards will have changed somewhat since reaching adulthood, our posh radar was still pinging 24/7 as kids.
Whether it was the type of cheese nestled within their sandwich, the colouring pencils they used during Art class or the household rules they were made abide by, we knew a posh kid when we saw one.
And so did Twitter.
In a thread initiated by comedian Sam Whyte, she asked her followers to reflect on their childhood mates, and fill her in on all the posh deets.
When you were a kid, how did you know someone was a bit posh when you went round their house? So far we've got more than one type of cheese in the fridge and booze that wasn't for drinking that day.— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) June 8, 2018
The responses have been flooding in, and we’ve picked our favourites.
1. An allowance? The absolute notions of it.
My friend didn’t get pocket money, she got an “allowance”. Mate! I got a 10p mix a week if I was lucky!— ilona burton (@ilonacatherine) June 8, 2018
2. This is outrageous. Like, just of a standard Tuesday?
Coca Cola when it wasn't a birthday party.— John Tansey (@johntansey3) June 8, 2018
3. Not just your standard six-pack, like.
I remember once being astounded that someone offered me a bag of crisps from a box. A whole box full of crisps.— Paul (@bingowings14) June 8, 2018
4. A heads-up wouldn’t have gone astray.
I went to a friends house for tea in junior school. We sat at the table with his parents and were given a sort of open sandwich on a roll. I picked it up and starting eating it. They ate theirs with a knife and fork. I wasn’t invited again.— Lee (@ancientgamer) June 9, 2018
5. Napkins. At. Every. Meal.
(Little metal loops that you push a napkin through so it looks nice, I suppose, when you set the table. These ones were silver and had family members’ names engraved on them. A woggle for napkins, basically. Proper, cloth napkins too. At every evening meal)— Dean (@Herne_TheHunter) June 9, 2018
6. For the love of…
When I slept over, not only did the mother give me my OWN BATH TOWEL, but she also gave me a special smaller towel for wiping my bottom dry.— Cromerty 'I Do Voiceovers' York🎙 (@Cromerty) June 9, 2018
7. Ah, that forbidden room of mystery.
Having a separate immaculate living room that you weren't allowed to enter, let alone play in.— Sundry Letters (@SalCross) June 9, 2018
8. Emma’s dad knew the score.
These are so great to read!— Emma 💋 (@Iamoutathistime) June 9, 2018
I had a friend called Nicollette who's house had "skylights"
My old dad dropping me off going "fuck-me Emma you need to stay friends with this one"
9. Sure, didn’t we all?
The first time I encountered a fridge freezer with an ice cube dispenser in the front I thought I was in Star Trek!— School of Movies (@SchoolOfMovies) June 9, 2018
10. That’ll always be the dream.
That they were allowed to just go to the fridge/cupboards and take anything at any time, without asking first.— Sarah (@Slouloulou) June 9, 2018
11. For the love of Jaysus.
My friend’s mum had a silver carriage for their After Eights box.— Jill (@mummyjilly) June 9, 2018
12. That’s it; we’re done.
And each family member had to say “can I be excused?” Before they could leave said table— Kate Lally (@katelallyx) June 10, 2018
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