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Have you 'made it' in life? This list claims to tell you if you have

The widely shared list has been subject to online backlash today.

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ARE YOU A member of your local tennis club? Do you own multiple gilets? Regularly pig out on lobster? If so, you may have “made it”, according to a list commissioned by UK conservatory windows manufacturer Synseal.

The list contains fifty signs that a couple has made it in life and let’s just say some of the signs are totally insane/unattainable.

A spokesman for Synseal said of the list:

The results show a quirky mix of items and status symbols that suggest the signs of a successful life. It’s an aspirational look at the things many of us would love to have in our own homes and lives and not all of them are simply daydreams.

The list was picked up by several media outlets…


…so naturally there was a backlash on social media, with many taking issue with the bonkers criteria for having “made it” in life.

It even spawned this rebuttal in the Independent.

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So, what are the signs you have made it in life? Read on and weep.

  1. Holiday home
  2. Children go to public school
  3. Having a cleaner
  4. Having a nanny
  5. Frequent shopping trips to New York
  6. Annual ski trips
  7. Owning a pony for the kids
  8. First class fliers
  9. A driveway longer than 200 yards
  10. Wine cellar
  11. A summer house
  12. At-home gym
  13. Car for just weekend use
  14. Sit on mower
  15. Personal number plate
  16. A hot tub
  17. Golf membership
  18. Enjoy sailing weekends
  19. Orchard
  20. Home cinema system
  21. An orangery
  22. Shops at Waitrose
  23. Electric garage doors
  24. A wet room
  25. Designer luggage
  26. Attending horse racing/Ascot every year
  27. A glazed conservatory
  28. Aga
  29. A TV larger than 55 inches
  30. Eat lobster
  31. His and her sinks
  32. Log burner
  33. A TV in every room
  34. Member of a tennis club
  35. Fridge with ice dispenser
  36. 400 thread count sheets
  37. Pedigree dog
  38. A wine cooler
  39. Takes the dog to doggy day care
  40. Takes the dog for treatments
  41. A Facebook page littered with foreign holiday pictures
  42. A golf handicap of under 15
  43. A lazy Susan
  44. Owns a picnic hamper
  45. Matching bathrobes
  46. Own many gilets
  47. Own cricket whites
  48. First name terms with the local vicar
  49. First name terms with the pub landlord
  50. Have 2,000 Twitter followers


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Amy O'Connor

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