Am I spoiled?
2006-04-22
4 minutes read

(By way of magnio)

Go through the list. Tick everything you have or have done. If you can tick 40 or more, you’re spoiled.

  • ☑ your own cell phone
  • ☐ a television in your bedroom
  • ☐ an iPod
  • ☐ a photo printer
  • ☐ your own phone line
  • ☐ TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
  • ☑ high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
  • ☐ a surround sound system in bedroom
  • ☐ DVD player in bedroom
  • ☐ at least a hundred DVDs
  • ☑ a childfree bathroom (well, no children yet)
  • ☑ your own in-house office (I share it with Karianne, but it’s still my own)
  • ☐ a pool
  • ☐ a guest house
  • ☐ a game room
  • ☑ a queen-size bed
  • ☑ a stocked bar
  • ☑ a working dishwasher
  • ☐ an icemaker
  • ☐ a working washer and dryer
  • ☐ more than 20 pairs of shoes
  • ☐ at least ten things from a designer store
  • ☐ expensive sunglasses (what’s expensive? I think mine cost about 400 NOK, which is about 50€)
  • ☐ framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
  • ☐ Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
  • ☑ a multi-speed bike
  • ☑ a gym membership
  • ☑ large exercise equipment at home (well, an exercise bike, large enough)
  • ☐ your own set of golf clubs
  • ☐ a pool table
  • ☐ a tennis court
  • ☐ local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
  • ☑ your own pair of skis
  • ☑ enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
  • ☐ a boat
  • ☐ a jet ski
  • ☐ a neighborhood committee membership
  • ☐ a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
  • ☐ wealthy family members (what’s wealthy?, affluent maybe, but certainly not wealthy)
  • ☐ two or more family cars
  • ☐ a walk-in closet or pantry
  • ☐ a yard
  • ☑ a hammock
  • ☐ a personal trainer
  • ☑ good credit
  • ☐ expensive jewelry
  • ☐ a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
  • ☑ at least $100 cash in your possession right now
  • ☐ more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
  • ☑ a stock portfolio
  • ☑ a passport
  • ☐ a horse
  • ☐ a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
  • ☐ private medical insurance
  • ☑ a college degree, and no outstanding student loans

Do you: * ☐ shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week * ☐ do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores * ☐ pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning) * ☐ go on weekend mini-vacations * ☐ send dinners back with every flaw * ☐ wear perfume or cologne (not body spray) * ☐ regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon * ☐ have a job but don’t need the money OR * ☐ stay at home with little financial sacrifice * ☐ pay someone else to cook your meals * ☐ pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs * ☐ regularly pay someone else to drive you * ☐ expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you: * ☐ an only child * ☐ married/partnered to a wealthy person * ☐ baffled/surprised when you don’t get your way

Have you: * ☐ been on a cruise * ☑ traveled out of the country * ☑ met a celebrity * ☐ been to the Caribbean * ☑ been to Europe (Well, I live there) * ☑ BEEN TO HONG KONG * ☐ been to Hawaii * ☐ been to New York * ☐ eaten at the space needle in Seattle * ☐ been to the Mall of America * ☐ been on the Eiffel tower in Paris * ☐ been on the Statue of Liberty in New York * ☐ moved more than three times because you wanted to * ☑ dined with local political figures (actually more of a national * political figure) * ☑ been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast (Atlantic, * multiple times around Europe. Pacific, in Australia and Hong Kong)

Did you: * ☐ go to another country for your honeymoon (No, but we’re going to) * ☐ hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party * ☐ take riding or swimming lessons as a child * ☐ attend private school * ☐ have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

24, so a bit more spoiled than Magni. Not that much, though.

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