When I was a kid we used to take thrice yearly trips to everywhere, Europe, the Caribbean, all around the U.S. But what's funny is that my family growing up was really rich. My father would go off on shopping sprees and buy thousands of dollars worth of shoes and belts, or buy my mom closets and closets of clothes and jewelry and opera tickets. But they never once sent me to camp or bought me electronic games. They had three luxury cars at the time and only my dad drove. He also had a chauffeur. They said that after school activities and sports would cost too much, so I never got to do a single one growing up, even though that was unheard of in my town. We had like a 5000 square foot house in the CT suburbs, a huge apartment in Manhattan, and a summer cabin as well. When I was sick they didn't take me to the doctor because they didn't bother paying for health insurance for me.
They always told me that they weren't wealthy. Are you kidding me? My mom still attests to the fact that they were just average. Mmmph. A LOT of rich people think they're "just average" imo...
I haven't really run across that, but it sounds really frustrating to listen to.
Edited by Storm Bride - 6/23/11 at 11:24pm