Status Meme  

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mamacita Chilena tagged me for this meme. I believe I've seen something like this floating around indicating that it tells you the type of status or class you grew up in. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but I'm game to play along.

The premise is that you "bold" all the statements that are true. The more bold lines one has, the more privileged one's formative years were.

Please note: The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.


Father went to college

Father finished college - by finished are we talking 2 year, 4 year, doctorate? My father finished a couple of 2 year degrees.

Mother went to college

Mother finished college

Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor

Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers - both true and false depending on the teacher

Had more than 50 books in your childhood home

Had more than 500 books in your childhood home - I was really the only one who read, so doubtful.. though now my parents read a lot of apocalyptic fiction

Were read children’s books by a parent - until I started taking the books away from my mom because I wanted to read for myself

Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18

Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively

Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18

Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs

Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs

Went to a private high school - Yay PTL!

Went to summer camp

Had a private tutor before you turned 18

Family vacations involved staying at hotels - we slept in our van.. seriously my dad thought it was a good idea to camp out in our van.. the first night it got so stuffy that my mom threw open all of the windows and doors to the scream of, "I can't breathe!".. we were consumed by the mosquitoes.. after that we had an air conditioner in the back window that would run off the electricity in the camp ground.. we were stylin'!

Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 - I had jeans with plastic pockets and those plastic floaty fish in it.. hand-me-downs of course

Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them - I didn't get a hand-me-down car at all.. I had to buy my own car

There was original art in your house when you were a child - only if you count the art we made as original

Had a phone in your room before you turned 18 - only because we lived in a 4 room home and my parents got tired of me walking into their bedroom unannounced.. to some very embarrassing moments.. they also installed a lock

You and your family lived in a single family house

Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home

Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course - I took the PSAT in 10th grade, if that counts

Had your own TV in your room in High School - I had the b&w my parents won by visiting a timeshare.. because no one wanted it

Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College

Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16

Went on a cruise with your family

Went on more than one cruise with your family

Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up - occasionally.. we did see the Ramses exhibit when it came around and we visited a lot of historical sites

You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family


Although I have an idea from reading the questions, I wish I knew what type of conclusions the psychologists would draw from my response. I suppose I'll have to look it up. :)

I'm going to tag whoever reads this and wants to to do it.

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