These kids are in for a surprising awakening after a lifetime of being sheltered.
For lots of wealthy kids, money has almost no real-world meaning to them until they’re out on their own. Some show up to their first days of college and wonder why their laundry isn’t being magically done for them, or why they have to make their own food for each and every meal. A lot of them just don’t understand the value of money. As Lucille Bluth says in Arrested Development, “I mean, it’s one banana, Michael. What could it cost, $10?” Some of the people replying to this query sound a lot like that.
I’m in awe of the woman who was given a $90 per day allowance. She probably had no idea how lucky she was to be making a cool 32k per year for doing absolutely nothing! Another kid had an online shopping habit, and seemed to have no concept of what things cost. He clicked “add to cart,” but he was certainly not the one paying off that shopping spree.
These folks shared the moments they met people with “rich kid syndrome.” That basically refers to wealthy people acting foolish or clueless around average people due to their upbringing. They’re confused why ordinary people don’t have butlers or housekeepers who follow them around. Others don’t know how to pick an affordable restaurant: $60 per meal is not cheap, yet one dude thought that it was.
After that, one mom decided to ask a first-class passenger on her flight to give up her seat because it wasn’t “fair.”