What’s up with that?

23 Oct

Why do we look at two identical situations and give WineConnBeerDrinkerthem separate labels.  For instance why do we think it is cool to be a wine connoisseur but tacky to be a beer-lover.  Sure the wine dude probably travels to vineyards and attends wine tasting events and has manicures to show off as he does the swirling, sniffing and aspirating all the while talking high-falutin wine-language with his fellow wine people.  The beer dude does the same, goes to breweries, bars and beer gardens, talks about flavor, taste and buzz – yet he gets no respect whatsoever.  What is up with that?  I mean, check this:

You are an alcoholic if you are rich but a drunk if you are not.

You are called an eccentric if you have money but called crazy if you don’t.

You are a fashionista if you are affluent but ghetto fabulous if you’re not.

Your child is developmentally challenged if you are rich but is retarded if you are poor

A rich person steals, he or she is a kleptomaniac but a poor person who steals is a thief.

When a rich person does drugs, he or she has a substance abuse problem, but if a poor person does drugs, that’s a crack head or a junkie.

The rich hold soirees the poor have house parties.

The rich suffer from depression, the poor are just ornery.

The rich have five course meals on their table, but the working class folks with the same amount of food are just over-eating.

Rich women can be single mothers but the poor are baby-mamas

If you are rich and like to save money, you’re frugal, if you are poor and like to save money, then you are just stingy.

Labels.  I hate them.


8 Responses to “What’s up with that?”

  1. Original Mgbeke October 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    Wow, this makes soo much sense and hits home. I’m definitely guilty of segregating the labels. Very interesting stuff.

  2. Vera Ezimora October 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    In my house, we neither say ‘frugal’ nor ‘stingy.’ We just stick to good ol’ “aka gum” It works every time. LOL.

  3. Bennie Droese October 23, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    It’s all PR and everthing else that comes from it-good or bad. Somehow the marketing gurus have managed to successfully sell us on just the sizzle of the steak. Now, look at the wine dude, he’s just fine. I’d have whatever he’s having anytime. And as for the beer guzzling fat slob…

    Image, my dear-lol!

    P.S. About the other stuff, interesting observations. It may take me a rejoinder to address them.

  4. Rosie October 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Original: funny how we don’t really think about these things eh…i catch myself doing the same thing once in a while too.

    Vera: darrrrrling! U visiting my blog. Haaaa…it must be christmas.

    Bennie: I could not agree with you more. Blame all these fancy restaurants slapping $100 price tag on crappy tasting glorified grape juice.

  5. Myne Whitman October 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    Like they say, image is everything! In the end, they’re just labels and mean nothing.

  6. solomonsydelle October 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    and may I add, if you are Nigerian, you run a “scam” but if your Bernie Madoff, you run a “Ponzi Scheme”

    Couldn’t help it =)

  7. Rosie October 27, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    Myne: u r right …image is everything…thats why they say perception is reality.

    Solomondydelle: lol. quite true.

  8. Caramel Delight January 6, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Labels only belong on tins

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