Thursday, May 29, 2008
A yuppie? Are we yuppies?
We have recently been informed that because we want to buy a boat-we are yuppies! We are not yuppies in my book.
The argument was interesting though. If we are yuppies based on being a hip urban professional than I will take that title. Unfortunately, that means we are all yuppies in our group of friends-even if you are in the educational field.
And then I had to think why do I hate this term? It's because a yuppie to me is an attitude..a demeanor that goes with having money to act that way. It reminds me of those people that I didn't like in high school because they based their status on material things. And as an adult, they are people who I don't really associate with. I don't consider my friends yuppies because they are not snotty and uptight.
So, anyways...I take the term yuppie (according to my definition) as an insult.
We are still selling our car and buying a boat and an old diesel car, so that we can run it on biodiesel.
What is your idea of a yuppie?