I've got a day off from work.
by, 1st June 2009 at 01:59 PM (261 Views)
So yeah, I'm off from work today, which is nice. While I love my job (I'm working in the pro shop at an exclusive country club), a lot of the people I deal with suck. Why? Because many of them will do one of a few things:
1. treat everyone in there like they're lower class
2. treat everyone like they have no idea what they are talking about in terms of golf advice, just because of their age or whatever other reasons
3. think that everyone in there is uneducated, and thus can't hold up a conversation about something besides golf.
Now this gets to me. Even though I was kind of expecting it due to the fact that all of the members at this place are incredibly affluent, I'm still annoyed about it because:
1. I'm not lower class. In fact, in terms of socioeconomic standing, my family is right up there with many of the members there; I mean the average members, not the obscenely rich ones.
2. I've been playing golf since I was six. I started on my high school's varsity golf team all four years I was there. I was a captain my senior year. I have a 6 handicap, which basically means that I am in the top 10% of golfers in the world. I know what I'm talking about.
3. This is the one that annoys me the most. The truth behind this story is kind of funny. See, in Massachusetts, where I live, most of the people who make up the upper class graduated from either BC (Boston College), BU (Boston University), Harvard, or Holy Cross. Now these four schools are all ranked in the top 50 in the United States (I'm not sure if BU is, but the other three are high on the list). But since almost all the members at the club went to one of the four schools I just listed, they think they're better than me. Until the subject of college comes up. If someone asks me where I go to school, I tell them I go to BC (which I actually do). How fast they change the way they talk to me is actually kind of funny. Most of the members will start talking to you like an equal.
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