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Australians share the subtle signs they thought made someone rich growing up

Australians share the things they thought made someone rich growing up from buying lunch in the school cafeteria to walk-in closets and even soft drinks.

A message to the popular Facebook group, She’s on the moneyasked members, “What are some things you thought were indicators of wealth when you were a kid?” get dozens of responses.

Many commentators thought that school friends who regularly bought food from the cafeteria were wealthy, some said they believed that families living in two-storey houses were well off and others had more subtle signs of wealth, such as drinking carbonated drinks, carpets in a house and cabbage patch dolls.

People share the signs that made them think someone was rich when growing up in Australia, including drinking soda outside of special occasions

People share the signs that made them think someone was rich when growing up in Australia, including drinking soda outside of special occasions

Many commentators thought that school friends who regularly bought food from the cafeteria were wealthy, while some said they believed that families with cars with power windows were wealthy

Many commentators thought that school friends who regularly bought food from the cafeteria were wealthy, while some said they believed that families with cars with power windows were wealthy

‘Money for the school cafeteria! That was rich for me, and when I was staying with friends, the mother always gave me money too, and it was daily! Like whaaaaat!’ exclaimed one person.

‘People who got weekly canteen lunch. I think I’ve had about 1 or 2 my entire primary school life,” agrees another.

‘Having carpets at home. It’s just something not vital to get by so it seemed completely decorative. And if you are poor, you do not spend money on such decorations. Oh and professional photos of your family framed on the wall,” added a third.

‘Walk in wardrobes, only I’d never seen one before and I assumed it was just any wardrobe you could stand in’, a fourth laughed.

Many commentators agreed that families who lived in two-story houses or who had backyard pools were wealthy.

“I always thought if you had a pool, you were super rich. I always wished I had one growing up! Even if you had more than one pet,” someone wrote.

“As a child, having an upper floor seemed so impressive. Sara Lee ice cream or order food was exotic for me. However, traveling abroad was my main goal, none of my parents left Australia and I never slept in a hotel all my childhood,” replied a second.

Drinking soda outside of special occasions was a popular response and many more said eating out was an indicator of wealth.

Many commentators agreed that families who lived in two-story houses or who had backyard pools were wealthy

Many commentators agreed that families who lived in two-story houses or who had backyard pools were wealthy

Other answers were having a remote-controlled garage door, international family vacations, Foxtel or Austar, and a refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser

Other answers were having a remote-controlled garage door, international family vacations, Foxtel or Austar, and a refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser

‘Cans of soda in the fridge. (Three points if it was a specialty drinks fridge),’ a woman replied.

‘Brand name food. Being able to eat out as a family. Can even eat ice cream as a family,” said a second.

“As a kid, I thought if you had a kale doll, you had to be rich. My friend had several (and when I think back, no, they weren’t exactly rich),’ admitted a third.

Other answers were birthday parties at McDonalds, international family vacations, Foxtel or Austar, a refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser, and being picked up and dropped off at school every day.

Things Aussies thought was a sign someone was rich as a kid

Getting on a plane to go on vacation

Decorating the house with rugs

Two-storey houses

Soft drinks for no reason

walk-in closets

Order lunch in the canteen

Refrigerators with ice dispensers

Foxtel or Austar

Brand Name Foods

Built-in swimming pools

Eating in restaurants

Koolpatch dolls

Air conditioning

Electric car windows

Remote controlled garage doors

Backyard trampolines

4WD cars

Owning a computer in the 1990s

Play stations

Pick up from school

Buy popcorn and snacks at the cinema

Have a second or drinks fridge

Pop-top juice boxes

widescreen television

Matching furniture sets

“If you are dropped off and picked up from school every day. I was on public transport from literally my age as they both worked full time 8-5. Even if your parents each had a car instead of sharing one. Though I’m a mom and wife now, I don’t know how they ever managed with just one car lol,” one mom recalled.

Remote controlled garage door. An ice maker in the fridge door, a dishwasher, a two-story house, an inground pool. A store bought birthday cake. Blue Ribbon ice cream. I could go on…’ said another.

“Buttons that made the windows in the car go up and down instead of rolling them down with a button,” wrote a fourth.

The same question previously went viral on TikTok after podcaster Claire Stephens, 30, asked her followers about their “low-key” traits of being rich in Australia.

The same question previously went viral on TikTok after podcaster Claire Stephens asked her followers about their

The same question previously went viral on TikTok after podcaster Claire Stephens asked her followers about their “low-key” traits of being rich in Australia, including knowing how to ski.

Other subtle signs of wealth would be exclusive with Qantas.  fly

And shop at luxury department stores like Myer

Other subtle signs of wealth would be flying exclusively with Qantas (left) and shopping at luxury department stores like Myer (right)

In a series of five videos, the author said she always knew a family was right if they knew how to ski, bought lunch at a fair or theme park instead of bringing their own, or had a sign on the front door. asking to remove shoes inside.

“It means you have nice floors or a nice carpet,” she added.

Ms Stephens said it wasn’t until she went to university and discovered that people could ski that she realized that some vacations are very different from her family’s.

Her observations about the subtle trappings of prosperity Down Under, which have been viewed 378,576 times since the first video was uploaded online on Friday, sparked a wave of funny reactions.

“Shopping at David Jones means you’re rich,” someone replied.

‘Low-key’ things that are a sign of wealth in Australia

* Exclusively flying with Qantas

* Shopping at Myer or David Jones

* Owning a refrigerator with an ice dispenser

*Have a dishwasher cutlery tray instead of a basket insert

*Buy lunch at an amusement park instead of bringing your own lunch

* Know how to ski and go on holiday abroad

* Living in a two-storey house with an inground pool and electric gate

“When people went on vacation for fun, not just to visit relatives,” commented another.

Others said people who have a kitchen with silver appliances instead of white ones or a second living room are “elite.”

One woman said she had always wanted her parents to buy her more expensive ice cream on the beach.

“Getting a Magnum instead of a Splice, Calippo or Paddle Pop,” she wrote.

Mrs. Stephens shared her agreement, saying, “Omg YES. Magnums were premium.’

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