There has always been a massive division between the rich and the not-so-rich. Then again, hardly anyone wants to be on the lower end of the spectrum. For this reason, they may look rich, talk rich, and act rich. However, according to some men, these behaviors are giant neon sign flashing, “I'm low class!”
1. Living Above Your Means
If you are spending more money than you can afford, you are living beyond your means, maybe to seem cool or to impress someone. Either way, it's not a good look. It doesn't matter how much you earn — try not to bite more than you can chew.
2. Flaunting Wealth Online
Why anyone would want to showcase wealth online, especially when they don't have it, is quite outrageous. Social media lets people choose their “characters,” and sometimes, people opt for fake ones.
3. Always Trying To Haggle The “Unhaggleables”
Have you witnessed a scenario where someone looks all posh but is still trying to haggle something that shouldn't be? Sometimes, they go as far as asking for extras or freebies over an already cheap meal.
4. Making a Scene in Public
Some men consider people who make scenes to be low-class. This set of folks prefers to throw tantrums in public rather than keep it together and sort the issue out amicably.
Although a commenter thinks people can be rich and act this way, this may not be the best yardstick.
5. Anyone Who Craves Respect
Someone mentions that people who crave respect from other people are low-class. They think those who claim others are disrespectful are weak and often try to hide their vast insecurities.
6. Lack of Humility
One person says that anyone who lacks humility, no matter their financial status, is low-class. Another adds that the worst sets of people in life are the ones who think they know everything. That's hardly disputable.
7. Making Public Space Personal
The keyword “public” means it's for everyone, but some people would still expect to be treated like they run the world. Unless you're Sharpay Evans or Beyoncé, we suggest a lifestyle change.
8. Speakerphone in Public
One contributor claims people who make loud calls when they're in the company of others are only announcing their low-class status. According to them, they can always make that call elsewhere; they choose not to.
9. Celebrating Rejecting New Experiences
People who celebrate rejecting new experiences, not because there's something wrong with them but because they think it's beneath them, are low-class, too.
We understand you might not want to try something out, but you don't have to rub it in anyone else's face.
10. Treats Regular Folks Like Trash
According to consensus, it shows how much of a low-class individual you are when you treat the people you think are “beneath” you like they are nothing. Domestic workers, chauffeurs, and stylists are people, too.
11. Dumping Trash Anywhere
Do the planet a favor, pretty please? Dumping trash on the ground or anywhere that isn't a trash can is wrong behavior.
12. Being Loud
Being loud ranges from listening to music on a loudspeaker in public to screaming at people. People forget to be considerate of others sharing the same space, which is typical low-class behavior.
13. People Who Refer to Themselves as “Alpha Males”
There are so many things wrong with the “Alpha Male” trends. But one main problem is that most people who call themselves that are usually not the alphas they think they are.
14. Speaking Negatively About People
Someone uses an instance of how a person judging others as “low class” might make them low-class themselves. It's considered shallow to speak badly about others. This class of people also includes hypocrites and people with zero self-awareness.
15. Making Others Feel Inadequate
Some need to make others feel inadequate about themselves even though they don't have their lives figured out. Funnily enough, most times, it's only to hide their insecurities.
16. Braging About Wealth
Flaunting wealth is one thing, and bragging about wealth is another ball game. It shows that they need validation. In most cases, the brags are all talk and no show.
17. Getting Into Debt for Show
The number of individuals in huge debt just because they want to show off is alarming. People take out huge loans to purchase things that make them look rich — all for show.
18. Wearing Stuff With Massive Brand Logos
Even though you are likelier to see Mike Zuckerberg in a simple tee and denim, you'll hardly find a giant logo on it. Sure, take out the branded T-shirt occasionally — too much, and it makes you look tacky.
19. Acting Entitled
Acting entitled is never a good look. Never. Under no circumstance. Some people would expect everyone to do everything for them and the world to bend at their command. But life doesn't work that way, does it?
20. Poor Table Manners
Last on the list are these things that would make anyone want to crawl under the table during lunch. They include chewing loudly, loud gulping sounds, chewing with an open mouth, or picking your teeth in public. Could you not do it?
Boloere Divine Seibidor, fondly called B.S., is a Nigerian-based writer and poet. Her favorite topics include music, especially Hip-Hop, film, lifestyle, and fashion. She's been published by Feral Journal, Fantasy Magazine, The Temz Review, and most notably, Wealth of Geeks. She enjoys romantic dinners, movie nights, and touring new sights. When she's not writing, she's delving back in time to the underground world of Hip-Hop, watching TikTok, or visiting the cinema.