@lovelettersinhell I think you and I are the same person. How tall are you?
@jolie I was really referring to the tone you've been employing throughout the entire thread.
@jolie Just because Joey didn't feel that the whole Harvard vibe was belittling in any way doesn't mean that classism isn't relevant or even *significant*. I can appreciate his (and your) sentiment, hell, I may not have made some of the same choices as the authors regarding the house pass, yet taking umbrage that people in these institutions have had different experiences seems petty.
@jolie Claiming that classism doesn't exist (or isn't at all significant) in largely upper-middle class institutions like Ivy League colleges and telling people to "buck up, DEAR" because you have not had the same experience that they did is ridiculous. Being bitchy is your right, but those here who seem to suggest that the two writers don't have any legitimate complaints are misguided, in my opinion. You've had your experiences, and I've had mine, in which I was reminded in various subtle ways that I didn't quite fit. These experiences smarted a little. It wasn't the end of the world, and further, that doesn't seem to be what the writers are suggesting either. I asked you what your angle was not be a smart ass, but because I was interested in your opinion. Nothing more. Nothing less.
I once had a college professor who was known to be rather dickish, and upon hearing that I was from a family farm in one of the flat states said to me incredulously, "Why, how did you get here?" This took place during our class introductions.
@jolie May I ask what your angle is here? I can't figure out what you're doing with all the dears and the honeys and darlings. What is your experience with this?