Here’s a bit of fun from the Daily Mirror. How “Posh” are you?
Well, I didn’t think being middle class was posh, more aspiring posh, I think. However, an expert in etiquette, William Hanson, claims there are 16 tell-tale household possessions which can determine how middle class you are.
And, surprisingly, I score a fat zero.
Okay, hands up, I have owned one or two in the past but, of this precise moment, I don’t. Here they are, listed in order of popularity,
Smart TV. I have thought about it but telly is a bit crap, so I’m putting it off.
Dyson Vacuum Cleaner. Have had two in the past. Expensive crap, both fell apart. Bought German design instead.
Barbecue. No, much prefer proper cooking.
Vinyl Record Collection. Gone to charity.
iMac Computers. Never considered it. Does an iPad count?
Nutribullet. Have teeth, prefer chewing.
Samsonite Wheelie Suitcase. What’s wrong with a couple of carrier bags?
Wood Burning Stove. Previously had one a couple of houses ago. With the state of the world, might need one again soon.
Spiralizer. What the hell is that? Sounds like the name of a 90’s Indie band.
Mulberry Bags. What, like for carrying your mulberries home in? What?
Matching Coasters. The coffee cup marks on the table provide evidence to the contrary.
Boiling Water Taps. Had these at work once. Don’t actually boil water. Horrible tasting tea.
Hot Tub. I very much doubt this is in any way “posh” but, nope, just wouldn’t.
Aga Cooker. Have used one before but – see same for barbecue above.
Smeg Fridge. Sounds obscene: something they store samples in at a sperm bank, perhaps? A fridge is a fridge, isn’t it?
Brompton Folding Bicycle. Never had a car I couldn’t easily throw an ordinary bike into, so, no thanks.
Ha, what larks! Are you middle-class? Want to be? Buy all of the above.
You are posh if you own one of these 16 items says etiquette expert (Daily Mirror)