When I was a kid I thought my peers with Barbie dolls were rich. And people with air conditioners. And I wasn’t the only child with a unique idea of what indicated that someone had money. This thread from @cpoliticditto proves that most kids had their own special ideas of wealth:
“My wife grew up thinking that having water/ice dispensers IN THE FRIDGE DOOR was a life goal. I grew up thinking if you had a basketball hoop with a clear/plexiglass backboard, you were rich. What are some things you thought were indicators of wealth when you were a kid?”
The responses are a nice mix of amusing and depressing. While some kids thought that having an attic or a wide variety of cereal meant someone was privileged, other kids thought hot dog buns were a luxury. We’ve included some of our favorite responses, but there are tons more over at the thread.