Class Distinctions

I was on Twitter the other day. I posted a comment in favour of the National Trust’s report into Slavery and Colonialism, and as a result I was accused of being middle class.

Whatever that means.

And the more I think about it, the more ridiculous it is. Ridiculous that we still think in those terms – and ridiculous that ‘middle class’ (or ‘working class’) should be used as an insult.

So, just for fun, here are some statements about me that are all true – what do you think, am I middle class or working class??

  • My grandfather was an engineer on a fishing boat
  • My first husband had a double-barrelled surname
  • I didn’t go to university when I left school
  • I work for a well-known DIY shed
  • I own a cat
  • My father was a bank manager
  • I shop at Aldi
  • My car is 11 years old
  • My blood is red
  • I live in a terraced house
  • I have 5 grandchildren
  • I live in the north of England
  • My second husband was born on a council estate
  • I have a cleaner
  • I was at school with someone who now sits in the House of Lords
  • I spend most of my working day on a computer
  • I earn more than the minimum wage
  • I live in a 4-bedroomed house
  • I drink lager
  • I have a BSc
  • I’ve been working for money, off and on, since 1974
  • I’ve never been unemployed
  • I volunteer with the National Trust
  • I got married at age 19
  • I’m a Director of a Limited Company
  • I’m nearly 60
  • I have a Bradford postcode
  • I drink red wine
  • I wear steel toe-cap boots at work

So, what do you think? Middle class? Working class?

A silly game – and a silly distinction.

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6 Comments Add yours

    1. It’s all just daft, isn’t it!!

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  1. gosforthgirl says:

    Preoccupation about class is as outdated as the caste system.

    I’m hoping it disappears completely.

    People who ‘attack’ you on social media for expressing an opinion are ‘beyond the pale’…..

    Or is that a middle class exoression!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yes, yes, yes, and yes!!!

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  3. gosforthgirl says:

    It`s a shame this page doesn`t allow me to correct typos!

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    1. I knew what you meant!!
      But you can edit – just under your name is the date and then (Edit) – click on that. xx

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