Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Laboring World

The business of living is hard work. No doubt about it. Oddly, the thing has been divided into "the working class", meaning those who work, I guess, and the rest. Those who don't work? The elite? The idle class? The upper class? The management?
The lower class. The laborers. The rural lower middle class. The rural upper lower class. The urban sub-class. Middle class white catholic workers with one kidney. Latino housewives who make 100 grand and up a year from home.
It's all so confusing. Hard to know who you are. Where one preee-sice-lee fits in.
Get me the labeling department!!
Photo: William Gedney


Blogger m.p.k. said...

I just found out our new label last week... According to an SF Chronicle, my wife and I are DINKS (Double income no kids). I'm also a Yuppie young urban pro. (old label). My wife is one of those "underpaid" teachers. Otherwise, I'm a Gen X'er (I still have no idea what that means). LOL...

24/4/08 11:37 AM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

I think the chart is the best label I've seen, in a manner of speaking anyway. There it all is...

24/4/08 11:39 AM  
Blogger jm said...



You're not the only one that can't define Gen X.
All's I know is that I'm old enough to get a 10% discount at Ross on Tuesdays.

Actually the division insanity lately is a sign that people are getting harder to separate and box in. This election is a change one in that respect. I think that's why the media have completely lost it. The under 40s don't divide themselves as much.

24/4/08 2:14 PM  

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