People Explain Which Behaviors Absolutely Scream 'I'm Rich'
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On the surface, it's easy to point out who the affluent people are in the room.


Rich folks may wear designer clothing accentuated by lots of bling and make a dramatic entrance after pulling up at an event in a Lamborghini or BMW.
But some people who are well off but are less ostentatious give off their wealthy vibe with a certain type of attitude or behavior.
Curious to hear examples of that je ne sais quoi rich people give, _--__-__--- asked:
"People Explain Which Behaviors Absolutely Scream 'I'm Rich'"

It's about time.

Time Is Money

"Spend money if it saves you time. Time is more valuable than money."

tocksin

"Every time I go to State College, PA, I accept the $25 fine for street parking over night. It costs $30+ to park in one of the garages overnight. On top of that, said garage is still like a 30 minute walk from where I stay. I'd rather spend less on the parking ticket to park right next to where I'm staying lol."

Dragonite66

The Difference

"Poor people trade their time for money. Rich people trade their money for time."

blacksystembbq

Not Dwelling Over Decision-Making

"Not thinking twice, when making plans, about whether you can afford it."

KindHearted_IceQueen

It's about attitudes.

Missed Payday

"Not noticing you haven't been paid in two months."

"I work with some people that pull in 20k+ a month. We had one come in mid March and said 'I don't think I've been paid since December.' Sure enough two months didn't pay out for some reason."

"He wasn't even mad and just kind of mentioned it like he was talking about the weather."

"If I miss A paycheck I'd notice on payday."

Graphics_Nerd

This Speaks For Itself

"Money talks, wealth whispers."

spicymargarita16

"This is exactly right. My ex's family were obscenely wealthy, the type that has a 'smaller' yacht that's a tender to the main yacht because it doesn't fit in many marinas, two private jets, multiple mansions. They dressed in an extremely normal way: classy and well put together, but almost boring.I love the photo of Gates, Zuckerberg, and Buffet with the caption: '$300bn in a room and not an Emporio Armani belt in sight'. This is right on in my experience."

fulthrottlejazzhands

Prime Example Of Chill

"Sometimes? Nothing."

"I know a man who's the kind of rich where it took him only a day or two to convert more than a million dollars to cash (not, like, physical cash, but the liquid asset) to buy one of his kids a house."

"He drives a rather beat-up old Subaru, when he's not riding his bicycle instead. He wears jeans and polo shirts. His watch is a <$200 digital watch - wouldn't bother wearing a fancy expensive analogue watch, all they do is tell the time, what's the point? He's lived in the same house for 50ish years."

"The only real tell is the air of total chill he has. He's not worried about much. Money insulates you from really a lot of stress."

Otherwise_Window

Picking Battles

"They will never complain about the cost of something but will nit-pik the quality of work to death."

weaselpoopcoffee

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Fancy Taste

"Buying art. And not Instagram art, but gallery dealer art."

Pie_is_pie_is_pie

How Steve Jobs Behaved

"I don’t know if this is 'small' but Steve Jobs never had a license plate on his car. He’d always lease for five months and 29 days, because in California you have to get a license plate within 6 months. His assistant would drop off his lease and pick up a new one. I used to live in the Bay Area and saw him leave Apple and head straight into the carpool lane at full speed. He never cared about getting ticketed."

– Taney34

The Value Of Diary

"Having no clue what a gallon of milk should cost. $1? $5? $10?"

– [deleted]

Business Is Open No Matter What

"Keep a business afloat for two years during a pandemic with very little income coming in. I’m grateful for my boss and I hope his vintage Rolls Royce gets finished soon 😂"

– lasvegashomo

It's about appearances.

Not Dressing The Part

"Dressing like a hobo inside exclusive clubs and be served as the most important person there."

KennethBrownie

Designer This And That

"Working at a luxury resort, one thing I've noticed is that the people who want to give the air of being very wealthy will have lots of designer patterns on their clothes and accessories, like Louis Vuitton print, but almost all of the truly ridiculously wealthy people will basically wear nondescript leisure wear and really plain looking clothes (like plain jeans and tees with no logos)."

FartAttack911

Basic

"The most expensive car i've seen in my life, dude parked got out in jeans, basic all star, and white t shirt. No patterns, no logos, nothing."

Demetrio33

Sighting Of An Apple Co-Founder

"I worked at a gas station in the 90s when Steve Wozniak would come in to get gas. He dressed in shorts a tshirt and flip flops and drove a $120k car."

deadmanwalking74

The Load Of Garbage

"I lived in lower middle class neighborhood after getting married. there was one house in the neighborhood that was much bigger, had a pool, new cars every year but what drove me crazy was every week this family of 4 put 7 or 8 garbage cans at the curb. most families had one maybe 2. How much sh*t are they buying to generate all that trash?"

– cheapmanbcf

Saving Face

"Perfect skin and good teeth. Rich people can afford to go to doctors and medical professionals for their appearance. I had a friend who worked for a skin doctor."

"He let her train on her friends with some new products and apparently, it's a thing where you go in on a regular basis and your skin smooths out, all the weird spots go away and you just glisten like Arwen or Galadriel. I did get to go in for one practice treatment and the other folks waiting in the room had amazing skin."

"Ever since then, I could spot moneyed women just by their complexions. Also, a good number of them.. you can spot if you know fabrics really well and how they are supposed to drape when well made."

– VapoursAndSpleen

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