Who teaches kids to be spoiled? Is it intentional, like do rich parents tell their children to not appreciate the smaller things in life through strangely backwards, sitcom-like life lessons? Or is it accidental, as in being given thousands of dollars of material items and not being forced to work for any of them is actually bad for children? Whatever the reason, we've all seen a kid that was perhaps just a bit too ungrateful for the lot they've been handed.

Reddit user, u/Hysterical_Realist, wanted to hear the worst of the worst when they asked:

What's the worst case of "rich kid syndrome" you've seen?

There Have Been Worse "Buy-My-Love" Gifts

Went to school with a crazy rich kid, his parents divorced and each decided to buy his love. Mommy owned a real estate agency, so she got him a license and spoon fed him enough sales for a 6 figure income.

The dad then BOUGHT HIM A MAGAZINE. Yes, the dad bought a magazine for his 24 year old drugie son to "run". Worked about as well as you'd imagine.


No Questions Asked


I work for a dentist and her son is a spoiled brat. He was at the office one day because she had to bring him to an appointment later that day. He got bored and went out wandering around some of the local shops.

He came back a little while later and without any preamble walked up to her and said "give me $80". She asked him what it was for and he just repeated himself and she gave it to him.


Even A Kid Can Recognize That Kind Of Snobbiness

In middle school we were asked to draw our homes for some assignment and hand it in at the end of class. A popular, extremely wealthy kid that sat behind me raised his hand and smugly asked the teacher for another sheet of paper because he couldn't draw it all on one page. His friends just snickered but I was cringing. Even at 12 I remember thinking it was such a snobby thing to say.

And He's No James Bond

One of my college classmates wrecked his Range Rover over winter break and came back in an Aston Martin


Never Find A Bottom

My fiance's cousin.

He managed to crash 4 cars while still in high school because his father would replace them. When he moved onto college, he got kicked out of several apartments for owning a dog when they weren't permitted. He told me he didn't care though, since his father also funded his continuous stream of new housing. From what I last heard, his Father is now paying for his long-standing drugg habit.


Always Another Line Of Income

My fraternity brother's monthly allowance of $2000 was canceled from his parents because he made a Few F's.

He then called his aunt for a separate allowance.


Signals Are All Off

A guy looked at my $2,000 beater car in college and commented that it must've been really cheap and guessed $15,000.


What Is Money?

I had a friend that had dance classes with me. Her family was crazy rich, and owned over 3 cars for their family of 3. She would just skip the dance classes when she felt like it, because it was too stressful for her.

These dance classes were crazy expensive, and I'll never understand how she could be that... entitled, I guess, to skip these classes which some other families are struggling to afford.


Everyone Gets Something

I go to a private school so I've seen a lot of rich kid syndrome. The one that is #1 is when this rich girl told me about how her older sister turned 16 and her parents got her a new Jeep. No big deal right? Nope.

This girl and her older brother proceeded to complain about how it was "unfair" that their sister got a Jeep and they go nothing (keep in mind the girl was 13, and the brother was 15) the parents finally caved and got the girl and her brother the new iPhone XS Max the day it came out to stop their complaining. Yeah. The girl is pretty annoying.


Need Me To Go Higher?

I am a nanny for these two little boys. Their mom has a screen time limit on their devices for 30 minutes. One time the younger one (6) told me he'd pay me $50 to give him more screen time and when I said no, he goes "fine $100."

Almost said yes but ultimately decided not to take bribes from 6 year olds


Not. Good. Enough.

This 15 y/o teen who refused to enter her friend's rented town house because "it wasn't fancy enough for [her]".


Smashing What Others Don't Have

Was sitting down to lunch in high school when we see an iPhone bouncing and smashing it's way down a concrete walkway. The owner walking behind it with an angry look on his face.

When I asked what happened, he said he was sick of his "outdated phone" (iphone 4S) and his mum would buy him the latest (iphone 5) if he broke it. I was dumbfounded


Always Shooting For The Freebies

I was hosting an art party and we launched a new line of chocolates. There were a lot of high rollers there but one little 7-year old girl came up and asked if she could have a box for free "because of who my dad is".

I had no idea who her dad was but what made it worse was the fact that she was still young and this was very obviously a habit.


What. A. Jerk.

our young, college aged waitress started joking about how she and her roommate were mothers to their puppy when we were out for a mother's day dinner.

my older cousin, probably the same age as her and never had a lick of real world experience, snarked "ew, she has a roommate..." after she walked away.

i piped up "not everyone can afford their very own apartment." she shut up, but i was disgusted.


Throwing It In Other People's Faces

A girl in 5th grade had 4 bodyguards, always had at least 100 and something dollars in her pocket, started flashing us with iPods, iPhones, etc. But that doesn't sound bad, right?

It wasn't, until one day a friend of mine didn't have money to buy food and this entitled b-tch said: "Well they gave me that money to buy food for the poor people." She said it in my friends face! With a f-cking smile on her face! My friend was crying the whole day.


Never Learning From Mistakes

There was a kid at my high school who's parents had bought him a brand new unused white 2015 mustang. not a week later he crashed it into a pole and totaled it, then he b-tched about how his parents wouldn't buy him a new one!

He must've got his parents to cave since about a month after the crash he got a 2015 red Ford GT!


If It Ain't Broke

One of my closest friends wanted her entire upstairs (a massive room that was already her game room) redone for her birthday, she was telling me how her dad wasnt gonna pay for it so i asked if she was gonna save herself and she said 'no I'll just cry til I get my way like always'

It worked


"But She Has It So I Want It!"


Someone's sister got $600 shoes so the parents got the other kid shoes of the same price to stop their complaining



Knew this one guy at my college who didn't understand why everybody is so worked up about student loans. I remember him saying something along the lines of "why don't people just pay the tuition upfront."

He was also quite sheltered.


Putting Out All The Wrong Signals

Worked with this kid who was a good kid, but completely disconnected from financial reality for most people. He'd just moved out west from another state and was trying to get on like a "normal" adult.

He went to buy a new car and was shocked that they couldn't just bill his dad for it, since they didn't know him.

He ordered a bottle of wine at a restaurant and the sommelier said "certainly, sir." Then the sommelier whispered "just for your knowledge, sir, the bottle is $700."

He looked straight at him and asked "is that a lot?"

The sommelier honestly didn't know how to answer.

Good kid, and he got a lot better, but he just didn't know. Once he casually told his mom he needed some help with bills and she deposited $20,000 into his account.


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