I\’m alright with children of privilege: but not if they\’re a boor

I\’ve not problem with the idea that Papa makes some money and his kids are therefore privileged. I\’m sure it\’s one of the reasons that incentivises Papa to go invent, innovate, to the benefit of us all.

But Dear Lord I do hate those who are so priviliged being boors.

Just been subject to it in the local pub. Local boy made good has two sons. In their 40s. Both loud voiced but hey, that happens.

One such son was in the boozer. Taking a little ham and bread with his beer. Fine, like Spanish tapas, a little bite with one\’s booze is an addition to civilisation.

But, sadly, no manners. None at all. Not just the chewing with mouth open (which is a personal bugbear of mine) but full on vocal mastication. I was sitting 5 metres way and yet every chew, every bite and lick of the mash from his molars was audible.

I could actually hear each piece of ham unsticking from his molars.

Privilege, inherited wealth, I don\’t mind. But Dear God Boy, learn some fucking manners with it.

13 thoughts on “I\’m alright with children of privilege: but not if they\’re a boor”

  1. It’s hard to be both a good father and a good director / inventor / businessman etc.
    But telling your children that their cornflakes don’t arrive from their merit but from your love should be pretty straightforward. Oddly, it isn’t.

  2. Unfortunately, when daddy is away earning big bucks, discipline and manners often lose out.

    Maybe he should have sent them to a decent (not necessarily expensive) public school.

    If the teachers didn’t teach them manners, the older boys certainly would have. It’s not all about cricket and buggery.

  3. But does charm lead to wealth. Perhaps papa ate with his mouth open as he drove competitors into the ground.

  4. So Much for Subtlety

    You don’t know how lucky Britain is with its moronic upper class until you experience the alternative. Not that someone like Boris is much better. More entertaining, yes, but I bet he did something similar when young.

  5. Good Manners: It is undeniably as hard for a Duke as it is for a coalminer. Or similarly foul mouthed, but always interesting Bloggers for that matter; but as Chesterfield wrote:
    ‘…. the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.’
    Self denial. Nuff said.

  6. Pheew!! For a while there I thought it might have been happening in The ‘Tree. Then I saw you were 5 meters away. Can’t have been the ‘Tree, then.

  7. You don’t know how lucky Britain is with its moronic upper class until you experience the alternative.

    Anyone who has witnessed the behaviour and tastes of the newly rich Arabs, Russians, or Nigerians would be crying out for a pompous old duke or two.

  8. “Anyone who has witnessed the behaviour and tastes of the newly rich Arabs, Russians, or Nigerians ”

    Schocking innit? They really just wanna rub it in peoples faces

    When it comes to manners, Those little yellow snales the Tugas suck out of shells make the most horrible sound you can imagine. I can’t think of anyway they could eat them without irritating the piss out of anyone near them

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