Thursday, March 09, 2006

Oh no! The Yuppies are breeding again!

Beige Burberry Scarf Wearing Girl: Um, like, what should I get? I'm so not in the mood for latte.
Grey Burberry Scarf Wearing Guy: Oh my God! Did I tell you I came up with the solution to my Porsche problem?
Girl: Do you think these smoothies have a lot of calories?
Guy: So I know I wanted the Porsche Boxster but that was like totally unpractical, so then I was thinking the Porsche SUV.
Girl: Oh, screw the calories, I'll get the banana one. Oh my God, they are so cute. Now you don't have to get the Lexus.
Guy: I know, it's like the functionality of a Lexus, but the fabulousness of the Porsche.
Girl: Honey, you are like such the genius!

-- Starbucks, overheard by Kevin


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh god, i think i know that guy.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sadly fake porsche's are harder to come by then fake burberry

10:55 AM  
Blogger Froster said...

Just dont tell him that the Porche is really a Volkswagen. Knowing that Cayenne = Toureg will probably make his head explode.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the title misses the point:

What kind of guy says "fabulousness"?!

That is seriously fucked.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is the most over-the-top 'Western' quote EVER... every single line of it.

This is what's wrong with our school.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think these people are FABULOUS, and frankly many guys say fabulousness :)

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Leah said...

i definitely know this guy...
paid his way into the school...
geez... if this is what men are turning into, maybe i should become a lesbian!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the embodiment of all that is wrong with Starbucks and yuppies. Fuck.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no, men can be just as shallow as women?! Say it ain't so !Sheesh. As if it's some big surprise?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 things.

1: The Porsche Cayenne is NOT a Volkswagen. It's built entirely by Porsche and not by VW, although they do share some parts.

2: The person overheard does not DESERVE to own a Porsche.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate people like this. I actually HATE them.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:43: many guys say fabulousness. the majority of men i've heard it from just happen to be gay, though.

if that's the case, there won't be any yuppie breeding between those two... at least conventionally

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


And I love Starbucks.


11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would dearly love to beat both these people to death with their own severed limbs. I know, I know, more than a little extreme. But just think: if I was to actually do it, for a brief moment both of these people would actually have a “real” problem to deal with, probably for the first (and last) time in their lives.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


the last line is cute. if taken out of context. and not said but a Western Porsche-hogging crazyperson. I am parially envious and partially in disbelief that people actually live like this.

it's a sad world. too bad western has to live with it's reputation... it's this stereotype (apparently some alive at starbucks) that gives you all a bad name. it's not fair to you.

perhaps if you take 11:48's advice and dismember them, your repuation will be saved
ick. burberry scarves?

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow i can't type at all. "patrially" and some alive=come alive

11:09 AM  
Anonymous check said...

Oh let it go. Some people are just that rich. get over it. You may have to decide how many jobs you'll have to work just to pay for school. he has to decide whether his porche will have 2 doors or 5. That's life. Get over it.

i think you all hate them 'cause you're jealous. I mean, you'd take their place in a second wouldn't you? or, at least his porche.

(having seen enough rich pricks, what's two more?)


6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like someone has been watching too much of The O.C

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with "check" I think its time people stop being so jealous of other ppls money. Get on with you life thats the was the world works.
If you want the luxuries this guy has then work for it.
Then you kids will get to make the same type of remarks while drinking a 5 dollar coffee

And whoever said this, get the Lexus, it may not be "Fabulous" buts its way less flashy.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if it's entirely jealousy. My experience at Western has intoduced me to rich Westerners who were genuinely intelligent people. But there's also some who clearly would be unable to function without their parents' money or connections. And you know they're going to walk into a good job they don't deserve or give two shits about once they graduate. Coming from a lower middle class small town, I do kind of resent that, after being the only person out of my friends who could even scrape together tuition money. It's not that they weren't smart, or didn't deserve something better for their lives, it's just no one had a silver platter ready for them. And that is life, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.
I think there's also a disconnect from reality in some of these kids; the world really has no more problems than what Porsche to get, and it doesn't get harder than that for anybody. And that's what turns people off.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh, this sounds like someone I know. But they talk like this about stuff they'll never be able to afford.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard not to hate on rich people, especially when the biggest problem they have to face is which Porsche to get Daddy to buy. I know this one guy who had his dad buy him a Jag because he was fed up taking a taxi from Sunset to his friends' place on Broughdale (2 minute walk), and I thought that was pushing it just a little...

Some rich people act like normal people, go about their lives humbly, and you would never know how rich they are. They understand just how lucky they are,and appreciate it. The ones who flash it, like our effete friend in the Burberry scarf, usually are suffering from a inferiority complex (trying to fit in) or think that because their Dad is rich, then they are something special too. Big deal, your dad is rich, but what have you done that is so noteworthy lately? There is truth to the saying that the third generation of wealth is typically the one that loses the family money, because they are so out of touch with the hard work and good decision making that goes into becoming wealthy in the first place. Hopefully, oh-so-cool Burberry "man" is the 3rd generation... he was probably talking so that everyone in the place could hear, too.

Class is the one thing that money can't buy.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:30 and 12:06 (sorry to refer to you by lame times) are absolutely right. there are nice, intelligent rich people, and then there are those who are the opposite. there are also lower income bracket people who are nice and intelligent. and others still who aren't. money doesn't define character, but it does help in disconnecting a person from reality. being from a lower income bracket, i admit i get frustrated with daddy's-money brats. but, they're around. and it's life. it's not fair. it'd be nice to thik that reality will hit them with a big dose of 3rd generation whoops-i'm-a-lazy-rich-brat-there-goes-all-daddy's-money reality check... but that usually isn't the case. i'm thankful i'm at guelph where, though i'm sure there are nearly as many of those rich kids we all love to hate, it doesn't seem to be as obvious. or flashy. we've gotta let it go. i'll take respect and class over fantasy island and daddy's credit card any day.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I read this, And I 100% know the people who said this. I think it is disgusting that people talk this way about these two without actually knowing them. You are making blanket statments about them, their sexuality, thier money, and their future and you don't even know them.


First of all neither of these people are stupid. In fact they are both pre-ivey, and both have very high marks in university. They are incredibly generous and nice ppl, they are dynamic in conversation, and politically aware. The guys is a fucking member of Mensa for gods sake. And frankly, even though I don't have anywhere near as much money as their families, they never in a million years would hold that against me, nor would they make me feel uncomfortable.

So for everyone out there who discriminates against people who drive nice cars, or wear nice clothes. Shame on you. I mean "dismemberment", "killing", who are you people? They are the normal ones in my opinion. You people who dream of killing need some serious help.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I read this, and was already 100% certain that these were spoiled pre-Ivey rich kids, but thank you for confirming.

Although I may respect their intelligence and university ability I cannot possibly applaud them for the lack of tact seen here. You (4:09) claim these two would never make you feel uncomfortable about your financial situation. I implore you to imagine being the girl sitting nearby who is working 2 jobs, struggling to pay rent and the interest on her $18,000 bank loan. Meanwhile she has no time to study, let alone maintain some semblance of a social life. They're worried about choosing Porches. How's that for discomfort?

Bottom line: people in Mensa can be assholes too.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone who posted negative comments is a hundred times worse than these two. Judging people you don't even know is not cool whether you are rich or poor.

Imagine you are sitting having coffee with your best friend, and somebody listens to it, records it, and posts it on the internet.

This was definitely a funny conversation. But it was PRIVATE. Have you never said anything silly to your friends?

I can't believe people get angry over other peoples personal conversations. We are supposed to be getting educated here!

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a very good point. But you posted it on a website called OVERHEARD AT WESTERN.
Your outrage/disgust, whatever, would seem a lot more sincere if you weren't perusing a site that is dedicated to making fun of people's personal conversations.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am reading their conversations, not getting angry about them!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that the burberry tartan is considered one of the biggest fashion faux pas in London (UK)? It is generally associated with the lowest class (the Chavs). These people might be rich snobs, but at least you can all sleep soundly knowing that their clothes are not "all the rage in europe".

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Burberry is associated with the Chavs because it became common in order to stay warm at football (soccer) games.

It is, however, seen on most high class people in England, including lots of celebrities like the Beckhams. The Burberry company (it's a full company - the tartan itself is trademarked, but gets copied a lot) also makes perfumes, etc., and has a Royal Warrant -- this means it's an official supplier of the royal family. So they're not really just associated with low class...

I only know this because I lived there for a year last year.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha...cute post. The Beckhams ARE chavs. Cheap rip-offs of high-end items are everywhere in the open air markets in Britain. "Burberry" scarves are pretty much the most obvious sign of chavdom in the UK.

Mind you, the folks from Starbucks probably couldn't care less since their are probably authentic.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the debate that is here, and I think this comment deserves an award for the craziest reaction ever to Overheard @ Western.

As it is, while I come from a lower-class background and have to work three jobs to be here at Western, I simply can't find it in me to be angry at the fact that some people can afford Porsches and I can't. The reality is, standing on a street corner I might just debate whether I want a Lexus or a Ferrari for god's sake, knowing that I might never get one, but I can dream, can't I? Do we even know that Mr. Burberry IS that rich? Maybe he's just acting like all the other Western snobs are... let's be honest, if I see another Tiffany bracelet coupled with real UGGS, I think I might vomit.

If you wanna hate on those who have money, go for it, but when we all leave Western, there's a fair chance that our kids are going to be just like this... so stop being hateful, ignorant, and just plain bitchy and get on with your lives... I certainly will be, while dreaming of the fancy cars that I will buy in the future (provided Lotto 649 helps me out with that!)

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good attitude, 11:48!

And while this topic is pretty far down, so i'd be surprised if anyone reads this, I gotta ask:
If I come from a middle-class family, my dad's a upper-level software guy, my mom's an untenured college professor, and we lived in a (paid morgage) 2-story house and always attended public school, but he drives a BMW, she drives a Volvo, and my brother and I shared my dad's old Infiniti, we took trips to Europe, but never to Asia, i've worked retail but don't hold a job during school, and I'm not getting OSAP, are we "rich" and therefore mocked? Or "poor" and therefore pitied. The middle class is a big place to be; and the scathing judgement passed by the commenters on this site is appalling. I never thought I was rich growing up, and I like to think I have a social conscience, but if my parents were always careful about saving their money, and we never went into debt, don't we deserve nice things?

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can giggle AND pity these 2 then you're 100X better off then them in the game of life - kudos!

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, I don't think this is a hate the rich thing, at least for most.
People don't like show-offs. It's just being a jerk. If someone really smart were to constantly brag about how high their marks were and how little they studied people woulnd't like him/her either. It's not bad to be rich or smart. Constantly making others aware of it (I think that's the vibe people are getting out of this quote, whether it's true or not) is being an asshole though.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:22 you did not come from a middle class family.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous BC BUDDDD said...

fuck starbucks
fuck rich people liek this
fuck porches
wuck festern

2:07 PM  
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