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Have you 'made it in life'? This is the ultimate checklist

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:10 AM
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Err, no it isn't. Rather unsurprisingly.

But you could use it to see how much of a prestige obsessed consumer you are


I scored a mighty 1!

And that's only because the mother in law shelled out on first class flights when I made an honest woman of her daughter. She's a good one and no mistake.

So here is the list... it's very much from an upper-crust leafy England point of view:

Have you made it? See how many of the ‘made it’ list you can tick off.

1. Holiday home

2. Children go to a good school (op - this must mean a private, fee paying school)

3. A cleaner

4. A nanny

5. Frequent shopping trips to other cities

6. Annual ski trips

7. Pony riding lessons for the kids

8. Have flown first class

9. A driveway longer than 200 yards

10. A wine cellar

11. A summer house

12. A home gym

13. A car ‘for weekend use’

14. A ride-on lawnmower

15. A personal numberplate

16. A hot tub

17. Golf club membership

18. Enjoy sailing at weekends

19. A small orchard in the garden

20. A home cinema system

21. An orangery

22. Shops in high-end supermarkets

23. Electric garage doors

24. A wet room

25. Designer luggage

26. Attends horse racing

27. A conservatory

28. An Aga

29. A TV larger than 55 inches

30. Eat lobster

31. His and hers sinks

32. Log burner

33. A TV in every room

34. Member of a tennis club

35. A fridge with an ice dispenser

36. 400 thread count sheets

37. A pedigree dog

38. A wine cooler

39. Takes the dog to doggy day care

40. Takes the dog for treatments

41. A Facebook page littered with foreign holiday snaps

42. A golf handicap of under 15

43. A lazy Susan

44. A picnic hamper

45. Matching bathrobes

46. Several gilets

47. Cricket whites

48. On first name terms with local priest/vicar

49. On first name terms with pub landlord

50. Have 2,000 Twitter followers


From the Independant.ie
edit on 4-12-2014 by skalla because: clarified a point




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: skalla

I scored a 3.

I do have to laugh that "having a lazy susan" is on that list though.

Do they even still make those things?



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: skalla

Disgusting. I don't know why but this list is utterly revolting.




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: skalla

Hi.

I scored zero. I do not have anything on that list.

What a loser I am, lol.

All the rest of my family would have quite a good score.

I am not a materialist. Just have what is needed in my little run down fisherman's cottage.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

It's a sad reflection on what some idiot of a journalist seems to think life is about. I was pretty flabbergasted myself



eta: You are disgusted as you clearly have your priorities straight and dislike chasing money and status over the finer things in life no doubt
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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

I actually had to look "Lazy Susan" up, I thought it was like a Dumb Waiter or some such.

3 though! that makes you a flash bugger in current company :p



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: skalla

Its really quite pathetic that that is what constitutes as success for some people. They might have a bunch of junk but I have to wonder, are they really happy? I'm willing to bet the answer is a resounding "no". Fools.

I scored a zero by the way. I'm quite proud of that fact.




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: skalla

According to that list; I'm living in poverty! But I don't think materialism is a proper criteria for "having made it"

I have everything I need materially but my standards for having made it are much simpler.

Having the capacity to love and being loved in return is all I need; everything else is just gravy.




People can have untold wealth but if they live without a love in their life; they are to be pitied not envied.









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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: lonesomerimbaud

Not a slave to consumerism and the opinions of others? How very dare you!



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: seeker1963

I actually had to look "Lazy Susan" up, I thought it was like a Dumb Waiter or some such.

3 though! that makes you a flash bugger in current company :p



Ha!

I think it is funny that calling your landlord by first name or knowing a business owner by first name means you made it as well!

Hell, live in a small town! I call everyone by their first name if I know it! With exception to the police, I still call them sir, or if I am feeling froggy boss!



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

It is a bit odd, I interpret it in the sense of living in a leafy village in the stock-broker belt of semi-rural England where every other house is thatched , that kind of cliché.


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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:50 AM
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Only one .. first name terms with the pub landlord .. heh doubt the types that match the list would ever set foot in the pubs I go to ..



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: skalla

Let's see...

1. Holiday home - I live in my home during the holidays, so I'm going to say yes!

3. A cleaner - I clean my home, so yes!

4. A nanny - My wife and I both take care of the baby. Plus we have two pitbulls, which are nanny dogs! So yes again!

5. Frequent shopping trips to other cities - The nearest medium sized city (Escanaba) is 45 minutes away, big city (Marquette) is an 90 minutes away, and metropolis (Green Bay) is three hours away. So yes!

10. A wine cellar - We have an IKEA wine rack in the basement. Yes!

11. A summer house - Again, I live in my home in the summer. Yes!

12. A home gym - We own a treadmill. Yes!

13. A car ‘for weekend use’ - We use the car on the weekend. Yes!

15. A personal numberplate - I'm the only one with that license plate, even if it is not personalized. Yes!

16. A hot tub - Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom close enough? Then, yes!

19. A small orchard in the garden - Apple trees in the back yard. Yes!

20. A home cinema system - HTIB count? Yes!

22. Shops in high-end supermarkets - We do go to the nicer of the two supermarkets. Yes!

23. Electric garage doors - Yes!

24. A wet room - The basement does flood every so often. Yes!

25. Designer luggage - Someone had to design it, right? Yes!

26. Attends horse racing - Do the dog tracks count?

29. A TV larger than 55 inches - Projector screen, yes!

33. A TV in every room - One in two of the three bedrooms and one in the living room. I'll count that as yes!

35. A fridge with an ice dispenser - Yes!

36. 400 thread count sheets - Hah! We don't mess for less than 600. No! (But yes!)

37. A pedigree dog - Pedigreed chinchillas count? Yes!

38. A wine cooler - Yes!

43. A lazy Susan - Yes! (We have three in the kitchen)

49. On first name terms with pub landlord - Not since we moved. But previously, yes!

A whopping 25!

I think a good amount of it is perspective. A lot of my yes answers wouldn't count for high society.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:21 PM
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Wow! I scored 0 and I never felt more proud in my life...

Yay me!



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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Well, I've got the 400 thread count sheets...well ok, so they are 500 thread count but still it is the only thing I have on the list.

It would also have been quicker for them to say Supima, rather than 400 thread count, but hey, I digress needless things, if this is what people are to aspire to in life, then humanity is screwed!



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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I definitely have not made it I guess.

Didn't have a SINGLE thing on the list. Have had a few over the years but never at the same time and none of them now.

I thought I was doing well in life because I had a few acres and 2 houses (one rental) and I was happy.

Guess I wasn't really happy after all, since I do not have any of the things that means you have "made it".

Gonna go shoot myself now, no use living if I haven't become successful by age 49.....



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:38 PM
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Another big fat zero and very proud of it.

I have eaten lobster a few times but I imagine the list means regularly and I have a pedigree dog but he is not registered for ethical reasons.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:44 PM
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I'm going to say 9!


originally posted by: skalla
9. A driveway longer than 200 yards


A dirt lane twice that long!



12. A home gym


A cage and weights



23. Electric garage doors


It's about 25 years old and still works!



25. Designer luggage


Does "Coleman" count?




30. Eat lobster


Does splurging at Red Lobster count?



31. His and hers sinks


Hell! We've got his and her bathrooms! Each with one sink! So, yes!



32. Log burner


Fireplace - check!



37. A pedigree dog


Woo-hoo! We've got two!



43. A lazy Susan


Seriously? Yes. We have a couple. They're about $2. each.

I guess we're doing pretty well for ourselves. LOL!



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

I see now that I could have scored a lot higher... We're doing better than I thought! I'm the cleaner, we live in our home during the holidays and in the summer, a pear tree... I suddenly feel elevated above everyone else! LOL!



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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A riding lawnmower? that`s just silly.

I live in the country and everyone has a riding mower even the people who live in the mobile homes have riding mowers.

a log burner? what is that? is that like a woodstove or a fireplace? maybe it`s one of those 55 gallon metal barrels that people burn trash in, they could burn logs in it too if they want.



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