posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 12:12 PM
My husband works for a high-end electronic automation company. Basically, if you can afford it, you can buy all your electronics from them and then
my husband (and team) will come and install it seamlessly into your home. He's been to many mansions of mostly Red Wings and Lions players and has
met many of them while installing their electronics. He said most of them are really down to earth people, very friendly and generous (100$ tips).
Some of them are very eccentric, and some can just be downright rude.
My husband has concluded that there is a difference in people who come from "old money" and people with newly acquired wealth and has found that
people with "new money"(were actually lower or middle class before acquiring their wealth as opposed to being born into it) are usually more
generous with the tips. That's not to say "old money" people aren't generous, that's just how it is around here.
I do remember one older couple when I worked at a higher end furniture store who was from old money and they were the sweetest most generous people I
have ever met. She and her husband bought furniture from us to fill a 20 room mansion and every time our delivery team would show up with furniture
she would have fresh cookies and milk waiting for them, and a nice tip to go along with the cookies.
Another thought, when my drivers would go out to homes, they would tell me they got most of their tips from blue collar workers and usually nothing
from white collar people with obviously more money. Blue collar workers seemed to recognize other people's hard work and seem to appreciate it
As for me and my husband, we are middle class and are very comfortable. There is always food in the kitchen, the lights, heat and water stay on and
my kitty never goes hungry. Our home and both our cars are bought and paid for and we have very little other bills. Rich? No, but I have everything I
need right now to be happy.