Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rich Rubbish

So while looking on the internet (you sometimes find the craziest stuff) I found a list of 10 ways to make yourself appear rich. I found this quite amusing but it made me think that there are people out there that might just try these 10 steps on how to appear rich. So have a look and see if you think it will work.

Never Lie. You will just show your ignorance and embarrass yourself. For example, when you are offered a glass of wine or a delicacy you have never tasted before and then are asked what you thought of it, Just say "Very Good." and then smile sweetly.

Frequent bookstores and cafés, being seen reading a book shows a sign of class. Having a coffee or tea at hand also makes you look rich.

Always be nice to servants, waiters, drivers, etc. Being rude to them makes you look nouveau riche. But don't be overly friendly. Avoid acting like you feel more at home with the 'help' more than with your new friends.

Never be stingy when it comes to tips because this makes you look, well, stingy. But don't give out tips that are too large, either, or you will look embarrassingly nouveau riche or clueless.

Know what fine dining is. As cliched as it sounds, learn about wines and cheeses. Learn how to pronounce words like Béchamel and Beaujolais. And learn good table manners. Otherwise you will look like a complete fool at dinnertime. Read etiquette books.

When you buy clothes and accessories, never buy anything with a huge logo. For example, when you buy t-shirts from Christian Dior, do not buy those which say 'DIOR'. If it's the real deal, your well-heeled friends will be able to tell at a glance what brand the item is. It is also true that rich people are not so much concerned with brand names. Many of them wear Lands End or Gap clothing right along with high quality products from exclusive designers that most people have never heard about. If you want to look great,buy items with more subtle designs and steer towards European brands. Think classic clothes that fit you really well.

Do not wear too much jewelry nor wear anything flashy and big. If you do, you look desperate to show off. For a casual game of tennis, for example, don't wear bracelets and necklaces. Just wear a Franck Muller watch and a pair of 3-carat diamond earrings.

Never boast about your expensive new handbags, jewelry, watches, etc. Wear them. Most of your friends will notice your new trappings without having them pointed out. If they don't notice, most likely they don't care and wouldn't be impressed anyway. If complimented, smile and say "thank you."

Do not pretend you never eat fast food at all. In fact, a surprisingly large number of rich people like fast food. Fast food does taste good, no matter how unhealthy it is. However, don't eat fast food very often. Rich people can afford to eat at nicer places and usually they do. Also, show that you are indeed concerned with the unhealthy aspects of fast food. Most rich people put an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, and it's a good idea to be health conscious for more reasons than one.

Don't pretend you are picky about every little aspect of everything. Rich people can afford to be picky (or 'selective' as they would probably say) but if you complain about every little thing you just seem pretentious and annoying. Choose a few items that you really are selective about. For example, most wealthy people don't mind wearing clothes from Gap because everyone knows they can afford designer clothes. However, for example, many rich girls will never use cheap make-up. Most wear very little makeup preferring the natural look. They will say it will ruin the skin and they are right. They also will not be stingy on the matter of footwear, because better quality footwear molds to the feet for the most comfort, and they are the higher quality. Be picky about things that matter.

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