Just a little bit rich

A few years ago, I wrote a fun silly post about how, if you only listed its features, you could make the place where I went to elementary and high school seem like a mansion.

It was inspired by Vee over at what unfortunately appears to be the former Millennial Life Crisis writing about someone turning an abandoned elementary school in British Columbia into a house.

Seriously, go read it, and then come back.

Vee commented on the post, about how much fun it would be to own a school building, but then asked if the building in the picture was my old school.

Uhhhh … no. It was one of the Newport Mansions. (It’s the same picture as the one at the top of this post.) Places like that are fun to visit, but they are definitely how the other 1/2 of 1 percent lived.

But there are certainly schools with buildings that probably do look like mansions, whether it’s a certain institution fairly close to where I live or Eton College in England (pictured above), where, when Suzi asked the tuition, I answered, “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”

The people who go to those schools … do they know? Do they realize their experience is not the norm?

Or is it just what they do, and they don’t know anything else?


4 thoughts on “Just a little bit rich

  1. That’s a really good question. I think many of the people who go to those schools have no idea of their privilege. Here in Canada, we don’t really have historic school buildings but there has been a trend in recent years to convert old churches into houses. Seems a bit odd to me but, to each their own I suppose.

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