Picked up from miketroll  and mojosmom

Do you have:
(1) your own cell phone
( ) a television in your bedroom
(2) an iPod
( ) a photo printer
(3) your own phone line ( and a business line )
( ) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(4) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) DVD player in bedroom
(5) at least a hundred DVDs (no, but if you included the videos I’d be there)
(6) a childfree bathroom (Well, my entire house is child-free because I don’t have kids. How does that make me spoilt?)
(7) your own in-house office (it used to be called the spare bedroom, until I started working from home – shouldn’t one less bedroom make me less spoilt?)
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
(8) a queen-size bed or larger 
(9) a stocked bar ( if that’s what you call the collection of bottles acquired over the years)
( ) a working dishwasher
( ) an icemaker 
(10) a working washer and dryer (washer yes, dryer -no)
(11) more than 20 pairs of shoes
( ) at least ten things from a designer store
(12) expensive sunglasses 
(13) framed original art or prints( not lithographs )
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels 
(14) a multi-speed bike (who in their right mind buys a single speed bike?)
( ) a gym membership (I used to, but I cancelled it when the arthritis stopped me using it)
( ) large exercise equipment at home
( 15) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
() local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
( ) your own pair of skis
( ) enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
( ) a boat 
( ) a jet ski
( ) a neighborhood committee membership [I don’t know what this means]
( ) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
( 16) wealthy family members (in-laws, so nothing’s coming my way!)
( ) two or more family cars
( ) a walk-in closet or pantry
( 17) a yard (assuming this is a garden)
( ) a hammock
( ) a personal trainer
(18) good credit (hardly makes me spoilt!)
() expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
( ) at least $100 cash in your possession right now (I never carry much cash)
(19) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
() a stock portfolio
(20) a passport
( ) a horse
( 21) a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
(22 ) private medical insurance (dental)
() a college degree, and no outstanding student loans –

Do you:
( 23) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week (BOOKS!)
( ) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
( ) pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
() go on weekend mini-vacations
( ) send dinners back with every flaw
( 24) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
(25)regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
( ) have a job but don’t need the money OR
( ) stay at home with little financial sacrifice
( ) pay someone else to cook your meals
( ) pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs 
( 26) regularly pay someone else to drive you taxis
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
( ) an only child
( ) married/partnered to a wealthy person
( ) baffled/surprised when you don’t get your way

Have you:
(27) been on a cruise 
(28) traveled out of the country
(29) met a celebrity
() been to the Caribbean
(30) been to Europe
( ) been to Hawaii
() been to New York
( ) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
( 31) been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
( ) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
( 32) moved more than three times because you wanted to ( moving to a better place , i.e. out of a grotty bedsit to a better flat and for work)
(33) dined with local political figures ( I used to be a political activist)
(34) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
() go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party (my mother did)
( ) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
( ) attend private school –
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you 

Not quite 40, but getting there. In my defence I have to say that all of the money I have spent since the age of 19 has been earned by me. In my book spoilt is spending someone else’s money or having things you haven’t paid for.

The definition of what constitiutes spoilt is curious. Some of these are obvious indicators – designer bags, some are due to circumstance. Would someone living in Dover at the expense of the DWP think they were spoilt by the access to the sea?

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