I was in the uncomfortable position of having to sit in a waiting room for thirty minutes the other day with two Money Town teenagers as my only company. They were together and I was alone, trying to bury myself in the only, extremely uninteresting, magazine available.
The girls talked incessantly and I found myself wishing I had a tape recorder. Where else but Orange County, particularly Money Town, can you listen to a conversation like the one I was forced to overhear? I wonder if the parents of these two beautiful girls ever listen to them speak and wonder where, exactly, they went wrong?
I was a teenage girl and I have a teenage girl. I know how mean, and snarky, and outright bitchy, girls can be. That is why, with only a few wonderful female exceptions, my favorite friends have always been male. These girls? They win an award for awfulness.
Here are a few quotes from assorted snippets of their conversation to give you a feel for some of what I listened to.
Spoiled Rotten A (18) said to Spoiled Rotten B (16), “She acts like her family is all rich, but they have nothing compared to us. Just because her parents gave her a Mercedes for her 16th birthday! They don’t really have the money to do things like that.”
Spoiled Rotten B to Spoiled Rotten A, “Are you going to go to Joey’s party? I was going to head to the spa for a few hours first if you want to go with.” Spoiled Rotten A, “I’m not sure, I heard Madison is going to be there and omigod she’s such a bitch!” Spoiled Rotten B, “Oh I know! Do you know she shops at XXX? I would never shop there!”
Spoiled Rotten B to Spoiled Rotten A, “Did it hurt when you got your boobs? I keep telling mom I need to get mine, but she says I have to wait. They want me to get them for graduation, but I’m going to die if I have to wait that long.”
Spoiled Rotten A, “I’ve never found jeans I like for under $240.” Spoiled Rotten B, “Oh, I know! It’s impossible! I spent $350 on my last pair.”
Spoiled Rotten B to Spoiled Rotten A regarding a neighbor who just had twins, “The babies are so cute. I thought they would be all retarded ’cause she was on bed rest. One of them looks kind of Downs-ish ’cause it’s head’s big, what do ya think? Is it retarded? And the mom’s stomach was so big and gross after, I wish she would have just wrapped it in Saran Wrap so I wouldn’t have to look at it.”
There’s that Saran Wrap reference again. Maybe it’s the new OC trend for faking weight loss?
There was, of course, more to this Money Town teen conversation. However, just repeating what I already have makes me feel like vomiting so that’s all I’m going to share.
I did, however, run into the girls later in the parking lot as I was leaving. Spoiled Rotten B (16) was getting into the driver’s seat of a new Maserati. No, I’m not kidding. I took this picture from my car as she pulled out in front of me.