Money Town Child – All Grown Up

Outside the gates of Money Town is a private high school.  A lot of the Money Town teens go to this high school, but not all of them.

If you were to drive on the streets surrounding the school while it was in session, you'd be floored to see the cars the "kids" are driving to school.

You'd see more than one Corvette, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Escalade, etc.  The list goes on and on.  Sure, there are a few "normal" cars mixed in too, but you have to really look for them. 

One of these days I'm going to walk the streets along the perimeter of the school, snapping photos of all the student's luxury vehicles.  (Don't worry Money Town parents, I won't show license plates.)  I'll make a big collage of all the photos and share it with you.  I think it's the only way for you to really get a true feel for the superficiality of South Orange County.

In any case, last week I needed to drop some photos off for one of my girlfriends.  She was out and about town running errands.  We decided we'd just meet on one of the streets near the high school.   I'd hand her the photos and then we'd both, separately, go on with our days.

I arrived first.  I parked in a parking spot across from the high school.  I was waiting for my girlfriend.  Right then I saw a teen girl from the high school, in a Porsche, nearly backup into my car.  The frame around her license plate said, "Money Town."  She maybe missed hitting my car by two inches, if that.  She was so busy talking to the boy in the car with her, she didn't even know what she had just done.

As it became apparent she was backing up at a high speed, directly towards me, without looking behind her, I gave a little tap on my horn.  She was swerving all over the place, in reverse, and completely oblivious to the cars behind her.

I didn't blare my horn at her.  I just gave it a little tap with the hope it would make her realize someone was parked there.  (I was, after all,  parked in a legal, allotted, parking spot.)

It did.

She rolled down her window, pointed her middle finger upward for emphasis, and said, "Fuck off and get out of my way!"

Then she shifted out of reverse, and peeled out of the parking area with her tires screeching.

Sigh …

The Money Town kids are growing up  … 

To be just like their parents.

Mom and dad must be so proud.

© Twenty Four At Heart

51 Responses to “Money Town Child – All Grown Up”

  1. Deidre

    24, I am truly horrified. You’ve told a lot of money town stories here and most of them I kind of nod along with and am all “people are crazy aren’t they?” like they are your old eccentric aunt who you describe to your boyfriend as “kooky”…But eek! Throwing F bombs at people? what is this world coming to?

  2. Deidre

    24, I am truly horrified. You’ve told a lot of money town stories here and most of them I kind of nod along with and am all “people are crazy aren’t they?” like they are your old eccentric aunt who you describe to your boyfriend as “kooky”…But eek! Throwing F bombs at people? what is this world coming to?

  3. Deidre

    24, I am truly horrified. You’ve told a lot of money town stories here and most of them I kind of nod along with and am all “people are crazy aren’t they?” like they are your old eccentric aunt who you describe to your boyfriend as “kooky”…But eek! Throwing F bombs at people? what is this world coming to?

  4. di

    I think it must begin in the womb.
    You need a small pocket camera with video mode to catch these moments. Sheesh, what a crappy young girl. If her daddy ever goes broke she’s in for a big surprise about the ‘real’ world and ‘real’ finances. Would serve her right.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  5. di

    I think it must begin in the womb.
    You need a small pocket camera with video mode to catch these moments. Sheesh, what a crappy young girl. If her daddy ever goes broke she’s in for a big surprise about the ‘real’ world and ‘real’ finances. Would serve her right.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  6. di

    I think it must begin in the womb.
    You need a small pocket camera with video mode to catch these moments. Sheesh, what a crappy young girl. If her daddy ever goes broke she’s in for a big surprise about the ‘real’ world and ‘real’ finances. Would serve her right.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  7. Cathy

    This horrifies me but doesn’t surprise me. Ghastly money town people!

  8. Cathy

    This horrifies me but doesn’t surprise me. Ghastly money town people!

  9. Cathy

    This horrifies me but doesn’t surprise me. Ghastly money town people!

  10. mama llama

    Lovely.
    Shocked and astounded. That makes me angry, sad–and all the more resolute that my monkeys will not turn into that.
    Be well, 24.

  11. mama llama

    Lovely.
    Shocked and astounded. That makes me angry, sad–and all the more resolute that my monkeys will not turn into that.
    Be well, 24.

  12. mama llama

    Lovely.
    Shocked and astounded. That makes me angry, sad–and all the more resolute that my monkeys will not turn into that.
    Be well, 24.

  13. missy

    Take your observation one step further and drive through the teacher’s parking lot – older economy cars. What’s wrong with this picture…

  14. missy

    Take your observation one step further and drive through the teacher’s parking lot – older economy cars. What’s wrong with this picture…

  15. missy

    Take your observation one step further and drive through the teacher’s parking lot – older economy cars. What’s wrong with this picture…

  16. LPC

    Yeah. We’ve got this phenomenon here in Silicon Valley. Hummers were all the rage in private high school parking lots for a while. Luckily everyone went green so now at least the too expensive cars aren’t also too big.

  17. LPC

    Yeah. We’ve got this phenomenon here in Silicon Valley. Hummers were all the rage in private high school parking lots for a while. Luckily everyone went green so now at least the too expensive cars aren’t also too big.

  18. LPC

    Yeah. We’ve got this phenomenon here in Silicon Valley. Hummers were all the rage in private high school parking lots for a while. Luckily everyone went green so now at least the too expensive cars aren’t also too big.

  19. Jack

    I went to a high school like that and still see this sort of thing on a regular basis. I have a good response for them that has proven to be effective.

  20. Jack

    I went to a high school like that and still see this sort of thing on a regular basis. I have a good response for them that has proven to be effective.

  21. Jack

    I went to a high school like that and still see this sort of thing on a regular basis. I have a good response for them that has proven to be effective.

  22. Michelle Pixie

    WOW! I really can’t think of much else to say except that obviously handing these kids everything their little cold hearts could ever desire is obviously paying off!!

  23. Michelle Pixie

    WOW! I really can’t think of much else to say except that obviously handing these kids everything their little cold hearts could ever desire is obviously paying off!!

  24. Michelle Pixie

    WOW! I really can’t think of much else to say except that obviously handing these kids everything their little cold hearts could ever desire is obviously paying off!!

  25. jane

    There are definitely cultural differences between rich and everybody else, and the OC and other places, but blatant nastiness and disrespect is epidemic. I took a group of teens to task in MN for throwing fast food containers out of their car. I was polite about it — they started screaming obscenities.
    I called the sheriff, he found them and made them clean it up. They also got a $500 ticket. It made me happy.

  26. jane

    There are definitely cultural differences between rich and everybody else, and the OC and other places, but blatant nastiness and disrespect is epidemic. I took a group of teens to task in MN for throwing fast food containers out of their car. I was polite about it — they started screaming obscenities.
    I called the sheriff, he found them and made them clean it up. They also got a $500 ticket. It made me happy.

  27. jane

    There are definitely cultural differences between rich and everybody else, and the OC and other places, but blatant nastiness and disrespect is epidemic. I took a group of teens to task in MN for throwing fast food containers out of their car. I was polite about it — they started screaming obscenities.
    I called the sheriff, he found them and made them clean it up. They also got a $500 ticket. It made me happy.

  28. witchypoo

    Vulgar, disrespectful teens are all over the place, but the sense of entitlement (Get out of my way) makes it nastier.

  29. witchypoo

    Vulgar, disrespectful teens are all over the place, but the sense of entitlement (Get out of my way) makes it nastier.

  30. witchypoo

    Vulgar, disrespectful teens are all over the place, but the sense of entitlement (Get out of my way) makes it nastier.

  31. Duchess

    Oh dear, that was very rude.
    Btw, I have been worried that I have been rude. A couple of times you have emailed me directly in response to comments I have made — which I very much appreciate, especially when you got rid of your word recognition, and more recently about the sad collapse of your relationship with the Torturer.
    Unfortunately I am completely unable to respond to your messages. My answers sit in my outbox and my system repeatedly tries to send, but cannot, though I get no messages why not. I have no idea why. I wonder if anyone else is having this problem.
    So, apologies. It seems I can only communicate via the comment box.

  32. Duchess

    Oh dear, that was very rude.
    Btw, I have been worried that I have been rude. A couple of times you have emailed me directly in response to comments I have made — which I very much appreciate, especially when you got rid of your word recognition, and more recently about the sad collapse of your relationship with the Torturer.
    Unfortunately I am completely unable to respond to your messages. My answers sit in my outbox and my system repeatedly tries to send, but cannot, though I get no messages why not. I have no idea why. I wonder if anyone else is having this problem.
    So, apologies. It seems I can only communicate via the comment box.

  33. Duchess

    Oh dear, that was very rude.
    Btw, I have been worried that I have been rude. A couple of times you have emailed me directly in response to comments I have made — which I very much appreciate, especially when you got rid of your word recognition, and more recently about the sad collapse of your relationship with the Torturer.
    Unfortunately I am completely unable to respond to your messages. My answers sit in my outbox and my system repeatedly tries to send, but cannot, though I get no messages why not. I have no idea why. I wonder if anyone else is having this problem.
    So, apologies. It seems I can only communicate via the comment box.

  34. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow. I’d want to kill my kid for acting like that.
    Funny, I’m doing a post on “Island Cars” on Friday. VERY different from Money Town cars…

  35. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow. I’d want to kill my kid for acting like that.
    Funny, I’m doing a post on “Island Cars” on Friday. VERY different from Money Town cars…

  36. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow. I’d want to kill my kid for acting like that.
    Funny, I’m doing a post on “Island Cars” on Friday. VERY different from Money Town cars…

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