Monday, April 03, 2006

Where's My Money?

I turned thirty in January, and I'm still not rich. I don't quite understand what is going on. I've done everything right. I have middle-class, to upper-middle-class parents. I went to a prestigious university. I got a good job at a major corporation in a big city. I've lived in all the right neighborhoods. I went to the right bars on the weekends. I experimented with drugs, but none of the really bad ones. I've read the classics, or at least know enough about most of them to fake it. I wear sweaters.

Yet somehow, I'm not rich.

I did all the things that rich white people do to get rich. I figured that was it. Maybe I need the secret password. I just thought that at some point The Man would come down and give me a ton of money for free. That's how it works with white guys, right?

I've seen Chris Rock's stand-up act. White people are treated differently. We live in a different world. Why haven't I been invited?

Where's my money, The Man?

1 comment:

  1. I turned 36 in January and been wondering the same question myself as well...and I've determined that there is a password. Haven't quite figured it out yet, but I think it has something to do with "marryrichman"...but alas, probably not the right one for you...