Those Strange Comparisons

@AmbiePam (50447)
United States
January 1, 2017 7:14pm CST
I was thinking about the last post I wrote (More of the Nightmare), and when I got done I realized my uncle sounded "white trash". Is that a term used more than just in America? It's like he's not even part of the same family my mom was. My mom's family didn't have much, but if you met her (she died last year at 55), you wouldn't know it. She got her Masters degree late in life, but even if she hadn't, she was just classy. Education doesn't give you class, that's for sure. But my uncle...wow, he has lived up to the term white trash. I don't use that term because I don't like calling any person "trash". That's just not something I feel comfortable using. But it's shocking to see where someone starts their life, and how differently they are years into the future. My late grandfather was a treasure, and so was my mom. And I just love my grandmother so much. Three our of four isn't that bad!
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@just4him (132728)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan 17
I'm sorry your uncle is like that.
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Well, look at you and your sister... raised in the same home yet you're completely different people.
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@AmbiePam (50447)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Yes, but we aren't law breakers....yet. (Will you be my alibi for last night?)
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• United States
2 Jan 17
@AmbiePam I'll be yours if you'll be mine!
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@AmbiePam (50447)
• United States
2 Jan 17
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• United States
2 Jan 17
i have the burp and fart chorus around here.and i know they were raised better. but i have no problems calling them trash when they act like it lol
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@AmbiePam (50447)
• United States
2 Jan 17
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@marlina (80749)
• Canada
2 Jan 17
It seems that in every family, or most of the families, there is always someone that doesn't fit.
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@AmbiePam (50447)
• United States
2 Jan 17
My uncle takes it to a new level.
@Tampa_girl7 (27557)
• United States
3 Jan 17
Every family has at least one
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@ms1864 (6973)
• Bangalore, India
2 Jan 17
one thing you have said here that i completely agree with ...."education doesn't give you class" ....spot on.
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@Tina30219 (37628)
• Onaway, Michigan
30 Jan 17
Sorry about the loss of your mom. Sorry your uncle as you say acts like white trash some familys have people like that.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
10 Jan 17
I agree, my mom is one of the classiest women ever and she started life with very little. White trash transcends class lines for sure.
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@PainsOnSlate (20852)
• Canada
9 Jan 17
I've met some white trash in my life but thankfully none are relatives...
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
3 Jan 17
Well, at least it's just one of them that is difficult.... I am happy the rest of the family is a blessing
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@bunnybon7 (37950)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Jan 17
i know what you mean. some are just so different then the whole rest of the family you wonder how it happened. but i think every family has one, sometimes 2 that way
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@DianneN (92084)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Every family seems to have one like that. I'm sorry your uncle turned out that way.
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@Juliaacv (35249)
• Canada
2 Jan 17
Trash fits his morals and the way that he treats his mother that is for sure!
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 17
White trash is a term we don't use here, but I know exactly what you mean.
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@TRBRocks420 (86054)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jan 17
Very sad you can just pray for them.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
5 Jan 17
3 out of 4 isn't bad. Every family as their "characters"
@SIMPLYD (86528)
• Philippines
4 Jan 17
I don't like people who acts and talk like that . No one is a trash . We are all made in the image of God .
• Philippines
4 Jan 17
Well, your uncle chose that life. Good thing not every one is like him.
@1hopefulman (34978)
• Canada
2 Jan 17
I have never used that expression. Trash is trash, no matter the color.
@LadyDuck (188813)
• Switzerland
2 Jan 17
White trash is an all American term. As I said, every family has at least one black sheep.