From a Ca man:
“we spent my youth fairly bad, but we went to an university that received pupils from some really families that are rich. A wealthy classmate invited me off to dinner one night whenever her family members had been visiting, and now we decided to go to the fanciest restaurant I’d ever visited.
“through the salad program, the waiter brought a platter that is cloth-covered the things I discovered later on were chilled forks. We reached to make the platter away from their fingers around the table to the others so I could pass it. Evidently, judging through the laughter from my classmate’s cousin and parents, it was a major faux pas. I happened to be likely to take my fork and allow the waiter proceed to the person that is next the tray.
“I felt ashamed for all of those other dinner and excused myself from joining them for many sightseeing later. Going back again to my dorm space, i recently kept considering them laughing at me personally. That cannot be good ways. “
Other people spoke of comparable social-event moments, including being in groups where expressions such as for instance “redneck” and “white trash” are employed in “joking” but uncomfortable means.