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May 18, 2006

Inconveniences of the Moderately Wealthy

P_l5003g_1 Last Sunday, I helped host a pre-graduation brunch for Grace, which included massive amounts of scrambled eggs and bacon cooked in Calphalon (courtesy of my current housesitting gig).  Brunch was fun, by yikes those were some heavy pans for cleanup.

Thus, a first entry in my list of Inconveniences of the Moderately Wealthy:

1.  Handwashing heavy, large pans.  If you're not moderately wealthy, your pans are light and/or washable in a dishwasher.  If you're very wealthy, somebody else does the dishes.  But if you're moderately wealthy?  Heavy gourmet cookware that you have to clean yourself.

What else belongs on this list...  Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

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Hey -- I proudly wash my All-Clad -- whether in a dishwasher or by hand. Can one not wash Calphalon in a dishwasher?

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas | May 18, 2006 12:52:22 AM

D'oh -- I guess not: Calphalon One Infused Anodized Fry Pan.
What does it do -- get nasty feeling like regular aluminum does in a dishwasher?

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas | May 18, 2006 12:56:06 AM

Yard work:
Poor = no yard or scrubby one
Wealthy = gardener does it, baby
Moderately wealthy = Wasted weekend hours keeping the kudzu at bay

Mind you, I think 99.99% of Americans consider themselves middle class, so are we all moderately wealthy?

Posted by: marianne | May 18, 2006 7:41:03 AM

Driving: Poor = no car; Rich = chauffer.
Mind you, I like driving, so this doesn't feel like a hardship to me. Except when I'm stuck on 15-501 at 5.15pm. (Happily, this doesn't happen too often.)

Posted by: Grace | May 18, 2006 8:05:56 PM

Hi Marianne --

I guess we are all "moderately wealthy". Maybe I should change the title language to "a little bit more than moderately" wealthy?

Reminds me of some comic's observation in asking: "Why is an 'older woman' younger than an 'old woman'?"

Posted by: Phil | May 19, 2006 12:39:52 AM

Real estate: the moderately wealthy are landlords and have to manage tenants for their second homes. The more fortunate have the liverymen throw sheets over sofas in the library and call it a day.

Posted by: Dave | May 28, 2006 3:56:37 AM