Yeah, I guess it’s a pet peeve. For me the worst kinds of social climbers are the ones who actually don’t need to anymore, because they’re sosy, they’re rich, they’re decent-looking, yet they feel the need to raise their status by hooking up with people even higher than them in the social pecking order. And name droppers. It’s okay to name drop if it’s relevant to the conversation. But sometimes, it’s like, “Yeah, I love hotdogs! I used to eat nga hotdogs at the house of the Zobels in Alabang…” Ugh.
November 20, 2008 → The Top Ten Signs That Someone Is A Social Climber – Specialist/Dru
- Bellamarie – My mom was in the house of her beauty queen/actress friend. Mom: “Wow, I love the ambience ha!” Beauty Queen/Actress: “Naku asawa ko nag-ayos ng bahay eh, kaya hindi ko alam kung saan niya nabili yun…”
- No name – My brother was in an FX when a pa-sosyal lady beside him said, “NO LIKE THAT-an!” (“walang ganyanan” in Tagalog) to someone she’s talking to on the phone. And what was her phone? A Bayantel wireless landline!
- Nixon – Friend: “Starbucks nanaman? I’m so sawa na, I’m always here eh!” Me: “What do you usually order ba?” Friend: “Uhm…kape?”
- Bajoink – In Sbarro, a feeling sosy Pinay with a foreigner boyfriend was asked: “What sauce would you like on your pasta?” The Pinay haughtily answered: “Ketchap.”
- Louise Lane – I work for an expensive Japanese resto in a 5-star hotel. When I told a couple that we only had plain iced tea, the lady exclaimed: “Anong klaseng restawran to, wala man lang RED iced tea!” Eh ang nagse-serve lang naman ng RED iced tea at the time was Tokyo Tokyo!
- Mary – An officemate always wears MANGO, pero nangungutang ng P50 pang McDo tapos hindi nagbabayad.
- Lingere – If you say stuff like: “I wanna work in a bank. Nandun ang pera.”
- Dru – Kung naka-iPhone nga, prepaid naman, tapos wala pang load.
- His cuteness – A friend was asked what his dad did for a livin. He answered: “Cardiologist.” (taga-ayos ng radio sa car)
- Lingerer – When I ran into a friend at a mall parking lot, I asked, “O, anong ginagawa mo dito?” He answered: “I have a car!”
- Jarod – When we were in Kenneth Cole, a lady in her 30’s asked the saleslady: “Miss, diba kapatid ni Kenneth Cole si Cole Haan?”
- No name – A pa-sosy date ordered steak, and she added: “Medium rare, please!” Pagdating ng steak, she goes: “Yak, may dugo! Hilaw pa!”
- Meatball – Friend: “Yah were always in Baguio, in Camp John Wayne!”
- No name – Cousin: “I don’t eat regular grapes, excuse me! I only eat the boneless!”
- Carla – In New Jersey, the waitress asked ow we wanted our eggs. Me: “Poached please.” Cousin: “Scrambled for me.” Her friend: “Me sunny outside.”
- Frederique – When we saw Carmi Martin in the mall, I shouted: “Hi Carmi!” She smiled and waved back. My friend asked kung kilala ko siya. I answered: “Aba siyempre naman, kilala ko siya! Pero ako, hindi niya kilala…”
- Geyp – If you shorten the brand names to, “LV, Havs, and D&G”, not because you’re a suki, but because you can’t pronounce the long versions.
- No name – I heard 2 girls in our school talking. Girl 1: “Oh my gawd, I looove Linea Italia!” Girl 2: “Oh my gawd, me too! I looove their pasta!”