Post # 1
I have seen a lot of posts lately about brand preference and what not and it made me think about the different types of “snobbery” that exists. But, the question is… do you consider yourself a snob about certain things? Is there a brand of food, wine, shoes, electronics that you’re just picky about and not ashamed to let it be known? Is there a hobby you participate in that maybe breeds snobbery?
Post # 2
I am sure you’re shocked but yes I consider myself to be a snob in some areas.
-Brands (handbags and jeans I don’t waiver on)
-Personal care items like makeup and hair stuff
I wish I could be snobby about something cool like art. But I just don’t have an eye for it.
Post # 3
Chocolate. I used to work in a gourmet chocolate shop and it ruined me for cheap chocolate.
Post # 4
I heard someone the other day speak about snobbery and while I’ve always considered being a snob to be a terrible thing.. He got me thinking.
Snob to me just means, I’ve had better and I won’t stand for less than that. Its just a set of standards.
I’m definitely a snob in some areas.. Maybe a lot of areas but, if I’m spending money I don’t tolerate anything less than the quality I’ve been accustomed to.
– Handbags (Most accessories actually..)
– Wine/ Champagne
– Personal care items (body products, face products, hair products, etc.)
Post # 5
I honestly can’t think of one single thing that I’m a snob about. I’m happy with the cheap garbage version of every single thing I use.
I’m kind of ashamed about that right now, actually.
Post # 6
Mrs_Amanda: i feel snobby if i have to explain my diet. which i hate doing but will if i have to. “oh i dont do carbs” or “i dont drink corn syrup” not that that would be the first thing out of my mouth. but some people are presistant with trying to give you things. also about dog or cat food!! i dont feed them (and if im dog sitting:the same thing) food where the first ingredient isnt meat! so im a total food snob. i also only bake wtih brown sugar and flour…. see that all comes off as snobby lol.
Post # 7
I am picky about the schools my kids attend and bought my house based on school district, even though it cost more for the same house than other areas of town.
I won’t drink cheap beer.
Otherwise, I am a total mix of more expensive brands and stuff from Target!
Post # 8
The only one that comes to mind for me is poor fabric choice for costumes. I can easily overlook poor craftmanship, because that’s a skill that takes time and practice, but I absolutely hate seeing costumes that were clearly made using cheap fabric, or fabric that is clearly the wrong type. (Usually the offending fabric is non-bridal satin or really cheap spandex). Fabric choice affects the whole piece’s movement, drape, light reflection, clingyness… basically, fabric choice can make or break a garment’s appearance! Commercial clothing usually takes that into account for a certain pattern, but home sewers don’t always consider anything other than color and price when buying fabric for a costume and it drives me INSANE.
Post # 9
If it counts, I’m pretty snobby about the way people live- like if someone is a slob, I judge. I think that makes my friends think I’m a snob.
I’m most snobbish about food and alcohol. I don’t care much about clothes, and love Ikea!
Post # 10
I know more about wine that most people I socialize with so my friends joke that I’m a wine snob, but it’s really that I’m just more educated about it than they are. I don’t mind. 🙂
Post # 11
Agree about it being more about higher standards. My husband’s buddy’s fave restaurant? East Side Mario’s! I think, “really?? That’s not food”
And no, I’m not ashamed.
Post # 12
Wait! I just thought of one!! I’m totally snobby about my ground beef. I only buy the leanest ground beef. That 80/20 shit ain’t good enough for me, yo.
And toilet paper. One ply? Is this a joke?!
Post # 13
Absolutely, but about the most random grouping of items:
– Vintage clothing
– 1960s & 1970s furniture
– liquid eyeliner
Like I said, the most random grouping of items. LOL.
Post # 15
Cheese (If it come out of a squirt bottle, or the second ingredient is “XYZ dye #…” it is not cheese.)
Cooking. I am not a perfect cook, but I do try to cook healthily and from scratch 90% of the time. Hamburger Helper does not constitute a good home-cooked meal, and Aunt Gemima’s is not maple syrup.
Language. Can’t help that one – I majored in English, but I like people to speak correctly and write decently. Just because you can talk in ungrammatical slang doesn’t mean you should. Language is an art, and should be treated as one!
Manners, esp. table manners. No elbows on the table, set the table properly, wait til the cook sits to start eating, don’t be overly familiar with strangers, etc.
I don’t think I”m a total snob, though, because I won’t say a thing about any of these unless someone asks for my opinion, or it’s close friends/family who already know what I’m thinking lol!