@Megano! People really have fundraising parties for their weddings?? Stag & hen dos are super common here in the UK but they're normally just a boozy night out with friends. The fancier ones (weekends away with spa treatments or paintballing depending if it's hen or stag) can get pretty pricey though, I've known them cause quite a bit of conflict, especially when the bride or groom now earn more money than some of their old friends but still expect their less affluent mates to cough up for the weekend away and all the extras.
@Euphemistic Response Yes, this is classic DM linkbait, you are probably wise to avoid it :)
@themegnapkin Yup, it is very hard to sympathise with people who are upset because they can no longer afford dinners at the Ritz and Chanel suits... & in a large part because they never saved a penny during the boom times.
This reminds me of the recent piece in the Daily Mail about how hard it is for the author and her friends to get by in London on a mere (!) £80-£100K a year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2308344/Petronella-Wyatt-Its-hell-posh-poor.html The whole article is pretty amazing, but I especially love how she illustrates how her friends are part of "the broke generation" and finding it hard "to make ends meet" with an anecdote about how her mate had to get the Tube home because she'd spent all her Taxi money on £370 shoes.
When time-travel is invented I am going back in time to make sure my ex watches this at a young and impressionable age. Haha. Seriously though, I cannot tell you how much I love this! & all the rest of these films. There is going to be so much educational-film-watching in my near future, thankyou :) Also it is funny how all these old films are (obviously) super old-fashioned but unlike most of the others (about marriage and manners etc) this one also feels very relevant now that as a society we're all having to re-learn how to budget & save etc after so many years of living on easy credit.
@cmcm YES. This is my reaction to almost every article I've ever read about healthcare in the US!