The middle class feels pretty darn dead. Most decent paying salaries are offset by ridiculously high university costs, crippling student loan debt, rising property taxes, and a cost of living that outpaces the salaries companies offer their employees.
But that's not to say I'm not enjoying being middle class a heck of a lot more than when I was poor. I may not have the money to ever own property or buy a brand new luxury car outright, but hey, I can treat a few of my friends to a full meal at Panera. And isn't that what counts?
So if you, or someone you know, are a self-identified member of the American middle class, these memes will be painfully relevant.
Goodness gracious I was freezing my behind off back in Canada, so I decided to use the Travel Hacker Guide from @KAYAK to help me book a flight to Lima, Peru where I can finally warm back up as I sip on a few nice ice cold beverages. Now this is what I call livin' 😜 Tap the link in my bio to see where you can go in 2017. #KAYAKtravelhacker #ad
You can find more middle class hilarity by checking out the @MiddleClassFancy Instagram here.
If you were like pretty much everyone in the world, you were probably let down by the fact that Croatia didn't have their storybook ending in taking home first place in the 2018 World Cup. Sure, France had an amazing team and all that, and the contest's youngest MVP player, Mbappé, even donated all of his winnings from the tournament to charity—so I guess it's hard to be too upset with the competition's end result.
And even though everyone played their hearts out (except Egypt, I mean, they went again Saudi Arabia and the results were just embarrassing), there was a clear winner this World Cup and it actually wasn't even any of the teams. S
ure there's a first, second, and third place result, but all of those accomplishments pale in comparison to the wonderful memes that sprung up as a result of this glorious tournament.
More than a few were thanks to Brazil's Neymar.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.