A wise woman in one of Drake’s interludes once said, “I’m high maintenance a little but, but not in a negative way.” Girl, I couldn’t agree more. While this rant isn’t about being high maintenance (which contrary to popular belief, I am not), it is about how annoyed I am with people referring to me (and anyone else for that matter) as bougie.
Stop referring to people as “bougie” just because they like nice things. Seriously, it’s fucking annoying. I’ve ranted about this on Twitter before, so sorry if I’m sounding a tad repetitive- but it has to stop. I can’t even begin to count the amount of times someone has called me bougie (innocently or not) just because I own some designer pieces or enjoy eating at nice restaurants. How does that affect you or your life (news flash: it doesn’t)? Do I call you out for not owning something designer? No, of course not- that would be extremely bitchy, rude, and condescending. So why in the world are you calling me out for the exact opposite? Caught ya.
Even if you don’t mean it in an offensive way (the word itself is just an abbreviation of the French word bourgeois, meaning “high-class”), it has an offensive connotation. Let people eat where they want to eat and spend their money on what they want to spend their money on. And if it’s really itching you to make a comment, just don’t use the word bougie. Stop trying to make me feel bad about liking/having nice things! Find another hobby and stop hating. Literally no one has time for that. *hair flip*
Moral of the story: If I’m not constantly pointing out that you want to eat at Chili’s every weekend, don’t constantly point out that I want to eat at Nobu sometimes, especially if you’re doing so in a condescending manner. Let me live my life the way I wanna live it, and you live yours how you’d like to. To quote Kendrick Lamar, “Bitch, don’t kill my vibe.” If someone wants to walk their life path in their Fendi slides, let them.
Xoxo from me and my AirPods,
P.S. We’re all human and each one of us deserves equal respect, so just treat others the way you want to be treated. No one person is better than another (unless you have an Android- sorry I don’t make the rules).