From an article, Mothers Anonymous in New York magazine, about NYC women who hang out and talk on a moderated but anonymous bulletin board:
And yet it’s not enough money. It’s interesting hearing the privileged classes talk about themselves.
One night, a woman posts this seemingly non-rhetorical question: “If your dh [dear husband] had a 5mil trust fund would you stay home? 2 kids and dh does not work.” Responses range from a deadpan “uh, yeah” to “someone has to work … 5 mil is not enough for forever.” A long thread branching off examines the premise that a trust fund providing interest of $350,000 to $500,000 is not enough to live on. “Not enough for whom?” asked one poster incredulously. Another poster replies, “Me. We currently live a 15k/month lifestyle, net, with 1 dc [dear child] and no school costs” —and then promptly summarizes her expenses for an invisible audience: “7k rent, 1k PT sitter, eating out 1.5ï¿½2k, utilities 500, travelling 2k, clothing 1k, out and about ‘cash’ 1k.”