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Do you guys ever feel guilty when you run into old childhood friends at their jobs? I was just standing there awkwardly in my burberry coat/hunter boot combo like "how girl, how you doin?🙍🏾🤦🏾‍♀️😳

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Damn OP's getting a hard time for no reason here. She's just expressing an awkward situation. OP, as someone said don't make it awkward and it'll be fine. Don't overthink it. Different people, different paths, we're all human at the end so as long as you're nice to people around you, you're doing the right thing. If you want to be president, tell her how she missed opportunities in life

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She's goes home at night and she's finished. She doesn't go home and start serving customers again. Come on - a Burberry coat haha - the waitress probably dresses better then me and I'm sure I make more money then you (no disrespect at all - but let's just say I'm positive). One day many years ago at 3am the night shift janitor came to change a lightbulb above my desk and asked is I could stand up a minute...I was so jealous of him! We all make choices.

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Maybe they are happier than you.

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#humblebrag

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When I tell my friends that consultants can be pretentious, these are the kinds of posts I use as an example

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Also heavily branded clothing, that's so basic

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This post made me vomit. Get over yourself.

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I regularly post Facebook photos of myself on exotic vacations wearing high fashion and eating fine dining, so most likely everyone I know already knows how great I am. It saves the awkward conversation when I accidentally have to talk to someone whose life isn't great like mine. #lifehack

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You shouldn't feel guilty. You should feel embarrassed for lacking style and having the most basic fashion sense.

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Hunter boots?! Ballin af

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While she was taking my order

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I am saying that I felt guilty BECAUSE I had on those things while she was taking my order. We literally had the same opportunities in life and we are in two totally different places. But I get it, y'all all shop at Kmart so you never get your privilege checked...congratulations.

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Damn she mad

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Reexamine your post. Why people are reacting is because your post implies that you are in a superior position than your "childhood friend" just because you are able to flash your wealth through materialistic displays - your brand name clothing. That's why EY1s comment is spot on and it's a very condescending post...

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I really doubt she went home thinking "omg i took her order and she was wearing a Burberry coat and Hunter boots! SO AWKWARD."

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It's only awkward if you make awkward. Make the conversation about them. They will appreciate your humbleness.

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Loool Kmart as an insult. Deloitte with the stereotype!

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u know what is awkward af? volunteering at a soup kitchen you are on the board for and seeing someone you use to go to high school with you in the serving line. I felt sad, embarrassed, and ashamed all at the same time.

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Did you offer your hand and let her kiss the gold ring on your finger?

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A consultant is in a superior position than someone working in retail, don't know why we are pretending it's not true. It's two completely different socioeconomic classes, and you're just putting on blinders if you pretend this isn't true.

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No, I don't feel guilty. Most of us have opportunities to excel if we want it bad enough. Not sure if other ppl's circumstances but I worked hard to get here. 🙋🏽 Wish everyone the best but don't regret my blessings.

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I don't see it as privilege when it's earned. And don't feel bad for achievements that were earned. I see privilege as an easier road w/ unearned opportunities. So if you earned it, you shouldn't feel bad. Just be appreciative that the role wasn't reversed. It may be unfortunate for the other person but like someone said above, they may still be happy in life.

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