Rich vs Poor: Filipinos' battle out their refrigerators
- Filipinos have their own take on the rich man versus poor man jokes
- They compare the lifestyle between the two on various ridiculous incidents such as applying powder, fanning themselves, and in this case – their refrigerators
- Among the differences are the appliances’ outer appearances and bottles of catsup against sachet products
Person A: “How do rich people apply perfume?”
Person B: “How?”
Person A: *Puts a decent amount on their wrists, rubs them together and on their neck as well*
Person B: “Well, how do poor people apply perfume?”
Person A: “How?”
Person B: *Takes out cheap cologne, sprays it in the air and walks right through it*
Filipinos are humorous people that even the long-time running jokes about the rich versus the poor still remain to be a trend. In fact, they just come up with more ridiculous (yet sometimes, relatable) comparison each time!
In this case, let us try to identify on which category we fall under through this battle of the refrigerators version.
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1. Magnets vs Bills
While wealthy people decorate their refrigerators with appealing magnets – most of the time, imported or even as a souvenir of the impressive number of foreign countries they have traveled to – average-living citizens use their appliance to remind them of long overdue bills and tasks written on scraps of paper.
2. Bottled catsups vs sachet products
Upscale people have been expected on stocking up bottles (even boxes) of products at home and keep them in storage until necessary. Apparently, the rest of the population assumes that the same thing happens inside their refrigerators – filling the sides with bottles of catsups and other flavorful products. Meanwhile, those on the lower rank of the social system were joked to be taking the sachets of dips from fast food chains.
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3. Cartons of milk vs Coke bottles
It seems that regular-earning residents tend to recycle more products as they use soda plastic bottles to store their beverages at home. As for those with higher income, cartons of milk and other health conscious products awaits them in their refrigerator.
4. Imported ice cream vs empty Selecta container
Well, not really ‘empty’ since it holds a day’s worth of viand inside – usually fish. On the other hand, it’s an entirely different scenario with rich people as they possess imported ice creams such as Ben and Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, and Carmen’s Best. Here’s the most shocking part though: they actually contain ice cream inside!
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5. Homemade dishes vs overcooked rice
Despite their busy schedule, wealthy people still find time to cook up delicious meals and even the tedious task of making their own desserts at home. As for the average citizens though… Let’s just say they like leaving excess or overcooked food inside their fridge.
Aside from the aforementioned comparisons, web users also claim other things that a regular Filipino could usually find in their refrigerators. Included are sandwich fillings that are already nearly empty, eggs with crack signs, bottles of medicines particularly cough syrups and ‘ascof lagundi,’ and boxes of cake with utensils inside.