TikTok users are sharing the craziest things they’ve ever witnessed a rich person say or do, from throwing out unused kitchen appliances to not realizing that a quarter of a million dollars was stolen from them.
User @missbeifong started off the trend, asking others: ‘What’s the most insane actual rich person behavior that you’ve experienced?’
After she recalled a rich mom say that she would throw out mattresses whenever her kids threw up on them, other TikTok users chimed in with their own mind-boggling stories.
Popular: TikTok user @missbeifong started off the trend, asking others: ‘What’s the most insane actual rich person behavior that you’ve experienced?’
BuzzFeed rounded up some of the best responses from TikTokers who couldn’t belief how the one per cent live.
User @thatpilotguy0 said that when he worked at a flight school, one man who wanted to learn to fly a plane was particularly memorable.
The man walked away to take a phone call from his lawyer, and the pilot instructor asked him if he was having legal trouble.
‘He said, “Oh no, I had some money stolen out of my account,”‘ the pilot recalled. ‘I was like, “That sucks, how bad was the fraud?”‘
The man told him that $260,000 had been stolen from him — but it took him nine months to notice.
When the pilot asked him how he could fail to notice such a large sum missing, the man replied, ‘Well, would you notice if $20 went missing out of your bank account?’
Yikes: This pilot talked to a man who had $260,000 stolen from his bank account, but he didn’t notice for nine months
Nasty: Nico Lăutărescu made his date pay to prove she wasn’t a golddigger
Another TikTok user, Nico Lăutărescu, said she went on a date with a man who told her that he forgot his wallet in the car when the dinner bill came.
He asked her to cover it, saying he’d pay her back when they got to the car — which he did, and then some.
The man gave her the equivalent of $2,300, and told her that he was testing to see if she was a golddigger.
Meanwhile, user @willoughbear said that when he worked in a high-rise in Chicago with ‘super f***ing rich people,’ they would stop by all the time and ask him if he wanted the things they were throwing out.
Once, that was three ‘brand new Crock-pots’ that they’d bought to use once for a party — and planned to toss in the garbage when they were done.
Wasteful: User @willoughbear said that when he worked in a high-rise in Chicago, rich people would throw out brand-new kitchen appliances
Worth it: This young man from Michigan was shocked when he friend’s dad arranged a private plane to take them to New York City for a day trip — just because he said he wanted pizza
Another time, someone offered him a ‘perfectly good toaster oven’ that was ‘brand new,’ telling him: ‘Uh, it’s just a little… it doesn’t fit with my kitchen, so I was just gonna throw it away.’
Another TikToker, Patrick Christie, spilled the details on one of his best friends. Though he kept the identity of the friend a secret, he noted that his family is ‘super well-known.’
Over the summer, he was swimming at the friend’s house in Michigan when he jokingly suggested getting Ray’s Pizza in New York City.
‘The kid leaves, comes back, about 20 minutes later gets a call from his dad and puts it on speaker, and his dad goes, “OK, you guys are all set.” And all of our friends are like, “What are you talking about?”
‘He said, “You’re all set for your day trip.” Anyways, we got on their private jet, flew from Detroit to New York, and then when we got to the airport, there was a private helicopter waiting that flew us into Manhattan to their condo.’
Rude: TikTok user @misshunty, a former Prada cashier, recalled the time two men referred to bills under $50 as ‘peasant bills’
Sounds nice: AcrobatOrissa Kelly was hired by a Middle Eastern prince to entertain at a week-long party in the Maldives, which he left after two days even though he spent $20 million on it
TikTok user @misshunty, a former Prada cashier, recalled the time he was helping two men in the store and told them what their bill came to — some large number, he recalled, like over $2,000 — and ‘the one guy turns to the other and goes, “Hey bro, do you have any change on you?”
‘The other guy’s like, “Nah dude, I only have hundreds and fifties.” And the other guy goes, “No, no, no, not peasant bills, like change change.”
‘And then that’s when I realized that, for them, any bill under $50 is change, and then they refer to it as “peasant bills,” blatantly, in front of me, someone who is working, living off of peasant bills.’
Aerial artist Orissa Kelly said she once flown out to the Maldives to perform for the prince of a Middle Eastern country.
‘He was supposed to have a party for one week, which he spent $20 million organizing,’ she said.
In addition to hiring her, an acrobat, he had also flown in dwarfs to dress as Oompa Loompas and guys who dressed as robots.
Must be nice: Darion worked with someone whose parents bought a second home — to throw parties in
Wild: Jeffrey once had a student whose family bought a new house — because they didn’t like the color they painted their old one
But after just two days of partying, he was ‘done’ and flew back to his country, leaving all the workers he flew in to enjoy the rest of the week in the Maldives.
Gamer DarionL said he was working with a new designer on a video game who seemed normal and nice.
‘We were out to lunch one day and he made a comment about getting a new home,’ he recalled.
But when DarionL asked when he was moving, the designer said he wasn’t moving — he’d just bought another home to host parties.
‘He was already living in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and basically, mom and dad decided, we need a house just to host parties,’ he said.
Spoiled: Dylan went to camp with a girl whose iPhone screen cracked — so the girl smashed it so her parents would buy her a new one
For @jeffreys98, a teacher at a private school, the craziest story came care of a student who was talking about her house.
‘The kid’s parents has just painted their house, and they did not like the color,’ he said. ‘So the parents decided to give their kids two options.
‘Option one was to pick a new color and repaint the house. The second option was where it got interesting, though. And that was the option that they ended up choosing — which was to build a new house entirely and move.’
Finally, a 20-year-old name Dylan recalled being in the Girl Scouts as a kid.
‘One day, I was at camp and this girl’s iPhone, the screen was cracked and it was kind of broken, but it was still useable,’ he said.
‘She was like, “Oh, that’s a shame,” broke it over the bed banister, and said: ”It’s OK, my parents will buy me a new one.”