The sickest thing about the mainline is that there is old money, and the second generation truly does not know any different than what they have been raised in. They will live and die believing that they are "middle class" and that the way that they are living is fine. They will go on growing their little gardens thinking that it is environmentally friendly, yet continue to exploit people for their own profit, whether it be in their business or at their job. They will donate money to charities to feel better about it, and make their kids go on short term mission trips so that they realize how "lucky" they are. This pocket of suburbia is the epitome of everything that is wrong with America, and it truly is sad. There are documentaries about the pits of poverty in Africa, but there should be documentaries about the pits of wealth in Berwyn or Wayne.
Those who read this and think that they are different, they are not. If your kid goes to Radnor township, you are a sell out. If you think that just because your kids go to Good Sam Youth they aren't being exploited by your wealth, then go read the Bible and think about Jesus' words on what it means to be a person of humility and of little possessions. You are NOT middle class, and I don't care how many good causes you support. The mainline is a disgrace to humanity and I hope the recession burns a hole through it.
From Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime:
"Had a habit doing mainline
Watch the dragon burn
No regrets, you've got no goals
Nothing more to learn"
The Main Line has always been full of WASPs and old money who belong to Merion Cricket and send their kids to expensive private schools. Recently the area has become infested with Juicy wearing, gum chewing, hair flipping J.A.P.s.
On each corner is a Starbucks filled with obnoxious people buying their 5 dollar coffee. On every road is a mercedes with an old blonde women tlaking on her cell and sparkling her large diamond rings in the sun.
The houses are massive and are cleaned buy cleaningladies adn the few "butlers". Each garage is filled with luxury cars.
The Main Line is a fun place to be if you fit in and have money. If you have you'll fit in. There is not much to it. If you overthink it you'll never get it.
The Main Line is the best place on earth. If you are
e)enjoy golfing, playing tennis, and dining at fancy resteraunt and exclusive country clubs.
f)enjoy spending time laughing at obnoxious people who think that everyone is looking at them
I grew up on the Main Line
I went to the Haverford School along the Main Line.
Kids and Teenagers wear Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste,Abercrombie, American Eagle, Juicy Couture, Michael Stars,and Solow. They shop at the King of Prussia Mall which is one of the largest malls in the country. Preppy is the best way to describe the main line.
Many exclusive clubs surround the Main Line. Catholics belong to mainly Overbrook Golf Club. W.A.S.P.s belong to Aronamink Golf Club , Waynesborough Country Club, Merion Cricket Club, and Philly Country Club. J.A.P.s belong to Radnor Valley Country Club.
Some of the highest ranked schools surround this area. Some of them are The Haverford School, Baldwin, Agnes Irwin, Episcopal Academy, Radnor, Lower Merion, and Shipley.
Katie:Sure we can get some dinner at Bravo too.
The Main Line is an amazing place to live!
It does matter where you live it ony matters what kind of person you are. Just like any other kid, they have to clean there room, help with chores and put up with school.
Rich or poor, black or white, smart or dumb. You can't pick somethings. Nice or mean, fun or boring, a failor or succeeder. It all depends on you.