Ooh this is a good question.
Cos we never had a SodaStream and some of our friends did—our friends who were slightly richer than we were. So I always thought of the SodaStream as the pinnacle of wealth when I was little.
The SodaStream was a means of making fizzy drinks right there at home—no more having to save up pocket money or ask mum and dad for a treat—you had fizz on tap.
Or some of us did.
What made me feel rich though?
Books. My parents never said no to a new book or a trip to the library. So I had a lot of books and I knew I was rich.
And also if I did a job that was outside of my normal chores, my parents would pay me a little money—maybe 50p or £1—and then I’d heft the weight of the coins in my pocket or purse, and feel rich.
And I’d go to the local corner shop with my friends and buy a 10p mix. Being able to buy a 10p mix myself, with my own money, made me feel rich.
How about you?
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