But just how “spoiled” were they?
In the 80’s bleach stains were a trend.
The parents did not even have money. He wanted new clothes was told no, so he put his clothes in bathtub and poured bleach on them. Parents bought him new clothes.
My roommate is an application essay reader for a university’s business school. He was just telling me about a kid who wrote his “overcoming hardship” essay about how he really wanted a boat because all of his friends had boats, and it was hard for him to be left out. Then he overcame his hardship when his parents bought a boat.