There’s a lot to be said for writing in a diary instead of taking to the internet to vent your frustrations - and one woman has found out the hard way.
Blue collar millionaire and founder of the Positivity Right Now blog, Melissa Jeanine, posted a lengthy thread on her social media account, detailing why she never does anything over-the-top for “mediocre, middle class broke losers”.
Broke people are usually very low class, have extremely bad manners, have zero etiquette and no class at all whatsoever.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
Years ago when I first got married I wanted to make friends with the neighbors in our new apartment complex.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
To break the ice, I baked a batch of scratch cookies and put them in a big Tupperware container and gave them to the girls at the office.
“Broke people are usually very low class, have extremely bad manners, have zero etiquette and no class at all whatsoever,” Melissa started the shocking post.
She went on to talk about trying to make friends in a new office by baking cookies for everyone.
The businesswoman claims not only did nobody say thank you to her but they also kept the tupperware container.
Not only did they not thank me for the cookies, they kept the container and never talked to me again.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
We lived there for two years. Not one of them since that day ever said one single solitary word to me.
Another time I was working at an insurance company and it was my turn to bring in a store bought cake for the next employee bday party.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
I thought, “Instead of a cake, I’ll make a gourmet dessert.”
I spent 2 days preparing 48 hand-made Hershey’s chocolate recipe dessert cups.
Another time, while she was working at another company, it was her time to bring in the birthday cake, and she decided to make a gourmet dessert instead of a classic cake.
“Our team lead, a bigger girl, was angry that I didn’t bring in a cake,” she said.
“So what did she do? She went and bought a cake and told me, “We’ll just put your dessert cups out on the table next to the cake and if people want one, they can take one.”
Our team lead, a bigger girl, was angry that I didn’t bring in a cake.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
So what did she do? She went and bought a cake and told me, “We’ll just put your dessert cups out on the table next to the cake and if people want one, they can take one.”
I dragged in one of those huge turkey tins full of these perfectly constructed dessert cups.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
They even had the little Hershey’s kisses flags garnished in each cup.
They were fit for a champagne brunch.
And a bunch of rude, low class, broke obese girls didn’t want them.
This was 15 years ago and boy did I learned my lesson quick.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
That was the last time I ever did anything spectacular or over the top for any mediocre, middle class broke losers.
They don’t have the mannerisms, etiquette nor class to appreciate the finer things.
Now?— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
I give my socialite group fresh flowers, wine, treat them to lunches, and I buy them beautiful, thoughtful lavish gifts.
And they share with me their entire network and million dollar connections.
Kinda beats some rude cow who won’t give me back my $10 Tupperware huh?
This is very similar to what I made minus the fruit.— Melissa Jeanine (@melissajknows) May 13, 2019
Each perfect chocolate shell cup had Hershey’s kisses inside, caramel and chocolate mousse and a dusting of confectioners sugar w/adorable Hershey’s flags.
Obese office girls turned their nose up at them for a Walmart cake. pic.twitter.com/zJXvwSTsRL
She said her desserts were “fit for a champagne brunch” and “a bunch of rude, low class, broke obese girls didn’t want them”.
That was the last time Melissa ever did anything “spectacular” for “mediocre” people, who didn’t appreciate her efforts and now she just lavishes her socialite group with fancy gifts, fresh flowers and wine.
In exchange, they “share their entire network and millionaire connections”.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Melissa’s comments have received a lot of backlash on Twitter, from people calling her “classist”, while suggesting a truly “classy” person wouldn’t post such a negative thread.
*classist woman bakes desserts that even poor people won't eat* : I hate poor people!— hopeful pessimist (formerly @sjw_movies) (@plsleaveamsg) May 22, 2019
*same woman buys richer wine, flowers, and other gifts that she didn't make herself*: They're so classy!
Narrator: Melissa never realized that the common denominator was her cuisine...
You are proof that money can’t buy class. pic.twitter.com/SGnsuwVXfD— shauna (@goldengateblond) May 22, 2019
I have some bad news for you: you have no class at all. This is a whole thread about how you are not classy in any way.— Erynn Brook (@ErynnBrook) May 21, 2019
Others have poked fun at her judgement that Hershey’s – a popular confectionary brand in the US - is “gourmet”.
And Hershey’s chocolate isn’t exactly high quality. Like, don’t get me wrong, I love it, but if you are talking about fine chocolate and sophisticated taste, Hershey’s ain’t it.— Allison Britt (@iMakeArtifacts) May 22, 2019
Then there are those who have suggested perhaps the so-called “broke people” she’s complaining about just don’t like her.
She never did mention what the interaction with her neighbors was like. From reading this, pretty sure they just didn't like her.— Hibiki (@Hibiki_arts) May 23, 2019
The neighbors probably got bad vibes off her when they met and never wanted to talk to her again.— board-certified egg 🥚 (@dweebdraws) May 22, 2019
I hope in a couple of years you look back on this thread in horror at what kind of person you are. No wonder all these people treat you poorly.— JON ROSEN-SCIENCE👨🔬 (@jonrosenberg) May 22, 2019
On her blog, Melissa goes into more detail about her distaste for the working class, saying she grew up in “a household full of average people who spent their entire lives sitting on the couch, watching TV and living vicariously through more successful, prominent people on the silver screen”.
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Melissa said she “always wanted more” in life and while she admits she was initially stuck in the “middle class condition of remaining the average Joe/Jane who doesn’t have the guts, the know-how nor the will to discover or attain more”, she decided to dive into the unknown and start her own business.
As she moved up in her career, she left her middle-class friends behind and now she calls herself a “recovering member of Middle Class Defeatism”.