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24th Apr '16 9:34:27 PM MsChibi
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* MsRedInk (if the character is a woman who has no understanding of personal finance)
27th Mar '16 10:09:30 AM nombretomado
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* The Bluff family from ''{{Doug}}'' seems to have this problem in spades. In one episode, Mr. Bluff is trying to "inspire" Doug with the story of how he started his bumper sticker business all by himself before he remembered he was filthy rich and hired people to do all the hard work for him. In another, Beebe needs to have the meaning of "broke" explained to her.
* Courtney Gripling from ''AsToldByGinger'' seems to have a hard time with this.
* Rhonda from ''HeyArnold'' also had to learn how to live poor after becoming such.

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* The Bluff family from ''{{Doug}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' seems to have this problem in spades. In one episode, Mr. Bluff is trying to "inspire" Doug with the story of how he started his bumper sticker business all by himself before he remembered he was filthy rich and hired people to do all the hard work for him. In another, Beebe needs to have the meaning of "broke" explained to her.
* Courtney Gripling from ''AsToldByGinger'' ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' seems to have a hard time with this.
* Rhonda from ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' also had to learn how to live poor after becoming such.
19th Mar '16 1:04:45 AM Hossmeister
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24th Feb '16 4:51:35 PM Someoneman
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* When [[spoiler:[[TheHighQueen Morgase Trakand]]]] goes [[KingIncognito undercover]] to escape being made a puppet, she turns out to be comically bad at pretending to be a maid (and humility in general), making her disguise flimsy at best.

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* When [[spoiler:[[TheHighQueen Morgase Trakand]]]] [[spoiler:[[Morgase Trakand]] goes [[KingIncognito undercover]] undercover]] in ''Literature/TheHighQueen'' to escape being made a puppet, she turns out to be comically bad at pretending to be a maid (and humility in general), making her disguise flimsy at best.
16th Feb '16 2:54:38 AM SamCurt
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* {{Ojou}} in ''Manga/PleaseTellMeGalkoChan'' is apparently very sheltered, and thus sometimes have difficulties grasping some ideas that Galko and Otako are discussing at the moment. The prime example is in Episode 6/ Chapter 12, when the two were talking about lingerie shopping, and as Ojou chimes in, she starts talking about embarrassment when the lingerie tailor comes in to measure everyone for their custom lingerie... To the point the Galko found it necessary to take Ojou out to the mall to know how ''commoner women'' get their lingerie.
11th Jan '16 8:56:02 AM Jeduthun
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This does apply in RealLife, but no specific examples will be put here to avoid Administrivia/{{Natter}}. And in some cases, contrary to the usual course of the trope where it's someone who is born into money, this can happen to [[RagsToRiches people who were originally poor only to gain money]]. Unfamiliar with the amount of money they now possess, they do silly things.

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This does apply in RealLife, but no specific examples will be put here to avoid Administrivia/{{Natter}}. And in some cases, contrary to the usual course of the trope where it's someone who is born into money, this can happen to [[RagsToRiches people who were originally poor only to gain money]]. Unfamiliar with the amount of money they now possess, they do silly things.
things, resulting in AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted.
6th Jan '16 12:05:01 PM Willbyr
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* Nagi and Maria of ''Manga/{{Hayate the Combat Butler}}'' show this pretty well, though Maria is just Nagi's maid. When Hayate suggests using the subway, they're amazed. Nagi has gotten better about it due to Hayate's teaching.

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* Nagi and Maria of ''Manga/{{Hayate the Combat Butler}}'' ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' show this pretty well, though Maria is just Nagi's maid. When Hayate suggests using the subway, they're amazed. Nagi has gotten better about it due to Hayate's teaching.



* In SgtFrog, Tamama's first experience with human houses is billionaire Momoka's. He is then reunited with Keroro at the Hinatas' home, and proceeds to ask where the maids are, what kind of stores are in the house... (along with detailed descriptions of his opulent lifestyle). Keroro is left seething with jealousy.

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* In SgtFrog, ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Tamama's first experience with human houses is billionaire Momoka's. He is then reunited with Keroro at the Hinatas' home, and proceeds to ask where the maids are, what kind of stores are in the house... (along with detailed descriptions of his opulent lifestyle). Keroro is left seething with jealousy.



* In ''PokemonSpecial'', as [[TheOjou Platinum Berlitz]] grew up as a SpoiledSweet LonelyRichKid, she has trouble dealing with the Castle Point system at the Battle Castle, as this is the first time in her life that she has to deal with a limited budget to achieve her needs.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', as [[TheOjou Platinum Berlitz]] grew up as a SpoiledSweet LonelyRichKid, she has trouble dealing with the Castle Point system at the Battle Castle, as this is the first time in her life that she has to deal with a limited budget to achieve her needs.



* Pretty much every Noble in ''OnePiece'' aside from a very few seem to think that anything can be done if they just throw enough money at it and have a high status. Also due to this they are [[AristocratsAreEvil morally bankrupt]], and believe that the lower class are worthless trash due to the fact the lower class didn't "choose to be born noble".

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* Pretty much every Noble in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' aside from a very few seem to think that anything can be done if they just throw enough money at it and have a high status. Also due to this they are [[AristocratsAreEvil morally bankrupt]], and believe that the lower class are worthless trash due to the fact the lower class didn't "choose to be born noble".
3rd Jan '16 4:41:11 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Regina George, the [[AlphaBitch Queen Bee]] of the [[GirlPosse Plastics]], is a specific example. She can rattle off several mostly-illegal weight loss drugs (most of which either were expensive before being banned or would be expensive to ship from countries where they're still legal). Yet, she didn't know enough about health and nutrition to know whether or not butter is a carb.
** This is most likely a jab at the stereotype of American teenage girls wanting to get thin the fast and ''un''healthy way than through actual ''healthy'' living ([[CaptainObvious such as simply eating healthier foods and exercising more]]).

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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Regina George, the [[AlphaBitch Queen Bee]] of the [[GirlPosse Plastics]], is a specific example. She can rattle off several mostly-illegal weight loss drugs (most of which either were expensive before being banned or would be expensive to ship from countries where they're still legal). Yet, she didn't know enough about health and nutrition to know whether or not butter is a carb.
carb (hint: it's not).
** This is most likely a jab at the stereotype of American teenage girls wanting to get thin the fast and ''un''healthy way than through actual ''healthy'' living ([[CaptainObvious living--[[CaptainObvious such as simply eating healthier foods and exercising more]]).more]].



* In ''Film/RomanHoliday'', [[Creator/AudreyHepburn Princess Ann]] gets so fed up with the demands and restrictions of royalty that she runs away and lives as a commoner for a day so she can experience "freedom." She's rather naive about a lot of things, particularly the fact that being a commoner has its own demands (such as actually having to work for a living).

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* In ''Film/RomanHoliday'', [[Creator/AudreyHepburn Princess Ann]] gets so fed up with the demands and restrictions of royalty that she runs away and lives as a commoner for a day so she can experience "freedom." She's rather naive naïve about a lot of things, particularly the fact that being a commoner has demands of its own demands (such as actually having to work for a living).
12th Dec '15 9:17:52 PM DragonQuestZ
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* More than one lottery winner has been burned by this trope. Some have no idea how to manage all their money and [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted blow it all in record time]]. Others end up getting conned or even just robbed of their newfound wealth.
** The Dutch national lottery actually offers counseling and an trusted accountant to prevent this trope from occurring.
* Creator/Donald Trump. If his campaign gaffes and racist remarks weren't tip offs.
* Similarly, this trope tends to befall professional athletes, with MikeTyson being a poster-boy for his excesses (various mansions around the country, etc.).
* The concept of ConspicuousConsumption was first coined by Norwegian-American economist Thorstein Veblen in his book ''Theory of the Leisure Class'' This book defines the Leisure Class as this trope: People whose only duty is to spend money without any other real reason than to show they can afford it. Creator/JorgeLuisBorges resumes:
-->''"In this book, dating from 1899, Veblen discovers and defines [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense the leisure class]], whose [[ConspicuousConsumption strange duty is to spend money extravagantly]]. For example, they live in a specific neighborhood [[ShiningCity because it is said to be the most expensive]]. Liebermann or Picasso fixed large sums [for their paintings], not because they were greedy, but to not disappoint the buyers whose purpose was to show that they could afford a cloth bearing their signature. According to Veblen, [[CrackIsCheaper the rising popularity of golf is due to the fact that it requires a lot of land]]. He erroneously declares that the study of Latin and Greek is rooted in the fact that both languages are useless. [[CorruptCorporateExecutive If a manager does not have time for conspicuous waste,]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections his wife or their children do so for him]], so that periodic changes of fashion provide liveries.''
** In Veblen's "honor", his name became part of the concept of "Veblen Goods", items that violate the laws of supply and demand by being more sought out the ''more'' expensive they are (thus indicating that they're most likely being bought in order to show off one's wealth).
* Buzzfeed article [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukebailey/17-reasons-posh-british-people-need-to-be-stopped-right-now#45tlw9v "17 Reasons Posh British People Need to Be Stopped Right Now"]] reveals behavior like [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not knowing how to set a table, resorting to using iPads as plates for pizza, giving children funny names, David Cameron, and red trousers]].
* Puyi, the [[NoMoreEmperors last Emperor of China]], [[http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2054364,00.html did not learn to dress himself, brush his teeth, or tie his shoes]] until he was sent to a Communist reeducation camp as a middle-aged man.
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12th Dec '15 8:53:40 PM tropeminer
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* Donald Trump. If his campaign gaffes and racist remarks weren't tip offs.

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* Donald Creator/Donald Trump. If his campaign gaffes and racist remarks weren't tip offs.
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