Playing With / Mundane Luxury

Basic Trope: A downtrodden character is overjoyed at simple kindnesses and conveniences
  • Straight: Alice and Bob are so poor that eating regularly is a luxury for them.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob live in such a Crapsack World that being able to breathe oxygen is a luxury for them!
  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob are currently having financial troubles, Bob surprises Alice with an expensive dessert.
  • Justified: Alice and Bob have been poor for so long that they truly appreciate whatever small favors come their way.
  • Inverted: Spoiled Brat
  • Subverted: Desperately poor Alice and Bob are given a meal, and then gripe about the service.
  • Double Subverted: But then discover they also get tableware and are thrilled.
  • Parodied: Alice and Bob are so poor they think a ketchup packet is hearty meal.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Bob are downtrodden, but they have enough to keep them going as it is.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "You guys look at potato chips like they were caviar or something!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Big Bad Doctor Steel, uses Food as Bribe To get Alice and Bob to be pawns in his plot
  • Defied: Alice and Bob are downtrodden, but they refuse favors because they believe they can get themselves out of their jam.
  • Discussed: "They say Alice and Bob are so poor that a single French fry is a luxury for them!"
  • Conversed: "What makes shows like this depressing is that people DO live in these levels of poverty."
  • Played For Laughs: Alice and Bob are amazed that Charlie eats expensive foods: real potato chips and soda, See Parodied above.
  • Played For Drama: Alice and Bob are so poor, they are starving, Bob gives up his last morsel of food so Alice can live.

We get a link back to Mundane Luxury? Ooh, fancy!