I hope I don't offend anyone by posting this, but I really am curious. You know how people always get stereotyped based on race, nationality, or how they dressed? I found out in a not-so-pleasant way from a university dorm-mate (we didn't get along that well) just what SOME people's perspective of a Hermes owner is. To make a long story short, I went to one of the alumni gathering a week ago and saw several people that I knew. One of them was one of my university dormmate. She was a soprano and she used to sing on top of her lungs even when I was asleep. But anyway, since she moved out to Cali recently, she and I exchanged phone numbers and later on she called me and we did a little bit of catching up. Somehow, the conversation went from school days to Hermes. She started going off about women who carried Hermes. She seemed to think that ALL Hermes women had the following characteristics : - Obscenely rich, but probably not their money - If their own money, they must be making at least 6-figure income - Gold-diggers who married rich older men - Trophy wives (not the kind who was intelligent and whom the hubby will be proud of, but the bimbo gold-digger type) - Snobby and b!tchy - Total divas - Materialistic and Superficial Needless to say, I could tell from her rather ignorant generalizations that she was not fond of Hermes owners. Of course, I neglected to tell her that I was a Hermes owner and an ardent fan myself. The characterization left a sour taste in my mouth (total understatement) and I have to say, I fit NONE of the criterias up there. Has any of you ladies been stereotyped in a similar way because you own Hermes?