Super Sweet 16

Lucky girl gets Sweet 16 on massive luxury boat in Hoboken

Last weekend, we were wondering why the Cornucopia Majesty boat was docked near the 14th Street Pier in Hoboken.

Well for one, the walkway where it’s normally docked is sort of going through rehabilitation – but the main reason it was docked there was because of a massive Sweet 16 Party for a girl who lives in the area. Hundreds of guests, families, children gathered on this gargantuan boat to celebrate the big day for this lucky girl.

I can only imagine what she’ll get for her 21st Birthday – an aircraft carrier party? How do you top this anyway? And who has such money for a lavish and expensive celebration?

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Ventura
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Ventura

We should be encouraging rich people to spend their money…even if it’s in extravagant ways.

Nothing worse for the economy then a cheap rich person.

Because of this party, 20+ people collected paychecks that night.

Party on rich people!!!

mooshu
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mooshu

A cheap rich person is actually extremely common. So they waste on cruiseship parties and the newest gadgets. Where do you think that money might (I stress “might”) come from? From scrimping on where it matters to spend…[quote comment=”211839″]We should be encouraging rich people to spend their money…even if it’s in extravagant ways.Nothing worse for the economy then a cheap rich person.Because of this party, 20+ people collected paychecks that night.Party on rich people!!![/quote]

Ventura
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Ventura

This party provided paychecks for waiters, cooks, bartenders, deckhands, caterers, truck drivers, bakers, musicians, florists, photographers, etc… Personally, I’m glad these people got paid. I don’t consider it a waste of money.

I hope for her 17th birthday, they do something even bigger. And “waste” more money on waiters, cooks…

Btw, I’m not saying that donating to charity and throwing extravagant parties need to be mutually exclusive.[quote comment=”211847″]A cheap rich person is actually extremely common. So they waste on cruiseship parties and the newest gadgets. Where do you think that money might (I stress “might”) come from? From scrimping on where it matters to spend…[/quote]

emarche
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As usual, your reading comprehension skills are dazzling. Way to completely miss the point, moron.

Dperez
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Dperez

Just last weekend, I was on a dinner cruise and my husband and I had to endure TWO sweet sixteen parties! These little girls were wearing really short skirts, strapless dresses that they had no cleavage to hold up, and high heels they could not walk in. They were loud, obnoxious, and crass. After three hours of this, I wanted to jump ship!

Parents: What happened to roller skating and sleepover parties? Get real! Save the money for something useful… like college!

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Over the top displays of wealth are almost always a form of signaling behavior, where the signaler wants everyone to understand where he stands in the status hierarchy.

In fact a lot in life can be explained when viewed through the prism of the status wars.

mooshu
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mooshu

Thank you.

I’m familiarized with the way some ill or dying children have celebrated special occasions, and the kind of stuff they truly wish for… Never have I seen this spectacle on their wishlist.

[quote comment=”211805″]Over the top displays of wealth are almost always a form of signaling behavior, where the signaler wants everyone to understand where he stands in the status hierarchy.In fact a lot in life can be explained when viewed through the prism of the status wars.[/quote]

emarche
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On the one hand, yes: this type of spoiling is a very bad thing. And it’s quite possible that they were spending money they didn’t have to boost their image, which is awful.

On the other hand, THIS IS ALL CRASS SPECULATION ABOUT COMPLETE STRANGERS.

We know nothing about:

a) their financial situation.
b) them as people, as parents, etc. They could be incredible parents who also happen to be ridiculously wealthy.

And as unlikely as it might be, what if it turns out that the girl is suffering from some horrible disease, this is her last birthday and her parents, extended family, neighbors, etc. pooled their resources to give her one final, happy birthday?

You don’t know these people, I don’t know these people, how about – just for once – we keep our collective noses out of other people’s business and focus on our own lives/shortcomings/crappy birthday parties/etc.?

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