An Old World friend of mine taught me a long time ago how to recognize if someone was born into “Old Money” or not. You identify Old Money not by their houses or cars or their shoes or by the watches they wear.
Those tokens are nouveau trinkets indicating no generationally seeded wealth.
Those born into wealth never move their elbows.
Old Money elbows are never engaged from their station on each side of the body because that unbending posture suggests no manual labor has ever been necessary.
Staff are paid to do all the heavy lifting. If Old Money engages their elbows, they insult their ancestors while betraying their genetic entitlement and “that just isn’t done.”
I… keep… trying… to type… this without… moving… my elbows!