There is a wide consensus that one of the founding fathers of yuppiedom is Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. The jury is still out on whether he was inspired by the psychotic Americaness of our…other, founding fathers, but we’re sure if there was a mount Yupmore, somewhere in the fanicial district most likely, his face would be right smack in the middle. Flanked by Charlie Sheen in Wall Street and David Schwimmer of course.
Perhaps though, Patrick Bateman is more like the Christopher Columbus of yuppiedom. You know, discovered something pretty relevant but you can’t really get behind him because he shamelessly killed and maimed a bunch of innocent folk. A bit awkward. This is not to say that we have nothing in common with ole’ Patrick; we just generally don’t want to axe-whack people who haven’t done anything wrong.
Well, maybe axe-whacking wasn’t the right word (we live in the CONCRETE jungle, axes are hard to come across anyway), but there are certainly moments that bring out the yuppievil in all of us. Many of you are probably scoffing at that last statement, subtly peeking up to see if your golden halo is still there. Allow us to provide some examples of some of these transgressions that could prove to be life threatening in the presence of the wrong yuppie.