Does class or social class ever trip you up or become an obsticle to social interaction? I mean have you ever begun a conversation and realised that you're poles apart from the person you're talking to and class, status or strata is the root cause?
When you think of or use the word class is it positive or negative? Is it mainly one or the other or can you switch? What do you mean by it usually? On the one hand class is used to shut people down or off but on the other being classy or having some class are things which people, all people, seem to desire.
The world is more declasse than it ever was and while the very idea seems a bit worn, in practice I do tend to encounter it as pretty real, not simply because the UK still has some deference to "toffs", at least some of the english ones, despite the BBC radio and BBC radio worldservice dispensing with particular tone and eloquition (spelling) in its spoken word programming.
Sometimes its more apparent when people of particular status and rank dont conform to a certain expectation of grace or respectability, the tendency of some people with a lot of wealth to behave like hobos or low rent derelicts tends to shore up the worst sort of class warrior prejudice from my teens. I'm not sure if that's a reaction to a certain sort of "class fail" rather than "class" per se though and I dont like generally ill mannered behaviour.