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Old 14.01.2015, 09:07
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That is about right and it is depressing.
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Old 14.01.2015, 14:36
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I loved that story about the two dogs who got on the train, with their abonnement, and did a 15 minute ride in first class.... Bernese mountain dogs.

Good for them. I had a Bernese, and he just took over wherever. A big soft lump.
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Old 16.01.2015, 17:13
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Cutting my finger and not being able to use smartphone finger ID, instead having to unlock manually..
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Old 16.01.2015, 17:36
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but you avoided the riff raff
And to translate that to non-UKers...

"but you avoided the hoy poloy"
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Old 16.01.2015, 18:33
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Cutting my finger and not being able to use smartphone finger ID, instead having to unlock manually..
That's why I have 4 fingers ID...
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Old 16.01.2015, 18:38
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The backup camera on my car doesn't have a little windshield wiper, so when it gets dirty I have to clean it by hand.
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Old 16.01.2015, 18:43
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The backup camera on my car doesn't have a little windshield wiper, so when it gets dirty I have to clean it by hand.
You have a back-up car camera? With no windshield wiper?

You should turn it around so you can video yourself singing along to the radio - and then put it on Facebook.
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Old 16.01.2015, 18:44
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You have a back-up car camera? With no windshield wiper?

You should turn it around so you can video yourself singing along to the radio - and then put it on Facebook.
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Old 16.01.2015, 19:16
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Hanging around Americans for so long means my car no longer recognises my slight mid-Atlantic accent.
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Old 19.01.2015, 11:27
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Because there was another guy in the men's toilets, we both had to wash our hands like we were going to perform surgery or something.
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Old 20.01.2015, 00:32
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The SNCF Swiss website doesn't accept Postfinance card as a method of payment.

Not only that, but the CHF converted prices for the TGV Lyria on both SNCF and CFF still use the peg rate of exchange from EUR.
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Old 20.01.2015, 10:51
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My baby sprouted his first two teeth.

I only noticed them because he used them to viciously bite my nipple while nursing!
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Old 20.01.2015, 12:48
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My baby sprouted his first two teeth.

I only noticed them because he used them to viciously bite my nipple while nursing!
Sounds like the sensation when a vampire goes to feasting!
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Old 20.01.2015, 13:04
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The demise of page 3.
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Old 20.01.2015, 13:39
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The demise of page 3.
Pity the rest of it still exists
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Old 24.01.2015, 14:16
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Local library only has 300 ebooks in English
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Old 26.01.2015, 13:46
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Just got some suits dry-cleaned and ready for a big 3-day meeting, and now they tell us that the dress code is business casual. Nothing to wear.
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Old 26.01.2015, 14:45
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My iPhone keeps on capitalising the word 'apple' in my shopping list, but funnily enough not cantaloupe, guava, kiwi or lychee.

Self-important POS
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Old 26.01.2015, 14:47
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My iPhone keeps on capitalising the word 'apple' in my shopping list, but funnily enough not cantaloupe, guava, kiwi or lychee.

Self-important POS

Teaches you to be so vague and uncommital.

I normally write "brambley" or "granny smith" and never have this problem.
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Old 26.01.2015, 14:55
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Just got some suits dry-cleaned and ready for a big 3-day meeting, and now they tell us that the dress code is business casual. Nothing to wear.
Isn't business casual = suit minus jacket and tie?
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