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Old 19.04.2017, 14:02
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I have kids and don't have a carpet, nor a life

Remember the saying/decision: get a dog and ruin your carpets or have a child and ruin your life
I have 3 kids and 2 dogs I don't have time to have a life (or carpets)
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Old 19.04.2017, 14:04
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I have 3 kids and 2 dogs I don't have time to have a life (or carpets)
I have no kids, no dogs and no life. Something went wrong somewhere.
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Old 19.04.2017, 14:06
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No kids, no dog, no carpet. The money just keeps piling up in my bank account and I don't know what to spend it on.

Now that's a proper FWP.
Some ideas
  1. Buy shoes
  2. Take holidays during school terms
  3. Go to restaurants
  4. Vote Corbyn
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Old 19.04.2017, 14:19
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I might buy a car and just park it all day in Zurich.
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Old 19.04.2017, 15:03
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I might buy a car and just park it all day in Zurich.
The parking is gonna eat up all your money - so better just rent one.
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Old 19.04.2017, 15:04
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I have no kids, no dogs and no life.
Ahhh, bliss
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Old 19.04.2017, 16:18
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

As people post on my Facebook timeline on my birthday, I like to be kind and like their post and thank them. I did this for the first couple early in the morning, but since I am a teacher with too much to do during the entire long day, I pushed back writing thank yous until after the day was finished.

I got home on my birthday at 10pm. No, I did not have a drink that evening... I said, 'work'. Too tired to write any replies. Ditto in the morning before work the next day (today).

Just did all the thank yous now. I wrote 79 replies, written across five different languages. Took me a good chunk of time. Not sleeping on time tonight...
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Old 19.04.2017, 16:47
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I might buy a car and just park it all day in Zurich.
Alternatively drive it around ZH at precisely 3 km/h over the limit and get flashed like the paparazzi
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Old 19.04.2017, 17:18
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No kids, no dog, no carpet. The money just keeps piling up in my bank account and I don't know what to spend it on.

Billag can take care of that
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Old 19.04.2017, 22:54
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Alternatively drive it around ZH at precisely 3 km/h over the limit and get flashed like the paparazzi
That should be good fun but as 3km don't get fined he'll still have his too-much-money-problem.
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Old 20.04.2017, 23:36
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

How to deal with it?

Even though a married man, still have a crush on charming Swiss secretary in a renowned company. My bad ...
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Old 21.04.2017, 10:00
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Just got my bonus and I really want to buy something new and shiny, preferably made by Apple, but I already own everything they make
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Old 21.04.2017, 10:01
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Just got my bonus and I really want to buy something new and shiny, preferably made by Apple, but I already own everything they make
Except the iPhone 8....MOAP!
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Old 21.04.2017, 10:39
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How to deal with it?

Even though a married man, still have a crush on charming Swiss secretary in a renowned company. My bad ...
Being married doesn't mean you can't go window shopping
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Old 21.04.2017, 11:29
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Being married doesn't mean you can't go window shopping
Exactly. The trouble starts when you go inside and try something.
Or even worse... buy
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Old 21.04.2017, 11:36
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Just got my bonus and I really want to buy something new and shiny, preferably made by Apple, but I already own everything they make
You own everything Apple makes! That is a First World problem!
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Old 21.04.2017, 11:41
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Being married doesn't mean you can't go window shopping
My OH taught me

Appetit holt man sich woanders, aber gegessen wird zuhause

I can live with that
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Old 21.04.2017, 13:32
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

We've been invited to another wedding. There is significant guest overlap and I don't know what to wear and I don't want to go shopping.
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Old 21.04.2017, 13:38
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Just got my bonus and I really want to buy something new and shiny, preferably made by Apple, but I already own everything they make
How about Apple-Strudel?

https://www.coopathome.ch/de/Betty-B...udel/p/5623467

..I'll get my coat.
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Old 21.04.2017, 13:41
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We've been invited to another wedding. There is significant guest overlap and I don't know what to wear and I don't want to go shopping.
Wear a false beard and sunglasses and cultivate a foreign accent. It's cheaper than getting new clothes.
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