Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #2521  
Old 29.04.2017, 11:53
robBob's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,017
Groaned at 22 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 763 Times in 449 Posts
robBob has earned the respect of manyrobBob has earned the respect of manyrobBob has earned the respect of many
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I had my summer tires mounted on Thursday and Friday it snowed!
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank robBob for this useful post:
  #2522  
Old 02.05.2017, 12:28
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 5,534
Groaned at 62 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 5,727 Times in 3,083 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

My cruise control apparently only starts functioning from 40km/h and up. The 30km/h areas are the expensive ones though.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank curley for this useful post:
  #2523  
Old 02.05.2017, 12:35
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 5,108
Groaned at 104 Times in 84 Posts
Thanked 14,641 Times in 4,717 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

The girl in the coffee shop sprinkled a heart on my cappuccino; What could this mean?!?
Reply With Quote
The following 7 users would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #2524  
Old 02.05.2017, 12:39
MusicChick's Avatar
modified and reprogrammed
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 11,210
Groaned at 122 Times in 98 Posts
Thanked 13,397 Times in 6,656 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I am going to miss my Vallée de Joux hike&knit retreat because I am singing in the Royal Albert Hall again.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #2525  
Old 02.05.2017, 14:07
SoftBedPlease's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 381
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 208 Times in 130 Posts
SoftBedPlease has an excellent reputationSoftBedPlease has an excellent reputationSoftBedPlease has an excellent reputationSoftBedPlease has an excellent reputation
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Work as a teacher is taking away invaluable time that needs to be spent planning my holiday at the end of the year.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank SoftBedPlease for this useful post:
  #2526  
Old 02.05.2017, 14:13
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 5,534
Groaned at 62 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 5,727 Times in 3,083 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
Work as a teacher is taking away invaluable time that needs to be spent planning my holiday at the end of the year.
I feel your pain. It must be exhausting to plan 13 weeks a year.

Last edited by curley; 03.05.2017 at 00:24. Reason: mistake
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank curley for this useful post:
  #2527  
Old 02.05.2017, 14:22
Swisstree's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hants/ZH
Posts: 2,218
Groaned at 29 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 4,999 Times in 1,667 Posts
Swisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Too busy reading the actifry/airfry thread, I burnt my lunch
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Swisstree for this useful post:
  #2528  
Old 02.05.2017, 14:54
martin959's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 830
Groaned at 13 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 339 Times in 202 Posts
martin959 is considered knowledgeablemartin959 is considered knowledgeablemartin959 is considered knowledgeable
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
My cruise control apparently only starts functioning from 40km/h and up. The 30km/h areas are the expensive ones though.
Which car you have? :P You know... you can always get a brick with enough weight to put it on the acelerator and go less than 30km/h
Reply With Quote
  #2529  
Old 02.05.2017, 21:32
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 7,570
Groaned at 51 Times in 47 Posts
Thanked 11,479 Times in 5,387 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
The girl in the coffee shop sprinkled a heart on my cappuccino; What could this mean?!?
Depends. Go back tomorrow. If you get another heart, she likes you. If you get a skull and crossbones, maybe not so much.

Quote:
View Post
Work as a teacher is taking away invaluable time that needs to be spent planning my holiday at the end of the year.
Would that be a holiday to visit CH again?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank 3Wishes for this useful post:
  #2530  
Old 03.05.2017, 11:16
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 5,108
Groaned at 104 Times in 84 Posts
Thanked 14,641 Times in 4,717 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

The timer on my toaster is broken, so now I have to manually control it like some sort of Amish toasting bread with a fork over a fire
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #2531  
Old 03.05.2017, 11:41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 315
Groaned at 18 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 283 Times in 171 Posts
dandi is considered knowledgeabledandi is considered knowledgeabledandi is considered knowledgeable
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
The timer on my toaster is broken, so now I have to manually control it like some sort of Amish toasting bread with a fork over a fire
Oh no....
Reply With Quote
  #2532  
Old 03.05.2017, 12:05
MusicChick's Avatar
modified and reprogrammed
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 11,210
Groaned at 122 Times in 98 Posts
Thanked 13,397 Times in 6,656 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
The timer on my toaster is broken, so now I have to manually control it like some sort of Amish toasting bread with a fork over a fire
Don't diss the Amish..




Hope you time well and don't burn your toast. I burned the hard to get kettle popcorn I was making kids for gymnastics break. Ick. FWP overkill.

Last edited by MusicChick; 03.05.2017 at 12:28.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #2533  
Old 03.05.2017, 12:54
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 5,153
Groaned at 160 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 6,569 Times in 3,373 Posts
Urs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
The girl in the coffee shop sprinkled a heart on my cappuccino; What could this mean?!?
You've been married for too long.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Urs Max for this useful post:
  #2534  
Old 03.05.2017, 13:20
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,577
Groaned at 249 Times in 215 Posts
Thanked 11,594 Times in 6,330 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
The girl in the coffee shop sprinkled a heart on my cappuccino; What could this mean?!?
She can't draw faces?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #2535  
Old 03.05.2017, 13:30
RufusB's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: In my head. And UK. Ex-Basel.
Posts: 2,706
Groaned at 44 Times in 43 Posts
Thanked 3,969 Times in 1,621 Posts
RufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I've just been offered a job I didn't apply for...
Reply With Quote
The following 13 users would like to thank RufusB for this useful post:
  #2536  
Old 04.05.2017, 23:54
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 5,108
Groaned at 104 Times in 84 Posts
Thanked 14,641 Times in 4,717 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
The First World Problem Thread

Our 21:40 Basel to Gatwick flight was delayed to 23:00 and the small, gate side coffee shop was completely out of sandwiches, muffins and croissants. Fortunately there was plenty of Dunkirk spirit around to see us through this disaster.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #2537  
Old 05.05.2017, 17:23
BokerTov's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA, former Zurich
Posts: 2,043
Groaned at 14 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 4,774 Times in 1,650 Posts
BokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Two FWPs...

One: I fly so often that the in-flight magazine is often the same one!

Two: I interrupted my business travels to Florida to fly back to DC to celebrate our first wedding anniversary with my husband (Paper Anniversary, according to the tradition), and I got hit by the s*it show of the American Health Care Act. Plus, the weather is awful this weekend. I wish I had flown my husband down to FLA instead.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank BokerTov for this useful post:
  #2538  
Old 05.05.2017, 20:53
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: The moon
Posts: 1,751
Groaned at 25 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 2,426 Times in 998 Posts
neddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
Our 21:40 Basel to Gatwick flight was delayed to 23:00 and the small, gate side coffee shop was completely out of sandwiches, muffins and croissants. Fortunately there was plenty of Dunkirk spirit around to see us through this disaster.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Given that they don't let you take bottles of liquid on flights now, you could get yourself a collapsible cup for such emergencies. At the same time Amazon recommends another type .
Attached Thumbnails
first-world-problem-thread-cup.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2539  
Old 05.05.2017, 21:21
Swisstree's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hants/ZH
Posts: 2,218
Groaned at 29 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 4,999 Times in 1,667 Posts
Swisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond reputeSwisstree has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Too many grapes and not enough cheese on my after-dinner plate.
Reply With Quote
  #2540  
Old 05.05.2017, 21:24
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 5,534
Groaned at 62 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 5,727 Times in 3,083 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
Too many grapes and not enough cheese on my after-dinner plate.
From which part of the world did you have to import the grapes at this time of year?
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A solution to the salary thread problem NotAllThere Forum support 5 22.04.2011 13:26
The FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa thread PaddyG Football/sports 44 10.06.2010 12:32
The World's First Legally Genderless Person chiguy General off-topic 26 22.03.2010 12:56
The world's first zero-starred hotel. RetiredInNH Travel/day trips/free time 26 30.09.2009 01:05


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0