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Old 11.01.2014, 09:33
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Flying to the US, got upgraded to business but no window.

Got to the US, connecting flight canceled, got free room and $50 food voucher. Voucher doesn't pay for alcohol. Had to pay for own drinks! The idea! ;-p

Oh, and I'm up typing this because of jet lag. Sigh.

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Old 11.01.2014, 13:57
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learn from this reviewer on amazon and how he easily solved the problem of funding his first world lifestyle.

how you too can afford samsungs 40k tv
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Old 11.01.2014, 14:03
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learn from this reviewer on amazon and how he easily solved the problem of funding his first world lifestyle.

how you too can afford samsungs 40k tv
That TV would look nice in my apartment. I'd probably save upto 100 CHF a year on cinema tickets, so it'd pay for itself in, well... no time.
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Don't make the same mistake i made kids, i should have asked on ef first if it was possible to live in switzerland on 250k a year.

i don't know how i make ends meet each month.
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I must decide between the countless qualified and highly educated local dentists to repair my teeth or possibly wait until I go on holiday in Thailand, to save some money.
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Why can't Swiss biscuits stand up to the rigours of being dunked in tea?

**Fishing half a soggy guetzli out of my tea**
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

this first world 'problem' is not going to change

in the first world people love their dogs (and cats though i don't see how) more than humans, including some family members, orphans, widows, the destitute, those without hope, most residents in the third world and the sick

get over it
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Old 12.01.2014, 12:12
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you know people in the third world think we in the first world don't have tough decisions to make every day

just this morning i had to decide whether to buy the dry_frapo_carmelito_with_extra_shot_caramel_double _expresso_skim_soya_with_wipped_cream_topping_and_ chocolate_sprinkles_grande at starbucks or give the money to feed half a village in the sudan.

i can tell you though it thankfully turned out easier than it sounds

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Good for you.
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Old 12.01.2014, 18:40
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The recipe called for shiitake mushrooms, but all we had were porcini
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

ok this precious piece of advice is for the discerning first worlder who doesn't want to waste time.

how to find out if you are talking to someone from the first world or the third world? just do what my german mother does and ask 'and how many ensvuite basthrooms do you have?'
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Old 12.01.2014, 19:25
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ok this precious piece of advice is for the discerning first worlder who doesn't want to waste time.

how to find out if you are talking to someone from the first world or the third world? just do what my german mother does and ask 'and how many ensvuite basthrooms do you have?'
Or I would rather ask how many ensuite bathrooms do you have in your rented apartment? whereas I'm basking in the sun of my 5-bedroom mansion at the swimming pool sipping piña colada?
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Or I would rather ask how many ensuite bathrooms do you have in your rented apartment? whereas I'm basking in the sun of my 5-bedroom mansion at the swimming pool sipping piña colada?
I think sometimes the question can hit a nerve if you don't have an 'ensvuite basthroom'. if this is the case

you could reply,

oh mrs cathharmonys_mothers_surname, that reminds me of the weekend we spent with tom cruise at his mountain hideaway, you would not believe how beautiful the view was from the ensuite bathroom. i mean who's going to check.

i don't think its wise to make stuff up like having a 5 bedroom mansion and pool. You could get caught out which could be embarrassing.

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I think sometimes the question can hit a nerve if you don't have an 'ensvuite basthroom'.
My toilet doesnt have a window!
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My toilet doesnt have a window!
careful what you wish for young ones, my toilet unfortunately does, i get in and out of there quick before someone sees me!
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I read that as you needing a porthole in the porcelain...
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careful what you wish for young ones, my toilet unfortunately does, i get in and out of there quick before someone sees me!
Why not give a show!!!
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Old 13.01.2014, 14:46
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Why not give a show!!!
because id probably need a special license from the gemeinde first,

then there will no doubt be problems ticket touting (like what happened with the rolling stones concert and the new monty python show), scotland yard would become involved and then where would the fun be after that
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I think you'll all agree a first world problem does'nt get much worse than this!

US govt secretly spies on every one in the world for the last 10+ years - a couple of threads with a few comments last year

dog off its leash - hundreds of comments in many threads, almost every week, year after year, the latest thread, 7 soon to be 7+ pages long
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