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Old 22.06.2017, 01:19
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Going on hols but, suddenly, i am scared of flying...
(Don't want Europe by train, want other places I'm scared to fly to!!!) Scottie, beam me there, ffs...
Try this tapping method...it has worked for some people I know.

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Old 22.06.2017, 15:12
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My 48 hour anti-perspirant is letting itself down by 47 hours and 57 minutes.
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:14
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The compressor in my air conditioner keeps turning on and it is hard to hear the TV over this racket!
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:15
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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My 48 hour anti-perspirant is letting itself down by 47 hours and 57 minutes.
Then you need an aluminium, cancer filled alternative:

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/...nts-fact-sheet
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:17
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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The IT person's perspective of that:
  1. The phone is ringing non-stop with calls from people you don't know, and you're not authorised to let strangers in.
  2. Retreat to far end of computer room where you can't hear the phone.
Sounds like a dream job tbh
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:17
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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The compressor in my air conditioner keeps turning on and it is hard to hear the TV over this racket!
Teehee. That was a problem I encountered about 30 years ago in Africa

This doesn't really class as a First World Problem
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:23
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Did you volunteer for the tapping?



I saw some Math geeks feeding on mentos (mentoses?) the entire day today at the EPFL. I have no mentos!
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:31
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I saw some Math geeks feeding on mentos (mentoses?) the entire day today at the EPFL. I have no mentos!
Feeding on mentos? That's an interesting mentos image... err, I mean, mental... I mean, never mind...

In any case, surely the postgrad stipends would allow them to eat slightly better than that... (this comment from someone in a country where articles are abounding about our undergraduate university students who are living consistently below the poverty line)


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Oh yeah, my FWP...

Been told by three bosses to take a holiday... but I can't stop working...
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:40
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Feeding on mentos? That's an interesting mentos image... err, I mean, mental... I mean, never mind...

In any case, surely the postgrad stipends would allow them to eat slightly better than that... (this comment from someone in a country where articles are abounding about our undergraduate university students who are living consistently below the poverty line)


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Oh yeah, my FWP...

Been told by three bosses to take a holiday... but I can't stop working...
Ok...wait: "Take a holiday!"

Is it working?

It is so hot that I think my head will cook soon. If I take hols (discounting singing in the Royal Albert Hall again), I will have to work through. We can pact!
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:47
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Ok...wait: "Take a holiday!"

Is it working?

It is so hot that I think my head will cook soon. If I take hols (discounting singing in the Royal Albert Hall again), I will have to work through. We can pact!
Ok, count this as heat dementia - but can I get free tickets?
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:52
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Ok, count this as heat dementia - but can I get free tickets?
PM me
My heat dementia is reaching new heights today Despite treating it with copious amounts of lemon water and ginger tea. Help!....*small weak voice coming out of the EPFL ruf..roof, I mean

I can't get you free tickets I also have to cram the lyrics still, you won't miss much

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Old 22.06.2017, 15:57
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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My heat dementia is reaching new heights today Despite treating with copious amounts of lemon water and ginger tea. Help!....*small weak voice coming out of the EPFL ruf..roof, I mean

I can't get you free tickets I also have to cram the lyrics still, you won't miss much
And you being a teacher AND extreme sportler.
I consider myself excused from any responsibility today.
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Old 22.06.2017, 16:24
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Oh yeah, my FWP...

Been told by three bosses to take a holiday...
Hmmm, that would make me ponder on my performance .....
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Old 22.06.2017, 17:45
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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Hmmm, that would make me ponder on my performance .....
I was told to take a holiday .... by my RAV advisor! I'm on it now, I think.

Not so much a FWP as very localised to this country, I suspect.
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Old 22.06.2017, 17:48
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I was told to take a holiday .... by my RAV advisor! I'm on it now, I think.

Not so much a FWP as very localised to this country, I suspect.
Hmmmmm, that would make me ponder on ....... naaa, never mind
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Old 22.06.2017, 18:04
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Wanted to take a shower when I realized my shower-curtain is in the washing machine.
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Old 22.06.2017, 18:16
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

If you angle the shower head properly you don't need one. Sloping ceiling over our bath so always shower without a curtain. Going to have one after dinner and cool down for a while!
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Old 22.06.2017, 18:21
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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Wanted to take a shower when I realized my shower-curtain is in the washing machine.
Sorry, forgot you (I) are from the U.K., where the scientific concept of a shower was introduced quite late in my teens.

But hopefully this helps:

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Old 22.06.2017, 18:58
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I was told to take a holiday .... by my RAV advisor! I'm on it now, I think.

Not so much a FWP as very localised to this country, I suspect.
I gather that the UK equivalent will allow holidays, and even organise a payout at your holiday destination (if in the UK).

A long time ago now, but at our first meeting after a holiday, my RAV advisor was genuinely surprised that I had applied for a couple of jobs while I was on holiday.

It was an interesting insight into Civil Service mentality for me, though when I thought about it, it was very similar to my own parents' mentality, and they had both had careers in Local Authorities.
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Old 22.06.2017, 19:40
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The farmer from next door just brought me a kilo of fresh picked cherries.

If I freeze half, then that half won't be fresh.

If I wash them then all I will eat them all.
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