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Old 28.06.2017, 19:01
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The Swiss school system is my personal gripe. Organizing timetables for multiple kids in one family, of different ages, makes catching electrons in quantum physics look easy.

So yesterday I received the 3rd and final school timetable for the coming school year.

I have 3 kids.

I was so happy that finally my youngest has school 4 afternoons a week instead of just two. Then i received the timetable from the eldest...

There is no school for Kid 1 on Wednesday afternoon, none for Kid 2 on Thursdays, and none for Kid 3 on Fridays.

There would only be one step worse - being in one of those little villages that has the timetable changing on alternate weeks.
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Old 28.06.2017, 19:38
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The Swiss school system is my personal gripe. Organizing timetables for multiple kids in one family, of different ages, makes catching electrons in quantum physics look easy.

So yesterday I received the 3rd and final school timetable for the coming school year.
You definitely have my sympathy. That's an organisational nightmare!
A father I know told me that, once these timetables are out, he invites all the other (relevant) parents over for a spaghetti evening, and they all bring their timetables, and thrash out who will be taking whose children in for lunch or out for sports on which days. He said that evening was time well spent, so that each parent occasionally got a break.
I hope you have a good support sytem, too.
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Old 29.06.2017, 17:31
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

cablecom is taking this TCP/IP system far too literally. It seems they turn off the connection between each data packet.
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Old 29.06.2017, 18:59
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Two days ago, my first world problem was that I just spent money to replace a rug without telling my OH, when we're supposed to be saving.

But scratch that, because it's been two days, he's walked on it countless times and hasn't even noticed the difference.

*inside thought* if I can get away with this, I can get away with anything!
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Old 29.06.2017, 19:46
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Two days ago, my first world problem was that I just spent money to replace a rug without telling my OH, when we're supposed to be saving.

But scratch that, because it's been two days, he's walked on it countless times and hasn't even noticed the difference.

*inside thought* if I can get away with this, I can get away with anything!
On a related note: I have so much yarn that I'm now having to "store" it in my car... (my OH not noticed either...)
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:01
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The pair of you have it all wrong.

It's not that we don't notice. It's more that we know that it's often better not to notice, or ask.

It's also a way of compensating for not noticing that you've changed your hairdo.

"Notice anything different?"

"Ummmmm"

"Look at me"

"You're ravishing, more so than usual."

"What is that supposed to mean?"

(thought to self: It's a positive way to indicate that I recognize a resemblance to the person I married) "Oh, you've been to the hairdresser"

"Do you like it?"

"Well, it's different from the q-tip in the clothes dryer look. And I like the green tinge... it hides the grey."
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:12
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My garden grass is growing.
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:37
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My garden grass is growing.
Your grass is greener than mine!
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:38
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Your grass is greener than mine!
Mine is flooded..... (not here in CH though)
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:44
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My garden grass is growing.
Why aren't your sheep eating it?
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:48
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Why aren't your sheep eating it?
Because a Welsh family moved next door.
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:52
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Because a Welsh family moved next door.
Ah! Their grass is better.

Poor SOBEIT must be sheepless
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:54
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Friends of mine tried that. Instead of the grass they went to the flower garden next door..... GBP 200 and more down the drain to replace that
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Old 29.06.2017, 20:58
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"Well, it's different from the q-tip in the clothes dryer look. And I like the green tinge... it hides the grey."
Well, it seems that JW has a good alternative to these colour problems
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Old 30.06.2017, 08:07
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The Swiss school system is my personal gripe.
It's not the Swiss school system, it's your local school system.

Here, kindergarten, elementary, secondary, and liceo all have the same hours and days, and have had so for decades.

You clearly live in the wrong part of Switzerland.

Tom
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Old 30.06.2017, 22:01
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The summer days have too much daylight
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Old 30.06.2017, 22:53
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Today once again I had to enter my car from the passenger's side - SUV-drivers seem to think, everybody driving a smaller car surely has to be foldable, hence no need to leave any space to the neighbouring car when parking...
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Today once again I had to enter my car from the passenger's side - SUV-drivers seem to think, everybody driving a smaller car surely has to be foldable, hence no need to leave any space to the neighbouring car when parking...
Car park designers haven't noticed that cars have expanded since the days of the first minis. We don't have an SUV (actually an antique 806) but at least it has sliding doors in the back + I can get in the boot to walk through to the drivers seat.
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Old 01.07.2017, 08:56
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Car park designers haven't noticed that cars have expanded since the days of the first minis. We don't have an SUV (actually an antique 806) but at least it has sliding doors in the back + I can get in the boot to walk through to the drivers seat.
One evening when I got back to my car there were cars parked on both sides so close that I couldn't open any of the doors and I only drive a small car. Both neighbouring cars were encroaching on my space.
I had to send the boy in through the boot, have him clamber over all the seats to get the driver's seat and let the handbrake off. I then pushed the car out far enough to be able to open the driver's door, screamed at him to put the handbrake on then got in and drove away.
I did take a photo and showed it to the car park management and the left notices on the windscreens but I have no idea what they said.
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Old 01.07.2017, 17:31
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Im trying to throw away all the crap I have accumulated in the last 8 years. I have too many things!
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