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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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I can't get this song out of my head

You owe me 3 minutes and 12 seconds.

And that's my FWP for today.

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Old 29.08.2017, 14:00
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Some juvenile punk in a Seat Leon Cupra clocked me at the lights, revved-up, and then floored it when they turned green.

I was holding an ice cream at the time so clearly unable to whup his ass.

Oh well, at least he has a good story for the grandchildren
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Old 29.08.2017, 17:14
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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Scrolling down a list of 193 countries looking for United Kingdom only to find that its listed as Britain or Great Britain.
Scrolling down a list of 193 countries looking for USA only to find its entry was the first one in the list.
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Old 29.08.2017, 17:53
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scrolling down a list of 193 minor countries looking for usa only to find its entry was the first one in the list.
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Old 29.08.2017, 18:17
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Too many spiders all of a sudden. One built a net in my front door frame over night - trying to cocoon me?!
I think it must have been me who accidentally had squashed a rain spider few weeks ago. There's huge mark on the door frame now and no volunteers in the house to do something about it. Everyone pretends not seeing there's esthetic problem there.

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Old 29.08.2017, 18:39
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I think it must have been me who accidentally had squashed a rain spider few weeks ago. There's huge mark on the door frame now and no volunteers in the house to do something about it. Everyone pretends not seeing there's esthetic problem there.
It's illegal to tamper with evidence at a crime scene.
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Old 29.08.2017, 21:56
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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Scrolling down a list of 193 countries looking for USA only to find its entry was the first one in the list.
To be serious for moment, a tip here.

When faced with a drop down list of countries, and you want to select 'Switzerland', type a single 't'.

This will more often than not take you to the first country beginning with 'T'. From there a single up-arrow gets you 'Switzerland'.

(Doesn't always work, but it's always worth a try).
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Old 30.08.2017, 07:24
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Hey! I always do this as well!
Only times it doesn't seem to work is when they have list Switzerland under CH/CHE.
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Old 30.08.2017, 18:19
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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.... a tip here.

When faced with a drop down list of countries, and you want to select 'Switzerland', type a single 't'.

This will more often than not take you to the first country beginning with 'T'. From there a single up-arrow gets you 'Switzerland'.
THAT is sooo first world.
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Old 30.08.2017, 19:27
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Fake news.
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Old 30.08.2017, 19:42
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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To be serious for moment, a tip here.

When faced with a drop down list of countries, and you want to select 'Switzerland', type a single 't'.

This will more often than not take you to the first country beginning with 'T'. From there a single up-arrow gets you 'Switzerland'.

(Doesn't always work, but it's always worth a try).
I have been doing it for a while already. Well thanks for a tip anyway! Power of holding a PhD degree makes your brain react swiftly.
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Old 30.08.2017, 19:50
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

They're rolling out video-chat at work, so now when I work from home I need to tidy my office and change out of my pyjamas
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Old 30.08.2017, 20:00
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I don't get home office anymore ...
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Old 30.08.2017, 20:09
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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They're rolling out video-chat at work, so now when I work from home I need to tidy my office and change out of my pyjamas
Exactly why skype & Co. never really made it into my flat.

But, here's a solution for you
(Just noticed - didn't you have that duck song on your mind? Well, they got the tie to match).
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Old 30.08.2017, 20:10
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But, here's a solution for you
(Just noticed - didn't you have that duck song on your mind? Well, they got the tie to match).
Genius idea, I want one
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Not sure which of the 4 Adnams ales on draft to choose this evening! The Purity ales of the last 2 evenings are going to be hard to beat.
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Old 31.08.2017, 12:19
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You know things aren't good when you spot the new Ikea catalogue on the front door mat and get excited.
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Old 01.09.2017, 00:39
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

BBC: in their historical programmes, like space race, WW2 or other events pre-80-s, they refer to anything Soviet as Russian.
The incongruence: 'conflict with Russia over Soviet missiles in Cuba'...

Imagine i told everyone that only English fought in WW2. Do Brits/UK-ers get touchy when others call everything 'england/ish'?

While pondering this matter, forgot to buy milk and eggs - will have to go hungry come morning...
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You know things aren't good when you spot the new Ikea catalogue on the front door mat and get excited.
The worst part is: the catalogue's arrival was timely, there was even a standing ovation of sort by the post box, but it did not have anything close to what i wanted!
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Old 01.09.2017, 01:58
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BBC: in their historical programmes, like space race, WW2 or other events pre-80-s, they refer to anything Soviet as Russian.
The incongruence: 'conflict with Russia over Soviet missiles in Cuba'...

Imagine i told everyone that only English fought in WW2. Do Brits/UK-ers get touchy when others call everything 'england/ish'?
No.

Many Brits don't fully understand the difference between UK, GB and British Isles, so I wouldn't expect a foreigner to understand it. Reminds me of the peculiar guy I met in Zurich last year who heard my accent and said... "My sister lives in England and says it's been taken over by foreigners. She says all the street names are written in English and Muslim." When I asked where his sister lives... "Cardiff".

After working in travel for a decade, I can assure you that many, many people...
1. ...have been to Hong Kong but couldn't find it on a map
2. ...have no concept of travel time and distance. (No you can't have a day return from Heathrow to Caracas and be back by 7pm)
3. ...think I'm joking when I ask which San Jose they want to travel to.

So, though it might appear rude to you that the terms for USSR, Soviet Union and Russia get muddled, I'd just be glad that they're halfway there and don't think that it shares a border with Wales.

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