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Old 24.08.2017, 12:15
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Actually a first world plus - I like the fact the pillow glows gently, no need to turn on the light to find the bed.
Reminds you of that one time in Amsterdam, huh?
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Old 24.08.2017, 12:42
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Reminds you of that one time in Amsterdam, huh?
I seem to remember it being red light... but my memory is a bit hazy from other Amsterdam pastimes...
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Old 24.08.2017, 12:59
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It is too hot to go running. And gym stinks.
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Old 24.08.2017, 14:24
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The hotel I booked in Turkey has just slipped to #4 (of 232) on TripAdvisor
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Old 24.08.2017, 14:26
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The hotel I booked in Turkey has just slipped to #4 (of 232) on TripAdvisor
Does that mean #1-3 increased their astroturf budget? then you're OK

Or does it mean the real reviews are catching up with #4s astroturf? then you're screwed
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Old 24.08.2017, 15:47
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Does that mean #1-3 increased their astroturf budget? then you're OK

Or does it mean the real reviews are catching up with #4s astroturf? then you're screwed
In the scurrilous world of tripadvisor ratings, it probably means that the man employed to give one star reviews to his competitors got married and is on honeymoon.
As soon as he's back my hotel will soar up the rankings again

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Old 24.08.2017, 18:07
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

When deciding whether or not to take my umbrella with me this morning: I chose not to. Like Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: I chose poorly.
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Old 24.08.2017, 19:59
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My wifi doesn't work in the kitchen, which is steps away from the silly modem.
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Old 24.08.2017, 20:02
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I had a free lunch (a friend has a fishmonger). Now I have to revise my theory on no free lunch.

And, it was pretty amazing. I gotta revise my theory on pre-cooked fish lunches, too.

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Old 24.08.2017, 20:30
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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Celery is awful here. I've learned to substitute fennel when i need the crunch.
Didn't we have a thread about the difference between celery and celeriac somewhere? Because I've forgotten what it is, again
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Old 24.08.2017, 20:43
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Didn't we have a thread about the difference between celery and celeriac somewhere? Because I've forgotten what it is, again
Starting on page 5 of this EF Classic:
https://www.englishforum.ch/complain...s-my-life.html

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Old 24.08.2017, 20:46
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Gosh, people were very active with their thanking & groaning back then. Are we all losing the button in old age, going blind or busy knitting?
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Old 24.08.2017, 20:49
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Starting on page 5 of this EF Classic:
https://www.englishforum.ch/complain...s-my-life.html

What a memory!
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Old 24.08.2017, 20:55
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What a memory!
How could one forget? That thread ranks pretty high on my EF Greatest Hits list.

Also, I love celery. And celeriac. And (whispering) cilantro.
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Old 24.08.2017, 22:02
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

No more First World Problems - wife is back.
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Old 24.08.2017, 23:06
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Not enough traffic on the highway this morning.
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Old 24.08.2017, 23:13
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I procrastinated on booking a hotel for my trip to the Berlin IFA in two weeks.

Hello seedy motel on an industrial estate near Schoenefeld
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Old 25.08.2017, 09:46
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

So, on her way to work (in our building), the local GP greeted me as usual, then asked me 'how many motorcycles do you have?'.

I had to stop a moment and think before answering.

Tom
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Old 25.08.2017, 13:16
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I got two mates who are too generous with kiss-emoticons on whats-app.

How am I supposed to recognize and cherish a "real" one from anybody in the future?!
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Old 25.08.2017, 13:36
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So, on her way to work (in our building), the local GP greeted me as usual, then asked me 'how many motorcycles do you have?'.

I had to stop a moment and think before answering.

Tom
interestingly, it is a question that every forum member could answer
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