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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, 19:19
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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, 20:27
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Fake news.
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Old 30.08.2017, 20:42
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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, 20:50
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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, 21:00
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I don't get home office anymore ...
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Old 30.08.2017, 21:09
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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, 21:10
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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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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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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, 02:58
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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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He can't be for real....
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My mother forgot to bring the Skittles I asked her for, or maybe it was deliberate
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Old 01.09.2017, 14:28
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He can't be for real....
I do believe he is, and whilst he isn't educationally gifted, he has intuition and emotional maturity that have made him a multi-millionaire.
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I do believe he is, and whilst he isn't educationally gifted, he has intuition and emotional maturity that have made him a multi-millionaire.
I saw him, complete with gleaming teeth, but don't know who he is. I'd have to look him up!
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I just had steak for dinner.
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Old 02.09.2017, 14:47
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No toilet paper ...
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Old 02.09.2017, 16:04
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No toilet paper ...
Posting on EF from the loo?

(Send your wife a FB message - that's what Tom's wife does when she wants something )
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