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Old 26.01.2014, 22:34
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Naw, I like when people share.. just get better at filtering.

Don't be lazy, guys, if you want funny, make it funny.
Nothing to do with laziness, it's falling so far off its original premise it's creating its own First World Problem. Ironically...
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Old 26.01.2014, 22:37
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That wasn't funny at all
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Old 26.01.2014, 22:53
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I feel bad for your German mom, you had a go at her a few times recently

I mispronounce library on purpose to cheer for sweet teen thugs in Chicago I worked with at one point..Libraries are better than internet. But today's teens might think otherwise. 1st worlders.

I gotta pay a late fee in ZH though, shucks. Totally 1st world annoyance.
Ja, she got the daughter she needed rather than the one she deserved. don't feel sorry for her, some mothers win the jackpot.
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Old 26.01.2014, 22:55
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The First World Problem thread has gone all.. umm... navel gazing. Where am I going to get my laughs now..?
look at your own life
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Old 26.01.2014, 22:58
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It doesn't happen often in our busy daily schedule we have time to play social tennis as a couple

Today we went to hit some balls with my bh for fun and found out that all indoor courts with "carpet & granulate" (rubber dust for better traction) were fully booked. The only ones available were "carpet & sand" ones under bubble. I asked just in case a lady at the reception if my indoor tennis shoes (plain rubber soles without thread) would indeed work on it and she confirmed without even having a look at soles that they indeed would. Very first minute during warm up session I slid and fell scratching my knees to blood, bruised my thumb So I went back to complain about what she had told me and she gave me rental tennis shoes with proper thread.

After the sessions we had brief chat and I showed her soles of my indoor tennis shoes and she admitted that she never saw or new that such dedicated indoor tennis shoes existed on the market. How professional? The top class center at its best

Anyway my First World Problem is that I couldn't (and never will) rely on expertise of the dedicated sport centre and always have to trust my own judgment. Few spectacular bruises will feel sh@it tomorrow morning.
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Old 26.01.2014, 23:02
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Our flight to Singapore suffered explosive decompression over Azerbaijan, the gas masks fell, people were screaming and luggage and debris were flying everywhere. It goes without saying that we all thought we were going to die, but miraculously the pilot managed to regain control and wrestle the stricken aircraft to the closest airport en route. As soon as we touched down, we kissed and hugged each other before jumping on the escape chutes down to terra firma.

As you can imagine my joy and relief quickly turned to fury when I discovered that the wifi at Baku Intl Airport was down for routine maintenance
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Old 26.01.2014, 23:07
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look at your own life
It's just one big first world kaleidoscope. Yours?
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Old 26.01.2014, 23:11
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The smilies won't work when I use my home computer...


Oh woe is me! Goodbye cruel world!
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Old 26.01.2014, 23:29
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It's just one big first world kaleidoscope. Yours?
so can't find brown sugar and don't know whether to buy the mini iPad or iPhone?
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Old 27.01.2014, 00:02
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so can't find brown sugar and don't know whether to buy the mini iPad or iPhone?
All 3 are a waste of money.
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Old 27.01.2014, 00:08
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Brushed my teeth, flossed and pee. Went to bed, shake the pillows, get comfy and warm to realize I need to pee again.

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Old 27.01.2014, 11:41
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I cant stick magnets to my stainless steel Gorenje refrigerator
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Old 27.01.2014, 11:46
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Worried that the shortbread will run out before I go back to the UK and I will have to buy expensive shortbread in COOP.
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Old 27.01.2014, 11:53
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I was watching a recording on my horizon box and forgot to fast forward the adverts
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Old 27.01.2014, 12:03
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My old Kurdish barber has been replaced by a young guy who speaks perfect English; I can no longer enjoy my haircut in silence
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Old 27.01.2014, 12:18
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Thanks to Nil (and others) on the weird "gotta love the EF thread," I am craving cookies. However, we are out of butter. I have to get OH's lunch on, so there is not enough time for me to walk to the store before it closes for 2.5 hours over lunch. Life is so unfair.
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Old 27.01.2014, 13:02
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My mouse model is "Anywhere MX"

Turns out it should be called "Almost Anywhere, but Definitely Not in the Bath, MX"
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Old 27.01.2014, 13:12
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my favorite first world problem is that people are discussing about how to comfortably live on 120k per year.

some perspective: 120k CHF is:
98K EUR
134k USD
81k GPB
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Old 27.01.2014, 13:53
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While I am very much in favour of a system where most medications are prescription only, when you've had a VERY COMMON problem before and you know what it is but you have to wait until 2 until your doctor's office opens so they can fax a prescription to the pharmacy and go back again in the afternoon, it's extremely annoying. And uncomfortable...

Bumholes.
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Old 27.01.2014, 14:24
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uncomfortable... Bumholes.

You can get haemorrhoid cream over the counter nowadays, you know.
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