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I have to pay my health insurance.
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Old 04.01.2015, 14:24
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My spare bedroom is full of boxes, but my flat doesn't look any emptier
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Old 04.01.2015, 14:31
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Work tomorrow
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Old 04.01.2015, 14:37
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My phone understands both English and German, but my watch only understands English.
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Old 04.01.2015, 15:51
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Look on the bright side- it means you're not dead.
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Old 04.01.2015, 17:13
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It occurs to me that outside of the Permits category, pretty much every thread discussing complaints/problems on the English Forum is a first world problem
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Old 04.01.2015, 17:17
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I just cut my hand on the foil wrapping while opening a bottle of wine.
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Old 04.01.2015, 19:08
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Heard a classic yesterday -

" So annoyed as we are flying to Barbados tomorrow for a months break and it is impossible to hire a car as they are all taken"

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Old 05.01.2015, 09:58
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Plus:
  • You can save on the VAT (20%) in the UK if you take goods outside of the UK/EU
  • Switzerland is not a member of the EU
  • Yay for tax free shopping
Minuses:
  • They take a hefty fee out of your refund for admin processing. So the saving is closer to 10% rather than the full VAT.
  • Stansted Airport had no customs officers available for outward processing. So I just had to leave the completed forms/receipts in a mail slot.
  • Weirdest procedures ever. You fill in the forms even though you're supposed to get the export stamp (which is why a customs officer is required - sight goods are leaving the EU), but instead I was told that just put the forms in the slot and they will be stamped (talk about faith). The envelope is requested to be unsealed with forms inside.
  • It's going to take about six weeks to see the rebates on my credit card.
  • It took a chain of four officers (the last one was a duty manager) to find the correct procedure to follow in this instance.
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Old 05.01.2015, 10:24
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My son's watching habits are screwing up my Netflix account... Because I watched Kung Fu Panda perhaps I would like Lego Ninjago etc..
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Old 05.01.2015, 14:52
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Old 05.01.2015, 15:06
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I made the mistake of looking at my recent groaned posts. There are so many times when I speak my mind on here, but now I'm worrying about why my preference for wax earplugs is so upsetting to someone.
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Old 05.01.2015, 15:07
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Old 05.01.2015, 16:12
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Old 05.01.2015, 17:59
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Just bought two supersaver tickets on CFF (tariffs degriffes) using my laptop.

Should have used the CFF app on my smartphone to do so. Even though I logged into Webshop on my laptop before purchasing, the tickets won't show up on my app when I refresh my ticket list.

Now I have to actually print out my tickets rather than just showing them in the CFF app.
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Old 05.01.2015, 18:10
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Still feel hungover from the New year celebrations.
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Old 06.01.2015, 22:05
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I got a new parka jacket but the hood isn't furry enough

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The labels on the innocent orange juice from our local COOP are now all in German so the 'jokes' on the bottles don't make sense anymore.
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Old 07.01.2015, 13:41
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As fuel prices continue to drop, I feel a lot less smug about buying a diesel
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