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Old 14.04.2015, 22:07
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The announcement comes over the train PA, "Ladies and Gentlemen, due to track works the train will be delayed for approximately 10 minutes. For connections at the next station, please consult the information on that station's platforms."

In Switzerland, you huff and remark sarcastically, "Fantastic...."

In some other first world countries, it's Tuesday.
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Old 14.04.2015, 22:24
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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The announcement comes over the train PA, "Ladies and Gentlemen, due to track works the train will be delayed for approximately 10 minutes. For connections at the next station, please consult the information on that station's platforms."

In Switzerland, you huff and remark sarcastically, "Fantastic...."

In some other first world countries, it's Tuesday.
10 minutes? Gosh that might make the evening news tomorrow! If it had happened just a bit earlier it would have been breaking news on 10 vor 10.
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Old 24.04.2015, 11:58
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I want the Roomba 880, but my old 650 is refusing to die
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Old 24.04.2015, 13:02
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I want the Roomba 880, but my old 650 is refusing to die
If you vouch that it's good on parquet floors we'll take it off your hands... Would solve our first world problem too
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Old 24.04.2015, 13:36
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It's a lovely weather outside and I'm bloody stuck at home cutting carton boxes for tomorrow's Papiersammlung
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Old 24.04.2015, 14:01
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It's a lovely weather outside and I'm bloody stuck at home cutting carton boxes for tomorrow's Papiersammlung
If you are in the Baden area tomorrow is paper. Wednesday was cardboard.

Give it up and go out in the sun.
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I went to the toilet and there was no paper
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Old 24.04.2015, 14:43
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I went to the toilet and there was no paper
It happened to me yesterday too. Was it the same toilet?
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Old 24.04.2015, 15:46
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My friends kept asking me how the packing was going, I got tired of telling them that someone else was doing it
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Old 24.04.2015, 18:42
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

There are things to do in the house but can't do anything because of my shoulder's surgery so I HAVE to do nothing....
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Old 26.04.2015, 08:53
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I updated my OS X and now iPhotos has changed into just Photos. I hate you Apple...
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Old 27.04.2015, 10:14
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Dropped my car off at Emil Frey BMW for its 30k service and was given a complimentary travel card to get around in the meantime....... 2nd Class!!!!!!
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Old 27.04.2015, 10:28
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The fornicating frogs in the neighbours pond keep me awake.
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Old 27.04.2015, 10:31
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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The fornicating frogs in the neighbours pond keep me awake.
Tell them to go back to France /obvjoke
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Old 27.04.2015, 14:15
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The fornicating frogs in the neighbours pond keep me awake.
How do you know they are doing 'it'? Do you hear the croaking getting louder and louder, faster and faster?
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Old 27.04.2015, 14:25
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Tell them to go back to France /obvjoke
Don't you mean: Late at night it is a bugger to get back to France when your legless.
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Old 27.04.2015, 19:19
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Dropped my car off at Emil Frey BMW for its 30k service and was given a complimentary travel card to get around in the meantime....... 2nd Class!!!!!!
This story gets worse, the service included an 'automatic' car wash

Seriously, well done guys but next time please allow me to drive it to the Sahara desert during a sand storm, I prefer my micro abrasions to be a lot more uniform.
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Old 27.04.2015, 20:25
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It was supposed to be raining in Baden today but it wasn't. The car is still covered with birds poo.
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Old 29.04.2015, 16:23
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I accidentally clicked on an ex-colleagues profile on LinkedIn, now they'll think I'm interested in their crappy career
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Old 29.04.2015, 20:01
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I accidentally clicked on an ex-colleagues profile on LinkedIn, now they'll think I'm interested in their crappy career
You do know you can change your setting so it doesn't show people when you are stalking them viewing their profile...
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