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Old 03.07.2015, 10:23
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I was touching 250 km/h on the Autobahn when some idiot pulls into my lane only doing 230 km/h
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Old 03.07.2015, 10:55
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Probably something you should keep to yourself.
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Old 03.07.2015, 11:00
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It's been 30-35 degrees outside with the humidity switched on, and my office has no air conditioning or fan. The library also has no air conditioning nor fans. Sitting here sweating; when the time is 3pm, I get the full brunt of sun beaming into my room.

You'd think I'd be used to this coming from Brisbane, Australia, though in our offices there, we have ventilation/air conditioning, double glazed windows, shaded windows and insulation.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The summer temperatures could be higher.
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Old 03.07.2015, 11:05
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Very true, so again, why can't I put up with this?

Perhaps when you are working, one would appreciate more comfortable conditions than this. If I were just lazing about or doing something leisurely, one might have such an issue with this weather.
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Old 03.07.2015, 11:15
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Probably something you should keep to yourself.
Why, its completely legal
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Power went out for half a day last weekend due to some road works. Couldn't even heat water for my morning coffee
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Old 06.07.2015, 01:38
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Waiting at Bregenz station to go home to Lausanne tonight.
  • The EC train (operated by SBB CFF FFS) was late; overall delay 24-28 minutes at terminus.
  • The train was operated with a SBB CFF FFS cargo train unit pulling the older style long carriages (typically used on IR services). Surprising since one would think international trains should get amongst the best rolling stock available, but I guess big deal, except...
  • The carriage I got on consistently smelled like the toilet
  • The air conditioning system had failed. This carriage only has some small "vent" windows every 2nd set of seats. It was a stifling ride from Bregenz to Zurich HB.
  • I missed a connecting train to Lausanne at Zurich HB by about 4 minutes. I had to take the next (and last) service to Lausanne which left an hour later. This had no effect on my tickets as I was using a day travelcard.
FWP because:
  • I have no legal rights for the delay or discomfort, and
  • Most would agree that any compensation, if any is even worth entertaining, wouldn't be worth a single dime, and you'd be right, because
  • Operational **** happens. Still not great when it does, but they do happen.
  • I got home and didn't have to argue with SBB CFF FFS to put me up in a hotel, so the only right I have legit right now is the right to remain silent...
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Old 09.07.2015, 12:03
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I've just come out of a vendor meeting where their parting gifts were a pen and a CDROM brochure

Seriously? you're giving out CDROMs in 2015?

Anyway thank you, we'll call you
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Old 09.07.2015, 13:08
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I am trying, and failing, to make clear ice cubes instead of cloudy ones.

What a crummy day.
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Old 09.07.2015, 13:18
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I am trying, and failing, to make clear ice cubes instead of cloudy ones.

What a crummy day.
Use boiled, filtered water.. its simples
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Old 09.07.2015, 13:50
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My son chose our first week of holidays to catch chicken pox, making everyone miserable and sleepless. Plus we have to stay inside despite the nice weather, as he's feverish and his spots must not be exposed to direct sun to prevent scarring, dixit the ped.
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I am trying, and failing, to make clear ice cubes instead of cloudy ones.

What a crummy day.
Buy more expensive wodka
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

That silly flash game from the recent Migros frozen yoghurt promotion is addictive.
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Old 13.07.2015, 12:43
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Swiss National Day (Aug 1st) is on a Saturday, so no day off work and all the shops will be closed

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Old 13.07.2015, 13:01
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Swiss National Day (Aug 1st) is on a Saturday, so no day off work and all the shops will be closed

Lame²
On the other hand, some of us get an extra day of leave for free.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Went into a medium sized Migros on Saturday and swear that I didn't see any spinach leaves. Not big ones, small ones... none. And everything looked fully stocked.
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- The train was 6 minutes late, so I was late to my appointment and didn't have time for coffee

- I was in a rush and didn't notice the back of my skirt had caught in my undergarments when I left the bathroom. Thankfully no one saw me, and I spotted it in the elevator thanks to the mirror on the wall. Well, I think no one saw, maybe if they had security cameras...

- The A/C in the train was not working, and the old lady next to me shut the window so she wouldn't catch a cold from the draft.

- I have a bandaid on my big toe because I tore the toenail...and the friction has created a blister on the toe next to it, so now that toe also requires a bandaid.

- The in-laws are coming for dinner

How's that for a great day? I could use a weekend about now...
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I am invited to too many free BBQs by the university, and many of them are simultaneously and I cannot attend more than one...
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The water catch pan to the portable A/C unit is very small. I'm going to have to set my alarm/timer to remind myself to empty it through out the day..........
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