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Old 21.07.2015, 11:47
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The Dyson fan that finally arrived and the packaging has a lot of cardboard which I will have to recyle at some point, thus offsetting the cooling benefit of the fan.

Also the heatwave is due to finish in 24 hours and I've waited for this thing for a week... Using a standard 100 CHF fan like a peasant...

And now turns out I could have bought a portable AC unit!
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Old 21.07.2015, 12:10
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It's lunchtime and I'm kinda hungry, but not hungry hungry.
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Old 21.07.2015, 12:27
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The Dyson fan that finally arrived and the packaging has a lot of cardboard which I will have to recyle at some point, thus offsetting the cooling benefit of the fan.

Also the heatwave is due to finish in 24 hours and I've waited for this thing for a week... Using a standard 100 CHF fan like a peasant...

And now turns out I could have bought a portable AC unit!
People sure love their powerful designer fans here!

If the heat wave is due to finish soon (for the remainder of the summer), I'll treasure that more than a FWP about the fan. Hey, you made an investment! Just in case we get another summer like this, and given the way things are going these days, that's not necessarily an outside chance.

Portable AC units are not necessarily all they are cracked up to be. Some may only run for a couple of hours at a time before you need to empty the condensation reservoir (or find some ingenious way to keep it fairly empty so it can keep on running). Add that to their inherent inefficiencies... you might have been fine with your fan investment.
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It's warmer in CH then the Carribean.
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Old 23.07.2015, 13:22
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Migros Haeferli biscuits are labelled "The Swiss Digestive" - but they're not - they're the "Swiss HobNob"
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Old 23.07.2015, 13:42
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My baby is recovering from chicken pox, and the doctor told us to stay out of the sun to avoid scarring!
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Old 23.07.2015, 13:49
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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

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Ha! We get the afternoon of the 31st July off.
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Old 23.07.2015, 13:52
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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

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And I am working 8:00-16:00.
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Old 23.07.2015, 14:06
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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
It's a day off for people who normally work Saturdays.

All the shops in Italy, France, Germany, etc. will be open.

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Old 23.07.2015, 14:17
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I don't remember if I had 10 or 12 Coop chicken nuggets for lunch.
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Old 25.07.2015, 21:43
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I've been complaining that it's too hot for a month and now I'm a bit cold while walking the dog in shorts and t-shirt at 10pm and I can't complain about it
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Old 27.07.2015, 10:56
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All my credit cards are the same colour, Gold
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I need a holiday to get over my family holiday.
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Old 27.07.2015, 11:01
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I need a holiday to get over my family holiday.
I need a weekend to get over my weekend
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Old 27.07.2015, 11:16
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I need a ski holiday to get over my sailing holiday.
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Old 27.07.2015, 11:29
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I was planning to spend the week I booked off in October flying my model airplanes, playing PS4 and catching-up on House MD whilst eating Häagen-Dazs in my underpants............ However my missus wants us to go to Istanbul instead
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Old 27.07.2015, 12:13
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I was planning to spend the week I booked off in October flying my model airplanes, playing PS4 and catching-up on House MD whilst eating Häagen-Dazs in my underpants............ However my missus wants us to go to Istanbul instead
Well, you can fly a real airplane to Istanbul, catch up on House MD in spare time on board or at night...

...as for eating Haagen-Dazs in your underpants, well, you could probably do that too if the missus will let you so in Istanbul (I assume it is possible to get Haagen-Dazs somewhere...)
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Old 27.07.2015, 12:53
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Well, you can fly a real airplane to Istanbul, catch up on House MD in spare time on board or at night...

...as for eating Haagen-Dazs in your underpants, well, you could probably do that too if the missus will let you so in Istanbul (I assume it is possible to get Haagen-Dazs somewhere...)

Might be getting violent on the streets of Istanbul in October, police were out with their water cannons again yesterday, link. http://www.todayszaman.com/anasayfa_...od_394653.html
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Old 27.07.2015, 12:59
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All my credit cards are the same colour, Gold
Lucky you! All mine are boring old black.
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Old 27.07.2015, 14:47
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The pool nearest to us offers swimming classes for kids. There is the fee for the class - normal, but one must also pay an entrance ticket for them PLUS for the person who brings them to class (young kids). On top of it, the parents must change into bathing suits, too, even when the pool is closed to them. Switzerlanded?
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