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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I did receive applause one time after a class. Why doesn't everyone do that?

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Old 23.10.2015, 12:44
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I did receive applause one time after a class. Why doesn't everyone do that?
I always wonder the same when the plane arrives safely.
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Old 23.10.2015, 13:06
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You are aware they applauding you leaving and not your work aren't you?
I like to think it's a little bit of both .
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Old 23.10.2015, 13:17
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I like to think it's a little bit of both .

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People clap when the plane lands successfully, but nobody claps for me when I do my everyday job as expected
I only clap when at some point during the landing the wings are at more than 45 degrees to the horizontal and we still land OK.

But Russians generally still clap all the time as they're still not used to things functioning normally.
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Old 23.10.2015, 15:22
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People clap when the plane lands successfully, but nobody claps for me when I do my everyday job as expected
More to the point, why? Are they worried that if they don't show appreciation if s/he lands the plane next time s/he won't? They are aware that s/he is on it too right? If the plane was on fire and the pilot lands it safely then I'll clap.
Except I have clapped once, but that was because it was the pilots last fight before retirement so I was clapping his career not the single task. It was very cool, the fire brigade came out and showered the plane as it approached the terminal. Although, the surprise was ruined because the co-pilot had to tell everyone it was going to happen so we wouldn't panic.
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Old 23.10.2015, 15:39
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More to the point, why?
Maybe it's just socially habitual from a long time ago. Usually, a round of applause denotes some form of appreciation, though I agree for most plane landings, it is unnecessary. I hear that the practice is also somewhat common in Latin American countries.

Beats me, help me out here....
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Old 26.10.2015, 15:27
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I just received a notification from my landlord that the Nebernkosten are going up by 4CHF as from January.
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Old 26.10.2015, 15:53
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

We sent off for Migros SuisseMania Boerse on Friday - and then over the weekend we accrued 2 of the 9 we sent for.


We do now have 41 (+7 in the post) of the 54.

To clarify - it is FWP because this is our team effort at work - and is the first time we have worked productively as a team
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Old 26.10.2015, 16:10
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I just received a notification from my landlord that the Nebernkosten are going up by 4CHF as from January.
What?? Each month??
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Old 29.10.2015, 11:16
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Neither my 2 nor 4 year old were particularly scared by my latest creation

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Old 29.10.2015, 11:33
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I am so bored at work this week. It's either everything at once - go go go, or nothing.

I have great pay, vacation and benefits. Poor me
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My internet was so slow that I had to type my whole query into google because the suggestions wouldn't load fast enough
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Old 29.10.2015, 20:30
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I did receive applause one time after a class. Why doesn't everyone do that?
In German and Swiss German universities, students repeatedly bang their fists on their tables at the end of lectures to signify thanks and approval.

The first time they did it to me I thought they were going to lynch me!

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I only clap when at some point during the landing the wings are at more than 45 degrees to the horizontal and we still land OK.

But Russians generally still clap all the time as they're still not used to things functioning normally.
Ever been in a plane full of Portuguese? They even cheer aloud

Each time my Portuguese hubby is so ashamed he wants to hide under his seat
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Old 29.10.2015, 22:53
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Cypriots as well

On topic: I cant figure out how to remove pictures from my ipad. I also did a backup but i have no clue what it actually backed up...
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I've had a long week (month, year...) and I had to leave home in the morning in a bit of a hurry.

When I arrived at work at noticed I had applied mascara only on one eye...
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Old 10.11.2015, 12:02
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Some unknown device in my office beeps 10 times at 06:00 and then remains silent until the following day. Once I get my hands on it, I'm going to CRUSH IT
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Old 10.11.2015, 12:05
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Some unknown device in my office beeps 10 times at 06:00 and then remains silent until the following day. Once I get my hands on it, I'm going to CRUSH IT
Err, is this office a room in your house? If not, there's a very simple solution...
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Old 10.11.2015, 12:18
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Err, is this office a room in your house? If not, there's a very simple solution...
It is in the house and I can hear it from the bedroom.
If the solution is to clean up the office.... well its not really that annoying, the beeping thing.
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Old 10.11.2015, 12:40
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It is in the house and I can hear it from the bedroom.
If the solution is to clean up the office...
Ah no, the simple solution, if not in the house, would have been along the lines of: "wtf are you doing in at work that early anyway?".

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well its not really that annoying, the beeping thing.
Haha. Almost a definition of the thread title, really. Enough to annoy you, but not enough to be arsed to do anything about it.
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