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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Next week my car is in for a service and I will be getting an all electric BMW i3 for the day.

I don't know whether to be happy or sad
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Old 10.12.2015, 11:44
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Next week my car is in for a service and I will be getting an all electric BMW i3 for the day.

I don't know whether to be happy or sad
One's sadness (yours) is another's happiness (environment) just for one day on the planet.
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Old 10.12.2015, 11:46
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One's sadness (yours) is another's happiness (environment) just got one day on the planet.
I'll drive one of my V8s around full throttle to balance it out

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I will be driving a 3,000km round trip at Christmas and would like to know how much more economical the Passat is now the MAF is working properly. It would save around 5l/100km. It just doesn't have cruise control.
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Old 10.12.2015, 11:58
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Next week my car is in for a service and I will be getting an all electric BMW i3 for the day.

I don't know whether to be happy or sad
Happy you can try it out, probably happy you can give it back!
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Old 10.12.2015, 12:02
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Happy you can try it out, probably happy you can give it back!
Last time they gave me a diesel, automatic Mini Clubman. I thought I had died......... and gone to hell.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I've left Switzerland.

Back in Australia. It's 31 degrees (Celsius) and humid here.

Apart from that, my clothes don't fit back in the wardrobe easily, and everything that I used to store folded in CH now goes back on hangers. Plus I have to go through every card or membership or what not that I have and (re)update my address to Australia.
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Old 11.12.2015, 11:21
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I used a car park in Freiburg, but the machine would only accept coins like some sort of medieval bridge troll
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Old 11.12.2015, 11:32
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I've left Switzerland.

Back in Australia. It's 31 degrees (Celsius) and humid here.

Apart from that, my clothes don't fit back in the wardrobe easily, and everything that I used to store folded in CH now goes back on hangers. Plus I have to go through every card or membership or what not that I have and (re)update my address to Australia.
Ditto... Upper right corner of the post
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Old 11.12.2015, 11:37
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I once met a guy in a pub who had a pet rabbit on his shoulder.
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Old 11.12.2015, 11:41
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I'm debating on whether to add an image to my profile..and if so what? Do I go comedy, abstract, animal? This is my big Friday decision. Life can be so challenging for us first worlders.
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Old 11.12.2015, 11:43
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I once met a guy in a pub who had a pet rabbit on his shoulder.
Right, these are the kinds of sentences I would like to write formally in German.
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Right, these are the kinds of sentences I would like to write formally in German.
This is what happens when workmates keep interrupting me... it wasn't meant for Phos's language thread, but a FWP.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The GCHQ puzzle is too visible to colleagues now I have put it in Excel.
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I asked my boss to order 3M privacy filter and he agreed. I should have gotten two or three ...
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I'm debating on whether to add an image to my profile..and if so what? Do I go comedy, abstract, animal? This is my big Friday decision. Life can be so challenging for us first worlders.

that was a tough one...took me about 6 months to decide to put my pic up...and as soon as i did, all the fellas here put on xmas hats...
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I cannot do online check-in for international flights in the US, so I have to get to the airport super-early (due to increased security/ holiday mess) and mingle with hoards of clueless once-a-year travelers.
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Old 14.12.2015, 17:49
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My colleague wanted to buy a couple of Tesla's for his family one, for his auntie one, for his uncle and cuz one because they went on X-madness sale from 100k down to 50k. He was disappointed to find out that they were sold out in less than no time.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Wife brought home a couple dozen oysters, and of course I had to open them.

Fortunately, I have an electric oyster knife!

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Wife brought home a couple dozen oysters, and of course I had to open them.

Fortunately, I have an electric oyster knife!

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You know that a hundred and fifty years back they were considered poor man's food, don't you? And there's a good reason for that.
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You know that a hundred and fifty years back they were considered poor man's food, don't you? And there's a good reason for that.
Does anyone who says they like oysters actually genuinely enjoy eating them? I reckon it's all for show. I was born and raised about 10m away from water where the oysters have a registered Tm and sell for a small fortune in Canada & New England. In my whole entire life, I've never known any local to willingly consume oysters, except for those who harvest them and sell them to the tourists. Working as a waitress as a teenager, I used to marvel at the fact that tourists (mostly American) would be thrilled to pay ONLY $1 per piece to slurp down saltwater on a slimy substrate that infested our harbours, sliced our feet to bits when we went swimming, and tasted like a bad replicate of nothing even when you chewed them. Give me lobster, crab, cod, or mackerel any day of the week.

(I guess that was a bit of a First World Rant as well... )
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