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Old 23.11.2015, 12:15
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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
Are you absolutely sure it is in the office? When we lived in the Aargau there was regular beeping sound at 7 am every day which seemed to come from outside. I'm not sure it wasn't something to do with the electricity supply.
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The antibiotics I'm taking to cure my sinusitis are making me terribly ill.
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Old 23.11.2015, 12:28
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Fuel prices have gone down but I can't take advantage because my car is so fuel efficient that it's taking forever for my current tank to finish
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Old 23.11.2015, 13:58
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Fuel prices have gone down but I can't take advantage because my car is so fuel efficient that it's taking forever for my current tank to finish
Can you fill up a fuel can? (Or, jerrycan as it is called, too...)
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Can you fill up a fuel can? (Or, jerrycan as it is called, too...)
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Old 23.11.2015, 14:17
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Understood


In Australia, when we still had two vehicles at home, my folks always tried to coordinate both tanks and the jerrycan needing a fill-up at the same time. The jerrycan reserve was used both to fuel the lawnmower as well as buffer the fuel use between both vehicles before the next fill.
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Old 23.11.2015, 14:26
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Went away for the weekend in the "donkey" - and after 30mins on the motorway I realized I really missed cruise control and steering wheel controls for the hi-fi.

I then started missing having navi (just so I know how much further I have to drive); and then an onboard computer for essential up to date fuel economy readings.

And then Head Up Display

All of which happened 15mins after I realized that although the car (10-15 years ago) was a hugely capable motorway cruiser it felt restless and lacked the stability of my usual motorway mile muncher.

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Old 23.11.2015, 15:37
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Fuel prices have gone down but I can't take advantage because my car is so fuel efficient that it's taking forever for my current tank to finish


Empty the tank and find somewhere safe to dispose the contents
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Old 23.11.2015, 16:07
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Went to buy a new iPhone as my old one is giving me problems and its finally time for an upgrade...the lovely lady at the sunrise shop told me she can either sell it cash to me for 849CHF or put it on 2 year contract at 35.38CHF per month....i did the quick math, and worked out that there is no interest on the phone...which was odd as in most countries they would add a certain % of the cost price to the phone on the contract...I asked about it, and she said that, yes a few years ago such a phone would cost about 1200CHF on contract, but since TIS they changed it to reflect as its more fair to the customer that way...
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Old 23.11.2015, 16:18
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Went to buy a new iPhone as my old one is giving me problems and its finally time for an upgrade...the lovely lady at the sunrise shop told me she can either sell it cash to me for 849CHF or put it on 2 year contract at 35.38CHF per month....i did the quick math, and worked out that there is no interest on the phone...which was odd as in most countries they would add a certain % of the cost price to the phone on the contract...I asked about it, and she said that, yes a few years ago such a phone would cost about 1200CHF on contract, but since TIS they changed it to reflect as its more fair to the customer that way...
Oh well
Wrong thread....
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Old 23.11.2015, 16:23
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Wrong thread....
right thread...you see anywhere else in the world, they would charge you extra for buying anything on credit...while in Switzerland das is not fair
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Old 23.11.2015, 16:42
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right thread...you see anywhere else in the world, they would charge you extra for buying anything on credit...while in Switzerland das is not fair
It's clear you've not really understood what "first World Problem" means.
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Old 25.11.2015, 13:15
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Laughing at the absurdity of our situation. We only need one car. We have a little Mercedes 180; however, my wife's company just gave her an Audi A7. We like our little car as it is easier to get around town and into our driveway. But who can turn down a free car, especially a nice Audi? So we are pissing and moaning about having such a large car. We even gave serious consideration to just saying no thanks. Do I win an award for the most pathetic first world problem?
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Old 25.11.2015, 13:19
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Wondering if and when I have to leave Switzerland, I have to hand in my English Forum membership.
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Old 25.11.2015, 14:06
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Laughing at the absurdity of our situation. We only need one car. We have a little Mercedes 180; however, my wife's company just gave her an Audi A7. We like our little car as it is easier to get around town and into our driveway. But who can turn down a free car, especially a nice Audi? So we are pissing and moaning about having such a large car. We even gave serious consideration to just saying no thanks. Do I win an award for the most pathetic first world problem?
happy to take the Audi off your hands for 5k cash now. Merry xmas
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Wondering if and when I have to leave Switzerland, I have to hand in my English Forum membership.
no, trolling from overseas is included for free in your membership
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Old 25.11.2015, 16:27
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Accidentally grabbing a drink that's not included in the meal deal and trying to act like you're not surprised when the cashier tells you your sandwich, drink, and crisps come to £8.45
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Old 25.11.2015, 16:33
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Some idiot at work just microwaved a fish pie, now the whole place smells like satan's grundel
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Old 27.11.2015, 16:34
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I keep receiving good service from companies in Switzerland.
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I had to work so hard that i missed the Friday thread.
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