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Old 11.12.2015, 10:32
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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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, 10:37
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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
I once met a guy in a pub who had a pet rabbit on his shoulder.
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Old 11.12.2015, 10:41
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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, 10:43
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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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Old 11.12.2015, 10:47
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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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Old 11.12.2015, 11:11
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The GCHQ puzzle is too visible to colleagues now I have put it in Excel.
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Old 11.12.2015, 11:19
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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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Old 14.12.2015, 16:09
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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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Old 14.12.2015, 16:44
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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, 16:49
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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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Old 15.12.2015, 19:57
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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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Old 15.12.2015, 20:01
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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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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Old 15.12.2015, 20:26
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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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Old 15.12.2015, 20:34
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Yeah, tried them on Stewart Island. Loved the whole process from cracking them open to slurping...
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Old 15.12.2015, 20:42
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Siri has been a right moody cow today
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Old 16.12.2015, 09:26
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Does anyone who says they like oysters actually genuinely enjoy eating them? I reckon it's all for show.
We certainly do.

Raw, fried, smoked, stuffed in a turkey, all great!

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Old 17.12.2015, 19:36
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My inbox is getting clogged with emails from the Kennel Club wishing our pedigree Labrador a Merry Christmas.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I have other, much bigger problems at the moment so this this thread is not useful for me any more. I wish I had those funny problems from before. Maybe I will come back here laughing, who knows.
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The airline served the food before the drinks, so I was basically done with my dinner before they brought the wine.
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The airline served the food before the drinks, so I was basically done with my dinner before they brought the wine.
Sounds more like a tactic - had they served you the wine with the meal, there is a good chance you might have wanted another drink after the meal, or even in the middle of the meal.

If it wasn't a US-based airline then I would be rather surprised.
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