Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1861  
Old 29.04.2016, 15:18
baboon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rheintal
Posts: 3,449
Groaned at 131 Times in 115 Posts
Thanked 5,739 Times in 2,727 Posts
baboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Absolute radio are just playing that sh1t-awful new version of Sound of Silence so I have to take my headphones off and listen to those around me instead.
Reply With Quote
  #1862  
Old 07.05.2016, 20:35
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,810
Groaned at 375 Times in 325 Posts
Thanked 14,932 Times in 8,160 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Visited a friend who has a heated pool in his garden.

Problem was he kept turning on the wave machine
Reply With Quote
  #1863  
Old 11.05.2016, 08:26
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7,349
Groaned at 263 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 16,218 Times in 5,703 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

the superfoods-out-of-stock-thread is also a nice example of a first world problem. http://www.englishforum.ch/2586296-post1.html
Reply With Quote
  #1864  
Old 11.05.2016, 08:40
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,691
Groaned at 282 Times in 233 Posts
Thanked 19,403 Times in 7,402 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Weighing up fitting a towbar to a 500+PS supersaloon.
Reply With Quote
  #1865  
Old 11.05.2016, 09:43
Castro's Avatar
ŕ la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 5,281
Groaned at 106 Times in 84 Posts
Thanked 15,509 Times in 4,976 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I've had to wash my car twice this week due to the bloody pollen. Hayfever sufferers, I sort of feel your pain.
Reply With Quote
  #1866  
Old 11.05.2016, 16:33
RufusB's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: In my head. And UK. Ex-Basel.
Posts: 4,075
Groaned at 75 Times in 68 Posts
Thanked 7,659 Times in 3,069 Posts
RufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
I've had to wash my car twice this week due to the bloody pollen. Hayfever sufferers, I sort of feel your pain.
I've had to do something similar with my sinuses. Curse you, floaty ninja tree polleny stuff...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank RufusB for this useful post:
  #1867  
Old 11.05.2016, 16:34
Deep Purple's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 5,259
Groaned at 16 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 5,236 Times in 2,551 Posts
Deep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I wish there was a way to synchronise, at least some of, the various radio feeds: FM, DAB, TuneIn App and Internet.

It is frustrating having streams from different sources with a delay between them. With all the technology around, I would have thought that there must be a solution somewhere.
Reply With Quote
  #1868  
Old 11.05.2016, 16:38
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,691
Groaned at 282 Times in 233 Posts
Thanked 19,403 Times in 7,402 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I found an NPR link online - and wanted to download it to my phone to listen on the way home (with my other podcasts). It is still online but doesn't appear to be available as a podcast.
Reply With Quote
  #1869  
Old 11.05.2016, 16:39
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Formerly in Neuchatel
Posts: 2,815
Groaned at 222 Times in 151 Posts
Thanked 5,101 Times in 1,971 Posts
porsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Can't find my receipts to claim my expenses because my cleaner moved them
Reply With Quote
  #1870  
Old 11.05.2016, 16:43
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,260
Groaned at 121 Times in 105 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I just entered a Coop draw to win a brand new Fiat 500. If I win, do I sell it, or the 2nd-hand Audi A2 we bought two weeks ago?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank PaddyG for this useful post:
  #1871  
Old 11.05.2016, 17:12
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
I've had to wash my car twice this week due to the bloody pollen. Hayfever sufferers, I sort of feel your pain.

If I sleep with the window closed, I simply can't cope nor sleep without fresh air.. but if it's open, I wake up with narrow slits for eyes, itchy eyes, and it feels like I've been kicked in the head.

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #1872  
Old 11.05.2016, 19:37
RufusB's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: In my head. And UK. Ex-Basel.
Posts: 4,075
Groaned at 75 Times in 68 Posts
Thanked 7,659 Times in 3,069 Posts
RufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
If I sleep with the window closed, I simply can't cope nor sleep without fresh air.. but if it's open, I wake up with narrow slits for eyes, itchy eyes, and it feels like I've been kicked in the head.


Oh, I so empathise. Yuck.


And I feel such a miserable bugger when I can't join in with people sitting willy-nilly in the garden...
Reply With Quote
  #1873  
Old 11.05.2016, 20:06
jacek's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Aargau
Posts: 8,333
Groaned at 107 Times in 82 Posts
Thanked 5,912 Times in 3,330 Posts
jacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I open up the windows at night, my wife closes them ... open, close, open close ... ad nauseam.

If we had lived in a windowless Third World clay hut, there wouldn't have been an issue.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank jacek for this useful post:
  #1874  
Old 11.05.2016, 20:32
Mélusine's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lutry
Posts: 3,767
Groaned at 31 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 5,156 Times in 2,117 Posts
Mélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
If I sleep with the window closed, I simply can't cope nor sleep without fresh air.. but if it's open, I wake up with narrow slits for eyes, itchy eyes, and it feels like I've been kicked in the head.

Quote:
View Post
I open up the windows at night, my wife closes them ... open, close, open close ... ad nauseam.

If we had lived in a windowless Third World clay hut, there wouldn't have been an issue.
My husband belongs to that awfully irritating group of people who think that a little bit of cold air in winter leads to a flu or at least a bad cold. I, on the other hand, have a scientific mind, and can't sleep with a closed window, whatever the temperature outside. This leads to pretty intense fights in winter! luckily I always win
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Mélusine for this useful post:
  #1875  
Old 13.05.2016, 13:32
RufusB's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: In my head. And UK. Ex-Basel.
Posts: 4,075
Groaned at 75 Times in 68 Posts
Thanked 7,659 Times in 3,069 Posts
RufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond reputeRufusB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Hosiery.


100 denier looks too much, sometimes 60 or 40 is not enough. Do you take a spare pare in case of snagging? What if one leg gets all twisted as you pull them on? Then you just fidget all day, because they never sit right afterwards even if you readjust.


It's all just too hard and a reminder as to why I habitually wear jeans.
Reply With Quote
  #1876  
Old 14.05.2016, 21:18
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 28,125
Groaned at 1,877 Times in 1,428 Posts
Thanked 33,074 Times in 15,797 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I broke the car key in half, 400km into Italy, and didn't have a spare.

After my AXA breakdown insurance failed to pick up the phone, I recalled my similar experiences with RFID keys on my bikes, shoved the bits back together, and it started.

Tomorrow I will buy some superglue.

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #1877  
Old 14.05.2016, 21:50
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 8,130
Groaned at 57 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 12,980 Times in 4,732 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
I open up the windows at night, my wife closes them ... open, close, open close ... ad nauseam..
You should stop playing draughts and take up chess.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #1878  
Old 16.05.2016, 09:19
Swiss Cheddar's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zug
Posts: 2,153
Groaned at 40 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 3,047 Times in 1,239 Posts
Swiss Cheddar has a reputation beyond reputeSwiss Cheddar has a reputation beyond reputeSwiss Cheddar has a reputation beyond reputeSwiss Cheddar has a reputation beyond reputeSwiss Cheddar has a reputation beyond reputeSwiss Cheddar has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

When you go into town early to go shopping only to find out that its a public holiday.

FAIL OF THE DAY


cheers
SC
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Swiss Cheddar for this useful post:
  #1879  
Old 16.05.2016, 09:47
CathHarmony's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Best City, Greatest Nation
Posts: 1,412
Groaned at 197 Times in 109 Posts
Thanked 1,208 Times in 641 Posts
CathHarmony has a reputation beyond reputeCathHarmony has a reputation beyond reputeCathHarmony has a reputation beyond reputeCathHarmony has a reputation beyond reputeCathHarmony has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

Quote:
View Post
You should stop playing draughts and take up chess.
this is not the terrible joke thread
Reply With Quote
  #1880  
Old 16.05.2016, 12:44
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 5,318
Groaned at 58 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 2,682 Times in 1,606 Posts
SOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The First World Problem Thread

I'm a legend.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A solution to the salary thread problem NotAllThere Forum support 5 22.04.2011 12:26
The FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa thread PaddyG Football/sports 44 10.06.2010 11:32
The World's First Legally Genderless Person chiguy General off-topic 26 22.03.2010 11:56
The world's first zero-starred hotel. RetiredInNH Travel/day trips/free time 26 30.09.2009 00:05


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0