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Castro 07.01.2014 11:39

The First World Problem Thread
 
We had an earlier thread on FWP that rapidly went South, so I thought we could try again at a light-hearted (tongue-in-cheek) thread to post our First World Problems without judgement or nasty comments.

To keep it on-track, any 'spoilt brat', 'think yourselves lucky' type responses will be deleted. I think it goes without saying that we all consider ourselves fortunate to be here... healthy, well fed and comfortable, so no preaching please.

My two:

Queued in Subway for what seemed like 10 mins, got to the counter and found that they were out of Tuna :msnmad: (and I didn't feel for anything else :msnsad:)

The COOP filling station was out of plastic gloves so I had to touch the smelly diesel nozzle with my bare hands.... O Lord, why me?? :(

Nil 07.01.2014 11:44

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My two kids are in holidays since 2 1/2 weeks and I can't stand them anymore.
Tomorrow.... Only one day, you can do it, one more day...

TidakApa 07.01.2014 11:51

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All this sunshine in winter is affecting how much snow there is on the piste.
I hate artificially generated snow.




If you have ever complained about dark winters, or are one of the 95% of worlds population that will perhaps never be able to afford to go skiing..... dry your eyes here.

ipoddle 07.01.2014 11:54

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My cleaner hasn't been able to work for 2 months and I am scared of the Dyson.

aSwissInTheUS 07.01.2014 11:56

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 2056714)
My two kids are in holidays since 2 1/2 weeks and I can't stand them anymore.
Tomorrow.... Only one day, you can do it, one more day...

Here we can solve the FWP with a TWP. Send them on a vacation to some third world country were they have an all day activity such as carpet knotting. :msnsarcastic::msntongue:

Here is mine. A 55 minute public transport commute rather than a 20 minute motorcylce ride. Reason: deffect motor (and later in the month there will be snow.)

PS: Tom just shut up, you sothern spoilt brat :D.

TidakApa 07.01.2014 11:56

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Arrggghhhh !!!! :mad:

I missed the tram.

Now I have to wait SIX whole minutes until the next one arrives.

PaddyG 07.01.2014 11:57

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I have a continuing dilemma as to which shower I should use in the appartment.

jacek 07.01.2014 11:58

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I have several chips on my shoulder.

I had despute with my mum over vacuum sealed spiced steaks which I buy regularly, that I shouldn't do so, because this kind of food is claimed by many sources to be cancerogenic. I lost my appatite completely :confused:

I have a small indent in the bonnet of my BMW which I'm too lazy to ask my insurance company to look at... I mean it bothers me anytime I look at it but do nothing about it :eek:

My iPhone's reset button is buggered up and it annoys me greatly. Similarly to my car, I do nothing about it ...

I want winter and there is no snow :msnsarcastic:

Last but not least, when I came back to work first day after holiday's, there was no milk in (only cream) in caffee room.

Preaching note to be skipped by sensitive readers and this kind of thread can not do away without: But seriously folks, we should be grateful that we are not infested by disasters, leave in peaceful land, have food everday on the table, and overall find ourselves in much better circumstances than any other nation in this world. I for one, enough bitching about for me and it's about time to start counting the belessings.

Bananahead 07.01.2014 12:03

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I have a cold

porsch1909 07.01.2014 12:06

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I was on the PC earlier and accidentally opened iTunes :(

Castro 07.01.2014 12:08

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Just checked the canteen menu and am pissed because I had that for dinner last night.. I can't eat the same thing twice in a row

cheesey 07.01.2014 12:15

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The quick reply button on English forum seems to have lost it's proper image and my fingers are too fat to click on it in my iPhone so I have click the microicon really carefully, and then I find that I didn't want to reply to the thread anyway and someone else has replied in the meantime and my reply now looks out of context or off topic and I just want to cry and cry and cry forever like a person who has forgotten punctuation cries when they write a really long response and then the Internet goes down just before they post or if they think the Internet went down but it didn't and they accidentally double post cries

JBZ86 07.01.2014 12:16

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I went for a hike the other day. A public trail popular with all sorts of hikers, cyclists, parents, kids and dog walkers.


Despite no incident occurring, a group of all categories were arguing about who had the greater right to be on the path, who should move for who, who should wait at the side and let the others pass, how much space one should leave due to their own insecurities and paranoia.


I wished them all a happy new year, stroked the dogs, offered sweets to the kids and warned the cyclist about a fallen tree up ahead.


In other countries, people just get on with it.

Village Idiot 07.01.2014 12:17

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Last night, I was forced to make beef bourguignon with a new world red. :(

Carlos R 07.01.2014 12:22

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2056743)
Just checked the canteen menu and am pissed because I had that for dinner last night.. I can't eat the same thing twice in a row

wot? no breakfast?

dodgyken 07.01.2014 12:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Village Idiot (Post 2056748)
Last night, I was forced to make beef bourguignon with a new world red. :(

I have run out of single malt, so had to use a blend on my corn flakes :p:p

Castro 07.01.2014 12:54

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I just checked the receipt for a recent car service and realised that they used Mobil, despite the fact that Castrol is the only oil approved for use on BMWs.
Does anyone know a good lawyer in the Basel area? :msnmad:

The_Love_Doctor 07.01.2014 13:04

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The free coffee machine at work is broken! :msnmad:

Sandgrounder 07.01.2014 13:04

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It's not really a witty one but a friend of mine had a perfectly healthy baby over the New Year and is complaining to anyone who will listen that she had to have an emergency C-section instead of the whale music and aromatherapy experience she had envisaged.

The fact that the procedure delivered her of a beautiful healthy baby girl seems to have escaped her...

k_and_e 07.01.2014 13:08

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The canteen was out of egg mousse sandwiches:msnsad:

Belgianmum 07.01.2014 13:13

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The sun is blazing in through the windows which is making the room really warm which means I have to open the windows which means that my super fantastic underfloor heating is now serving to heat up the garden.:(
What's wrong with an electric two bar heater in the corner of the room that we can all huddle round when it gets cold. At least I could turn that off if it got sunny and I'd get to wear my winter woollies.:)

MrsSerendipity 07.01.2014 13:37

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No chips (fries) in the canteen today :(

PaddyG 07.01.2014 13:48

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Village Idiot (Post 2056748)
Last night, I was forced to make beef bourguignon with a new world red. :(

Pfft, I had to use a Pinot Noir last time.

JoMiFa 07.01.2014 13:53

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I hate that cold water comes out of my shower head at least 0.5 seconds before it gets to a comfortable temperature.

I bought way too much food and and ate too much of it over xmas and now my personal trainer calls me a fatti fatti bum bum.

I don't know how to do a Windsor knot!!:mad:

homesick_alien 07.01.2014 14:27

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I couldnt eat during my flight back to Basel. Because I was too full from my visit to the first class lounge.


My apartment is on the third floor and we dont have an elevator. and Im fat.

Anke_ 07.01.2014 14:30

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It always takes me at least 10 minutes to choose an airplane seat - today even 15 minutes. So much variables to consider! :eek:

Sean Connery 07.01.2014 14:32

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I have Man Flu and am dying

I don't like the new set on Loose Women

Castro 07.01.2014 14:39

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I recently had to decide between a Macbook Air 11 or 13"

Why can't Apple make a 12"? :(

Mélusine 07.01.2014 14:42

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I'm a spam deputy and I can't find a spammer to test my new powers.

piazza 07.01.2014 14:46

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Lost one flip flop. Now I have to buy a new pair and wait weeks for the sole to mold to the shape of my foot!!!

piazza 07.01.2014 14:47

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http://www.quickmeme.com/img/16/164a...eb3bad1bda.jpg

jacek 07.01.2014 14:48

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Damn, I forgot shower gel after leaving fitness centre :eek::D:msncool:

iPinky 07.01.2014 14:55

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I can't believe there are no screen protectors available yet in the Apple store for the new Ipad Air... :msnsad:

All the weight I gained due to overeating during Christmas I recently lost because of stomach flu... Nobody will believe me now if I brag about eating abundantly over the holidays... :msncry:

iPinky 07.01.2014 15:04

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2056707)
The COOP filling station was out of plastic gloves so I had to touch the smelly diesel nozzle with my bare hands.... O Lord, why me?? :(

You mean you have to fill up your car YOURSELF?!? :eek:

Village Idiot 07.01.2014 15:04

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Toilet paper at the office is only two-ply. :(

dodgyken 07.01.2014 15:05

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Sushi or Sashimi for lunch?

3Wishes 07.01.2014 15:07

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I have to wash last night's wine glasses and coffee cups by hand because the bloody dishwasher is full.:mad:

Alemoa 07.01.2014 15:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by iPinky (Post 2056924)
I can't believe there are no screen protectors available yet in the Apple store for the new Ipad Air... :msnsad:

All the weight I gained due to overeating during Christmas I recently lost because of stomach flu... Nobody will believe me now if I brag about eating abundantly over the holidays... :msncry:

Along those lines, I had stomach flu just before Christmas, had lost 3 kilos but put all of them back during Christmas and an extra 3!

Alemoa 07.01.2014 15:10

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Yesterday I had to wait an extra 15 minutes for my husband to arrive at the office to drive me home (now he drives me to and from work as I am almost 8 months pregnant and find the walk to and from the train station too much in this cold and dark time of the year). Anyway, 15 minutes! I even had to do some more work whilst waiting for him to turn up. :p

Sandgrounder 07.01.2014 15:10

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Forgot to run a wash with fabric softener and now I've got over-clingy pyjamas.


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