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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 (and I didn't feel for anything else )

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??
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Old 07.01.2014, 10:44
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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...
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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.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My cleaner hasn't been able to work for 2 months and I am scared of the Dyson.
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Old 07.01.2014, 10:56
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Arrggghhhh !!!!

I missed the tram.

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

I missed the tram.

Now I have to wait SIX whole minutes until the next one arrives.
Ha! I've said that so many times.

Except I often have to wait SEVEN minutes!!!
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Old 23.01.2014, 22:43
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In Neuchâtel we have to wait 10 minutes for a bus and TWENTY minutes for the tram!
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I have a continuing dilemma as to which shower I should use in the appartment.
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Old 07.01.2014, 10:56
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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...
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.

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 .
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Old 07.01.2014, 10:58
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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

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

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

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.
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Old 07.01.2014, 11:03
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I have a cold
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I was on the PC earlier and accidentally opened iTunes
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Old 07.01.2014, 11:15
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Last night, I was forced to make beef bourguignon with a new world red.
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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
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Old 07.01.2014, 12:48
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Last night, I was forced to make beef bourguignon with a new world red.
Pfft, I had to use a Pinot Noir last time.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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.
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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.

That is a swiss french vs swiss german thing!!
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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
wot? no breakfast?
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