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The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« on: August 31, 2019, 09:45:38 PM »
Tonight I actually typed this sentence in a complaint email draft:
"My room service dinner delivery was too slow."

And then I thought, "Holy shit, Zamboni, that complaint must be near the top of the "first-world problems" list!"

(I ordered it at 8:30 pm and didn't get it until 11:15 pm, just in case you are wondering how slow is too slow in cushy Zamboni-land where people bring me food in my rent-a-bedroom with a view.)

What's the most first-world problem phrase you've ever said (or written)?

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 10:22:07 PM »
Do you live in a hotel?  Or you're on vacation or something...

The most first-world sentence?  Probably "I'm too tired".  At least in the context of human existence, that's a pretty unpersuasive one.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 12:53:59 AM »
"I'm bored" probably qualifies.

Most people in the world don't have the option of being bored - they're busy just trying to survive.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 01:34:58 AM »
Coworker, steaming mad: "They won't let me hang my own painting in my office." Makes $130K+

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 02:27:45 AM »
Coworker, steaming mad: "They won't let me hang my own painting in my office." Makes $130K+

Is this "they won't let me decorate?" or "They won't let me drill holes in the wall?"

I ask because I was forced to put in a work order to mount a white board on the wall in my office.  The building contract doesn't allow us to do that kind of stuff.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 03:17:32 AM »
For me, probably "I have too much work" (I'm self-employed).

But honestly, since we live in the first world, most of our problems are first world ones, so I am not too fussed about people vocalising such problems as long as they're not unreasonable in the first world context. I'd be really annoyed too if my room service took 2.5 hours - especially since you're already paying a room service surcharge.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 04:09:37 AM »
“This bonus is going to put me in the 34% tax bracket”

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 05:53:50 AM »
"Costco stopped carrying [insert name of probably unnecessary food item] and now I have to find it at one of the other dozens of local grocery stores! So annoying!"

(Occasionally me. Husband and occasionally tease the other by saying "First World Problems" when the other starts whining about something petty.)

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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 06:38:38 AM »
They increased the property taxes on my second home...

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2019, 06:41:59 AM »
"My bonus check is too big to mobile deposit so I have to drive to bank :("

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2019, 11:31:50 AM »
Coworker, steaming mad: "They won't let me hang my own painting in my office." Makes $130K+

Is this "they won't let me decorate?" or "They won't let me drill holes in the wall?"

I ask because I was forced to put in a work order to mount a white board on the wall in my office.  The building contract doesn't allow us to do that kind of stuff.

It's the decorating itself. They want control. They write the checks. If you cash the checks you relinquish control. Sorry not sorry haha

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2019, 12:28:07 PM »
“Traveling can be uncomfortable.”

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2019, 03:05:31 PM »
I live in Phoenix (supposedly the hottest city in the US).  I've worked for a couple of local water utilities, and a major complaint received by the customer service reps in the summer is the cold water is too warm!  People have instant access to potable water (as much as they want in the middle of a desert) and they complain about the temperature.  I'm sure someone in a Third World county without easy access to safe water would find this hilarious.

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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2019, 03:58:02 PM »
"My bonus check is too big to mobile deposit so I have to drive to bank :("

“... but I can’t yet because the shop is taking FOREVER to get my Lexus detailed”

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2019, 04:04:25 PM »
Oh man, I could make up a million of these, but the one that I think should take it would be something like

“Uh, my vintage car collection is getting so big I have to rent a warehouse 10 miles away”

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2019, 04:19:12 PM »
Coworker, steaming mad: "They won't let me hang my own painting in my office." Makes $130K+

Is this "they won't let me decorate?" or "They won't let me drill holes in the wall?"

I ask because I was forced to put in a work order to mount a white board on the wall in my office.  The building contract doesn't allow us to do that kind of stuff.

It's the decorating itself. They want control. They write the checks. If you cash the checks you relinquish control. Sorry not sorry haha

Because they know what total goobers some people are and what kind of "art" will find itself on the walls.    Why let yourself in for problems like that?   I sure as hell wouldn't.

I could post examples but then the moderators might get annoyed and others get offended.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2019, 04:35:38 PM »
"It was pretty warm out on the golf course today.  I considered renting a cart."

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2019, 04:55:00 PM »
Coworker, steaming mad: "They won't let me hang my own painting in my office." Makes $130K+

Is this "they won't let me decorate?" or "They won't let me drill holes in the wall?"

I ask because I was forced to put in a work order to mount a white board on the wall in my office.  The building contract doesn't allow us to do that kind of stuff.

It's the decorating itself. They want control. They write the checks. If you cash the checks you relinquish control. Sorry not sorry haha

Because they know what total goobers some people are and what kind of "art" will find itself on the walls.    Why let yourself in for problems like that?   I sure as hell wouldn't.

I could post examples but then the moderators might get annoyed and others get offended.

Yep the whole thing turns into a nightmare grey area menagerie and fills the place with FU by the end of the month. No thanks. Want a wall? Buy rent or lease your own haha

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2019, 05:16:56 PM »
I live in Phoenix (supposedly the hottest city in the US).  I've worked for a couple of local water utilities, and a major complaint received by the customer service reps in the summer is the cold water is too warm!  People have instant access to potable water (as much as they want in the middle of a desert) and they complain about the temperature.  I'm sure someone in a Third World county without easy access to safe water would find this hilarious.
My tap water is so cold it hurts my teeth.

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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2019, 06:41:18 PM »
This toaster doesn't even have a bagel setting!

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2019, 09:24:20 PM »
Last week putting up the groceries I said out loud," Dang it, I can't fit all the food in the pantry."

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2019, 09:38:42 PM »
“This bonus is going to put me in the 34% tax bracket”

The number of times I have heard some version of this one is too numerous to count.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2019, 06:28:27 AM »
My brokerage can't let me buy ETFs anymore because I live in Germany, and the IRS would make me pay a lot of tax on the EU-based ones I could because I'm a US citizen.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2019, 06:56:26 AM »
I bet there is someone in the world that has said “My butler is ten minutes late”.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2019, 07:19:56 AM »
"I'm bored" probably qualifies.

Most people in the world don't have the option of being bored - they're busy just trying to survive.

+1

Boredom is an indication that you're too lazy to figure out something to do with your incredibly easy life.

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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2019, 08:41:22 AM »
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Last week putting up the groceries I said out loud," Dang it, I can't fit all the food in the pantry."

Every time I see yet another "lose weight fast!" click bait article I'm amazed that the biggest problem many people have is having too much to eat.

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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2019, 11:10:15 AM »
My doctor stopped returning my text messages.

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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2019, 04:04:35 PM »
My prepared meal delivery service doesn't use compostable packaging.

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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2019, 04:18:48 PM »
I just can't find the "exactly right" case for my new iPad.

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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2019, 06:13:20 PM »
I can’t get the new opener on the 3rd garage door to sync with the controls on my car’s visor so I have to use the included remote like some kind of savage.

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« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2019, 06:15:54 PM »
I can’t get the new opener on the 3rd garage door to sync with the controls on my car’s visor so I have to use the included remote like some kind of savage.

@ChickenStash - My gosh. Have you considered a Gofundme campaign? I can't even...

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« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2019, 06:49:47 PM »
I think the biggest first world problem I've *written was: "I have so many photos to go through from my 5 week European vacation this summer that I'm still not done, it's taking forever!"

(*disclaimer: this was in a thread where we were specifically stating our first world problems)

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« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2019, 09:37:57 PM »
"The only non-stop business class flight from [origin city] to [destination city] leaves at seven in the morning, which means that we have to be at the airport at five, and factoring travel time we would have to get up at 3:30 am at the latest, and that's just too freaking early."

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« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2019, 10:25:45 PM »
On a recent business trip, I heard a guest in line complaining about not receiving turn down service the night before. “I had to move my own pillows...”

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2019, 05:02:19 AM »
“I have no clothes” or “I have nothing to wear”

While wearing clothes, looking into a very full closet of clothing, standing next to a dresser full of more clothes with a laundry basket of even more clothes next to it, in a bedroom with several boxes of seasonal clothes under the bed.

Looking at you DW. At least she rarely buys clothes since I’ve known her. Seems her mom sends her most of them and most of them she doesn’t care for.

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2019, 05:53:32 AM »
^Hand me downs and gift clothes are a bad idea.

I would encourage your wife to work through her wardrobe using Marie Kondo's method . . . donate everything that doesn't spark joy. It actually is possible she has very little that suits her in that pile.

But, yeah, overall that complaint is complaineypants.

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« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2019, 07:02:30 AM »
This photo popped up in my Facebook feed (apparently from a found notebook) and I instantly thought of this thread.


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« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2019, 08:50:53 AM »
Quoting myself from the race from 250k to 500k thread...

"Won't be able to sustain positive gains in down months for much longer"

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« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2019, 09:22:34 AM »
"Where's the new content?  Why do all the Manga writers go on hiatus at the same time?" Said at 2 AM  looking for the weekly updates of the stories I follow.

"Looks like the ashtray and glove box are getting full, time to think about getting another car."

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« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2019, 01:48:27 PM »
The house cleaners moved things out of alignment and I have to fix it!

(This is a biweekly SO complaint and I had to ask him to please never complain about it again in my presence; yes, the rug is moved a little and the chair is in a different spot. Deal with if.)

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« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2019, 02:03:46 PM »
I need to make sure my new custom dressage saddle isn't delivered while we're on vacation in Peru!

Yeah, I took a moment to appreciate my amazing position in life...

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« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2019, 02:17:33 PM »
Oh man, I could make up a million of these, but the one that I think should take it would be something like

“Uh, my vintage car collection is getting so big I have to rent a warehouse 10 miles away”

First world problem that happened in my neck of the woods a few months ago. "My multi-million dollar porsche collection got destroyed!"
https://journal.classiccars.com/2019/04/10/porsche-collection-damaged-durham/

(eta I changed from million dollar to multi-million dollar, but have no idea of $ value)





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« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2019, 02:56:18 PM »
^Yeah, I feel like anything happening to a Porsche "collection" would be upsetting. This is why I do not have car collections.

This photo popped up in my Facebook feed (apparently from a found notebook) and I instantly thought of this thread.



Lol, that kid's list is EPIC. Love how he listed setting out plates AND silverware AND drinks as all separate complaints on his list, in addition to another line for having to set the table tomorrow. The good meter set on 99% bad seals it.

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« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2019, 05:09:34 PM »
^Yeah, I feel like anything happening to a Porsche "collection" would be upsetting. This is why I do not have car collections.

This photo popped up in my Facebook feed (apparently from a found notebook) and I instantly thought of this thread.



Lol, that kid's list is EPIC. Love how he listed setting out plates AND silverware AND drinks as all separate complaints on his list, in addition to another line for having to set the table tomorrow. The good meter set on 99% bad seals it.

My wife loses her mind if I don't place the knife, fork, and spoon on the correct sides of the plate. I sympathize.

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« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2019, 05:11:28 PM »
"I'm not going to be happy until my other car arrives.  I'm not entirely comfortable with the first car, bicycle, cheap taxis, and bus system at my disposal."

-Me this week

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« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2019, 07:34:39 PM »
I don't want to work paid overtime for this month/quarter as it cuts into my family and fitness time, plus it is a hassle to re-schedule everyone's rec activities for just a month.

(maybe it just applies to the JingaNation Family)

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« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2019, 04:01:42 AM »
Just read about this one today

"The app is down and I've been locked out of my Tesla for 3 hours, WTF!"

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Re: The most "first-world problem" of a sentence ever is . . .
« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2019, 01:16:16 PM »
Oh man, I could make up a million of these, but the one that I think should take it would be something like

“Uh, my vintage car collection is getting so big I have to rent a warehouse 10 miles away”

First world problem that happened in my neck of the woods a few months ago. "My multi-million dollar porsche collection got destroyed!"
https://journal.classiccars.com/2019/04/10/porsche-collection-damaged-durham/

(eta I changed from million dollar to multi-million dollar, but have no idea of $ value)

My new Bugatti only does 307 mph...