Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 151518 times)

LEE

First-World Problems.
« on: December 06, 2013, 03:18:53 pm »
I'm out of Lavazza ground coffee and forced to drink instant all afternoon.


Note.  In case you were wondering this is a place to get sympathy for those hardships that only really affect people in affluent "First World" countries.

For example, it could be that John Lewis were sold out of Tagines and you were forced to serve your dinner guests from a normal casserole dish (Oh..the humanity).

Any starving Sub-Saharan Africans, or flooded from your homes Asians should start their own thread, this is for serious stuff.

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Clare

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 03:31:15 pm »
You are not 'forced' to drink instant, you have chosen to. Quit whinging, get on your bike and go and get some coffee.

LEE

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 03:34:26 pm »
But it's cold out and the car takes ages to heat up and the shop is a mile away.

That's how to score a Hat-Trick of First World problems.

Jaded

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 03:35:20 pm »
Surely you are waiting a delivery from your organic veg box supplier too?
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ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 03:40:41 pm »
I think we may be running out of dishwasher tablets.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 03:41:33 pm »
Earlier in the year I had a head cold, so I was making hot toddies to aid my recovery.
Only I had run out of blended whisky and had to choose which of the 10 different malts I had in the cupboard I should use instead…
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 03:42:29 pm »
But it's cold out and the car takes ages to heat up and the shop is a mile away.

That's how to score a Hat-Trick of First World problems.

Damn, you are good at this! ;D
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Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 03:45:03 pm »
But it's cold out and the car takes ages to heat up and the shop is a mile away.

Go to Tescos instead; they have free parking.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Valiant

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 04:23:33 pm »
The heating is cranked up full, but I'm still cold. I don't want to put on a jumper cos I'm more comfy in tshirts.

Does this count?
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Pippa

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 04:27:13 pm »
I had ouchy injections in my feet the other day. I couldn't walk properly for a couple of days. This is to stop my feet hurting when I ski.

PaulF

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 04:32:10 pm »
I'm having to fly Easyjet rather than BA to get home tonight.

LEE

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2013, 05:07:50 pm »
I think we may be running out of dishwasher tablets.

Perfect. Is Geldof aware? I sense a Benefit Concert in the making.

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2013, 06:13:10 pm »

I think we may be running out of dishwasher tablets.

Perfect. Is Geldof aware? I sense a Benefit Concert in the making.

Can we call it Rinse-aid? Someone call Bono.
!nataS pihsroW

Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2013, 07:50:47 pm »
I think we may be running out of dishwasher tablets.

That nearly happened to me once. I sent the maid to Waitrose in the Bentley as soon as the chauffeur had finished servicing my wife.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 08:03:24 pm »
Amber alert: Gin state parlous.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 08:05:39 pm »
Sainsbury's had no normal lettuce and I had to buy iceberg.  Call Michael Buerk, I'll be on the news at 9.
Never tell me the odds.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2013, 08:42:10 pm »
Roger sinks four hours after eating iceberg
But the kids played on
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 04:48:13 pm »
NATS
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2013, 06:23:04 pm »
The locally produced Genever I bought in Ghent last year is almost finished, I can't find it on the internet and I'm not scheduled to go to Belgium until next Spring!

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2013, 06:55:32 pm »
There were only 10 frazzles in my bag of frazzles.  Ersatz Sainsbury's frazzles, that is.
Never tell me the odds.

Jaded

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2013, 06:57:37 pm »
There's a street light out about 200m from my house.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2013, 08:54:38 am »

My stock of Honduras La Fortuna Cup of Excellence coffee I enjoyed so much is now depleted. I can't buy any more because it was only one year that produced a spectacular crop and it's all used up now. Woe...
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2013, 09:09:30 am »
The ring pull bit on my can of tuna came off with the lid only partially opened. I had to use my electric can opener to get at the contents.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2013, 09:41:50 am »
I have discovered that my bar of Kingdom rhubarb flavoured chocolate has been snaffled.   :'(

Worse, the organic semi-skimmed milk has been consumed so I had to soak my organic porridge oats and organic sultanas in council pop!   :hand:

Tim Hall

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2013, 11:41:19 am »
A ripping error meant I had 24 instances of "Dangerous" by Canvey Island's finest exponents of Rhythm and Blues on my Sansa Clip, instead of all of volume 2 of "25 years of Doctor Feelgood".

I'll get over it though.
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