Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 129238 times)

Charlotte

  • Dissolute libertine
  • Here's to ol' D.H. Lawrence...
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2013, 11:55:25 am »
The 3G speed available on my iPad at the office seems to have slowed down to a trickle and I can no longer stream Radio Four.  I might have to resort to FM.
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Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2013, 12:02:25 pm »
I've got to cycle to our local pet shop at lunchtime to buy a replacement tropical fish tank fluorescent light. I hope it's just the light that's gorn!!  >:(
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2013, 01:02:48 pm »
The crisps provided with the lunch on this training course are soggy.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Julian

  • samoture
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2013, 01:49:02 pm »
The grape on my fruit kebab stick was wrinkly and soggy and tasted like sulphur at lunchtime today.

My heart is actually crying for some of you though.  My grape related problems are as nothing compared to yours.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2013, 02:00:05 pm »
The McDonalds closest to my office has closed. I will have to walk another couple of minutes to reach the next nearest.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2013, 02:56:29 pm »
The paper shop nearest to work didn't have a Guardian.  I had to read Private Eye over my lunch.
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Charlotte

  • Dissolute libertine
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2013, 03:06:01 pm »
This thread is moving me to the point of tears.  I cannot imagine how some of you brave, brave people are coping.
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robgul

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2013, 03:17:24 pm »
Years ago a friend of mine (working in publishing) lost his fairly well paid job ... went home and told his wife .. her first comment "What about he children's school fees?"

Priceless  (but no MasterCard!)

Rob

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2013, 03:24:09 pm »
This thread is moving me to the point of tears.  I cannot imagine how some of you brave, brave people are coping.

Oh, it got worse.  I couldn't find any falafels or feta, so I had to substitute halloumi in my salad.  Can you imagine? :o
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ian

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    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2013, 03:30:49 pm »
I have half a tub of Waitrose's finest guacamole to finish off. But I'm all out of tortilla chips.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2013, 03:32:37 pm »
I wondered what had happened to my halloumi.   

I've got to leave the warm of my office and go downstairs to make coffee. 

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2013, 04:04:09 pm »
I'm being taken to court for non payment of council tax.

(I haven't really got this thread, have I?)
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

LEE

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2013, 04:26:55 pm »
The McDonalds closest to my office has closed.

Consider moving this to "The Good News Thread"

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2013, 04:27:41 pm »
Which car do I use for customer visits tomorrow?
The gas guzzling 4WD with integrated Bluetooth, built in sat-nav and cruise control or the economical but comical hatchback, with easy to steal Tom-Tom and no legal way of using my mobile phone?

PS How will I cope without DAB radio on my journey?

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2013, 04:30:37 pm »
I'm being taken to court for non payment of council tax.

(I haven't really got this thread, have I?)

I helped a lady win such a case recently.   

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2013, 04:46:06 pm »
I'm being taken to court for non payment of council tax.

(I haven't really got this thread, have I?)

Is East Anglia in the First World? ;D

And sympathy with the bad news, btw.  I've just won a battle with Sutton over the council tax.
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Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2013, 09:26:35 pm »
I'm being taken to court for non payment of council tax.

(I haven't really got this thread, have I?)

I once found myself in court because of my perfectly legal political campaigning. Which world does that fit into?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2013, 08:11:14 am »
The mirror in my hotel bathroom isn't heated. How am I supposed to shave?
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2013, 08:25:51 am »
I'm feeling unwell, my tablet needs a charge and the charger and lead are out of reach of my bed.   :(

Wascally Weasel

  • Slayer of Dragons and killer of threads.
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2013, 08:36:52 am »
There were no hot sausage baps for sale in Sainsbury's this morning.

urban_biker

  • " . . .we all ended up here and like lads in the back of a Nova we sort of egged each other on...."
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2013, 10:11:56 am »
My kids and wife are ill (minor chest infection), I have a mouth ulcer, and my mouth is now even more sore thanks to the attentions of the dental hygienist.

Oh - and I have to go an walk the dog in a minute and I'm feeling lazy.


How many points is that?
Owner of a languishing Langster

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2013, 10:18:12 am »
The booze fridge is full so I've had to start stashing stuff in the garage. That means I have to go OUTSIDE to get it.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Charlotte

  • Dissolute libertine
  • Here's to ol' D.H. Lawrence...
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2013, 10:32:20 am »
Despite being in a sealed bag in the freezer, I am beginning to suspect that my Konga Washed Yirgacheffe beans are past their prime. 

I'd still rather make coffee from an old roast than have to go to the in-house Costa concession but I'm perilously low on unbleached filter papers, so this might actually have to happen.

Oh, the crushing indignity  :-[
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2013, 10:37:52 am »
My delivery of Spiced Abyss hot chocolate arrived, but 2 of the containers had popped in transit.

I now smell of chocolate, vanilla, cardomon & chilli and have brown stains all over me.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2013, 12:17:17 pm »
My sister has run out of suet for making Christmas grub and I've got to find a quick way of sending some to Italy.