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  1. stevesh

    stevesh Banned Contributor

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    First World Problems

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stevesh, Apr 29, 2015.

    I have two travel mugs I can use for a cup of coffee on my way to work. One is so poorly insulated that the coffee is lukewarm before I'm halfway through my commute. The other is so well insulated that the coffee is still too hot to drink when I arrive. Waaah!
     
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    Masked Mole Contributing Member

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    Solution: Bring both, fill each one halfway full. Combine when you reach your destination. You can thank me later.
     
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    Masked Mole Contributing Member

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    If you can't tell, I am a master first world problem solver (he said humbly). Mainly because people around me are always complaining about something.
     
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    Ah, yes, first world problems (or FWP). There's so many:
    • Brushing your teeth right before eating food
    • Getting stuck in traffic when there's no wreck, street maintenance, or any possible reason for traffic
    • Low carb diets
    • People that use "your" when they should use "you're"
    • When the cold side of the pillow is no longer cold and you have to switch sides. But then, the other side of the pillow loses it's coldness and when you switch back again, the other side isn't as cold as it was before.
    • Deciding whether or not it would be awkward to hold the door open for someone that's nowhere near the door yet
    Just to name a few. It's certainly a cruel and unjust world...:bigfrown:
     
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    jannert Contributing Member Supporter Contributor

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    Ah, the good thing about first world problems is that they're often very solveable. :)

    In this case, I'd ditch the inefficient mug, then add enough cold water to the efficient mug to bring the coffee to perfect drinking temperature BEFORE putting it in the mug and setting out on your journey to work.
     
  6. minstrel

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    It's amazing how many of these first-world problems can be solved just by waiting a bit. Wait for the coffee to cool! Wait for the traffic to clear! Wait for the other side of the pillow to cool properly! Wait for the person you're holding the door open for!

    The world demands patience. If you have it, you're cool. If you don't, you are your own nightmare. :p
     
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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    White people hate waiting, don't you know? At least that's what SNL taught me...

     
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    I am in the process of moving so I kind of have two apartments for the rest of May. Generally, I take showers at both places an equal amount, so I have soap and other necessities at both places. My unforgivably first-world problem is that at my new apartment I don't have my favorite conditioner yet, so my hair doesn't smell exactly the way I like it to when I shower there.

    I'm going directly to hell with hair that smells like summertime.
     
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    As a follow-up to "I live in two apartments at the moment": sometimes I buy a gallon of milk at one place and can't manage to finish it before it goes bad.
     
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    I'm half-blind and half-deaf. Does that count as a First World Problem?
     
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    I'm going to go with no. I am pretty sure those are legitimate disabilities!
     
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    No power. Common thing where I live. It gives rise to the following:

    Use my phone as a modem to connect to the internet via my laptop and watch my laptop battery drain before my eyes, or disconnect completely and deal with the ceiling-baby scene from Trainspotting.
     
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    The internet works for every appliance in my house save for my laptop.

    Flat-frickin'-perfect. >:[
     
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    Not hungry but going to the fridge because apparently I SHOULD eat something because I haven't eaten all day. Look inside fridge stare at contents decide I'm too lazy to eat, then go to sleep because I feel bad about not eating.
     
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    Sometimes my framerate in a game goes below 100 FPS. Unacceptable!

    What am I, a cave person!? If I lose many more frames the animation will be just barely detectable to my eye!
     
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    Miscalculating the flow rate of your printer nozzle and having it spew molten material all over the bed, having to spend the next hour scraping it off and ending up getting a razor sharp piece of plastic stuck under your nail and in deep enough to bleed. Took two weeks to get it out.
     

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