1. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale The Caliph of al-Abama Contributor

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    The First World Whinging Thread

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Iain Aschendale, Apr 3, 2018.

    Did the housekeeper ask to take all her legally mandated days off this month?

    Did the barista draw a lopsided heart in your venti, non-fat latte with caramel drizzle?

    Is your child's Life Coach insisting that Porsche be allowed to choose her own shoes?

    Well, let's all pull in for a group hug, take a deep, cleansing breath, and let it all out!

    I'll start by dragging this over from the Not Happy Thread:

     
  2. Night Herald

    Night Herald The guy in the $4,000 suit. Supporter

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    Splendid initiative! Let's see if I have anything sufficiently petty to moan about.

    My vacation is over, and I actually have to leave the house now.

    Thanks to a number of surprise expenses, I'll have to stoop to moderately priced Scotch.

    You're right, it feels so good to talk about it. Are there complementary tissues?
     
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    I cut my hair recently and because I'm a pale person living in a country of death rays, I'm getting a bit of slight sunburn under the very short hair at the back and the sensation is a bit irritating.
     
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    Work and cheaper alcohol?! You poor soul! :cry:
     
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    Craigslist deleted the personals section recently. Your ad may not be there anymore, thus no replies.
     
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    I’d like to have a word or two with whomever decided to put morning so early in the day. I’m going back to bed.
     
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    It’s for this reason I refuse to have pets. I change enough baby diapers and bleach out my older kid’s skid marks. I’m done cleaning the shit of other organisms.
     
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    And it's too much effort to get up and turn the dial...
     
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    Ever been so hungry in the morning that you just have to cook yourself a couple of hot dogs at ten am? That just happened to me! It's probably going to spoil my enjoyment of lunch!
     
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    Just came from my totally-paid-for-by-my-insurance dental visit where I had to wait an annoyingly long time :rant: to be seen by the really nice, super sweet doctor who has only ever been over-the-top excellent. Also, she hates ugly metal fillings and finds ways to get my insurance to cover replacing the problematic ones I have with resin fillings that look way better.
     
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    At 2pm I get an email from one of the stake holders requesting changes to it because "they didnt have time sooner". How can I put this ... oh yeah, F*** you .... in both ears.
     
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    I had to chase my empty garbage can down the street. The 90 km winds were not helping, as soon as I would bend down to get the can the wind would gust almost knocking me over, and the can would be 10 meters farther away. It was like a bad comedy, I hope no one was watching me:ohno: . I eventually gave up and grabbed the garbage can closets to my house.
     
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    OMFG! :bigmad:Hubby just came up to tell me that the furnace is not working, the repair man will be here soon. The temp is dropping a degree an hour. I do not know how many ways or times... I can say... I hate f'ing winter...
     
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    This is merely an opportunity to get a fire going in the fireplace and curl up in front of it with that special someone and a nice bottle of wine. Remember, this thread is for first world whinging!
     
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    The repairman came and guess what? They do not have the part in stock, it has to be ordered.:eek: Just great! Ice anyone;) I do have a bottle of white wine, it should be nice and chilled. I am not going to be able to shower tomorrow for work, it is going to a little nippy getting out and the last thing I need it to get sick. So help me god, if anyone mentions that my hair looks flat, I may just leave - call it a sick day.

    /rant over and out
     
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    It appears as if the state liquor store has cut back on their supply of Medoc, so now I might be forced to drink garden variety Bordeaux. Like, get your shit together, people!
     
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    Ugh. This is barbaric. :bigmeh:
     
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    Homer Potvin Digging out my Balzac Contributor

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    Yeah. And God forbid they organize the scotch aisle by region. You're telling me I have to read the labels to differentiate the highlands from the islays? I'm way too busy to be bothered by that.
     
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    I cannot really relate to alcohol related gripes since I don't drink it very often but it's such a fun subject to be prissy about.:D
     
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  25. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale The Caliph of al-Abama Contributor

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    They organize all the American whiskies by... I dunno? Jack Daniels is usually pretty convenient, thanks to the marketing machine, and there's some good stuff (Blanton's Single Barrel) on the top shelf, but you might find Wild Turkey below the Old Crow. Just on sticker price, that's weird. Don't they know that the expensive stuff is to put you on the floor, and that the cheap stuff should be shelved low for easy access once you're down there?
     
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    Uggh. Was driving in like-no traffic at 60 mph and then some slow ass driver cuts in front of me and I had to slow down to 45 and because of that I just missed the light but HE got through.
    Ugggggggh. Got a soda from the fridge and a cup and wanted a straw as well, but I ran out of straws. UGggggGGgh.
    Ugggh. Can't find my favorite flavor of monster almost anywhere, anymore.
    My mattress is so comfortable that I don't want to get out of it in the morning. FML, amirite?
     

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