Thursday, August 09, 2012

Your Turn

First world problems. Everyone has them. Do you ever feel stupid when you think about them? "I can't believe the baseball game I am watching on my phone is being delayed a couple of seconds."

115 comments:

Agent**It said...
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Amber said...

Yes. I had a hair appt scheduled last week - I go every 6 weeks on the dot. That appt was moved to yesterday. Wellllll...he had to get his appendix out, and now because of timing with a wedding and a trip to Paris, I need to wait until 2nd week of Sept to get my hair colored. I'M A MONSTERRRRRRRR!

:P

faye said...

when its cold out, and i have to carry my coat once i get indoors.

when my drinking water is not cold.

explosions and music in a movie are too loud and the dialogue is quiet.

FSP said...

LOL @Amber

HisMom said...

Wondering whether or not the store takes my Amex. as first world as it gets.

Comma Chaser said...

I flip out when people decide to write checks for groceries, esp. if it's for one or two items.

#IWouldNotAbideTheDude.

MontanaMarriott said...

When I have to sit alongside reality TV stars or a crying baby in first class.

califblondy said...

Amber, that's gotta be grounds for a lawsuit right there. I'd die, just die!! The nerve of some people. Ugghhhh.

Obviously, I've got too many to list.

rejectedcarebear said...

When my phone freezes randomly when I go on the internet. Happens like twice a day and pisses me off everytime. And whenever I use my kindle fire to comment, it disappears!! I feel ya Agent!

Amber said...

Hahaha califblondy, it's HORRIBLE. I haven't had it colored since the end of JUNE. It's giving me low self-esteem! My roots are so ashy and almost blonde-looking *SOB* I told my BF I was going to shave my head. Hah.

nolachickee said...

I scream on the inside when people take too fucking long to pay at the register. Have the damn money ready when you get up to the cashier. Better yet, use plastic if handling cash and change isn't your finest moment.

Lizzie du said...

I hate taking the 5 to OC is a three lane freeways tht has more krader size holes then the moon. I could take another freeway but i wouldent get to the mall as fast.

SusanB said...

I keep having trouble with the CDaN website - it takes over 60 seconds to load a page onto my desktop and sometimes it freezes my computer and I have to reboot. (And yeah, I use Adbuster, switched to Foxfire and I had an IT guy look at it. I really think it's all the new advertising).

I feel guilty about whining about it since I very well remember when no one in the public had computers and I had to get my news, gossip, info, etc from newspapers, the library, the radio or TV or whatever. Poor me!

Phillip Themholes said...

Choppering into Cap Ferrat because Antibes is the nearest harbor large enough for my yacht is a real drag.

Roman Holiday said...

It makes me sad that the internet is taking over the post office, newspapers, books etc....

Also, there are way too many to put here!!! That's right I am a major bitch with a huge attitude about stupid things but I don't care!!!!!

SueRH said...

There's a whole website about them! http://www.whitewhine.com

VIPblonde said...

First world problem: when your DVR neglects to record something that you have scheduled it to record. Aargh!

Phillip Themholes said...

I also cannot stand reading comments that were written by people who have the English skills of a Portugese toddler. Honestly, unless you know 5 other languages, you should know the difference between then and than, or at the very least be capable of spelling a simple word like 'crater.'

Pathetic.

ljsmed said...

The air conditioner is so loud in my BMW that I have to turn it off to hear my daughter from the back seat, I bitch about it every day. It gives me some perspective on what's really important typing this out...
I'm pathetic...

~Z~ said...

I absolutely HATE getting behind a slow driver. It's TORTURE.

smashbash said...

When people in front of me at the post office are trying to pack their boxes while in line. I go to the separate room to do my packing, like a normal person.

Lalaay said...

I went home (Michigan) to visit my folks for my birthday and they have a slower Internet connection! FML, I hate having things load and buffer!!

*karen* said...

When a slow car is in front of me, but I can't get around them because the car in the next lane is matching their speed! Gahhhh!

Amber said...

FTR, I'd like to add that I love my stylist & I do actually care that he had to go to the hospital! I told him that I know our appendices are hanging out in Heaven. :)

Gina said...

I just talked about this to a friend. My Rx wasn't ready at the pharmacy when I went to pick it up, it would be another hour wait. I was annoyed, and then I felt a little ashamed - I'm healthy, I have a great doctor, health insurance, and a low deductible. What, really, could I complain about?

Cara said...

STOP WRITING CHECKS, OLD PEOPLE.

I also get SO MAD when I can't connect to the internet. I honestly think I might have a nervous breakdown if the internet was all of a sudden not a thing anymore.

Sadie said...

The idiot drivers I encounter daily on my commute to and from work. I swear I wonder how some of them got a drivers license in the first place!

lizjaxe said...

When nothing goes my way. Oh wait that's LIFE. My bad.

Lola said...

When my Galaxy S2 loses 4G CONSTANTLY and I am relegated to the turtle pace of 3G. Oh, and no backspace on the keyboard? Really Samsung, what were you thinking?

And OH YEAH to the grocery store check writers. You know you're writing a check...be ready. And if you have more than about 10 coupons, don't use them at 2:30 in the afternoon (aka, the school is getting out soon rush).

Wait, is that last one a 1st world problem or just an "I'm a bitch" problem?

Munch said...

When I'm using my iPad in bed and my hand gets tired from holding it and the cat won't hold still to prop it up against his back.

califblondy said...

Right at this moment I'm listening to Pandora on my iPhone and the constant pop-up is "Date Men 50+". I'd hate for my co-workers to think I'm surfing the web.

Oh wait...

amh.producer said...

VIPblonde, my DVR is my lifeline and I get SO irritated when it doesn't record something! When my phone is slow or all of my friends aren't taking their turns as fast in words with friends or some such stupid shit. :-)

Lizzie du said...

Lozers who think replying to a post correkting ppl spelling mistakes makes them better then or should i say "than" them. The mistakes stay.

Texshan said...

When you fly into Belize City and then have to switch to a little prop plane to get to your resort 50 miles south, and you have to carry your own luggage. Oh, the agony!

When you go to Starbucks and order a protein box, and they are sold out. How is this EVEN POSSIBLE???

When NBCOlympics.com's live video feed keeps buffering and skipping, because they suck, causing you to miss the race you wanted to see. Cretins!

Roman Holiday said...

I have another one and this one is a doozy:) I have no work to do 3 out of the 4 weeks of the month and I surf the web all day and they still pay me but I fucking hate it!!!!!!

NavarroForPres said...

Being depressed and coping by buying 10 pairs of shoes in 2 days. In my defense, great shoe sale over the weekend. As I was driving home, I thought to myself how blessed I was and literally thought having the option to buy that many shoes is a "first world problem". I am blessed to be able to do it while others have no shoes.

Del Riser said...

I went to great trouble to pack for an eight day trip we just took, a carry-on each and a small bag that goes under the seat.
Our plane takes off an hour late, instead of having fifty minutes in Houston we have ten minutes to get to a gate at the end of the world.
We stay calm.

At the plane door they take our
carry-on's and *must* check them because the overhead bins are full.
We stay calm.
I watch people deplane and take two and three bags from the overhead bins, plus duffel bags I could hide Godzilla in. I'm majorly pissed, but calm on the outside.

Karma gave us upgraded seats, and an earlier flight than the one we booked home because they had so many missed connections.

I hate being *inconvenienced* by others lack of doing the right thing. I have perfected my poker face.

Comma Chaser said...

Variation of previous comment w/b when kids are in a line together as a group, but then place their orders individually when they reach the front of the register. Happens all the time to me in concession stands at movies. I get it, you're new to American economics. But I pay taxes. Bundle your privileged asses together and CostcoBundle that order, okay?

dia papaya said...

Roman, I want that job!

timebob said...

to get or not get the iphone 5 when my iphone 4 works perfectly fine, such a conundrum.

Miguela said...

College. I missed some of the deadlines and now I'm having to spend my freshman year living in my parents new house with a gardening service, a maid, a landscaped pool and a new 40 inch tv in my bedroom while attending a local branch university.


That's pretty much as first world as it gets.

timebob said...

@Roman me too most of my day is spent commenting on here, watching big brother online,netflix, hulu etc.. and reading every gossip website there is.

But the kicker is, my yearly review was the highest rating possible (I significantly exceeded my peers). I almost fell off my chair when my HR manager complimented me for working so hard and how appreciated I am. BWAHAHAHAHAHA

But they keep paying me and I love it.

goheels83 said...

I have to drive up to the 4th floor of my work parking garage to park my Volvo SUV bc all of the spots on the first 3 floors are for compact cars only.

My RayBans fog up when I get out of my car in the summer (a/c into humid air).

Roman, that is my job too!!!!

goheels83 said...

@Amber, that might be one of my favorite scenes of ALL TIMES. hahahaha.

kelgela said...

When I see other customers at a restaurant not leave a tip. If you can't leave a tip, then don't eat out.

When I get into a lobby on my COD game and its laggy.

When parents and their kids are waiting in line at McDonalds (or any other fast food place) and they get to the front and they haven't decided what they want to order. I mean, come on... the line would go so much faster if stood to the side and made up your mind AND then get into line.

goheels83 said...

Aaaaaand I just watched Talia's video. I feel like such an asshole.

Amber said...

@ Roman, timebob & goheels83 - I'm not being a smartass, do you guys have gov't jobs? My BF used to work for the courts and he'd be done w/his work by like 10 AM every day!

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Sherry said...

This is pretty bad but I complain about how poorly food is made. I'm a chef so I'm very picky. I mean come on! I'm eating and some people have had no food at all today. Sadly my husband does the same because he loves my cooking.

Audrey said...

Spilled red wine on my work laptop, so they shipped me a new one.

Now I have to reconfigure all my bookmarks and passwords! Life sucks! ;)

Mark B said...

Flies landing on my touch-screen computer is the most annoying thing ever.

Lurker Girl said...

Just had a Post from my neighbor who is on her THRID beach vacation this summer and is complaining that she kept losing internet service and she could not get to her Pinterest boards and Facebook on a regular basis--poor thing--island hopping is SUCH a nightmare in the southern carribean...bitch...

goheels83 said...

@Amber - I am in the banking industry. My firm does IT consulting. It's either feast or famine for my workload.

Tru Leigh said...

I pitched a fit to a Supermarket manager because they didn't have Diet Rite Cola. Sure, they have to queue up in Russia for a head of cabbage, but this isn't Russia. It's America. Land of the Free, Home of the Excess and by gumbo the shelves should be stocked with every variety of carbonated chemical water 24/7 or there will be hell to pay!

OMAMA is BROKO said...

when my internet goes down, or when I can't get Pandora on.

Momster said...

Cara said...
STOP WRITING CHECKS, OLD PEOPLE.

This! It drives me insane, esp. in the fast checkout lane.

Last year the woman that always made my drinks at Starbucks left to attend college. I guess she thought that continuing her education was more important than the quality of my beverages. Bitch.

The Black Cat said...

I must be pretty easy going, the one thing that brought me to tears last year though was not having water or electricity when I got home from a particularly nasty day at work. I just wanted to go pee and relax and watch a movie at home and I couldn't. I had to drive over to my parents house 20 minutes away and stay there and watch Coronation Street and other garbage they like to watch but it was better than sitting in the dark I figured.

The Black Cat said...

Just thought of something more petty, waiting in the Express lineup at the grocery store behind someone who has 20 items and no-one says anything, not even the cashier. it makes me want to rip the Express sing down if no-one is going to adhere to it.

Munch, great tip for the iPad holder, thanks!

Megerz said...

Bringing home a takeout pizza for dinner and the bottom is all burnt. But we're really hungry so we eat the crappy thing anyway....and I'm bitching about it the entire time with my mouth full.

....life is so rough

Phillip Themholes said...

People with a 3rd world educations, pretending to have first world problems.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

one more - when I eat too much

Ella Bee said...

Complaining that my new tempurpedic bed can be "too warm" sometimes. Ugh, I am so ashamed.

B. Profane said...

"STOP WRITING CHECKS, OLD PEOPLE."

Oh god yes. Invariably ahead of me in line ahead of me in at the quick-checkout when I'm holding, like, three bags of ice.

Coming home and having to put up people who actually slow down for school zones, stop traffic to wave other drivers in from driveways, pull over for emergency vehicles, waste my time asking me if I need help when I leave the hood up, etc. Oh wait, that's because I've been brainwashed to drive like an asshole Californian now!

Speaking of whining....

B. Profane said...

"People with a 3rd world educations, pretending to have first world problems."

Third-world and first-world should be hyphenated, brainiac.

JoElla said...

Oh pooh! I can't find that one color of nail polish I want to wear.. I'm just not in the mood to look through my bazillion other colors..

Fuck it.. I just won't wear any.

*huff*

Me said...

when batteries need to be changed. i have all the batteries. but for some reason its a big damn deal for me to make the effort to change them. like now, my wireless mouse needs batteries but it pisses me off, so i turn it off and on and then give up and use the pad. (WHY??)

Lola said...

Lol, B Profane. Took the words out of my mouth. Glass houses and all, PT.

Gertrude said...

my fricking noisy neighbor talking on her phone 24/7 LOUDLY

__-__=__ said...

My iPhone doesn't spell check the right words. The print is soooooo small. It stops typing at its own will. Did I mention that Facebook software is just unbelievably lame and all their developers should be tortured with a flaming rod?

__-__=__ said...

And why isn't there a dIrect flight into Pago Pago!

MadLyb said...

In every state I've lived in, people in the side aisles in grocery stores will yield to those in the main aisle, but it's just the opposite here. It confuses me.

califblondy said...

You're killing me today B. :0

redronnie said...

LOL, B Profane -
love everyone's problems..I wish they were mine.

I cannot stand nasty, pretentious comments posted on my favorite blog..

Philip live up to your name and fill that hole..

kerri said...

It pisses me off that Sephora doesn't ship to Australia.

MC said...

I hate it when a page won't load on my iPad because of flash and I have to pull out my laptop to open it.

babo said...

Well I m in Dubai, 8 hours spent in a plane already and 14 hours yet to go before landing in Australia. A century ago, a 22 h journey would have taken me a couple of hundred miles at best but I m still grumpy. Dubai airport is one ring of hell by itself, I thought that Arabia looked different than a 2nd rate mall with overblown proportions.
And IPhone automatic spelling.

Della said...

Ha!

violet said...

Married 22 yrs to a wonderful man. Hubby is a talker. Wants to talk about everything all the time. Ugh. I try to dodge him by sneaking into another room of the house with my iPad, he follows just to be with me. I'm awful.

Della said...

When Ike hit electricity was out for over a week and I was pissed because I had to refill the gasoline in the generator every 4 hours. I'm sure it would have been worse living with no a/c since it 100• outside.

Popnursing said...

B- You're such an ass. Never change.

Della said...

Or if my house would have been blown away.

B. Profane said...

I'm glad I made Lola laugh.

Popnursing said...

When an item I want is at my other house.

Saffron said...

I can't handle it when people drive slow and congest the traffic flow.
Yes, I'm talking to you Grandma/pa. Please stay at home and don't drive during rush hours. Because I will be the annoyed driver on your ass @ 15 mph. Sheesh!

//end of rant.

Sunny said...

@Amber
You are KILLIN me today! I am super laid back about most everything, but I am a crazy cow when it comes to my hair. Loved the AD clip - classic show!

B. Profane said...

Oh wait, I forgot this one. This was just a week ago. This grandma is ahead of me in the quick-check line with about a couple dozen items. I want to say something but, y'know, respect for elders and all. But then when it's her turn to pay, she whips out a handful of coupons. She's got, like, double coupons for everything!

By this point the line behind me is extending back to the milk 'fridge. Of course none of the other check-out lines are open. And then she starts arguing over her coupons until the manager comes over to sort it all out. By now the bitter grumbling in line behind me is becoming open invective.

Finally, granny is satisfied enough to pay and...she whips out a checkbook! Oh the chorus of groans and profanity that erupted...sailors on leave would have blushed. But granny isn't hearing it because, you know, she's got her "ears" turned down to save the batteries. And then watching her scribe out every...single...letter on the check. I mean, how long does it take to write "Lucky's"?

God, it was enough to make you wish that public-health death panels were a reality. I know that's mean but, wow, double-coupons and then the check....

Incognito Vixen said...

When I have to go somewhere nice and don't have time to get my outfit dry cleaned so I have to iron it myself.

lolaluvs2snack said...

Seeing anything about Kim Kardashian or her family and yet I still click on the damn thing!!!!ughhhhhhh!!!!

astrogirl said...

I went camping on Lizard Island. Plane dumped me on a dirt track, I had to carry my own bag to the camp site, then after a week, carry my garbage and my bag back to,the airstrip.

Reese said...

Fed-Ex priority shipping is simply not fast enough.

surfer said...

The person in the Beemer ahead of me today, who sat at each stop sign for five GD minutes! Have you not heard of a "rolling stop?" Finally, I could take it no more, and blasted him/her with my horn. I think I gave the poor person a heart attack - their car lurched forward - couldn't stop laughing.

AMBER - that was on the way to my hair appointment this morning (highlights, too!). Can't you step out on your guy just once? It's absolutely criminal that you should have to wait till September!

curlyhairslacker said...

Amber, you crack me up every day and I don't post daily, but we have a few things in common. iRL, I'm also Amber, had a doggy with the same name (sadly we lost him in March to a fungal infection, 7 yrs young) and I am the SAME about my hair! Cut and highlights every 6 weeks, to the day! Was supposed to go Aug 1 and can't get in until Aug 22-3 weeks late!!!!!!! It's killing me.

I'm currently at the laundromat, which sucks. We have a washer/dryer, but the husband is putting an addition
on our house, so ours is currently in the garage and inconvenient to use. I can wash but not dry. :/

KurLeeQ said...

@Surfer - apparently we had the same commute. No rolling stops here in the Philly burbs! No "moving turns" either! And apparently the popo was giving out awards to every senior driver going 10 mph UNDER the speed limit (which, on a 35 mph road is enough to make me stick a flaming rusty fork in my eye)!! I freely exercised my honking rights as well.

Agent**It said...

Complaining about almost running out of toilet paper.

goheels83 said...

^^having to use anything other than Charmin Ultra

LT said...

FYI: whitewine.com is a site dedicated to these "first world problems" - very funny stuff!

beachbum said...

Helping my parents clean out their house so they can downsize to a 55+ community. They are 72 and 84.....watching my mom cry while I throw out magazines and newspaper clippings from 1998 to 2003. Do you really need to keep a clipping of a wedding from 2001? Ask for a pic and frame it if you like it so much.

And yes I feel for each and every one of you that has been behind someone paying with a check in a grocery store. It's the only way my mom pays. In her defense it's because my dad won't let her get a debit card. It annoys me to think about it. In fact everytime I think about it I drink....excuse me while I get another :)

Lola said...

So am I, BP, so am I. ;)

Lola said...

Checks are okay as a general idea, but PLEASE...in the name of all that is holy...have it out of your purse/pocket(!) and filled out except for the amount you need to pay. It's not like the need to suddenly hand over some form of payment is a freakin' surprise.

WUWT? said...

Having the wrong color bedding in hotel rooms! (Ok that one came from Bridget Moynihan [in the blind thread].)

Mine is not my own first-world problem, it's my experience with others not knowing when they've got a good life. When I lived in MN, "everyone" had a lake cabin. Of course that's not true, poor people like me don't have one, but "everyone" assumes that "everyone" has one. ("Oh, we can't hold the staff meeting on a Friday, people will be leaving for the lakes!" Do you realize you pay your staff $8.25 an hour? We're not lakes people, YOU are!) Anyway, it made me crazy mad to hear these rich oblivious people complain about their lake cabins: oh, there's SO MUCH UPKEEP with a cabin; oh, the weather was OVERCAST, and WINDY all weekend!; oh, the weather was nice this weekend but the lake was SO CROWDED! You know what? DEAL WITH IT! Some of us are trying to figure out how to pay rent in our basement level (always musty) apartments and keep our 22-year-old cars from falling apart, and we're doing that quietly. I don't need to listen to them complain about how hard it is to be rich. As you can see, I am still bitter. Maybe some other MN readers will know what I mean. The "lake cabin" culture is SO ingrained in these people!

OMAMA is BROKO said...

check writer's don't bother me...but then again, I'm always the one who, when spoken to by an elderly person in the market, listens, and listens and listens (shit, it's the least we can do). I do grovel when behind Sunday driver's though, but NOT when they don't stop at stop signs. I cannot STAND it when ppl do the cali roll (there's a four way stop a block from me)...and not to be racial, but it's always the white folk. If it were me....I'd be pulled over.

Roman Holiday said...

After reading all these comments -
there is no hope for us lol:)

Maybe someday to redeem myself I will volunteer witht the Peace Corps!!!

Penny Eleanor said...

Our hell is a good life.

Penny Eleanor said...

Our hell is a good life.

Susan said...

OMG. These comments are hysterical. And remind to NEVER write a check. Just kidding - I would kill myself if I had to write a check at ShopRite. The cashier would probably stab me.

I get annoyed that I don't have a cleaning lady. Granted, when I had one, I never thought she was worth the money. I totally would rather spend that money on new shoes rather than scrubbing the shower or ironing The Husband's shirts, but FUCK I hate cleaning my big house in the burbs and ironing my husband's Polo dress shirts. Hanging head in shame and hating myself for saying these things.

Sunny said...

@Omama
I live in California, so of COURSE I was born and bred to do the California roll. If it makes you feel better, I have gotten tickets for this FOUR times! I'm a terrible driver, as evidenced by the fact I have taken off both side mirrors in every car I have owned (oh, and I think you know I'm a whitey) :)

Sunny said...

@WUWT
You lake house story reminded me of this: My ex husband used to coach water polo for the JV team at an extremely expensive high school in S.D (over $30,000 a year tuition). I remember all the kids talking about Ski Break, and when I said "Are you talking about Christmas break?" they laughed and said "No we have ski break AND Christmas break". These are also the same kids whose parents chipped in and bought the Varsity coach/athletic director a BMW as his end-of-year gift. That still makes me laugh :)

alliwholovessomuch said...

Just watched Talia's video so nope not a damn thing! Cant think of anything.

Agent**It said...

@WUWT , I used to work with "boat" people in FL. I secretly hated them. "Oh, there might be rain, shall we go to the Keys or the Bahamas." Meanwhile I would gobble 'over time' to see if we each could own a second car.We have shared 1 car for 12 years.Still waiting ....

Agent**It said...

I meant own a 2nd car, you know what I meant:)

Lelaina Pierce said...

@Amber - Love the Buster clip!

@Munch - Yours made me giggle, b/c I've totally done the same to my kitty w/ iPad and paperbacks. :) He's usually pretty good about it.

I can barely type what I want to say without thinking "I'm a total asshole!"

The DVR issues are probably ones I complain the most about. And I was a little bummed I couldn't get a backup camera on my car instead of Sirius radio. :-/

Roman Holiday said...

@ Sunny I feel the same way about having a mani or pedi - I feel like I could spend that money on something so much better, like shoes yeaaaa I love shoes:)

Not only that I know those bitches are talking about me in their native language!! I am watching way too many Seinfeld reruns!!

Sunny said...

@roman
I think you meant that for Susan B, but you had me second guessing myself since i had a glass of wine earlier and my brain is fried from too much sun :)

dia papaya said...

I miss Seinfeld! This whole thread is one long episode! Haha!

KittensRUs said...

"Married 22 yrs to a wonderful man. Hubby is a talker. Wants to talk about everything all the time. Ugh. I try to dodge him by sneaking into another room of the house with my iPad, he follows just to be with me. I'm awful."

This is me. I work incessantly to avoid him. Mine follows me too so I take any gig I can so that I don't have to be home on the weekends. He whines too and about the dumbest stuff. He needs to go to Third World boot camp and find out how the other half lives. I've been poor but he hasn't and he has no idea that in real life it's not a crisis if the housekeeper took your shoes to the wrong place to be shined.