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What are your First World Problems?

Old Dec 19th 2013, 9:21 am
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We have those ungrateful moans, so what is irritating you at the moment?

Me - Christmas shopping this morning and in one store the assistant offered to wrap the gift for me. It took her 10 minutes to wrap one simple item, so badly, that I nearly offered to give her a lesson in present wrapping.

And M&S (MoE) has run out of mince pies and aren't expecting any more. Apparently it's too late, despite it being a whole six days until Christmas!
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Sainsburys have just informed me that the Christmas Pudding I'd ordered for delivery on Sunday is out of stock
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I don't have any first world problems in Morocco.
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We have those ungrateful moans, so what is irritating you at the moment?

Me - Christmas shopping this morning and in one store the assistant offered to wrap the gift for me. It took her 10 minutes to wrap one simple item, so badly, that I nearly offered to give her a lesson in present wrapping.

And M&S (MoE) has run out of mince pies and aren't expecting any more. Apparently it's too late, despite it being a whole six days until Christmas!
There were shelves full of them two days ago at M&S (DFC) if that helps. How about one of the Arte Souq stalls tomorrow?
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There were shelves full of them two days ago at M&S (DFC) if that helps. How about one of the Arte Souq stalls tomorrow?
I was trying to buy some for the husband as I don't like them, so thanks for the info but if he's that desperate he can schlep over there himself! (I am not going to bake something I don't want to eat either!)

I don't think anyone at ARTE has them and I won't be there tomorrow as we sold out last weekend.
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The ****ing maid put my wife's socks in my cupboard again.
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I liked this one :

I bought so many items for Christmas that I have to decline social events to stay home and wrap gifts

http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldproblems/
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How about:-

I deleted my browser history, so now I have to manually type in every website I want to visit.

or

The taxi driver keeps shaking his head, i don't know whether he means yes or no.

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I am going to a party this evening and have only just realised that I am supposed to take a plate of canapés. True story!
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I find it really difficult to keep my music sync'd properly between my iPod nano v5 which I have in my car, my iPod nano v3 which I use for the gym, my iPhone, my iPad and my laptop.
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The Champagne in Qatar Airways business class cabins is not served between 7-9 degrees .

12 degrees is pretty painful
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I don't know whether to drink my freshly made coffee first or the orange juice.

Yesterday, Mummy and I couldn't decide if it would be nice to have the roof on the car down or not. Turns out; lovely idea.
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It's no longer hot enough for my bathroom towel to dry off completely between showers. And we don't have a heated towel rack.
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It's really hard to find vacuum-packed chestnuts.

Christmas will be RUINED!!
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I just bought filo rather than puff.
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