As I laughed at myself while posting to Facebook and Twitter last week about the inconvenience I faced due to the battery in my car key pad being out, I started to think about all the #FirstWorldProblems we “endure” day in and day out here in the US. You know, things that aggravate us when they don’t work or force us to live the uncivilized life – like actually inserting the car key into the lock on the door in order to lock and unlock the car?
I know the list is truly endless, but here are the most frequent #FirstWorldProblems I suffer through:
- Needing to periodically clean out my stinky high-efficiency washing machine.
- When the Internet goes down.
- When my website goes down.
- When Craig doesn’t set the coffee to brew ahead of time, and I need to wait for it to brew after getting out of bed.
- Enjoying the ease of a push-button start in Craig’s car, then driving my car that requires me to actually insert a car key and turn my wrist to start the engine.
- Watching live TV.
- When my iPhone starts to slow down because I have too many photo and video files on it, and I’m forced to transfer those files to my cloud storage system AND delete them off my smart phone.
- No restaurants that deliver breakfast to my front door.
- Searching for the remote control.
- Uncomfortable hotel pillows.
- Forgetting my smart phone at home.
- Flight delays.
- Buying a new toothbrush and finding it’s too fat to fit into my toothbrush holder.
- Remembering all the passwords to my online accounts.
- Having to wait for a teller because the ATM is down.
- Having too much house to keep clean.
- Finagling the front door open after the dry cleaners’ delivery guy has hung the freshly-cleaned and pressed clothes from our front door knob.
So there’s my top list of #FirstWorldProblems. I’m sure you have your own. In what ways do you suffer day in and day out?
*Photo credit RenaissanceChambara