Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Son Told Me About This Site: First World Problems

I'm not much for feeling guilt-ridden about the advantages of living in the First World--even as poor and miserable as things have become in the last several years--but this website First World Problems is a riot!  Some of these are examples of stupid stuff that people say on Facebook with a limited awareness that these are not exactly "problems" in the sense that most of the planet would recognize something as a "problem," and others are people making fun of such narcissistic sorts:
The fake girlfriend I created on Facebook is causing problems for me

I recently got basic cable in my bedroom, but there is no guide so I must scroll thru the channels like a peasant


The Domino's Pizza Tracker is not working. Now I don't know when to put my pants on.
I keep losing my mouse pointer on my three monitors.

3 comments:

Guffaw in AZ said...

Hilarious, and sad.
I keep thinking of Robert Bly's story about being a selfish 17 year old, whining about working when his friends were out having fun.
The only other worker around was the old bookkeeper.
And Bly kept whining about what a 'problem' it was working.
The old man patiently explained to him, did he have a roof over his head? Food in his belly? If so, what he was experiencing was an inconvenience, not a problem.
Then, he showed him the number tattooed on his forearm.

Mark said...

And some people are worried about the economy, or "Shariamerica". Please!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErzxOz3Dzv8&feature=player_embedded#at=194

Bikeboy said...

If the temperature isn't between 71 and 73 degress, the Missus needs to have either the furnace or air conditioning turned on.