30 of your first world problems

Friday, January 17, 2014
4:26 PM

They are the minor inconveniences that can ruin a few minutes of every day but that – if we’re honest – never herald the end of the world and are pathetic small-fry when compared to people living genuinely difficult lives. Stacia Briggs looks at first world problems, and wants to know what yours are.

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Paid survey website OnePoll carried out a study of 2,000 adults aged between 18 and 65, all of whom were asked to name their own first world problem and there are some real corkers on the list:


 


• It’s boiling hot outside but freezing in the air-conditioned office


• A disappointing air freshener


• My wallet won’t close because there’s too much money in it


• I bought a dishwasher and now spend longer packing and unpacking it than I did washing up


• Stepping on something wet while wearing socks


• No semi-skimmed milk in the supermarket, just full fat


• Earphones getting tangled up in your bag


• Chipped nail varnish


• Warm Pimms


• Wanting another car, but not having room on the driveway


• The shop not stocking a coke bottle with your name on


• Spotting someone wearing the same outfit as you


• Remote control batteries running out


• Forgetting your phone charger


• Having to go to the Post Office to collect a parcel


 



Here are just 30 of your first world problems: 30 of your #Firstworldproblems

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