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Title: First world problems! Share them here!
Post by: ciao_yall on April 05, 2021, 09:46:00 AM
I did not get a space in this morning's yoga class. So I have 7 WW Activity Points to make up somewhere.

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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 05, 2021, 01:28:14 PM
We picked up one car from the mechanic, spent half a grand and dropped another one off. I suppose we're supporting the local economy. Still.... I'm trying to count pennies over here.

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Post by: ergative on April 06, 2021, 05:30:31 AM
I made a cake this weekend. It was fine, but it's enormous (9x13" sheet pan for two people, good grief, I should have halved the recipe the way I originally planned), and I don't think we can eat it all before (a) we get sick of it, or (b) it goes stale. I don't know if the icing will freeze well, or I'd have frozen half of it already. What to do?
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Post by: ohnoes on April 06, 2021, 06:43:58 AM
My local grocery store doesn't always have fat free half and half.  I won't even ask about it because a) it's such a first world problem and 2) pandemic.

In the privacy of my home (and now the Internet), there are Coffee Lamentations.
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Post by: Ruralguy on April 06, 2021, 06:52:04 AM
I guess if you feel bad that you didn't get your cat a birthday present would be the granddaddy of first world problems.
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Post by: apl68 on April 06, 2021, 07:33:37 AM
I hired somebody to mow my yard (Which I've only done once before).  They only mowed the front half of it.  I really thought the deal was to take care of the whole thing?
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Post by: mamselle on April 06, 2021, 07:41:28 AM
I made a cake this weekend. It was fine, but it's enormous (9x13" sheet pan for two people, good grief, I should have halved the recipe the way I originally planned), and I don't think we can eat it all before (a) we get sick of it, or (b) it goes stale. I don't know if the icing will freeze well, or I'd have frozen half of it already. What to do?

It should be ok, just freeze it in separate pieces (easier to pack into the icebox if yours is as packed as mine is--another 1st world problem...). I'd wrap well with clingy plastic wrap--just remember to remove that, and put it in a closed paper bag before you microwave it briefly to defrost...so the cake will not go dry. (yet another 1st world complaint).

M.
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Post by: Anselm on April 06, 2021, 11:32:09 AM
I have noticed that many familiar websites have reduced their functionality. 

Examples:

Youtube no longer gives a graph of how view count has changed over time.

Amazon used to allow me to search through my shopping lists to see if an item was already in my lists but this is no longer the case.

FamilyTreeDNA used to allow me to enter the name of an ancestor and then give back all of the members who claim that same ancestor.  This feature was taken away a few years ago.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 06, 2021, 12:09:59 PM
I got a call from the mechanic that we will be out another half grand on my car. Both of our cars are 20+ years old. I know... Well, this is where part of my stimulus check is going. Unfortunately, they didn't notice the overheating issue in my car, which could be a sensor about to go out. We checked the relays, fuses, flow, etc. Fans work now. Maybe a wire is loose?
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Post by: mamselle on April 06, 2021, 12:48:09 PM
I gave up on owning a car after I realized that every time I brought it in for one thing, I'd get a call that there was also something else wrong that would bring the total up to about twice what they'd quoted.

I figured they looked for stuff, and if there wasn't anything wrong, they messed it up or made it up.

Haven't owned a car since...hmm....1984, I think?

Doin' just fine, thanks...

M.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 06, 2021, 01:11:35 PM
I gave up on owning a car after I realized that every time I brought it in for one thing, I'd get a call that there was also something else wrong that would bring the total up to about twice what they'd quoted.

I figured they looked for stuff, and if there wasn't anything wrong, they messed it up or made it up.

Haven't owned a car since...hmm....1984, I think?

Doin' just fine, thanks...

M.

I wish I could get by without having one, but I am over 20 miles from campus. SO and I tend to do a lot of repairs ourselves. This is the first time I've brought my car in about 3 years. We actually changed the radiator out in my car a few years ago!
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Post by: eigen on April 06, 2021, 01:12:37 PM
Buying a house sucks, especially in this market.

Also, ditto old-car-maintenance woes. But also, no way to do without them. I used to do a lot of my own repairs, but... I just don't have the time relative to the savings anymore to either keep up with things or actually do the repairs.

More and more in my life I'm moving from trying to do everything myself to relying on experts so I can spend my time working in the areas I truly enjoy or am truly an expert in.
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Post by: kaysixteen on April 06, 2021, 01:17:54 PM
Diabetic retinopathy, which, like it or not, for a type II diabetic (not for a type I) is a first world problem.   I need to eat less, and, well... ahem.... you know.   I got a wake up call last night, a flare up a mere six weeks after a comprehesive exam where I was told I would be good to go for a year.   Got the steroid injection today, doc actually thinks it is not as bad as I first feared, but will need another shot in two months.  So much for a year.
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Post by: lightning on April 06, 2021, 01:20:28 PM
I gave up on owning a car after I realized that every time I brought it in for one thing, I'd get a call that there was also something else wrong that would bring the total up to about twice what they'd quoted.

I figured they looked for stuff, and if there wasn't anything wrong, they messed it up or made it up.

Haven't owned a car since...hmm....1984, I think?

Doin' just fine, thanks...

M.

You have to find an honest and competent mechanic. They are rare. As soon as you find one, be super super nice to them. An honest and competent auto mechanic can save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your car--tens of thousands if you take all your cars to them.
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Post by: lightning on April 06, 2021, 01:23:15 PM
I ran out of bottled water, so now I have to drink tap water. Isn't that the same water that is used in the toilet?
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 06, 2021, 01:32:40 PM
I gave up on owning a car after I realized that every time I brought it in for one thing, I'd get a call that there was also something else wrong that would bring the total up to about twice what they'd quoted.

I figured they looked for stuff, and if there wasn't anything wrong, they messed it up or made it up.

Haven't owned a car since...hmm....1984, I think?

Doin' just fine, thanks...

M.

You have to find an honest and competent mechanic. They are rare. As soon as you find one, be super super nice to them. An honest and competent auto mechanic can save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your car--tens of thousands if you take all your cars to them.

True. My brother is a mechanic, but he's been kind of a butthead lately, so I'm going to the place we know down the road.
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Post by: the_geneticist on April 06, 2021, 01:39:20 PM
The closest grocery store is out of my favorite brand of tea.  Yes, I know of two other stores that have it, but they are farther away and I'd prefer the one I can walk to. 

Also, the same store is out of Lady Jane the cat's favorite brand, style, and flavor of canned cat food.  Yes, there are other flavors and the dry kibble, but she really only likes pate style Friskies that includes some sort of fish.  Our other two cats will eat anything we put in front of them.  So, having one rather picky cat seems to be quite a first world problem!
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Post by: eigen on April 06, 2021, 01:39:56 PM
I gave up on owning a car after I realized that every time I brought it in for one thing, I'd get a call that there was also something else wrong that would bring the total up to about twice what they'd quoted.

I figured they looked for stuff, and if there wasn't anything wrong, they messed it up or made it up.

Haven't owned a car since...hmm....1984, I think?

Doin' just fine, thanks...

M.

You have to find an honest and competent mechanic. They are rare. As soon as you find one, be super super nice to them. An honest and competent auto mechanic can save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your car--tens of thousands if you take all your cars to them.

I've had this once in my life.

That said, I've had pretty good luck with dealership mechanics for our Ford.
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Post by: eigen on April 06, 2021, 01:41:51 PM
Also, I'm assuming that everyone's seen this, but in case you haven't...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bwvlbJ0h35A
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Post by: Wahoo Redux on April 06, 2021, 02:08:32 PM
March Madness!  Great!  Wonderful!  Pituitary glans gone amok on the court!  What could be better!

But why did it have to obliterate two episodes of Wheel of Fortune!?!?
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Post by: mahagonny on April 06, 2021, 02:19:41 PM
I once saw a primary care doctor who thought I drank too much, so I quit. I never saw that guy again. (cymbal crash)

Actually true, but I found another doctor because I moved, and I did cut down on drinking, taking the advice to heart. But the first gentleman, who was an addiction specialist, was a very dark skinned guy, born and raised in some part of Africa (I forget where), and studied in the US. I once asked him about alcoholism rates in his native land. He said 'practically zero. Nobody has any money.'
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Post by: ergative on April 07, 2021, 12:50:39 AM
I made a cake this weekend. It was fine, but it's enormous (9x13" sheet pan for two people, good grief, I should have halved the recipe the way I originally planned), and I don't think we can eat it all before (a) we get sick of it, or (b) it goes stale. I don't know if the icing will freeze well, or I'd have frozen half of it already. What to do?
It should be ok, just freeze it in separate pieces (easier to pack into the icebox if yours is as packed as mine is--another 1st world problem...). I'd wrap well with clingy plastic wrap--just remember to remove that, and put it in a closed paper bag before you microwave it briefly to defrost...so the cake will not go dry. (yet another 1st world complaint).

M.

I am inspired. Cake is now in the freezer. I'll report back in a month.
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Post by: Sun_Worshiper on April 07, 2021, 08:02:34 AM
I used up all of the store-bought honey, so one morning I had to open a jar of locally produced honey to make my parfait. The problem is that my wife wanted to give the local honey to my mom as a gift, so now we have to go back to the local honeymaker to buy more. To add to this, the locally produced honey is very thick and so not ideal for mixing with yogurt. So I had to eat a sub-par parfait and now have an extra errand to run.
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Post by: apl68 on April 07, 2021, 10:29:26 AM
I used up all of the store-bought honey, so one morning I had to open a jar of locally produced honey to make my parfait. The problem is that my wife wanted to give the local honey to my mom as a gift, so now we have to go back to the local honeymaker to buy more. To add to this, the locally produced honey is very thick and so not ideal for mixing with yogurt. So I had to eat a sub-par parfait and now have an extra errand to run.

A parfait that's not up to par does sound pretty bad.
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Post by: pgher on April 07, 2021, 08:23:14 PM
Thunderstorms this afternoon. Lightning struck close enough that it zapped our cable, internet, phone, some light bulbs (LED), and my UPS. Thankfully my PC survived.
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Post by: smallcleanrat on April 07, 2021, 08:52:21 PM
I used up all of the store-bought honey, so one morning I had to open a jar of locally produced honey to make my parfait. The problem is that my wife wanted to give the local honey to my mom as a gift, so now we have to go back to the local honeymaker to buy more. To add to this, the locally produced honey is very thick and so not ideal for mixing with yogurt. So I had to eat a sub-par parfait and now have an extra errand to run.

A parfait that's not up to par does sound pretty bad.

Is “sub-par parfait” an oxymoron?

Can you even call an imperfect parfait a parfait?
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Post by: namazu on April 07, 2021, 11:47:31 PM
I used up all of the store-bought honey, so one morning I had to open a jar of locally produced honey to make my parfait. The problem is that my wife wanted to give the local honey to my mom as a gift, so now we have to go back to the local honeymaker to buy more. To add to this, the locally produced honey is very thick and so not ideal for mixing with yogurt. So I had to eat a sub-par parfait and now have an extra errand to run.

A parfait that's not up to par does sound pretty bad.

Is “sub-par parfait” an oxymoron?

Can you even call an imperfect parfait a parfait?
I believe the correct terms are "imparfait" or "moins que parfait", depending on whether you were eating it or you had already finished it before determining that it was sub-par.
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Post by: Puget on April 08, 2021, 06:17:14 AM
I was out of feta for my avocado toast and had to substitute a sliced hard boiled egg (I know, I know-- it is called the first world problems thread).
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Post by: simpleSimon on April 08, 2021, 06:58:04 AM
I hired somebody to mow my yard (Which I've only done once before).  They only mowed the front half of it.  I really thought the deal was to take care of the whole thing?

My landscaper crashed into the flagpole in my front yard using a riding mower.  Now the flagpole is leaning 45 degrees.  It has been that way for almost a month now.
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Post by: paultuttle on April 13, 2021, 02:14:24 PM
Air conditioning is too cold in my west-facing office until midafternoon.
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Post by: polly_mer on April 13, 2021, 03:34:03 PM
We were without power for ten whole minutes today as the city upgraded our electric meter to the new fancy one that the whole city is getting.

We didn't know it was coming today and I had to leave the telecon early.

I expect have been assigned tasks for next week because I wasn't there to say nope.  I may or may not do those tasks depending on how tomorrow's second dose goes.