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What "First World Problems" are you facing today?

  1. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 15 months ago

    Ok, just for fun - because you know we all have our little gripes that in the grand cosmic scheme of things don't really matter.  What little annoying thing is troubling you today that no one really cares about - except you. wink  (it's supposed to be a fun thread, not negative by the way - for a little laugh)

    Mine is my new flip flops that squeak oddly when I walk.  My old pair broke and the new ones are noisy... sigh.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I bought the wrong mountain bike wheels and had to order new brakes as a result. It is a very very 1st world problem. So much so that I had to keep myself from posting anything about it on Facebook wink

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        I thought that was what Facebook is for. wink

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
          Matthew Meyerposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          For sure. Most people post far more trivial things on Facebook!

      2. ChristinS profile image93
        ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          that's definitely a larger problem than my friends falsie eyelash issues she keeps posting about... lol. I'd rather read about mountain bikes.

    2. poetryman6969 profile image83
      poetryman6969posted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I broke my floor.  I am not quite sure how.  I am even less sure how to fix it.  I can walk around the little hole.  It is about the size of a quarter and it is not very deep.  It just looks like a hole in a stone floor.

      1. ChristinS profile image93
        ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Have you tried youtube? I live in an old charming farmhouse (moneypit cough) and whenever things break and we don't already know how to fix it, we youtube lots of great answers to problems smile

      2. classicalgeek profile image87
        classicalgeekposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        If you have some stone that is a pretty close match you can patch it. If worse comes to worst you can make a repair with a photo, a piece of plastic, and some grout. Fill the hole to the correct height with grout that closely matches your stone, take a photo of your floor and color-correct it for the area of your floor that is damaged, put the photo on top of the grout, and cover with a piece of hard clear plastic. It will be a lot less noticeable until you can get someone in to repair it.

    3. Bredavies profile image71
      Bredaviesposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      My metrics are down on all client reports at work because of the summer slope. Gotta love those first world technology problems! :-D

    4. stricktlydating profile image86
      stricktlydatingposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I accidentally bought diet cola instead of normal cola and it doesn't turn slushy in my frosty cup, it just ices up around the sides... I really wanted a slushy cola!

    5. MarleneB profile image97
      MarleneBposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I have bunions and arthritis on both of my feet. My doctor would only do surgery on one foot at a time because he said it wouldn't be right to have me walking around on two hurt feet. Well, now the foot that I had surgery on hurts and so does the other one. So, the reality of it all is I AM walking around on two hurt feet after all. Bummer!

      1. ChristinS profile image93
        ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Oh shoot! I hope you feel better soon, that's no fun.

    6. classicalgeek profile image87
      classicalgeekposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      My AeroVoir doesn't keep my AeroGarden filled to the right height and I have to adjust it by raising it, but I can't find the right height object to put underneath it.

      Also the people who replaced the batteries in my electric toothbrush whined to me about how difficult it was.

  2. my_girl_sara profile image91
    my_girl_saraposted 15 months ago

    My cell phone's battery is at 34% and it's only 1:30. Ugh! Hate to have to recharge during the day!! Darn I Heart Radio sucks all the juice.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I bought a good new cell phone battery on sale and now I cannot get the cover off the back of my phone to replace it!

  3. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 15 months ago

    Only having enough money to eat at Landmarc and Komo, not Nobu(seriously).

  4. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 15 months ago

    A young adult friend can't get a state ID because she doesn't have a social security card and can't get a social security card because she has no state ID. She also can't get a state ID because she only has one set of proof from column four to prove her residency and that is school records with no school photo ID.

    1. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I can sympathize.  When I moved to Illinois from Missouri, I had stupidly let my license expire and I didn't have a social security card because my mother still had it and had misplaced it.  This was many moons ago and I still remember it, because despite the fact that my expired license had what was clearly my pic on it; I could not use that to get another copy of my SS card - and I needed the SS card to get a new license issued in Illinois since my MO license was expired.  This drug on forever until I finally was able to talk my way into getting a copy of my birth certificate which I then used with a student ID and utility bill to get the SS card reissued so I could get my license... what a PITA.  I have never let a driver's license expire since that though! lesson learned lol.

  5. john000 profile image91
    john000posted 15 months ago

    I like to repair the soles of my shoes when they are getting tired (and my feet). I used to be able to go to the dime store and get a pack of rubber soles with a little tube of rubber glue (only it was much stronger?), they were everywhere. I can't find them at any store, and have resorted to finding them online, but they are even getting hard to find there.
    Sincerely, Soleless

    1. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I think we live in such a "disposable" society anymore, people rarely try to fix things and just throw them away.  I find that kind of sad.  It's nice that people want to repair things and too bad you can't find the materials you need to do it easily.

  6. peeples profile image90
    peeplesposted 15 months ago

    It rained for 3 days, so I didn't check my tomatoes until today. About 50% of my cherry tomatoes that were close to red split open and were eaten by ants. Good news is the ants were well fed!
    My dog also won't stop licking her butt. Not in a quick normal way, but more like slurping ice cream. Ugh

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Ugh. I had a dog that suddenly started doing that, licking herself like her butt had started manufacturing chocolate chunk ice cream rather than poo. The solution was a dog toy called a Kong filled with peanut butter or gooey cheese. Once she got her oral fixation satisfied with the toy, she stopped making such a production out of licking her bum.

      1. peeples profile image90
        peeplesposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Thankfully she seems to like her butt a whole lot less today!!! I think maybe her glands were bothering her. We love our Kongs. That is a good idea. I'll have to remember that next time she starts behaving gross.

    2. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Sorry about the tomatoes - we've had crazy stupid amounts of rain so a lot of our tomatoes split too at times, but we've still had a decent year.  As for the dog, eww. could she be wormy or something maybe? Not sure what makes them do that.  I used to have one that drug his carcass across the floor all the time.  ugh.

      1. john000 profile image91
        john000posted 15 months ago in reply to this

        I had a but dragging dog too. Made a mess of the carpet. Forever cleaning it, but I still loved the dog dearly.

      2. MizBejabbers profile image92
        MizBejabbersposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        We had a chow-pei mix, a short-haired dog like his Shar-Pei daddy, and his tail curled over his back. Sometimes when he sat down he left a polka dot on the carpet. Ugh!

      3. Barbara Kay profile image84
        Barbara Kayposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Dragging their behind on the carpet is a sure sign that they are having a problem with their glands. You need to take them to the vet and he knows how to empty them. (It smells so bad when he does that you can't breathe.)

        If your dog has always done this, he must think the carpet is TP.

        1. ChristinS profile image93
          ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          Good to know for future reference.  This was a former pet, but should it happen again I will know to have that done.  It doesn't sound very pleasant.

  7. MPG Narratives profile image68
    MPG Narrativesposted 15 months ago

    That's a great fix Kylyssa, thanks for the tip. My dog keeps looking at me with her big brown eyes asking when we're going for a walk but my foot is in a 'moon boot' and I can't walk! Such is life tongue

  8. paradigm search profile image81
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12230167_f260.jpg
    Spot has the hiccups.

  9. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 15 months ago

    Paradigm, your pic reminds me that my glasses never stay clean - no matter how careful I am not to touch the lenses, I always see a blur or spots and it drives me insane,  so I take them off and end up with a headache due to eyestrain.

    1. NatNat34 profile image88
      NatNat34posted 15 months ago in reply to this

      True...definate first world problem!

    2. lisavollrath profile image88
      lisavollrathposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I always blame that on my dogs. I'm sure they break out of their crates in the middle of the night, and lick my glasses.

  10. Venkatachari M profile image84
    Venkatachari Mposted 15 months ago

    Ooh! My Samsung Galaxy Y GTS 5360. It sucks my blood. Whenever I have to attend a call it tortures me. I have to swipe it again and again which irritates me.

  11. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 15 months ago

    My husband says that his very existence irritates me. Sometimes he is right.

  12. UnnamedHarald profile image94
    UnnamedHaraldposted 15 months ago

    I want to buy something on Amazon but I can't use PayPal sad.

    My HubScore dropped 3 points and I don't know why sad. Wah wah wah.

    My HubScore rose 3 points and I don't know why sad. Wah wah wah.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
      DzyMsLizzyposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Oh, I know--I hate that about Amazon!
      There are many people who only use Pay Pal.  WTH is their problem with accepting it???

      1. paradigm search profile image81
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        I'm not absolutely positive, but I strongly suspect merchant fees are double or even triple that of Visa and MC. If true and if I was Amazon, I'd tell PayPal to take a hike, too.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
          DzyMsLizzyposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          If so, that truly sucks, as it shuts out MANY people from being Amazon customers...folks like myself, who have gotten rid of credit cards, and PayPal is the only means we have of shopping online.
          They are losing customers this way...and they need to have a long talk and negotiation with PP.
          Because we already had an issue with ID theft a few years back, there is no way in hell I'm putting my debit card out there online!!!!

          1. paradigm search profile image81
            paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

            I know the feeling... PayPal does keep poking me with a stick to get one of their Visa cards. What with always keeping a low balance there, I've been thinking of giving it a shot.

            1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
              DzyMsLizzyposted 15 months ago in reply to this

              I looked into that before, and would not 'qualify.'  WTH??  It's not a real, actual credit card; it acts as a debit card against your PP balance.  So, NO risk to them.  But, the application process included a credit check, so I bailed.
              I know I wouldn't pass that...due to some unfortunate and unavoidable issues in the past with trying to keep a roof over our heads, my credit is in the toilet.

  13. NatNat34 profile image88
    NatNat34posted 15 months ago

    1st world problems....My fluffy comforter is not the correct shade of gray to go along with my brand new sheets....such a disturbance to see everyday...ugh!!! LOL

  14. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 15 months ago

    I can't get Filezilla to work with my current webhost and their "help" pages are extremely outdated and not useful.  the "support" person I've been talking to doesn't have a clue and this should be a very easy thing for them to handle.  It's an error on their end that keeps timing out when I try to connect and I've done everything I can and explained it to them - its' been going on for 3 days.  Time to find a new host and transfer a mess of websites to a new host I guess - except I can't get the FTP to work to download the most current version of my sites.  Gah!

    1. classicalgeek profile image87
      classicalgeekposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      If it's WordPress, try Tools > Export.

      1. ChristinS profile image93
        ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Sadly my old site is HTML hand coded and wasn't a word press site - so I don't think that I can import it directly into a WordPress theme right?  If there was a simple way to do this I'd sure be thrilled smile.  I figured I'd have to customize my Template the way I want and then go through and copy and paste all the content into the new version of the pages and then use the plugin that converts to the .html extensions so that none of my pages lose their original location.  ugh. sigh.

        1. classicalgeek profile image87
          classicalgeekposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          You might have to copy/paste your content, but you don't have to do the other thing (html extensions). Set up your linking template and put your link setting so that it shows something like www.mysite.com/title-of-my-page.
          Copy/paste your information into either pages or posts. Go through and correct links (WordPress has great means of finding relevant content within your site).

          Don't be discouraged; I converted one of those sites with 24 pages and 250+ posts in about a week. You can use the broken link checker plugin to detect broken links, and then afterwards deactivate it (it will slow down your site if you leave it running).

          1. ChristinS profile image93
            ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

            Awesome, still a big undertaking smile I have like close to 500 pages on that site - it's my oldest and I should have done this much, much sooner, but I've been resisting change lol.

            1. Barbara Kay profile image84
              Barbara Kayposted 15 months ago in reply to this

              Christin S, I have the same problem and about that many pages too. The whole process feels overwhelming at this point.

              1. ChristinS profile image93
                ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

                I've really gotten the hang of it.  I started by redoing one of my smaller websites first in WP with a responsive theme.  It's helped my traffic increase by quite a bit too! That kind of makes me maybe a little bit more excited about continuing the monster of a website... almost. lol.  Ah, change is never easy.

  15. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 15 months ago

    I scanned an oil pastel drawing and now my scanner bed has oil pastel smudges all over it.

    1. classicalgeek profile image87
      classicalgeekposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Next time use cling film or the clearest sheet of #4 plastic film you can find.

      1. Kylyssa profile image94
        Kylyssaposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        This is an awesome solution, seeing as I'm creating an animation in oil pastels. I'm going to try one of those clear plastic folder things and tape it to the scanner so its crease at the fold can serve as the stop to line up the frames in the scanner.

        I'm drawing a flowering garden starting from a point and expanding outward which I'll animate backwards so it looks like it's a garden warping and sucking into a point.

  16. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 15 months ago

    It is so hot outside today that I am forced to do my daily walk on the treadmill in the air conditioning. Even though I've got both the AC and the ceiling fan on, I'm still getting all sweaty. Yuck. And the little shelf that holds my laptop up on my treadmill console so I can surf and walk at the same time, is made of plastic and causing my my hands to sweat as they rest on it while I type this. Boo hoo!

    Also, my pool light is burned out and I've got teenagers coming over to swim tonight. sad

    Too bad so sad!

  17. paradigm search profile image81
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Spot ate Fluffy.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image92
      SmartAndFunposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      lol

      Rut roh.

      1. paradigm search profile image81
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        My trials and tribulations are never ending; I don't know how I deal with it all. I had to wait a full 25 seconds for my utility company's newly designed webpage to load before I could pay my bill.

  18. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 15 months ago

    I had to take like 10 "selfies" today to try to get an acceptable image for my new profile pic... turns out my arms are kind of short, so I had to make my husband take a picture of me so I didn't have that strange "my arms are too short to take a selfie" look in my profile pic.

  19. lisavollrath profile image88
    lisavollrathposted 15 months ago

    I had to scoop the dog poop in the backyard today.

    Also, the honeysuckle vines that cover the side fence I share with my neighbor are wilting from the heat.

  20. Kat-martin profile image60
    Kat-martinposted 15 months ago

    Yeah well.... a year ago my husband checked the sex of our 2 new cats. Girls. We named them Big Girl and Mittens. Mittens gave birth to 3 kittens today!

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
      DzyMsLizzyposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      LOL...oooopss.. Big BOY was it???  wink

  21. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 15 months ago

    There's an air show this weekend at the local small-craft airport, which is about a mile from my house... so all weekend long, the only thing we'll be able to hear is RRRRRRRRRR ROOOOOOOOAAARRRRR RRRRRRRRRR ROOOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRRRR as the planes fly back and forth over our heads.

    ...on a totally unrelated note, I've had the Dixie Chicks song "Goodbye Earl" stuck in my head all day and I have no idea why.

    1. paradigm search profile image81
      paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      A long, long time ago..., I used to live in a town that bordered LAX. Never again. Whenever relocating, always check where the nearest airports are and their flight paths. Trust me.

    2. classicalgeek profile image87
      classicalgeekposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I have a student who was auditioning for a role in her school play and now I have that stupid "Under the Sea" song stuck in my head (with steel drum accompaniment, no less).

  22. Sherry Hewins profile image93
    Sherry Hewinsposted 15 months ago

    I had a heck of a time getting my answering machine to work with my all in one printer/scanner/fax machine.

  23. tirelesstraveler profile image87
    tirelesstravelerposted 15 months ago

    Trader Joe's stopped carrying Emergent C.  Good thing Costco started carrying Emergent C again.

  24. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 15 months ago

    The other day, I spilled iced tea all over the counter, the floor, my shorts, and my brand new Birkenstoks that I was otherwise being very careful to NOT wear when doing anything wet or messy!   Grrrr

  25. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 15 months ago

    I took my kids on a gold panning trip and my youngest one had a very short attention span and wouldn't let us get more gold out of the creek and we had to go home, after a 3 hour drive to get there.

  26. paradigm search profile image81
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Changing the bed linen. I can't decide whether to use the thin blanket one more time or is it time to switch to the first thick blanket.

    1. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Well, that depends.  If you would like summer to continue, I suggest the heavier blanket, because that will guarantee that it stays warmer longer - at least that's how it works around here in the Midwest.  wink.

      1. paradigm search profile image81
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Yep, and I always wash the car whenever I want it to rain (I like rain). big_smile

        1. Barbara Kay profile image84
          Barbara Kayposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          Water all of the plants and it will rain the next day too.

  27. WriteAngled profile image93
    WriteAngledposted 15 months ago

    Paypal fees can be high. One of my clients decided to pay me through PP rather than by bank transfer and I was charged £40 on their payment of approximately £1000.

    I thought you have to register a third-party credit/debit card with PP in order to have a full account with them.
    I would not take out PP's own card since I only use my account for online purchases/payments from a few clients. Besides, I already have 3 credit cards after Barclaycard decided to replace the Mastercard I previously had from them with an Amex card plus a Visa card.
    If the amount in PP ever gets a bit too high, I transfer the surplus to my own account.

 
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