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Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Original Post - May 25, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
This thread is for us to vent regarding the stupid things that bother us. Things that would make people in 3rd world countries want to cuss us out.


I will start:

FWP #1

Had window seat on the flight from LV to SF today, specifically to look at Eastern Sierra from the air.. Refused to go on an earlier flight because no window sit was available. It ended up being cloudy!!!!!! :`(
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 25, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
it pizzes me off - i HAVE to wear a seat belt...
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
May 26, 2012 - 12:03am PT
I was so busy updating my Facebook account that I forget to DVR the finale of American Idol.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 12:22am PT
I forget to DVR the finale of American Idol.

Damn, I feel your pain!
MisterE

Social climber
May 26, 2012 - 12:24am PT
I like to tell myself I could be on Survivor, but i am a foodie wimp. Take away my sustenance, and I would turn into a bratty 12-year-old.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
May 26, 2012 - 12:27am PT
My car is broken.

My veggies are overcooked.

I'm so full.

My second pair of shoes is wearing out.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
May 26, 2012 - 12:31am PT
Gasoline is too expensive

or

My air conditioning is not blowing as cold as it usually does
toxo

Trad climber
May 26, 2012 - 12:32am PT
Life has dealt me its share of first world problems. But one incident stands out:

A few months ago, I put my brand new Droid 4 in the middle of my pack and climbed up a chimney. Pulled it out to post on the Internets at the top of the route. Alas, THE SCREEN WAS CRACKED!

AND THERE WAS NO 3G AT THE TOP.

The Horror.


pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 26, 2012 - 12:33am PT
The guy I'm currently working with in a prop-shop plays LOUD reggae tunes ALL DAY LONG.

I've listen to reggae for 50 hours this week.

Never been much of a fan of this particular music genre but now, I have to say.

I loathe reggae.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 12:34am PT
WAS NO 3G AT THE TOP

REAL FWP right there!
MisterE

Social climber
May 26, 2012 - 12:38am PT
Those curved LED's on the new Audis are distractingly intriguing.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 26, 2012 - 12:42am PT
That reminds me Erik, WTF are people thinking with the HID bulbs in their stupid little car headlights?

I think I'll put a super bright light on my car so I can see oncoming traffic. That will make me safer. Nevermind that I'm blinding them in the process...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 12:44am PT
howbout those "roundabouts" that litterally NO one knows how to co-ordinate through! THE most epic FAIL of engineering ever..
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
May 26, 2012 - 12:45am PT
how come you have to be some sort of rocket scientist mind meld nerd to operate TV/DVR satellite remotes?

And how come websites have to change their layout every 6 months or so, so you can't find anything?

and how come cars are so damn complicated?


And how come when an automaker designs an engine that works really well, they have to change it 2 years later so that parts don't match and the new engine doesn't work as well as the old one.. substitute engine with every other auto part.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 26, 2012 - 12:45am PT
Actually Ron, nobody in the U.S. knows how to use them. Other countries seem to have figured them out.
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
May 26, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Well one thing that bothers me is arrogance. Specifically when someone is soo arrogant that they call a woman they never met a "slut".

You owe Jona an apology!
coastal_climber

Trad climber
Squamish, BC
May 26, 2012 - 12:47am PT
Too many leftovers after dinner, had to throw them out.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 12:49am PT
whos chewie talkin bout? Ive never called ANYONE on here a slut....
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 26, 2012 - 12:50am PT
Sluts on first, who's on second.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 12:52am PT
WHos on third?
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
May 26, 2012 - 12:53am PT
I called she who must not be named a slut.

As in..

..... you ignorant slut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k80nW6AOhTs


is that considered a first world problem?
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 26, 2012 - 12:55am PT
Whats on third
Whos on second
Sluts on first
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
May 26, 2012 - 12:55am PT
That reminds me Erik, WTF are people thinking with the HID bulbs in their stupid little car headlights?

I think I'll put a super bright light on my car so I can see oncoming traffic. That will make me safer. Nevermind that I'm blinding them in the process...

True HID is supposed to be shielded so that it doesn't blind oncoming traffic.

The blue bulbs are equally stupid. Blue causes more glare in the end.

But, I digress.

Being blinded by incorrectly installed HID and stupid blue bulbs is a FWP.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 12:57am PT
ahhh well then,,Moosie,, as you were..lol!

( that subject is like the proverbial buggar on the finger that ya cant "get off") ....



skywalker

climber
May 26, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Decided to go to the local pizza shop to get a dough ball today because I was too lazy to make my own in my sweet kitchenaid mixer I got as a wedding gift. Paid $5 for the damn thing, and then waited 25 minutes for some dude in the back to bring it out while the person who readily took my money sat on a bench stool doing nothing all be cause my order was put in as #225 and the orders being brought out were cooked slices.

Went to grocery store and they didn't sell half the ingredients I wanted.

After the hour long mission, I ate out.


S...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 01:00am PT
You owe Jona an apology!

BWAHAHAHAHHAHAH

LMFAOOOOOOOO

FIRST WORLD PROBLEM # 23 "got mad at a thing some guy said on internet, about a woman I don't know"
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 01:14am PT
why the H#LL does walmart have like thirty friggin check out lanes and only THREE open! BAZTURDS!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
May 26, 2012 - 01:33am PT
Annoying Gym Climbers?
Short-roping on Eeverest?
We got 5.14 is all?
Bolt-chopping at Fingerloaf?
Alfred E. Neuman is sixty?
The Pope's still Catholic?
The First World is about to be demoted?
No problem...


Cherubashka's solution:

Da Brim!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2012 - 01:42am PT
It pisses me off that fishing wasn't considered a sport when I was in High School

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/kentucky-becomes-second-state-bass-fishing-high-school-185906709.html
Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Southwest for the winter
May 26, 2012 - 03:14am PT
FWP: I can't leave for the valley on MONDAY...I have to wait till WEdNESDAY.

Sigh...

Making due with Mission Gorge is a tough gig...
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
May 26, 2012 - 03:56am PT
This is first world big time:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1833266&tn=60
stunewberry

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
May 26, 2012 - 11:33am PT
They moved the bread at Costco. Had to walk past the DVDs three times. That was hard.
WBraun

climber
May 26, 2012 - 11:35am PT
FIRST WORLD PROBLEM is

It's run by a bunch of retards ........
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 11:38am PT
3rd world influence in a first world
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
May 26, 2012 - 11:39am PT
It's run by a bunch of retards ........

for the supposed benefit of more retards
Gene

climber
May 26, 2012 - 11:42am PT
Had a less than stellar Skype connection last night with my kid in Beijing. Don't you hate when that happens?
WBraun

climber
May 26, 2012 - 11:44am PT
No ^^^

The intelligent class can not run the world because the self interested retards will just end up fuking them over, stabbing them in the back or killing them.

People do want the intelligent class to rule .....
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 11:47am PT
they all flunked out of "intelligence class"..
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 26, 2012 - 12:22pm PT
Way too many options on cable- takes forever to scroll thru.
squishy

Mountain climber
May 26, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
waking up to leaf blowers!
squishy

Mountain climber
May 26, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
the fact that my stupid 46inch HDTV and HTPC keep rebooting during a good episode of how I met You're Mother, because the 400mhz signal is so bad in the city...

the fact that I cannot leave my wine in a nice pretty bottle and it needs to be repackaged into a nondescript water bottle for walks around the music festival or the weekly concerts in the park...

that I have to walk through a cloud of smokers just to get into my building each day to work...

Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
May 26, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
as long as you think this island is the only one , there will be problems
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
May 26, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
East Carson..
x15x15

climber
May 26, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
i have to pay for health care... unless i want to use the emergency room for free...
MisterE

Social climber
May 26, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
Stupid lawn always needs mowing and edging - meh.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 26, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
Prairie Home Companion.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 1, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
Tough decisions to be made on how to f*#k over the third world, not to mention how to f*#k over any others that get in the way.---I said that.
So the mad professor Mouse lends his energy, if not his expertise, so that this laudable intention is targeted at the right people.

Factors involved in the correct, approved definitions of first, second, and third worlds:

A) During the Cold War.
B) Industrialized.
C) Capitalist.
D) Communist.
E) Developing nation.
F) Geographically located in either Africa, Asia, or South America.

Use this key to identify first, second, or third world countries.

In this lexicon, a first world country will be one to which these factors can be applied: A, B, and C.

Second world countries: A and D--the USSR, basically.

Third world countries: A, E, and F apply.

I may be cynical about the world I inhabit, but at least I know my prey.



couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jun 1, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Love the first one.

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 1, 2012 - 04:37pm PT
right after i got educated,
i got rich.

how's a guy supposed to fit a life
into all this accomplishment?
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 1, 2012 - 04:49pm PT

"... oh i got fifteen dollars, and im feelin fine,
i sure could go for a nice bottle of red wine.
walkin down liquor isle,
and there you are with a guilty smile.

so i reach inside of my right hand pocket,
and im searching around for your silver locket.

oh i wasn't so lonely till i met you.
but now i know what im gonna do..."

-rusty miller
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jun 1, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
Sometimes my neighbors wave at me. THe bubble of anononymity I seek to cultivate is disturbed. Look away.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Jun 1, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
My team at work when I ask my manager for the rest of the day off.

JR-"Let me check with LW, can Mike take the rest of the day off?"
LW-"I was actually wondering if I could go home too, it's hot outside"
JR-"Yeah me too, I'd check with MS (his boss) but he already texted me this morning he wasn't gonna make it today"
LW-"Yeah, I have errands to run before rush hour"


Now I just have to wait til tomorrow to go to Lover's Leap. Ugh.


FWP
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 1, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
That's why he's the Couch Master, folks. Touche, pussycat!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jun 1, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
Roasty toastie at the Leap today I bet.
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Jun 1, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
Which gear to buy?

Which route to climb?

Add bolts or don't add bolts?

This thread is not unique.

Just about everything on this site is a first world problem.

But I still enjoy it.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 4, 2012 - 12:17am PT
For which gorgeous miss should I root for in the Miss USA Contest?

And when the Yahoo screen lights up with the news that Miss RI has won before the show has hardly gotten underway in my living room, how should I react?

Boycott Rhode Island, the state with one of the highest unemployment rates.

They need the hype, it seems.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 4, 2012 - 12:32am PT
For which gorgeous miss should I root for in the Miss USA Contest?

This comment, viewed by Australians, will read differently :-)




"root" fer the one who looks most like a real girl.


GUfffaw.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 4, 2012 - 12:32am PT
All these DAM Buttons on my REMOTES!!!

corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Jun 4, 2012 - 12:41am PT
Forget button pushing. The real horror is being able to go out and buy
anything you want. Stores and dealerships fully stocked from coast to coast.

Its like being a god with a credit card.



Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 4, 2012 - 12:42am PT
I've started so many goddamn IRA accounts I can't figure out where they all are!!!!


Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 4, 2012 - 02:24am PT
You folk live complex lives. I can't relate. Seriously.....
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 4, 2012 - 02:46am PT
Climbing.....
David Plotnikoff

Mountain climber
Emerald Hills, CA
Jun 4, 2012 - 02:56am PT
The compressor in my wine cellar is making that weird ominous noise. Again.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Jun 4, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Fuel TV no longer seems to play anything cool. Just white trash dude beating the sh#t out of each other. Lame!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
Went to the bathroom at work. On the way back to my office had the desire to get some tea. Because I thought there was tea in my office I passed the kitchen without getting it. Got to my office and couldn’t find any tea there, so had to walk half a rope length back to kitchen to pick some up. Terrible day. It could of been worse though, if we did not have any cookies around here neither.
nature

climber
CO
Jun 4, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
mirin

speaking of mirin... I can't believe the price has gone up to $44/quart bottle. I can afford only two of them now. SushiFesterers will have to suffer...
lubbockclimber

Trad climber
lubbock,tx
Jun 6, 2012 - 12:04pm PT
There is too much Damn food in my pantry!
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 6, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
it's a dry year, and i determined neither to water nor mow my lawn. the lawn includes things like common mallow, peppergrass, dandelion and wood sorrel, all quite edible, so i've let them live their annual cycles and harvested when appropriate. however, the lawn looks a horror. my valley neighbors tend to mind their own business about it. one even got curious about the mallow harvest. but i soon had a steady barrage of caballeros del cespéd come a-knocking, telling me in not very good english that they would be oh so happy to fertilize my lawn for me.

fertilize? with all that good stuff growing in it i need to fertilize?

never mind, my spanish isn't good enough to express the complex issues involved. then a memory came to me. you had to live through the 60s:

¡cuba si! ¡yanqui no!

i dove for the spanish dictionary.

¡pradera si! ¡cespéd no!

i posted this on a small, discreet postage stamp-sized piece of paper next to the front doorknob. i haven't had a knock since.

(look it up, first worlders, you need to get into this.)
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
I am too busy facebooking and do not have time to look up what Tony Bird is talking about.... :`(
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Jun 6, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Looking for a good magazine to read while waiting for an appointment to see the doctor at the hospital.

Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai

Then getting the hell out of there.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
lostinshanghai, are you ok?
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
Vitaliy M.

Yes I am Ok.

Just a test to see if I have a heart.

They called me [not bad maybe 10 minutes], went to the window to the right of the information booth, the first attendant says and points: turn right, then another right past the elevators. I get to the first window and the attendant is washing down the counter between us with anti-bacteria wash and says” Don’t get near me, I am sick”. I thinking great and you are working here today. Anyway she directs me to the next window, and a second attendant directs me to the phone inside her area and then they make arrangements for tomorrow.Hang up the phone, walk out the door and a different nurse follows behind me, I see one of those wash your hands bottle and put a good amount on my hands then the nurse says “I need that as well”. Jokingly, I say to her about the magazine, she laughed and assume they will take the magazine away.

Will see tomorrow if it is still there.

Fine and dandy, just one of checkups Uncle Sam wants to make sure you are still alive. Thanks for asking.


Chef Wade

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 6, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
I have to use urban dictionary dot com to lookup all the new slang so I know what people are talking about. And I couldn't get high off my bath salts.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jun 14, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
a brew pub I've attended for years...yeaaaaars... still can not execute a pizza as described by their menu...woe is me...



ps- im all up in arms...
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 14, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
My ipod battery only holds a three hour charge now.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
Damn, how much is it to bury someone? Graves must be expensive too...
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jun 14, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
The grave is real estate, the coffin has satin lining and brass handles.

Much cheaper to throw them on a bonfire in the national forest and then let the Earth collect her rent.
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Jun 14, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
cremation is 2,000???


I learned how expensive cremation was from The Big Lebowski.

You can save money on the "receptacle" if there is a Ralphs near the crematorium.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jun 14, 2012 - 11:38pm PT
let's be careful about making light...ash released upon the breeze is Natures' heaviest compound.
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jun 14, 2012 - 11:45pm PT
only 2 ? i think we paid 9 for my sister...

i just strained the hell out of my left shoulder carrying in the 32 inch non-flatscreen my neighbor just gave me since he got a 48+ inch flat tv...
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jun 14, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
dammit, I waited 15 minutes at the 12th tee only to get a bogey. Why can't those 4 old ladies play faster?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
only 2 ? i think we paid 9 for my sister...

Got owned! First world problem for sure!

On the other hand in the Ukraine they.......nevermind..
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Jun 15, 2012 - 12:20am PT
Hans and Hondo are gonna try to break the speed record on the Nose on Sunday morning, and I can't be there to watch.

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2012 - 12:23am PT
First World Problem: I have a cool climbing plan for the weekend and supposed to be in Yos to see Alex and Hans break the record on Sunday. My problem is that I do not have any problems to post in this thread at the moment!!! WHAAAAAA!
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 15, 2012 - 12:26am PT
My 12-15 minute drive to work involves like 10 stoplights that never seem to coordinate to let me make it 10 minutes instead.
crack-a-holic

Trad climber
CA
Jun 15, 2012 - 12:51am PT
my mother just called to give me a guilt trip for not driving 8 hours to see my brother's new baby... not realizing i already don't have enough weekends to get in everything i want to do this summer, let alone visit a baby that won't even realize i am there.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 15, 2012 - 12:58am PT
Cremation can be $400 if you shop. There are wholesale places that actually do it with layers of middle men. Someone should start an MLM network! Hard to shop if someone close goes. Get a friend or relative to do it for you.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 15, 2012 - 01:29am PT
Dammit, I'm outa coffee.
sullly

Trad climber
Jun 15, 2012 - 02:44am PT
Call me magnet for road debris and resulting bills.

I-5 after Gordon Fest, large flying sheet of wood hits my rental car. Where it came from, who the hell knows. $350.

I-80 in new car. On way to assist daughter move out of dorm. Random flying rock hits windshield. WTF. $500.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jun 15, 2012 - 02:55am PT
$500 for a windshield? You need insurance that has a glass rider.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 15, 2012 - 08:35am PT
from wiki, on the death of edward abbey:

Edward Abbey died on March 14, 1989, at the age of 62, in his home in Tucson, Arizona. His death was due to complications from surgery; he suffered four days of esophageal hemorrhaging, due to esophageal varices, a recurrent problem with one group of veins.

Showing his sense of humor, he left a message for anyone who asked about his final words: "No comment." Abbey also left instructions on what to do with his remains: Abbey wanted his body transported in the bed of a pickup truck, and wished to be buried as soon as possible. He did not want to be embalmed or placed in a coffin. Instead, he preferred to be placed inside of an old sleeping bag, and requested that his friends disregard all state laws concerning burial. "I want my body to help fertilize the growth of a cactus or cliff rose or sagebrush or tree." said the message.

For his funeral, Abbey stated "No formal speeches desired, though the deceased will not interfere if someone feels the urge. But keep it all simple and brief." He requested gunfire and bagpipe music, a cheerful and raucous wake, "[a]nd a flood of beer and booze! Lots of singing, dancing, talking, hollering, laughing, and lovemaking."

A 2003 Outside article described how his friends honored his request:

"The last time Ed smiled was when I told him where he was going to be buried," says Doug Peacock, an environmental crusader in Edward Abbey's inner circle. On March 14, 1989, the day Abbey died from esophageal bleeding at 62, Peacock, along with his friend Jack Loeffler, his father-in-law Tom Cartwright, and his brother-in-law Steve Prescott, wrapped Abbey's body in his blue sleeping bag, packed it with dry ice, and loaded Cactus Ed into Loeffler's Chevy pickup. After stopping at a liquor store in Tucson for five cases of beer, and some whiskey to pour on the grave, they drove off into the desert. The men searched for the right spot the entire next day and finally turned down a long rutted road, drove to the end, and began digging. That night they buried Ed and toasted the life of America's prickliest and most outspoken environmentalist.

Abbey's body was buried in the Cabeza Prieta Desert in Pima County, Arizona, where "you'll never find it." The friends carved a marker on a nearby stone, reading:

EDWARD
PAUL
ABBEY
1927—1989
No Comment

In late March, about 200 friends of Abbey's gathered near the Saguaro National Monument near Tucson and held the wake he requested. A second, much larger wake was held in May, just outside his beloved Arches National Park, with such notables as Terry Tempest Williams and Wendell Berry speaking.
lele honu

Trad climber
SD
Jun 15, 2012 - 10:30am PT
First World Problem ala Snake Dike
Credit: lele honu
Credit: lele honu
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jun 15, 2012 - 10:58am PT
i once overheard coworkers talking on a monday morning about how they didn't get to watch all the shows they tivo'd the week before, so they were already 4 hours behind going into the new week...
theHammer

Sport climber
San Diego
Jun 15, 2012 - 11:38am PT
1-PLY TOILET PAPER......seriously, do I need to say more?

Credit: theHammer
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2012 - 11:41am PT
muhuaha
muhuaha
Credit: Vitaliy M.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2012 - 11:46am PT
First World Problem of the day: Was setting up Fast Track. Went down to my car to write down my license plate. By the time I came up I realized it is also written on my registration. My trip down was unnecessary :` (
lele honu

Trad climber
SD
Jun 15, 2012 - 11:53am PT
hahahaha. touche. that's a good one. spit my coffee out i did. thanks for the laugh. happy friday.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
LOL no problem, happy Friday to you too!
Wretchedalan

Social climber
Wisconsin
Jun 15, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
FWP:Local quicktrip out of apples. Forced to go to supermarket instead.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Jun 15, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jun 15, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Neighbor hates my dog because Loki wants to eat her cat. Talks shiest to me in the morning as her dumb fat cat approaches my dog just beyond her leash just to tease Loki. I swear the cat is asking for it. I am seriously tempted to go for a walk without the leash. It can be fun.

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 15, 2012 - 02:57pm PT
I had 2 Siberians (a black and a red) who were both tied up outside my house. A local roaming cat came to tease the black as she had the day before. Unfortunately, she didn't know that the tease radius for the black fell within the munch radius of the red. I ended up taking that cat to the emergency vet at about 9:00pm, and then ended up paying for it to be euthanized and then a fee to take care of the body. I put up notes around the neighborhood but no one claimed it. It did have a collar but no tags, and it wasn't like a dirty feral kitty. My Siberian was just being the wolf that she was, it was too bad all the way around.
squishy

Mountain climber
Jun 15, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
How about a real 1st world problem?

k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jun 15, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
There's too not enough topics on the front page of SuperTopo.
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jun 15, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
the k-man puts it all in perspective ;-)
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 16, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
I'm think I'm hungry, but I can't decide what to eat.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 16, 2012 - 02:10pm PT
I think I gotta purge, but I can't decide which bathroom to use.

Spider, try the biscuits.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:50am PT
They don't ?
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jun 20, 2012 - 05:19am PT
I'm having a tough time posting trip reports of my wannabe weekend warrior adventures because I can't get pictures from my memory cards to my home storage server. I can't do that because I'd have to plug in an Ethernet cable directly to the storage server to change it's IP address, and the darn thing is on the bottom shelf and I'd probably have to crawl on my knees.

I'm pretty anxious about not getting to post up real content.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jun 20, 2012 - 05:23am PT
I'm also not as satisfied as I'd like to be with my google homepage layout.

And damn if they didn't shrink the size of those Odwalla bottles but keep the price almost the same.

And when I go to the climbing gym, they have a $5 minimum credit card fee. So when I buy a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip organic local cookie, and a Mo Beta Odwalla for the anti-oxidant boost, it only costs $4.75! So now I either have to buy another cookie which is a little more than I want, or another damn Odwalla bottle (which I sorta need since the bottles shrank, but really two is too much) or I have to buy more tape but I already bought some last week and tape is Rob Halford aid. So I've got no damn alternative but to donate 25 cents to the Access Fund to get my total up to $5.

Un-fricken-believable.
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Jun 21, 2012 - 12:29am PT
Whenever I go home to visit my parents, it always overlaps with the cleaning people and I have to deal with those two awkward hours of having people clean around me while I try not to act like a spoiled brat.

PS Tomorrow's that day for me... uuhhhh sigh
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 21, 2012 - 01:48am PT
I watched a person in a restaurant use a salad fork for his entree.

This caused a panic attack.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2012 - 02:46am PT
I slacked at work in the first half of the month, and have to do more work now. Due to being busy at work, can't post on supertopo as much. Have to waste time and post from home : (
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jun 21, 2012 - 03:10am PT
People who are just sitting in thier cars of store parking lots (WTF are they doing?). People who don't know how or when to use thier parking lights instead of thier headlights. People who get out of thier cars while in the drive-thru.
frank wyman

Mountain climber
helena montana
Jun 21, 2012 - 04:56pm PT
I hate it when the top of my Galiano bottle gets sticky and hard to open, makes it tuff to mix up some Harvey wallbangers
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jun 21, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
june mountain is closing
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jun 21, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
I have sand in my vagina. :) hahahahahahahaha...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 21, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
hey there say, biotch...

as to this quote:

People who are just sitting in thier cars of store parking lots (WTF are they doing?).

here's one factual answer:

a friend of mine, from calif, has too many kids in her house to have a peaceful converstaion--when she is on the phone they 'swamp' her for:

"where's this..."
"when's supper..."
"will you drive me to town..."
"can you wash this, i need it now..."

etc, etc....

she CALLS me from the grocery parking lot, where she has peace to talk for up to two hours...
odd but true... :O

nowwwwwwww you have a one less 'wonder' in the world, as to this...

:))


oh, say, all--
as to 'first world problems'... if i ever get tempted over such,
i quickly remember--focus on GENERAL troubles, common to all, carry on with each day's, thankful for what they are, and all else will fall into place as 'non troubles' in the full
scheme of things...


The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jun 22, 2012 - 03:39am PT
My iPhone battery life blows since I upgraded.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jun 28, 2012 - 11:28am PT
my memory foam forgets me every morning
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 28, 2012 - 11:35am PT
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
bullfrog

Trad climber
Jul 12, 2012 - 01:28am PT
REI.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jul 12, 2012 - 01:31am PT
I've never owned a cellphone. I'm SO Third World.
Meh.






Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2012 - 03:45am PT
They blocked facebook at work for one day this week!!!!! It was unbearable!
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jul 12, 2012 - 03:48am PT
People think my regular HID headlights on my A5 are my brights and they flash me with theirs. FML FWP
John M

climber
Jul 12, 2012 - 03:53am PT
Its hot and I don't have air conditioning.
bullfrog

Trad climber
Jul 12, 2012 - 04:03am PT
No one understands my MEME. :-(
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Jul 12, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
why the H#LL does walmart have like thirty friggin check out lanes and only THREE open! BAZTURDS!

walmart

i have a master's degree that is useless to me

when the internets go down in the middle streaming some good porn

spending the last few months doing nothing but trail running/hiking, mountain biking, surfing and going to the gym - all day everyday - but not being able to afford to take a trip up the mountains to climb

Way too many options on cable- takes forever to scroll thru.

cable tv

the government won't give me anymore money for doing nothing

having to get a job

i have to pay for health care

forums like this one

watching videos online of people ice climbing ice bergs and not being able to do it

my arms being too tired to paddle out when the waves are peeling cuz i was lifting weights the day before

the smell of my cat's sh#t

girls that are too dumb

girls that are too smart

FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jul 12, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
I have to go to the dentist & the freeway exit I use is closed. Oh my world is screwed up now. This could take an extra few minutes.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 13, 2012 - 03:31pm PT
Oh dear! is that a soft 10a or perhaps it's a stiff 5.9. How can I climb it until I'm sure?

It must have so much easier for the Anasazi, they didn't use decimals....or did they?

Life is sooo complicated, how can you be sure about anything?
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jul 13, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
Is this where the route starts?

Which route am I on?

Is this the start for Sahara Terror or Whodunnit?


I don't think we're on the route!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
When I did my last cardio workout I forgot to bring my mp3 player. Had to deal with gym music...FML.

Still have a mp3 player, no Ipod, so not cool.. :`(
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 13, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/394225/This-site-is-boring-as-sh#t-right-now
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
My orange juice was too pulpy.

Is it just me or do they take all the pulp they've removed from the no-pulp juice and dump it in the yes-pulp juice? (I'm ignoring the lots-of-pulp freak juice. I'm pretty sure it's just unpeeled oranges that have gotten the once-over with a hammer.)

Hmm, what else? Oh yeah, I got to watch some lightning last night (rare in these parts) but no thunder! WTF? I want both!

It's a hard life in the first world.
nature

climber
SoSlo, CO
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
The nutritional yeast in my popcorn has settled to the bottom of the bowl.
Credit: nature
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
I can't find the remote.....
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
emotional or social striggles are
directly proportional to one's understanding of normal.

vitality, your gesture is understood,
in that americans are worthless scums
with zero resolve and we deem
oportunity as hardship.

point taken.

though.
ours reality is defined by our experience within
our culture.

we have no way of knowing the depths and severity of hardship afar.

no doubt, we have it easy.

though easy is what we know.
so when it becomes less easy,
we go into panic mode and fret about our peers.

it's shameful, for sure.
though it is defensible in that we are adjusting our
current understanding to our immediate perception.

i've not been to ethiopia.
i know not hunger.

though i get hungary when i havent eaten in 3 hours.

simple evolutionary principles.
we respond to our immediate environment only.


though, we as a culture,
stand to learn.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
I hear that ark-ass-all has scurry sandstone and it all needs to be f*#kin' grid bolted...im not heading out there till the ABC has finished..
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:40pm PT
When I did my last cardio workout I forgot to bring my mp3 player. Had to deal with gym music...FML.

Still have a mp3 player, no Ipod, so not cool.. :`(

yeah, i had an ipod until i got dropped down the elevator shaft for 6 stories....got it back and it still worked but was banged up.....then some bimbo dropped it on the road.....started cutting in and out and now it doesn't work at all. i gotta use my freakin' bulky phone to listen to mp3's off of at the gym and while running. so inconvenient.
nature

climber
SoSlo, CO
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
seriously....
Credit: nature
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
we have no way of knowing the depths and severity of hardship afar.

not being able to afford to travel afar to witness the above mentioned hardships.....only to come back here to whine on this post
Binks

climber
Uranus
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
Managing my several houses is a pain
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
I can't find the remote.....


Winner!







How about:

I missed Happy Hour by 2 minutes because some jerk got in an accident ...
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
My garage is overflowing with old gear, and I have to walk around it, or - heaveven forbid - throw it out.

The pump for the water feature in my hummingbird garden is not working, and the decorative pond is getting scummy looking.

Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#255168

not enough cowbell!
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Jul 13, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
"it pizzes me off - i HAVE to wear a seat belt..."

No you don't Ron.

Last time I drove my truck it ran just fine without my seat belt on. Is your vehicle different? On the other hand, I'm not going down any road without my seat belt on. Too many other drivers and cars go too fast. Mine included!

You just have to be prepared for the consequences if you don't. Tickets, liability, higher medical bills, senseless deaths, and disabilities.....

Human bodies are not designed for the stresses. vector = force in direction
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 13, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
"it pizzes me off - i HAVE to wear a seat belt..."


which bring up a question


on much older vehicles, built before seatbelt laws

did they pass a law requiring them to be retrofitted with seat belts

or is it legal to drive them without the seat belts?


I know on my older motorcycles, I do not have to fit turn signals or have my headlight on as newer bikes have to by law nowadays
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jul 13, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
how about limping libido?
is that first world problem?

or is it a first world blessing?
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Jul 13, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
I cracked the front face of my cell phone, before I can get a new one at no additional charge (other then the monthly fee). It still works mind you, but it's cracked.

Booohooooo :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 13, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
Should I start with a Hoegaarden or a König pilsener?

I HATE BIG DECISIONS!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Norwegian, I grew up in US, and am as spoiled as any of the other people here. Point of this thread is to laugh at some REALLY SMALL THINGS that annoy us on occasion.


My first world problem of the week. Had 4 days off to climb. My partner was only available for 1. :`(
DanaB

climber
CT
Jul 13, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
A lot of the sales people at the stores I go to are not very attractive. They really aren't.
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 13, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
My portable A/C unit (that I got free from a friend) isn't cooling enough.


Yes 80* and humid (for here) requires A/C in a SB upstairs apartment.

Guess a cold one will help.
ImplicitD

Trad climber
Boise
Jul 13, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
The first world problem is that we are going to run out of oil.

I know miss point here but oh well kick me off your thread then. Im your first world problem now, buddy.
bullfrog

Trad climber
Jul 14, 2012 - 12:39am PT
Sorry Mighty Hiker. I yanked my post after the one I was responding to got deleted because it didn't make sense out of context. Then your post didn't make sense either.

Honestly though they seem like a reasonable engineering solution for a first world problem, namely traffic congestion.

Behold the diverging diamond interchange:



(And yes really cheesy keyboard music)


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 14, 2012 - 12:48am PT
OK, now where were we?

Maybe they should install some of those diamond interchanges at key locations in Yosemite Valley. Maybe on at the main intersection in front of each village. Imagine how educational it would be for everyone!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 14, 2012 - 01:09am PT
Nature,

That's not yeast...
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jul 14, 2012 - 11:41am PT
I was posting on this thread when suddenly I rolled over in bed and navigated to a different page.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jul 14, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
i have some interviews next week for full time positions in my field. i *just* started putting out resumes. if i'm so fortunate as to be offered a position i'm not sure if i should take one now or keep looking for a little while. i'm hearing horror stories of long job searches tho, if i'm offered a position i think i should just take it. a job in my field with health benefits and a living wage sounds pretty good right now and i need the experience these offer so i can get to where i want to go next... i'm just not sure if i should look a little farther away first... but i don't think a huge move while i am still grieving is a good idea. i want to be close to familiar things right now.

Take the best job that's offered. While you're earning a living & gaining experience, you can look for another job.

I was told by a recruiter that the folks who currently have jobs are the most valuable candidates, they are valued enough by their current employers to still be working there.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
too much fat on my ribeye.
MisterE

Social climber
Jul 17, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
Dammit! The barbecue is out of propane again! Guess I'll have to drive 5 blocks to get more.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 17, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
I found my lost TV remote!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
Mister E, only a first world man would go get the propane.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Jul 19, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=539_1342650491

I lol'd.
paranoid-android

climber
Jul 19, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
F*#k. I have to work.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 23, 2012 - 01:22am PT
T ?

"There's a war on for your mind" is also the subtitle of Alex Jones' website.

In case you didn't know.............
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 1, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
eating freeze-dried Backcountry's Pantry for dinner tonight, b/c it's the only thing in the house
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 1, 2012 - 10:23pm PT
eating freeze-dried Backcountry's Pantry for dinner tonight, b/c it's the only thing in the house
that's kind of a relief to know. now i know that i am not the only one that that has happened to

edit: i guess i can also post that as a retroactive first world problem
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Aug 1, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
The pool sprung a leak while we were vacationing at June Lake. Lost half the pool water. Had to get a friend to go by the house and stop the leak. Now the refilled pool temperature is only 75 degrees. Damn!!!! Have to put the solar blanket on - it has grass clippings stuck to it. How ever will we be able to entertain properly this weekend? We can't have guests in water cooler than 80 degrees!!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2012 - 01:02am PT
HUGE FWP!

I climbed my first big wall to the top (Lost Arrow Spire Direct) and day-hiked SE Face Direct (IV 5.9+) of Clyde Minaret, but I can't write trip reports about it because I am going for a 2 week vacation north. : (
bullfrog

Trad climber
Aug 2, 2012 - 02:26am PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
If anything should be the last post in the thread that should...


Oh. damn...
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 23, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
put beers in the freezer and

now I have frozen beer

again
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 23, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
A first world problem : Kalimon & The Chief dukin' it out on the Lance Armstrong thread


.
MisterE

Social climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:19am PT
The air conditioner starts to feel too cold at 3AM, and I have to wake up and find the remote to turn it down!

Life is so rough!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:52am PT
six gang bangers jumped a homeless man outside my apt complex and a few blocks down the road someone was shot.


First world problems!
Silver

Ice climber
OLPP
Aug 24, 2012 - 01:02am PT
^^^ try moving ^^^^
lubbockclimber

Trad climber
lubbock,tx
Aug 24, 2012 - 01:03am PT
It's too cold in the bathroom for my midnight poop, so I have to turn the shower on so the steam will heat up the room.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 01:05am PT
It is NOT cold in Lubbock.

There are far too many crybabys that survive(somehow) to Adulthood.
Now THAT's a problem.
Degaine

climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 03:05am PT
If not already posted:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1910588/Lance-Armstrong-accepts-lifetime-ban-loss-of-Tour-de-France
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Aug 24, 2012 - 10:54am PT
don't tell davis, but most apartment complexes were gerrymandered into the third world years ago.
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 24, 2012 - 11:06am PT
My stupid smart phone isn't posting pictures, so turned on my iPad and can't get it to work either. Luckily my MacBook came through, cause I was about to have a fit and the tears were starting to build.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 24, 2012 - 11:20am PT
Fb changed their format and now the image won't flip
Sideways on my iPhone.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Facebook required me to join time line. I had a very hard time picking the background image, because so many of my photos are amazing >:)
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
American Sports Heros
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Aug 24, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
When the purple holds at the gym get dirty, I often can't distinguish them from the black holds.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 03:14pm PT
When the sloper holds in the gym get greasy 5.11a is often harder. More like a b or god forbid c, and I fall. It makes me feel inferior when the blonde I like is close so I climb all the sloper routes right after the are put up. : )
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
the green triangle, cali
Aug 24, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
i am so damn bored, stuck at home forever injured and read soo many damn books and watched soo many damn movies and cant really play video games... or leave my house and do anyhting... where was I, i am SOOO damn bored i am posting on this stupid thread.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:31pm PT
Dave Kos, yeah that annoys me too. Why can't they figure out not to put the grey routes next to the dark blue routes. Sometimes when I go to the gym my theme is to only climb yellow and orange routes.

My FWP is that a piece of my tooth came off right at the spot where your tongue sits against the back of your front teeth, and it's annoying as hell and the dentist can't see me until next Wednesday. And of course I don't have dental insurance.
crasic

climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
Top out on a climb, going to post a summit pic to facebook, look at my phone and its EDGE.

Took frigging ten minutes to upload.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:33pm PT

My stupid smart phone isn't posting pictures, so turned on my iPad and can't get it to work either. Luckily my MacBook came through, cause I was about to have a fit and the tears were starting to build.

^^^ The winner....(-;

snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:46pm PT
I had to CHOOSE between the Needles and the Hulk for a 3 day climbing trip. What a drag
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Aug 24, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
I'm out of vacation. Used it all up on a ski trip to Whistler, climbing in the Meadow and the Hulk, and taking the family to the Grand Canyon. Now I have to wait a couple of months to take a long weekend with pay....
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Aug 24, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
You guys are bunch of stupid whiners
How stupid are you?
Your all pussies!!
WBraun
MisterE

Social climber
Aug 26, 2012 - 02:59am PT
Tell me again why lawns are so popular?

I just have to mow and water it all the time.

Stupid first world fixations.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 26, 2012 - 03:50am PT
^^^ when you have chiggers of your own you'll see ... there's really no place to raise them properly but in the lawn
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Aug 26, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
5.7 my ass!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 26, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
Click on the sub-title option, he's mumbling again.

No prob, really, just wanta zing Phylpy. :)

And let her know her hubby might enjoy American Sniper by SEAL Chris Kyle.
Robb

Social climber
The other side of life
Aug 26, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
I was on vacation in a town that didn't have a climbing gym and so I had to boulder on the side of a restaurant in 98 degree heat!!!
"How am I supposed to do this without the colored tape???
"How am I supposed to do this without the colored tape???
Credit: Robb
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 26, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
I take your "zings" as friendly little hellos, Mouse. They have no sting.

As for the book, he just finished it!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
Having a hard time coming up with problems and being funny today. : /
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 6, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
You got that right, t*r! Them's definitely not First World problems, is they?
Vic Klotz

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 7, 2012 - 12:17am PT
...walking in the crosswalk, almost got hit by the guy driving his convertible texting through a Red light. I stopped to keep from being hit, and two pedestrians bumped into me from behind because...they were texting!

They seemed pissed because I stopped in front of them. Really?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 7, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
Waiting for the Sub-Zero technician who was to have appeared between noon
and 4 PM. It is now 3PM. He is soo gonna hear about my missing Happy Hour at Paco's.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Lost my pen at work. Was looking for it for 10 minutes. It was in m pocket. FML.
frank wyman

Mountain climber
helena montana
Sep 12, 2012 - 11:47am PT
Was driving to work today going 25 in a 35mph zone and kept being passed..."SLOW DOWN YOU YOUNG WHIPPER-SNAPPERS"
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Sep 12, 2012 - 02:40pm PT
No no, a first world problem would be more like this:
"I can't get my wall safe to close properly cause the money is too thick and the safe is too thin"
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Sep 12, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
My air conditioner blew my fuse so now I can put all my leftovers down the garbage disposal.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Sep 12, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
I had to sell a motorcycle today because I have too many.

Credit: pud
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Sep 15, 2012 - 01:01am PT
that's TERRIBLE pud.

I went to REI to get some gear.

But I already own everything. :-(
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Sep 15, 2012 - 01:05am PT
And this ONE:


I got a new car that only has one of those electronic fob things. You keep it in your pocket and the car locks and starts as long as it is near. That really annoyed me. I'm used to trad keys.

But it gets WORSE!


After driving the new car for a few weeks I got so used to the new keyless fob thing that now I'm bummed that I have to use a real key on my truck! It' such a pain in the ass to have to reach up and pull the key out of the ignition and put it in my pocket.

THEN I walked to my front door and it was lock and I had to use a conventional key to unlock it. I feel like a third worlder now because my keyless fob doesn't work on all my locks.
MisterE

Social climber
Sep 15, 2012 - 08:59am PT
The snack machine at work won't let me have the Cheez-Its I want!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 15, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
Spider, ya live in a third world house. Get with the program and get a
keyless entry system installed.

We had a power outage yesterday. An hour and a half without AC? Are you kidding me?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 16, 2012 - 10:50pm PT
This is a real (underlined) First World Problem.
My tv is on "the box," the one I had to get to keep getting broadcast reception.
I am on the computer, watching the 49er game on the stupid tv.
Aside from the piss-poor, constantly interrupted reception, which is a hallmark of this "improved" method of airing programs, there is a big, big problem.
Every so often, when the interruptions peak, the box switches the program to a Spanish language channel.
What I found is that by turning off the box, I can recover the signal from the NBC affiliate.
BUT I'M MISSING TOUCHDOWNS, not to mention beer and truck commercials.
It's enough to frost my whine glass filled with Merlot, a wine best drunk at ambient temp, maybe slightly chilled.
Poor Mousie.

At least the Niners are looking like they're winning!

Harbaugh rules!
Emon

Trad climber
Sep 16, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Credit: Emon
MisterE

Social climber
Sep 17, 2012 - 12:10am PT
Had to change the batteries on the cordless mouse today, because the stupid interruptive wire drove me crazy. Now I got stupid disposable batteries to replace instead!

Dante never conceived of this level of angst.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 17, 2012 - 12:25am PT
I have a friend who thinks thirteen is a lucky number.

Captain...or Skully

climber
Sep 17, 2012 - 12:27am PT
It is.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 17, 2012 - 12:35am PT
Well, then it's no problem, thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be. Thanks be.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Sep 17, 2012 - 12:37am PT
That's a lotta thanks be. Holy shmoly!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 21, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
Exactly 13, no more, no less. Descartesian, no? The bet?

I have a huge problem today.

Is it that I forgot what I was going to complain about? No. That goes in the retired life thread.

But I managed to solve one problem.

I knoticed the 'view original message' line down below 'post this reply.'

That solves a number of problems I won't need to insert here.

We are so fortunate to live in the First World and be able to lampoon shtuff with out some big-ass polizei coming in saying, "Up Against the Wall, Mofo."

My problem is, "Why didn't someone tell me that the "IT" wasn't "all that?."

That IT was only some of that.

I'm speaking of the venerable* Wes n' Wanda's IT CLUB in El Cerrito. I met Chuck Pratt there one night and solved all the world's problems. I never drank with him again. Late '73.

I told Pratt IT wasn't "all that" and he agreed it was a big problem. I forgot his solution.

*Read 'dive' or 'urban roadhouse.' On San Pablo, 123.

Thirteen lines, exactly. No problem.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 1, 2012 - 11:23am PT
Whaaaaaa.
My afghans that I took to Facelift are all full of Yosemite pine needles! I call BS! F-ing yellow pines.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Oct 1, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
Cry me a river on the TV issue brah. Hah, you think you have it bad? Sh#t, I pressed the wrong button on the powerwand and now can't get the damned thing on. AND THE wife is in Hawaii ! Which means that until she gets home to figure it out I have to go upstairs and the TV up there is only 32", doesn't have HD and only gets about 100 cable channels instead of the 900 plus the big one gets.

It's tough man, damned tough.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 1, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
Coming from the master of the horizontal, no less.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Oct 1, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
I have so much Metalocalypse recorded, they're starting to get deleted because of my Grandma's Boyfriend's damn airplane shows over recording them.

FWP.
squishy

Mountain climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
http://www.break.com/index/what-you-can-do-to-help-first-world-problems-2377167
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Oct 10, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
I want to lodge a protest. Why did the ALDS ballgames stop recording? I did not see the end of 2 ballgames in the playoffs!!! For a woman who shares the same birthday as Derek Jeter, this is a catastrope. Must I stay at home to watch them in real time? SHall I take time off from my job to race home to see the game? Must I stop climbing so that I see the game in real time?

Oh - maybe I need to extend the recording option on the DVR to stop later........Stop Rant. Start New Rant.

Still protesting because I can't record The Voice, Dancing with the Stars and the Playoffs simultaeously. How can one choose between baseball, watching the frenchman exude charisma in motion, and see hopefulls singing their hearts out?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 10, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
My sushi cart exploded all over the Boulder sidewalk.
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
I can't get a gourmet cup of coffee here:
SeaDive Resort in Coron, Palawan, Philippines
SeaDive Resort in Coron, Palawan, Philippines
Credit: Phil_B
MisterE

Social climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
Whaaaaaa.
My afghans that I took to Facelift are all full of Yosemite pine needles! I call BS! F-ing yellow pines.

That is what you get for being kind to over-worked, drunk YCA guys.

Funny stuff.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
I thank some guy at some company for keeping the Roman Numerology accurate.

He's saved us all a lot of work.

Just too much old school shizz still on the MK market.

And now I see this retro-numbering craze. Geez.

MK iv vs. MK IV vs. Mk IV vs. Ivy Line vs. Mk iv vs (Mk I, II, & III) fighting in a cage match title fight like you've never before seen. In Fresno. This Sunday.

And no tickets... Can anybody help?
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:19pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#267865
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
"...the only problem i am having is having to stop every 15 minutes to clean the resin off my fingers and scissors..."--manzanita man

Probably not really just a first world problem.

Is Mariposa a third world county?

Not by the strict definition.

I apologize, butterlies.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
I really hate all the time and trouble it takes to re-balance my portfolio.

I hate having to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of taxable versus non-taxable bond funds.

I hate having to keep a four-figure balance in my checking account in order to collect interest.

I hate waiting for my woman to decide which Caribbean island we are going to this year.

I hate having young women throw themselves at me for my money.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
I don't have a portfolio SLR is talking about.
I do not have young women throwing themselves at me for my money.
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Vitaliy

Two words

Slump buster
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
middle finger injury ends climbing season - f*#k!

replace climbing with skiing bottomless Utah pow...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
Good on you, Silver. Hi yo!

Buster slump?

But apparently, given his record of takes vs. sends this year, Vitaliy's way too busy throwing himself at peaks to worry about valleys.
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
He has slept on more big ladies than me this year I know that.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
;)
;)
Credit: Vitaliy M.

I had to google it. LOL Silver.


FWP: I am not into thick women. :(
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Credit: Spider Savage
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
There was no free honey packets in the Yosemite cafeteria this weekend....I mean WHAT THE F*#K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you gonna charge 12+$ for dinner, give me some honey!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Vitya, I hope you meant to say "Give me some, honey!"
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
There was a cute honey there- didn't give me 'any' neither. FFFFKKKKKKK!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 27, 2012 - 10:14am PT
at four, now five pillows, she calls me an overachiever
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Nov 27, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
Getting bored with your life of leisure.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 15, 2012 - 12:39am PT
Who knows, you could meet the love of your life underneath that repairman's hat, t*r!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 15, 2012 - 12:48am PT
I really hate all the time and trouble it takes to re-balance my portfolio.
I hate having to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of taxable versus non-taxable bond funds.
I hate having to keep a four-figure balance in my checking account in order to collect interest.
I hate waiting for my woman to decide which Caribbean island we are going to this year.
I hate having young women throw themselves at me for my money.

I have a complete collection of Climbing and Rock & Ice that I'm selling.



I really hate not having SLR's problems. And his Climbing Magazines.
MisterE

Social climber
Dec 15, 2012 - 01:18am PT
I can never time the lights right to make it less than 12 minutes to work from Canoga Park to Reseda.

The LA commute sucks!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 15, 2012 - 08:44am PT
"...hell the flight attendants didn't even shave their armpits! Men!"
"...sitting in a prison chair in the sky..."

Double-dog Doh!

That's entirely bogus!


"Carnitage! Mmmm tasty. Then cake, and lots and lots of laughter, the teenage girl kind, some of the best laughter ever heard on the planet really. La famila, :-)"

That's realidad, Dad!

Felices fiestas, Dingus!



sunflower

climber
Dec 15, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
Great story, glad you connected all the dots at right time and made it to Katie's birthday.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Several grocery store owners claim Norway’s dairy conglomerate Tine, which regulates and controls the national market, still isn’t managing to produce enough butter to meet demand. Meanwhile, Tine’s role as market regulator remains under fire, food prices have been confirmed as the highest in Europe, and now the dairy has even landed in trouble over a controversial promotion.

Newspaper Aftenposten reported Wednesday that supplies of butter on grocery store shelves, especially in Oslo, aren’t lasting until the next delivery. Both the NorgesGruppen chain, which owns Kiwi, Spar, Meny, Joker and Ultra stores among others, report they’ve run empty for butter during the run-up to the Christmas holidays.

http://www.newsinenglish.no/2012/12/19/dominant-dairy-draws-more-flak/

Whiny Vikings.
lubbockclimber

Trad climber
lubbock,tx
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Bump yo
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 12:13am PT
There was a HUGE freaking line at REI today. And I waited and was 5 minutes late to the dinner owners of the company I work for organized. On the way to the dinner I was nervous because I knew I will be a few minutes late. But when I got there I was one of the first people to arrive and felt stupid. :((
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 20, 2012 - 01:25am PT
Raptor closures.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 20, 2012 - 05:50am PT
Somebody's always telling me this. It's not very polite.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 20, 2012 - 12:21pm PT
A little Canadian content.

Canadian Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve Theft: Police Close In On Culprits

MONTREAL - There has been a break in the case of a massive maple syrup heist, with police announcing that a months-long multi-jurisdictional search has yielded three arrests and the seizure of millions' worth of stolen sticky stuff.

Three people were nabbed Tuesday in connection with the theft of a large quantity of the national condiment from a warehouse in Quebec.

About 2.7 million kilos of maple syrup, worth up to $18 million, was reported missing after a routine inventory check last summer.

Or, if your preferred unit of measurement is pancakes, the stolen amount would have been enough to dump a one-tablespoon topping on a whopping 183 million flapjacks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/18/maple-syrup-theft-arrests_n_2322943.html

And then there's Apuckalypse Now, where the owners and players went on strike, and no one cared.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Dec 20, 2012 - 12:32pm PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Dec 20, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
life sucks ---- too wet for bouldering --- should I go surfing tomorrow, or do work around the house that I should do --- Angeles forest is so nice after a good storm.
I might be forced to go to a movie ( that depends on what "she that must be obeyed" says ).

I just can't handle all these problems at once.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Dec 20, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
Sully good call.
Now how do I get " She that must be obeyed " to come up with the idea of going to see a surf movie.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 20, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
F*#kin' just got the email about our end of the year company lunch, you know, when the boss foots the bill and thanks us for another great year off hard work...
yeah, this year we have to pay for ourselves.
I just completed a 35 million dollar project WTF
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 06:58pm PT
Some people at work believe it is end of the world tomorrow and I think it is against company's policies to uppercut them. FML.

Some woman was loud complaining about other people being loud during blood pressure checks, while I was checking her blood pressure...Seriously?!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 23, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
Camera power cords. Boy, oh, boy, I just went through that purgatory myself.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 23, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
My dam computer is starting to act crazy
and is having memory problems.
If it goes completly BONKERS
I may have to resort to the OLD
way of communicating with people.

Telephone.

So Long, Everyone, If my computer crashes
soon.

I'll be back as soon as I can afford another one
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
I feel tired but I'm too lazy to take a nap.
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:10pm PT
For any of Tom Cosgriff's old buddies, I keep in contact with him, and he works for Statoil as an offshore drilling supervisor. Meaning he runs the whole rig. He has a masters in petroleum engineering.

He has been living in Norway for almost 20 years and says it is wonderful. Yeah, things are expensive, but pay is also high and work is easy to find.

He's thinking of moving back to Boulder. He has a 2 week on 2 week off schedule. He can live anywhere in the world, but misses the desert climbs.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
I decided to watch 49ers game today. Could of read a book instead...
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Dec 24, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
My eggs for breakfast came out hard boiled. The whole Christmas just got fuked up. Sh!t.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Dec 24, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
I ran out of eggs, need to go to the store on Christmas eve. I wouldn't have to suffer so much if I had a wifi-connected smart fridge that detects the absence of eggs and places an order for delivery on Christmas morning. But the delivery person would probably just come too early and wake me up, or too late and interrupt the kids opening presents. It's so hard to get good service these days.
MisterE

Social climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 09:01am PT
The markets are all out of organic eggnog! This is intolerable!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 11:02am PT
Forgot to make more quinoa and had to eat pasta today. Feel so fat.

Don't know where to park around SF Airport without getting ripped off.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 5, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
took me a couple of minutes but I finally found the remote
slayton

Trad climber
Here and There
Jan 5, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Had a grip of my gear stolen, truck wrecked, and then got roughed up pretty bad by a bunch of pissed off villagers while on an extended vacation in Peru AND then proceeded to get relentlessly hammered by a whole-freaking slew of internet armchair 3rd world travel experts who know exactly what happened even though they weren't there. It's been a tough week. Where's my Nano Puff? I think I left my Iphone in it and I need to call my Mom.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 5, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
"i need more ibuprofen before my uterus kills me"






photo not found
Missing photo ID#282385
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 5, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Two Millionth Post.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jan 5, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Those 5 square meals a day are wrecking havoc on my sport climbing.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
I don't think I will get 2 millionth post.
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 5, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
I should be finishing the last pages of the 7th book of "John Carter of Mars" series by ER Burroughs, but the glowy screen beckons.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 5, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
how to frame this gem:

Credit: nature
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2013 - 12:05am PT
she didn't turn out
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2013 - 12:11am PT
your picture didn't turn out and I can't see if you are pretty or not. FML jk

now to the real problems...

It rained today and I might have to do cardio in the gym instead...and i really want to go for a run.
sullly

Trad climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 12:23am PT
T*R, you look great.

Vitaliy, man up and run in the rain at night. I just did (measly two miles). Then again I'm in a safer locale than SF, twenty minutes south.

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2013 - 12:28am PT
how i feel after i post a photo on the internet and regret it two seconds later

haha sorry. you been on a roll with these animations. posted 2 good ones in norwegian's thread.

Vitaliy, man up and run in the rain.

No! Sounds cold. And my shoes might get dirty...I just got La Sportiva Wildcat 2.0s :) they shall stay clean.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 6, 2013 - 12:57am PT
I keep dying playing CoD.
sullly

Trad climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Vitaliy, I see your shoe point. I definitely need new running shoes. You're lucky with all the SF hills. I have to go about three miles for a hill.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2013 - 01:57am PT
Thank you for telling us about your night t*r. That's really cute. lol

My evening is not much different. Since I went away for New Year's I promised my mom/grandma to spent some time with them. Highlight of the evening was showing them a video of some TV show host climbing Lost Arrow Spire. Since I climbed it, they wanted to see more details, and this video does an ok job explaining. My mom didn't quite understand what was the point of climbing a wall to the spire, if I had an easy hike to the actual high point of the 'mountain' (Yosemite point). Didn't know how to explain...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOuJS84zlfQ
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
People that put in the "Locker" spaces make me scroll with my index finger more than I would like.
Robb

Social climber
It's Ault or Nunn south of Shy Annie
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
My ice cubes melt too fast and make my Coke taste watery.......
A-Train

climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
I'm really bummed because I don't know if I can do the Red River Gorge in March, the south of France in June and Spain in July and still have time to boulder in the Colorado high country in August. How can life be so cruel?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
I don't think it will be possible for me to check out all the ice climbing spots that I want to check out this weekend.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Should I sell treasury bonds? Buy Apple? Where is the market going? Go short or long?
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jan 29, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Okay, I don't really like Sirius radio 'cuz all the stations are lame. But my kids got it for me for Christmas, so I have it again in my Chevy truck. BUT, now it's set to the Pearl Jam station, which is really cool but I am sick of listening to Pearl Jam 'cuz all their songs are the same. But it's too much work to reach up and change the station to something else AND I might not like it as much as Pearl Jam even though I'm now walking around like a zombie humming, "...I've seen the whorled... through the rocking horse of time...."


UGH, typing is so much work.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
I really need to wash my truck.

MisterE

Social climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
I am sooo over taking the garbage/recycling/green barrel to the curb every week.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
So, MisterE, whadya gonna do, make lawn art out of it? :-)
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
It's a "First World problems" thread, Reilly - I don't have to have a solution! :-)
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:34pm PT


I was hitchhiking back from Yosemite once (couldn't afford the gas let alone the car), and this Israeli guy gives me a ride (he negotiated for a place to stay). His family would be what we would consider upper class. During the long drive home I'm telling him about the problems I'd had with my moms used portable dishwasher and was asking for his help. (he was in university at the Technion and was also clearly smarter than me). He was unable conceive of the issue or the repair and told me that NO ONE had dishwashers back home. NO ONE. Too expensive. I'm like, "but my mom is poor and has a portable dishwasher....uhhh. " It made me consider the US standard of living.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
I am sooo over taking the garbage/recycling/green barrel to the curb every week.

Ha! I'm so over the fact that I have to separate into more than barrel and the cans and bottles are expected to be rinsed.


Susan
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
More here

http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldproblems/



donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Egads....my electric pepper grinder ran out of juice and there were no Chicanos around to change the batteries for me.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
I don't have belay glasses :-{
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 31, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
Sh!t, whenever I go climbing, afterwards my finger reader won't recognize me and then I have to type in my password. :(
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
I'm a telecommuter, and had to suffer through a few minutes of boredom, waiting for a file from another telecommuting co-worker, because her Internet connection drops when she uses her microwave. Upgrade your home wireless router already. Sheesh.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
I just moved to LA, and the best climbing gym near my house is small, poorly ventilated, and chalk-dust fills the air. I have to wait for weekends or rearrange my weekday schedule to climb outside in beautiful sunshine and clean air.
giegs

climber
Tardistan
Jan 31, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Gluten free bread from the freezer aisle.

Can't get the slices apart until it thaws some. Attempts to butterknife it apart have had crumby results.

Damn I want a sammich.
Some Random Guy

climber
San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
no more boob thread :(
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
I did not want to click "remember my password" on facebook, since I am at work. Ended up having to log in twice today. Life is rough.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
do i set the alarm early enuf to make coffee or do i learn to program the coffee maker?
jeepnphreak

Ice climber
Bzn, mt
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
I slept i on my day off,


Now I have less time to do nothing.
plund

Social climber
OD, MN
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
Saw a TV ad for a pancake pan, looks like an oversized "camping pie" iron...the pitch includes shots of the DISASTERS that can occur while trying to use a spatula to flip pancakes....this gizmo, you flip THE WHOLE PAN....

Another FWP.....the cat doesn't like dry food so has to be fed canned....
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
The organic fruit home delivery guy put extra avocados in my box when I really wanted more oranges. Damn, going to have to log in and adjust my preferences.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Had to wait an HOUR in a HOT waiting room to see my doctor
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
Had to wait an HOUR in a HOT waiting room to see my doctor

That is for sure a first world problem. Two weeks ago, I had to walk three blocks in the searing heat to the ER in David, Panama. Cool, comfortable AC inside, and I only had to wait ten minutes to see the doctor. Total time spent, one hour. Total cost, thirty dollars.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
I don't know where to take my Valentine's day date...still...
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Brandon, your total cost was less than my co pay. Good times

Vitaliy, the wife and I decided to take in something defined as "fast Casual" as we have been married for awhile. Maybe Qdoba or Chipotle mmmm

MisterE

Social climber
Feb 19, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Why do we even need lawns? They seem stupid.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Lawns are stupid!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
There's no good anti-virus for my Mac.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
My SPOT emergency messages are filtered to Junk mail.

( I REALLY hate it! )
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Are Mac Java problems First World problems?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 12:31am PT
My garage isn't big enough.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Feb 20, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
My buddy was over last night and BARELY leaned on my wife's $350 nordic racing pole and snapped it! Now I have to give her mine if I want her to keep racing with me this season.

Arne
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
I peeled a peanut and dropped it on the ground. M coworker saw it, so I had to get up and throw it in the garbage can. What an inconvenience…
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Vitya, that wasn't cool to do in the operating room. You know better.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 20, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Getting my heart rate monitor on my running watch to work correctly. Arrrgh...without it working correctly it doesn't calculate expended calories correctly. Am I going to have to wear my GPS watch with HRM (which isn't working correctly) with my Polar Heart Rate Monitor only watch???????? Maybe if I just shut my pie hole more I wouldn't have to worry about expended calories.

Argh,

Susan
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
Apr 19, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
when i go for a run in the city and everyone on the street is smoking and all the air along the whole block is saturated with cigarette smoke. f*#k i hate tobacco smokers!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Apr 19, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
MOVE!, HATER.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:28am PT
Credit: facebook
G Zeus

Trad climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 20, 2013 - 02:07am PT
NPR pledge drive keeps interrupting the great programming I don't want to pay for.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 20, 2013 - 02:14am PT
Is there AAA for Supertaco edicts? I do need help.
G Zeus

Trad climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 20, 2013 - 03:23am PT
No, I'm sorry; if your decree breaks down, you'll have to pay for a tow.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 20, 2013 - 03:39am PT
:) I want my iPhone to work. Plus the new grass I planted isn't coming in. I also deeply wish my neighbor's kids would stop trampling my garden. The big one is... I really hope my kid would sleep in tomorrow.

Yes, I am also happy. These are more entertaining than "real issues."
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Apr 20, 2013 - 11:06am PT
The free "Peets" coffee at the lodge doesn't taste good enough so I have to pay $5 for espresso and add some hot water buy its still "Peets" so it's STILL not good enough.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 20, 2013 - 11:11am PT
All that time and money to develop the iPhone 5 and you can't even organize videos on the damn thing.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 20, 2013 - 11:16am PT
No, I'm sorry; if your decree breaks down, you'll have to pay for a tow.


Well done, sir, lol.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Wanting a third chain ring for my road bike that was custom made in Italy, and has specially fitted for-my-hands Campi components and finding out that it may need to be fussed with somewhat to get the extra chain ring on. Oy Vey...and looks like it might cost close to a grand! All this so I don't have to huff and puff so much going up steeper grades. Age is a b***it....ch.

But she's my baby so ... it will probably be done...

Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Tung Gwok

Mountain climber
South Bend, Indiana
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Credit: Tung Gwok
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
+10!!!!!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
May 4, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
"hey bud, im on this new health kick. great diet, exercise, lost 15 lbs. when are we going climbing? savrday? i wanta go hit auburn quarry!"
Thursday

"dude, i blew out my shoulfr playing golf. but i really wanta hit rocklin quarry tomoro"
Friday

"lets go target shooting and hit the gym later."
today

yeah, thats gona happen.
f*#k.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 6, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Why do we need stickers on "fresh" produce?

Isn't picking, washing, sorting, and boxing processing enough? I guess not. Now, that label needs a sticker on it, too.

Chiquita Banana stickers were fun. And you didn't have to peel the sticker off if you didn't feel like it because nobody ever eats the banana peel.

Now, I suspect because the cashier can no longer be bothered to know the difference between a Poblano Chile and a potato, a grocer who sells produce without stickers stuck to it stands a good chance of going broke.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
A car holding up traffic going into the parking garage because they are waiting for a car to back out that is closer to the gym entry ....and it's not a handicapped spot. ARRRGH. I guess burning a calorie only counts inside the gym.

Susan (who found a buncha spots on the next level)
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 13, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
I'm thirsty and the cup of water is at least 12 inches farther than I can reach from my seat. I might be hungry too and can't decide between M&Ms or a frozen pizza. I ran out of my home delivery organic produce except for the lemons.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 13, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
Now, I suspect because the cashier can no longer be bothered to know the difference between a Poblano Chile and a potato, a grocer who sells produce without stickers stuck to it stands a good chance of going broke.

Correct. A mainline grocery store stocks between 200-500 produce items. They aren't marked and heretofore there was no universal numbering system. So retailer invented their own numbering scheme, bananas but be code #1, plums code #2.

Memorizing that sh#t was part of the job.

But who can remember the code for a japanese cuycumber??? HUH???

So we added things to the computer systems to help them remember. And then, hiring a journeyperson cashier from Vons for example, meant you STILL have to retrain him to learn the new codes.

So the grocery industry invented a numbering scheme all could use... bananas are code 4011, for eample.

Then we invented a tiny bar code symboloty that allowed us to affix small labels to the produce items, then we began requiring the packers and shippers to affix those labels - viola, we can now scan produce.

So what did we do with the extra time? I mean, if each transaction goes faster and we have to train less, what do we do with the time saved?

Answer: install self check out lanes too and then fire half of the cashier staff.

Welcome to America, goddamnit.

DMT
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 13, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Owning a Classic Motorcycle and the "Original" manufacture no longer exists.

Parts....
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
I work for a different nurse today and have to sit next to a refrigerator. There are a lot of goodies in there, including chocolate tiramisu, two kinds of cheese, and much more. Trying to lose a few extra pounds, and this stuff is not helping.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 13, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
How long can I go without changing the water in my jacuzzi? I could google it, but hell if I'm going to type that much.
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 13, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Locating the tiny exposed wire amongst a good 200 or so feet of 20 gauge wire that is creating a periodic short in the ignition elect system.

Havoc for sure.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2013 - 03:21am PT
replacing the Comcast cable TV with an antenna...

the "basic package" is just now encrypted, but the box they sent doesn't work... blows the local repeater out of the water and takes down the internet...

calling Comcast is a joke, waited 2.5 hours and didn't get through... last time this happened they said "nothing was wrong" while I watched the power levels to the modem slowly creep up, didn't expect anything different this time...

so I went out and got an antenna, pointed it at the Sutro Tower, and now I can receive more than the basic package without paying for it...

the joy is going to the Comcast store and canceling the basic TV, keeping the internet service...

definitely a first world problem...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 3, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
Completing a 26 mile mountain bike trek with a 9 mile road descent through Arches National Park with speeds around 25 MPH.
Returning to the car and finding out my front wheel was never completely locked in.
That must count for 8 lives.

Susan
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 3, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
I need an infrared usb device (blaster not receiver) that controls my dish network box from Windows media center in windows 7. Very annoying trying to find such a simple device. I have the rest of the stuff to load the signal into Windows.

This way I can watch dish network from my smartphone anywhere I get a signal.. since my smartphone can control my computer.

EDIT

woot problem solved

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 3, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Christmas time again already?

Time for Christmas TV commercials. Just saw one today, during the Steeler Game.

Jesus!
manemachen

Sport climber
Pinedale, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
FWProblems:someone brings up the song "we didn't start the fire" and it sticks in your head for an hour...sheez...
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Nov 4, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
First World Problems - that popped into my brain during a very stressful day when:

1) New floaters in left eye - emergency eye appointment wrecked my achedule at work. Verdict - normal aging

2) Took 2 hours to go 8 miles across town to private dance lesson. THe water main was broken, and I was stuck in that traffic.

3) My husband was alone at the dance lesson with the "blonde", young dance instructor.

4) The man in the 4 day old truck fell asleep while in the traffic jam. His truck rear-ended my car - and I was pushed into the car ahead of me. All 3 cars were fine. All people fine - except the major inconvenience of not moving for nearly 2 hours.

5) While driving home from dinner after the private dance lesson (which I missed leaving my 56 year old husband alone with the 30 year old blonde), I discovered that I left my $500 reading glasses with the photosensitive, anti-scratch surface at the restaurant. Had to return to the resaurant to collect the forgotten glasses.

Enough first world problems for one day.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
I only get 90 miles out of my tank on my bike.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
Poison Oak and mountain lions on the way to do a second ascent of an 18yr old 5.12 ow....
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
Need crown. May need root canal. 1600.00 minimum. Oy vey.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Oy! That eye behaving itself?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Verdict - normal aging

Welcome....you are among friends. After awhile you play the shape game....you know...like seeing shapes of things when looking at clouds. It's all great fun...

Susan
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 4, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
First world problems
Whose out dissing you, at your own game, on superpoopo (evidently)! lol
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 4, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
Picked up some sushi on the fly while passing thru Flagstaff.....damn rice was dry.
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Nov 4, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
So you just want to design and remodel your own house which you own.

So the building department won’t let you build it unless you pay them $4,000 and also hire an engineer for $4,000 because they discovered a small inactive earthquake fault a quarter-mile from your house.

The building department won’t sign off your building permit unless you have half-a-dozen smoke alarms which the insurance lobbyists write into the building code.

After your job is completed, spiders make their invisible webs in the new ceilings. One spider crawls inside each smoke alarm and makes a nest.

At 5.15 am this morning, a spider farts inside a smoke alarm, setting all of the alarms off.

You have to get up and shut the breaker off, but the alarms are still going off because the insurance code fixed it so all the alarms have battery back up.

As usual, the alarms continue to beep even without power and batteries. As usual, you have to totally disconnect several alarms to make it quiet again for your wife and two sleeping kids.

You are thinking: I sure am glad they put radioactive Americium 241 in these devices for my protection, how thoughtful of them.

Now your oatmeal and coffee are all stone cold and you will be late for work as a bonus.

Poor ridiculous First-World dweller.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 4, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
My radius of curvature is off by .00004.
That's a whole f*#king micron. F*#k.
MisterE

climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
My wheat-meat and organic sauerkraut Reuben sandwich has too much Vegenaise on it - dammit!
Gene

climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
rrider for the win!
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Nov 5, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
One of the newer first world problems is lack of freedom (climbing outside is one of the ways to escape this).
One of aspects of freedom is a feeling of being free (vs. someone telling you "you're free cause you got Constitution")...
Here, you can't speak your mind anymore directly...political correctness,
fear of straight talk/all the bullsh##t style communication, etc. People can freely run their mouths online anonymously, but face-to-face...forget it. People fear being sued, arrested, fired--beaten the crap out--and otherwise persecuted. Face-to-face it's all smiles and fakeness...then, being stabbed in the back by the same person (sudden breakups "via a note" are a part of it). Esp. noticeable in coastal areas...fake it or be ostracized. Everyone is supposed to play some prescribed role/fit in some box. Try defending yourself and you will be arrested or at least have the cops called on you (or sued). Kids are taught not to fight for what they believe in it, but rather agree, "forgive" and turn their butt and be "above it" (yeah). You can't climb a tree legally....can't hang training equipment in a park legally without some ranger demanding $$...police state, Gestapobamacare, Google spying, etc. What's more important to a person, safety or feeling of freedom? If safety alone was only important, we would never have revolutions in the world....

Freedom is when you're free to do things, right, without feeling someone is watching over your every step?

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
I second Gene's nomination of rrider's worthy polemic.
I can't believe I went to the building dept yesterday and didn't feel my
blood pressure go up more than 30 or 40 points. Good thing I was only
after a permit for a new panel which has already been done for a year (shhhh).
Of course the reason I need the permit is so Edison will come out and run
new wires to replace the ones THE FUKKING SQUIRRELS HAVE BEEN CHEWING ON!!!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
Poison Oak and mountain lions on the way to do a second ascent of an 18yr old 5.12 ow....

hhahaha Good luck!
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Nov 5, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
First world people thinking they wouldn't eat their pets if they weren't hungry enough and judging those who did lol !
Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y'all
Nov 5, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Hey rrider:
Smoke detectors save lives Bro. Trust me.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Smoke detectors are a joke. The people that need them don't have them or
can't afford to put batteries in them.

Now, a serious FWP: retards on the internet chess planet who abort a game
because they don't like your opening move. WEAK!
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Talk about problems, I'm the last one in my group at work still sporting a Blackberry! But my my iphone 5s is being set up I think.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
What the hell is all this talk about work? That is really a FWP!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 6, 2013 - 11:21am PT
WTF with this pink La Boulange bullsh#t???!!! Crappy-tasting, totally overpriced pastries have completely usurped the former mediocre overpriced pastries.

The fact that I can't get my seasonal pumpkin scone from Starbucks is a tradgedy.
A TRADGEDY I tell you!!!!

F*#kers. Hope they burn in hell.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 6, 2013 - 11:28am PT
^^^^^^^^OMGthe pink crap has reached Southern California? Oh no. In Bishop a few weeks ago....and there was the pink .... Oy vey. It's taken over the Bay Area.
I wrote a letter to the district manager and got a polite response with a card for a free drink. Not exactly what I inquired about.

Susan




Jheath

Boulder climber
Eugene
Nov 6, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
REI's return policy.

Pout.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Nov 6, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
I am limited to one cup of coffee a day, per the numbers for my BP. This morning my medium cappucino with almond, extra dry was WET!!!!

Thank God the floaters are behaving....in my eye, not my coffee.
pb

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Nov 7, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
generalizations
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Nov 7, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Forgetting how to survive when we stop being a first world country.
MisterE

climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
I don't have drawer space for my new company uniform.
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:09am PT
The place I bought in Playa del Carmen, Well...My ocean view is partially obstructed by a giant palm tree. The real problem is finding a trustworthy person to housesit my place in Montana in the winter and someone to watch over my place in Mexico in the summer...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Mercedes refuses to produce enough E63 AMG S wagons to meet demand.
Is this some sort of payback?
squishy

Mountain climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:46am PT
I am sick of veterans tooting there own horn, you're the ones still alive, shut up unless your speaking to honor the ones who didn't come home..the vets should understand this more than anyone..
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
Picking photos for a slide show for Cal Tech Alpine club. Makes me sad I had to leave out some of the photos and stories to fit into a 45 min talk…
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 20, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
I am sick of veterans tooting there own horn, you're the ones still alive, shut up unless your speaking to honor the ones who didn't come home..the vets should understand this more than anyone..

Seriously?
If anyone deserves this right, it is our veterans.

My brother never spoke of his tours in Vietnam and I never asked.
If he ever does, I will listen.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Nov 24, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Tattoos Hurt.
okie

Trad climber
Nov 25, 2013 - 09:13am PT
I live in the U.S. so I wouldn't know about the first world. Isn't that like Sweden or someplace?
I am just trying to keep from losing my crib, having to live under a bridge and not get shot (by a policeman).
MisterE

climber
Nov 25, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Isn't there another way to build character besides time, patience and commitment?

This sh#t is too slow.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 25, 2013 - 10:42am PT
I climb
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 25, 2013 - 11:10am PT
I just pulled my last box of Kodak Tmax 100 Readyload out of the freezer. They stopped making a while back. After this, I will have load the film backs myself. That means more dust. That means more spotting. Dust appears in the sky proportionate to how good the image is. Better image, more dust.

I hate you Kodak!!!!! (even if it was actually Polaroids fault)

PS Edwal stopped making my film developer. Now I am having to test developers for the first time in 20 years. AAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Nov 27, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
couldnt find the vintage small vineyard california sparkling wine in the cellar, had to settle for Roederer NV champagne.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 4, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
I got cut off in traffic by some jerk who then stayed in front of me down G Grade. Feckin' Jay's auto Body decal in his window, yet NO BRAKE LIGHTS!

but

fate fingered the fecker for me!
I pulled up behind him, and this city cop was sitting like next to me ...
I pulled up behind him, and this city cop was sitting like next to me and I rolled my window down, pulled up so he could read my lips, "No brake lights" "I know." *heh-heh*
Credit: mouse from merced
Problem for him, now.
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
Dec 10, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
I just popped my popcorn in ghee. It was supposed to provide awesomeness to my popcorn. It did not. I will return to extra virgin olive oil. I am so disappointed.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 17, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
"People Suck"
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 17, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
On topic for this thread.

http://elitedaily.com/news/world/kids-third-world-countries-read-first-world-problems-suddenly-dont-feel-like-problems-video/
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 17, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 17, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
financial security vs happiness. boo-hoo, what difficult choices.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 29, 2013 - 05:25am PT
I need a larger junk drawer.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Dec 29, 2013 - 05:39am PT
I don't have any first world problems.

Oh wait, I can't get my wifi to work.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Dec 29, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Gluten Free

Veganism

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Dec 29, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
The FREE coffee at the lodge sucks so I paid $3.50 of some esspresso with coffee added but that sucked just the same so I got the free coffee the next day and just drank the crap.

I just don't care for Pete's coffee. The beans, in my opinion, based on observation, are low quality. Plenty of broken pieces and odd sized beans. Roasted for maximum shelf life before flavor.

Coffee at the Ahwahnee dinning room, not too bad.

Some qualified coffee roaster needs to get in there and get things squared away.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 30, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Isn't Christmas over yet?

Trying to watch a couple games today, every other commercial was a goddamn Christmas ad.

Ram Trucks, I'm talking to you. Mercedes, shitcan Santa until Halloween.

Enough already! Jesus!

Campaign ads are all done on election day. Christmas ads should be done on Christmas.
MisterE

climber
Dec 31, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Kale is so hot right now!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 31, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Samsung won't sell their new 110" Ultra High Def TV here. I guess only
S Koreans, Chinese, and Middle Easterners are worthy of the $152K unit.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Dec 31, 2013 - 10:54am PT
Got my wifi to work.

So no more first world problems for me in this so-called third world country.
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Dec 31, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Got a 30 dollar refund check from State Farm, How bogus...Do they really think I'm going to drive 2 miles to the bank? Just to cash a lousy 30 dollar check...Oh the humanity....They will be hearing from me...mark my words..
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 31, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
I hate it when others go round and round about something not actually being between the lines, up to par, or not squared away.

Not really.

I hate it when I can't think of anything good to post and everyone else can.

Brandon, your post sucks. :0)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 31, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Jeez, Frank, you must drive a Veyron if a two mile drive is not worth $30.
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Dec 31, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Truth be known...I just don't like getting mud or road grime on my "Hummer" (opps...I just created another first world problem)
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Dec 31, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
I'm weighting whey protein vs. lean meat...
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Dec 31, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
i lack video editing skills and punctuation
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Dec 31, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Just take most thread titles off this board and repost
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 4, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
The Miele "concierge" (appliance installment techs in plain speak) show up at "bill to" address in Santa Cruz, instead of "deliver to" address in Bozeman AND a month early.

Susan
MisterE

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 11:52pm PT
I am having sock issues.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 10, 2014 - 02:09am PT
Stuck cams.
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Jan 10, 2014 - 02:45am PT
My Walmart is too cheap
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jan 10, 2014 - 02:46am PT
Fish burps. Too much sushi.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 10, 2014 - 02:51am PT
I got a MacBook for Cristmas instead of PC.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 10, 2014 - 09:04am PT
My husband stole my sock-post since I was too lazy to get out of bed to type.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 10, 2014 - 09:09am PT
I've been wearing my old ski socks lately the ones that come up to the knee. I don't ski anymore and I only wear my logging boots when I go to The City so they don't get used much and I figure they stimulate my leg nerves (in an unpleasant way, but sub-pain sensation is good!) and I can walk around in my bathrobe dude abiding till its time for my noon day nap!

DMT
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 10, 2014 - 12:01pm PT
My point balance was insufficient to pay for the airfare. WHile I considered the options, the price for the same flight WENT UP by $60.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 10, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
You were price-optimized!

They have software that sticks it to you like that, automatically. Its like raising the price of bottled water in advance of a big storm... gotchya. Take a 10-day'weather-feed', run a series demand simulation algorithms (pioneered from game theory by, you guessed it, the airlines), toss out the highs and lows, average the rest and figure out how many cases of water you can move at any given price point / profit margin and voila, your investors are assured you are charging as much as you can without hurt over all sales.

These demand patterns apply to the 2nd and 3rd world too. They also get used in science, for things like climate predictions ;)

DMT
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2014 - 12:10pm PT
I still have 4 Metolius cams on my rack, FML.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 10, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
I'm hungry, and I made blueberry banana pancakes, but they're getting cold on the kitchen counter. To go get them, I have to take this heavy laptop off my belly and stop posting on supertopo.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 10, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
You need a MacBook Air, Brah!!!! :D :D

DMT
MisterE

climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
Colorado has a new, different first world problem:

http://www.9news.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=372755
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 12, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
"Epicmix" didn't record some vertical miles I rode at Kirkwood today :(
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
You need a MacBook Air, Brah!!!! :D :D

DMT

Speaking of which, my work gives me a stupid HP Elitebook 8570w, which I personally upgraded to 32GB ram and 128GB solid state hard disk. I'm using Ubuntu as the host with various virtualbox virtual machines (WinXP, Win7, CentOS), but still...

Why can't my work just give me a MacBook Air? If that's not a problem, I don't know what is.
MisterE

climber
Jan 15, 2014 - 12:13am PT
NOW I HAVE TO BRING MY OWN FUKKING BAGS TO THE GROCERY STORES IN LOS ANGELES?

It's all too much...

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/31/local/la-me-la-bag-ban-20140101
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 15, 2014 - 12:30am PT
While motorcycle riding up the coast today my remote control for my ipod had some kind of glitch and it kept interrupting songs halfway through with the same Techno tune over and over.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 15, 2014 - 12:33am PT
Yes, and in view of a study done by some university, wait until we see the effects of the 28%
of re-usable bags with E Coli. I bet the Center for Disease Control isn't down with this.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 15, 2014 - 12:38am PT
My new Oakleys didn't come with a hard case!

Edit
WTF???
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 15, 2014 - 08:24am PT
I haven't got a clue as to why I have no FWPs & feel inadequate; and so
I'm going to have a 'mock therapy' session today to see why.
I'm all faux psychiatry.
WTF

climber
Jan 15, 2014 - 08:30am PT

Jan 14, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
My new Oakleys didn't come with a hard case!

Edit
WTF???

Thanks for asking.

Well this just in Oakley doesn't make money or as much if they include a hard case with your overpriced plastic junk they sell you. Same price or more for less less product.
Smart biz.


NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 15, 2014 - 03:21pm PT
I can't think of anything witty to add to the FWP thread. Crap.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 15, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
I know a mock doc who will be glad to charge you nothing to get to the root of your problem, Nutso.
Stupid.
Stupid.
Credit: GI
But now I find you stole my next post. And so

I'll have to continue my therapy, thanks to you.

"Quack."

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 15, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
I can't think of anything witty to add to the FWP thread. Crap.

I think that qualifies.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 19, 2014 - 10:37am PT
How do I find an OCD-clean, gay, non-smoking gardener with only a goldfish as a pet to rent my house?
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 19, 2014 - 10:41am PT
my Costco doesn't seem to carry the Cimo espresso that I love anymore.
WHY???????
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 20, 2014 - 02:14am PT
Waaaaa...
Waaaaa...
Credit: mouse from merced
tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Jan 20, 2014 - 02:33am PT
I'm sickened by being paid 100K+ to sit at the desk and want to start dirtbagging--what a sick society.
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Jan 20, 2014 - 09:03am PT
Nobody is following me on "Twitter" (I have not "Tweeted" in over two years but thats not the point!!)
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 20, 2014 - 09:07am PT
Nobody is following me on "Twitter" (I have not "Tweeted" in over two years but thats not the point!!)

Still not entirely sure what exactly twitter is.

Oh wait, that's a third world problem!
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 20, 2014 - 09:30am PT
recreational gobis are a FWP
photo not found
Missing photo ID#341312

Yeah, yeah, yeah: I deserved it for taping
Yeah, yeah, yeah: I deserved it for taping
Credit: thebravecowboy
clinker

Trad climber
California
Jan 20, 2014 - 11:21am PT
My power window won't close the last 1/2 inch.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 29, 2014 - 05:19pm PT
oh, f*#k…. I just filed my taxes and now my refund is going to be here way too early
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 29, 2014 - 05:25pm PT
It is snowing in Atlanta. People got benighted.

600+ people got sick on a cruise ship.

My head is gonna explode!!!
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 29, 2014 - 05:45pm PT
I hate my job and I want to leave the city
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 29, 2014 - 05:56pm PT
I think our cat likes my wife more :(

Quit the job Anita. Find a rich, old, and sick husband. Give it a couple of years. (That was my advice to my daughter. Instead she is a poor post doc).

;)
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
The 'burbs of Vancouver
Jan 29, 2014 - 06:06pm PT
Home-made mac and cheese. Ate too much. :(
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 29, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
I'm always on the lookout for older, rich dudes.
If you know of any, send them my way. I'm sick of working.

I wish Mac n Cheese was my problem right now.. yumm
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 29, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
There are now 64 micro breweries in San Diego county and I am having a hard time deciding which one to go to next.

Pray for me.
MisterE

climber
Jan 29, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
I've got Tesla taste on a Daewoo budget.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jan 29, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
I don't want to wake my kid for this coming errand because when he doesn't sleep enough, he is super bad grumpy. Plus the nausea of my new pregnancy doesn't help the situation.

Yes, may all my problems be so small.
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Jan 29, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
Rather than go crazy waiting on another gross, unhelpful, government automatic phone-answering-menu-program, I decided to visit the office in person. By some miracle, the nearest Social Security office was only 15 miles away in Eureka.
Wow…Before I can get from the parking lot to the door handle, the door in the security mirror-glassed (-they can see out; cain’t nobody see in-) storefront wall opens and an armed (Social) Security guard comes out to greet me. This instantly makes me think to myself: ‘oh, you mean the AntiSocial, InSecurity Administration…’ And the first thing he says to me is: do you have any weapons on you. I hold out my tiny pocket knife which he instructs me to leave in my vehicle.
Entering the building I find myself in a classroom-sized area, and am standing in front of about 20 haggard people in fixed chairs, all staring at me like I was some unpopular teacher. I size up the crowd and utter an audible ‘whoah...’ , looking around awkwardly in the absence of any helpful signage, having no clue of what to do until I notice I am standing next to a kiosk with a large upright touch-screen that proclaims: ENTER YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER HERE. The government in its infinite wisdom has oriented all the chairs so that they face away from the office windows at the back of the room where people can talk to an agent. Every chair faces the exterior window-wall for a view of the parking lot. So I am forced to stand before this crowd and type-in my social security number on an OVERSIZED keyboard (ADA-Compliant...of course) that faces the crowd. This totally allows anyone in the crowd to be able to see my number, if that is what they are there for.
On the wall above is the only sign in the whole room. It is a large government banner which reads: Save Time…GO ONLINE www social security dot gov. (!) (!!) My Bullshit Meter is approaching redline now because… the other reason I need to talk to SS in-person is that possibly my SS# has already been hijacked, since I have stopped receiving their notification letters. I especially do not want to give it out online anymore, after recently getting computer viruses from clever counterfeit security-program-update pop-up windows, which duped me, even while I’m supposedly being protected by a brand new security program installed by a reputable local shop.
I have now been sitting here for 30 minutes, and am having to listen to some loud croaking jail skank in the next row motor-mouthing about everything from handcuffs to hand grenades. Time to cue the music: the Rooftop Singers’ Walk Right In Sit Right Down (http://youtu.be/8hpPuFnq85A);.
The entire wait area is tastefully color-schemed in at least 4 of the exact colors on the US paper dollar. If that is supposed to be subtle mood-enhancing interior design psychology, it sure fails with me. I begin scrutinizing the pattern of the tiled floor, but my carpenter eye absolutely cannot detect any design in the application of the 3 colors of large floor tiles. They have been laid down in a true random pattern, I’d guess by computer-design, or possibly by a true artist. It occurs to me that this storefront office space in this mini-mall might have originated as a bank.
It is Tuesday afternoon, and only 2 out of 5 clerk windows are being used. They must’ve known I was coming. I’ve been here 45 minutes now.
They just closed one window; now there is only one window left. A college student in my row who has been waiting almost 2 hours, is standing up, trying to decide whether it is better to just quit and leave, or whether she should hang in here and miss one more class, since it won’t be any different if she tries any other day.
I’ve been here 1 hour. The air conditioning system in the ceiling has been continuously whooshing loudly, and seems to offer a welcome hypnotic buffer to the oppressive atmosphere of dysfunction that afflicts us. I think to myself: this is where efficiency and good works come to die. The government is now so completely overwhelmed in the running of its tax-money-based programs (i.e. unemployment benefits and social security), that I refuse do business by phone, for fear of succumbing to old age or insanity. This is government passive manipulation, because I’m being insidiously forced to do just what it wants me to do, even though I do not believe in this system’s integrity. To save face, it pretends that you can still try to use the telephone, as in the past, but government is obviously desperate to get everyone to want to DO EVERYTHING ONLINE, where it is so much easier to mask dysfunction with mysterious unaccountability, yet all us shills can be tracked and traced.
Now it is at 1 hour 15 minutes. I gaze up at the ceiling surveillance camera and casually flip it off while rubbing my temple. I picture an imaginary sign on the wall: ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER. I notice they only announce your wait ticket once. The person next to me in a back brace can’t sit comfortably in their chair for more than 8 minutes, but has to wait in here or miss their turn. When I leave I will ask the guard if I can bring my sleeping bag on my next attempt here; there is adequate floor space and it is actually quite clean.
1 hour 30 minutes. This office closes in about an hour. I think my only chance is if some poor souls ahead of me become exasperated, run out of time, and drop out, giving the remaining pack a chance to be served before closing time. When the guard makes his next rounds, I inquire, and he assures me that all present will be seen even after the doors close at 3 o’clock. Well, that’s pretty fair. Several parents are here with their young future Bill-And-Tax-Payers, to help sign them up. One worn-looking mom receives a wonderful hair massage from a cool daughter.
Then suddenly the second window opens again, and the college student gets her interview. Within 5 minutes, I am finally granted my interview, thanks to 2 no-shows. I present my situation to the clerk: Am I still on their roles, and if so, will I really only qualify for $400 a month if I retire “early” at 62, like they last reported in 2010? He can’t really explain why they quit sending me statements, other than to shrug and say something like, ‘well, sorry, that’s just some stuff that’s getting all straightened out now…’ But he does give me a little printout called Benefit Matrix that shows I can expect to receive a more live-able amount of retirement than what I had feared, if I choose to retire at the earliest opportunity in August 2015.
It seemed like a joke when I read about the extra dollars-a-month I am promised if I wait until age 66, and keep working and paying into the system until June 2019. And I actually laughed when he began talking about what I would get if I keep working until age 70. Ha, if I am still alive in 2023, I sure won’t be pulling down big wages from carpentry. But he tried to assure me that the rates on the Benefit Matrix wouldn’t go back down again. I gave him an honest look and said, ‘yeah…unless the government suffers some kind of new problem. Or something.’ His expression quietly acknowledged and understood my lack of trust. Congenial man with tact. Total final elapsed time 1 hour 45 minutes. I felt as good as I could, considering my status as a relatively privileged person living in what could be called a decadent society at best...
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jan 29, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
A friend of mine just go her Nutri-Bullet confiscated by the TSA from her carry-on luggage.

Apparently it was a potential threat to national security because it has "blades."
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 29, 2014 - 08:29pm PT
well,

good for you rrider!

in only an hour and a half out of your time, you got the answers you were looking for

sorry about the low amount of SS you will be receiving

maybe you were self employed or part time a lot and so did not report that much income...

regardless, be thankful that our government created the very SS you will be benefitting from
John M

climber
Jan 29, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
rrider, would you be willing to share what the difference between what you will get retiring early and what you will get if you waited until you were 65? I have a friend in the same situation and I am trying to help him figure out what to do. Thanks..
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 30, 2014 - 01:55am PT
Text from my daughter in law:

"Now I remember why I was afraid of robots as a kid! Lol Lilys new robot cat just charged at me out if nowhere while it was siting on the table! Ahhh! Scared the heck out if me just now! Demon cat!!"
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Jan 31, 2014 - 09:40pm PT
John ^ ^, I tried twice now sending you a SuperTopo personal message, and you haven’t responded (nor have 3 other supertopo folks in the last 2 weeks) so I will now have to assume that the SuperTopo private message feature is GONE, which is mostdef a First World Problem hah. Sorry to have to bump this for that reason. Anyway, to answer your question above, the difference is $326 (although I have to last till 66, not 65), which is nothing to sneeze at -it's just that I resent the aspect of gambling for my own money with my own longevity.
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 31, 2014 - 09:44pm PT
Congrats Anastasia on new pregnancy.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jan 31, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
My partner wimped out on the tower. After I led the first two pitches.

Also: I forgot a spoon for the road trip. Life can be so tough sometimes.
MisterE

climber
Jan 31, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
They recently changed the timing on one of the lights on my drive to work.

Due to this irritation, I may have to change the route.
John M

climber
Feb 1, 2014 - 12:04am PT
thanks rrider .. that will help me.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 6, 2014 - 03:44pm PT
Aston Martin is recalling all 17,000 cars it has built since 2008 because a
Chinese company substituted some cheap chinese plastic in place of the
specified Dupont for an integral part of the accelerator pedal. And you
know that pedal is imnportant to Aston owners.

There are reports of widespread wailing and gnashing of teeth right across
Beverly Hills as owners realize that they will have to drive the Bentley for
a week, or more!

Oh, the humanity!
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Feb 6, 2014 - 04:07pm PT
I have to work for a whole month before I leave for Mexico again, Locals are always confusing me for Antonio Banderas, For which I politely say "Yes...Yes I am". Wife needs to time her "Spray-on-tan" just right so she looks "Smoking Hot"...
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:37am PT
Internet keeps going down. Can't post except by phone, which eats data.
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:40am PT
I was offended by a Cadillac commercial.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 13, 2014 - 11:03am PT
I have to go to work before I go climbing...







at the gym.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Mar 13, 2014 - 10:36am PT
Credit: jonnyrig
the other guy.
my friends get new trucks.
my coworkers get new trucks.
my neighbor gets a new hotrod truck.
me?
i get a shiny new toyota emblem plastered to my truck,s trailer hitch and a can o krylon to touch up the scratch.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:09am PT
Ever'thang's gone Rong this week.

While I'm at it, I recommend very highly The Dickhead Song, too. It made ME feel better, man.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:42am PT
My smartphone battery dies way to fast/ screen is way to small, processor is way too slow ....and I am not eligible for an upgrade for 6 months ugggghhhh
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:45am PT
I'm out of shape from telecommuting too much, don't even have to walk from the parking lot to a cubicle.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:05pm PT
If you have a first world problem in a third world country, does it become a second world problem?
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
Organic bel peppers $4.49???!!!
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
Shite man, avocados were 40RMB a piece at the Mykal.

Not even organic.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:28pm PT
What? They gots avos in China? That many people there make guacamole and watch Cheech and Chong?
And how you pay for avos with megabytes?
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:52pm PT
Avocados aren't traditional Chinese fare. But they do make it into the occasional salad, a Western invention found in many restaurants.

And yes, you can find the rare guacamole.

Cheech n Chong? Actually that kind of salad grows wild around here. But few locals seem to know what it is. Surprising really.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
Having trouble deciding what to climb this weekend.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 13, 2014 - 10:05pm PT
Wanna climb this weekend,

but the wife sez re-grout the kitchen floor.

I'm screwed!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 18, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
Upgrade to a larger Yeti?????

Credit: Thanks Google Images

Susan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 18, 2014 - 12:48pm PT
T Hocking, I hate to break it to you but First Worlders don't re-do their own grout.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
Ran out of instant coffee!!! Will have to go to kitchen to refill my cup. But that's like 50 ft away.

Don't feel like working.

Can't wait till I go to Red Rock for a week, but that's another 2 days of work away.

Have to send a fax to 11 different doctors.

There are too many different sweets at work, and I can't decide which ones I will eat first. Also, there are mangoes of two different kinds and I am not sure which one will taste better.
mhay

climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 22, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
Did a great route on Saturday on Wheeler Crest, but forgot to bring beers in the car, so had to wait the ENTIRE 20 MINUTE DRIVE HOME to have a beer.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 22, 2014 - 02:24pm PT
I have existential angst.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Apr 22, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
I have to wait 3 maybe 4 hours before I can go bouldering.

Should I get a latte to get me through?
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 22, 2014 - 02:49pm PT
Did you know?

Serving Temperature Guide
Craft Beer Introduction May 18, 2005
Written by RateBeer

Santa Rosa, CALIFORNIA -

With all the different styles found in the world of beer, the question of serving temperature comes up fairly often. There are, however, very few absolute truths when it comes to proper serving temperature. Individual drinkers will have individual preferences and these might vary quite a bit from the generally accepted norms. So mainly this guide will focus on the accepted norms, and you as the drinker can take them to heart to any degree you wish.

The first thing that should be addressed, however, are two very common myths. The first is that beer needs to be served very cold. The macrobrewers want you to believe this, and here’s why. The sensation of coldness inhibits the tongue’s taste receptors. Since macrobrews started positioning their products based on any feature they could imagine besides taste, the need to neutralize taste became important. An alcohol delivery system doesn’t need taste. In fact, taste usually gets in the way. A cold refresher could be anything, and in fact alternatives like soda, iced tea or water generally have a less offensive taste than macrobrew. So again, numbing those tastebuds is important. As for what beer marketers mean when they say a beer “has a cold taste”, your guess is as good as ours. So no, beer doesn’t not need to be near frozen. Good beer in fact should not be near frozen.

The other myth is that English beer is served at room temperature, or “warm”. It’s not. It is served at cellar temperature, which is between 12-14C. Room temperature is 21C. That’s a big difference.

Beer is best served in between “ice cold” and room temperature. There are a lot of generalization made about beers of different colours, most of which are false. However, when it comes to temperature, colour seems to make a big difference. Lighter-coloured beers are generally best served cold. At the warmest end are the big, dark beers like Quadrupels, Imperial Stouts and Barley Wines. At cellar temperature are English-style beers and in the middle is just about everything else.

Very cold (0-4C/32-39F): Any beer you don’t actually want to taste. Pale Lager, Malt Liquor, Canadian-style Golden Ale and Cream Ale, Low Alcohol, Canadian, American or Scandinavian-style Cider.

Cold (4-7C/39-45F): Hefeweizen, Kristalweizen, Kölsch, Premium Lager, Pilsner, Classic German Pilsner, Fruit Beer, brewpub-style Golden Ale, European Strong Lager, Berliner Weisse, Belgian White, American Dark Lager, sweetened Fruit Lambics and Gueuzes, Duvel-types

Cool (8-12C/45-54F): American Pale Ale, Amber Ale, California Common, Dunkelweizen, Sweet Stout, Stout, Dry Stout, Porter, English-style Golden Ale, unsweetened Fruit Lambics and Gueuzes, Faro, Belgian Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Dunkel, Dortmunder/Helles, Vienna, Schwarzbier, Smoked, Altbier, Tripel, Irish Ale, French or Spanish-style Cider

Cellar (12-14C/54-57F): Bitter, Premium Bitter, Brown Ale, India Pale Ale, English Pale Ale, English Strong Ale, Old Ale, Saison, Unblended Lambic, Flemish Sour Ale, Bière de Garde, Baltic Porter, Abbey Dubbel, Belgian Strong Ale, Weizen Bock, Bock, Foreign Stout, Zwickel/Keller/Landbier, Scottish Ale, Scotch Ale, American Strong Ale, Mild, English-style Cider

Warm (14-16C/57-61F): Barley Wine, Abt/Quadrupel, Imperial Stout, Imperial/Double IPA, Doppelbock, Eisbock, Mead

Hot (70C/158F): Quelque Chose, Liefmans Glühkriek, dark, spiced winter ales like Daleside Morocco Ale.

http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=479

My Little Sumpin' is a wee too cold.

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 22, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
I worry about the car wash guys farting in my car.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 22, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
Don't worry, Reilly. It's probably just bad beens. I am sure they will be fine.

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 22, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Butt, Moosie, the leather! The poor leather!
Travis Haussener

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Apr 22, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
Had a seminar today, only had chocolate chip cookies left when I got there!!!
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 22, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
Butt, Moosie, the leather! The poor leather!

Your car wash guys wear leather to work???

That's not right!

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 22, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
I guess you haven't been to a car wash in W Hollywood.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 22, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
My car wash is fine for me, Reilly. But, I don't judge!

Credit: internet
sci-fi

climber
Apr 22, 2014 - 04:25pm PT
Credit: sci-fi
plund

Social climber
OD, MN
Apr 22, 2014 - 04:35pm PT
Steam wand broke on my espresso machine, had to go to Caribou while waiting for replacement part (3 DAYS!!!!)

Bought a new TV just in time for the Masters,didn't have the proper cable to route audio output through my stereo -- had to listen on TV SPEAKERS

Don't know how much more of this grueling ordeal I can stand...
mhay

climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 22, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
We ran out of dark roasted beans, and had to use a medium roast in the espresso maker.
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Apr 22, 2014 - 04:59pm PT
I ran too far (for exercise) and now I hurt. Bad. Like. SOOO. Badd.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 28, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
I can't stand that I have to go sit in my car to learn how to use my new NAV system! Why don't they have a browser based tutorial!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

And don't tell me to RTFM, either. . . I'm not that smart!
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Apr 28, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
We ran out of dark roasted beans, and had to use a medium roast in the espresso maker.



Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 28, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
My Long Island Ice Tea was toooo short!