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      09-20-2011 04:51 PM #1
      After hearing some of the oddest things that seem to really bother people, I thought a thread where we post some of our "First World Problems" could be fun.

      It's sort of like the rant thread but meant to be a little more humorous and admittedly, non issues in the grand sceme of life.

      some of my favorites for example:

      My laptop screen is so glossy that I can see myself masturbating

      My new king bed makes my room look small

      My big screen HDTV is too large for my room and makes it too hot



      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      Plus, if it gets cold, you can close the door and start the car up. It'll heat the place up in no time to help you sleep.
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      09-20-2011 04:53 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      My laptop screen is so glossy that I can see myself masturbating
      This isn't a problem. It's a rearview mirror to make sure nobody sneaks up on you.
      Bro, do you even lift? When you only have 90 horsepower, you don't ever lift.
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      09-20-2011 04:54 PM #3
      Our king bed looks small in our master bedroom.
      I need a bigger tv down stairs because 42" looks small inside the ~100" opening in the wall.

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      09-20-2011 04:56 PM #4
      Sometimes my backup tv in the other room takes too long to warm up and get a good picture.

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      09-20-2011 05:00 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      This isn't a problem. It's a rearview mirror to make sure nobody sneaks up on you.
      Touche


      I use foreign words and dont know how to use the ` ~ accent keys correctly over the letters to make it correct
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      Plus, if it gets cold, you can close the door and start the car up. It'll heat the place up in no time to help you sleep.
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      09-20-2011 05:01 PM #6
      I sometimes accidentally set the DVR to record all episodes instead of just "new episodes"
      of various shows.

      Deleting all those episodes I don't want can be bothersome.
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      09-20-2011 05:02 PM #7
      I have my receiver etc in a cabinet and a small signal repeater next to the TV on my desk. Sometimes, I need to press the button twice for it to pick up the signal.

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      09-20-2011 05:03 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.FOH!! View Post
      I sometimes accidentally set the DVR to record all episodes instead of just "new episodes"
      of various shows.

      Deleting all those episodes I don't want can be bothersome.


      this one is me lately:

      I started downloading episodes 1 and 2 of a TV show, but episode 2 finished downloading first so I have to wait to watch it.
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      Plus, if it gets cold, you can close the door and start the car up. It'll heat the place up in no time to help you sleep.
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      09-20-2011 05:05 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BTM View Post
      I have my receiver etc in a cabinet and a small signal repeater next to the TV on my desk. Sometimes, I need to press the button twice for it to pick up the signal.
      I hate it when that happens.

      My remote control for the cable box is getting old i think. sometimes the buttons don't work unless you hold them for about 3-5 secons...jeeeez.

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      09-20-2011 05:06 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      Touche


      I use foreign words and dont know how to use the ` ~ accent keys correctly over the letters to make it correct
      On a Mac?

      option-e, release, press e again = entrée
      option-n, release, press n again = jalapeño
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      09-20-2011 05:06 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      I've had this problem with cereal since I was 4.

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      The Keurig at work is out of mint tea...so now I can't make my mint hot chocolates..I'm stuck with regular old hot chocolate.

      Oh the hu-mintity.

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      09-20-2011 05:12 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      On a Mac?

      option-e, release, press e again = entrée
      option-n, release, press n again = jalapeño
      Windows. I learned it once but never used it enough to remember it


      I want to type something in anger to a co-worker and CAPS just doesn't represent my anger well enough.
      Last edited by Notch__Johnson; 09-20-2011 at 05:16 PM.
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      Plus, if it gets cold, you can close the door and start the car up. It'll heat the place up in no time to help you sleep.
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      09-20-2011 05:19 PM #14
      I dropped my T.V remote control and now it rattles.
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      09-20-2011 05:25 PM #15
      I accidentally pasted my Soundgarden folder onto my phone 3 times and couldn't undo.
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      09-20-2011 05:29 PM #16
      College kids and cell phones

      Before class: glued to screen, oblivious to EVERYTHING. Blocking hallway/stairwell/door/etc.

      In class: phone on lap, glued to phone, ignoring lecture, making stupid comments to appear to be engaged.

      After class: run to door, pull out phone and block hallway/stairwell/door/etc.

      I just want to run around slapping cell phones out of people's hands, shattering on the ground. Every once in a while i get lucky and someone drops their phone in the middle of class or on the brick sidewalks shattering into a few pieces. Maybe i'm just getting old and since I'm paying for my own education my perspective is a bit different than the many trustifarians.
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      09-20-2011 05:34 PM #17
      Mine:

      I wanted a bigger TV for my living room, but a 37' was the biggest that would fit in my armoire...



      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      College kids and cell phones

      Before class: glued to screen, oblivious to EVERYTHING. Blocking hallway/stairwell/door/etc.

      In class: phone on lap, glued to phone, ignoring lecture, making stupid comments to appear to be engaged.

      After class: run to door, pull out phone and block hallway/stairwell/door/etc.

      I just want to run around slapping cell phones out of people's hands, shattering on the ground. Every once in a while i get lucky and someone drops their phone in the middle of class or on the brick sidewalks shattering into a few pieces. Maybe i'm just getting old and since I'm paying for my own education my perspective is a bit different than the many trustifarians.

      Dude, that's so true! Just this morning I was dropping my girlfriend off at her house (near the college) and some college kid was just walking down the sidewalk, totally oblivious to the fact that I was in my car about to pull out of the drive onto the adjacent busy street. He just strolled along next to that busy street, with his head buried in his phone, walking right in front of me. Obviously, I yielded for him, but I don't know if he even noticed me. If I was a dick, I would have honked at him. Again, I know cars are supposed to yield for pedestrians, but that guy was putting a lot of trust in his fellow humans piloting said cars, at the ass-crack of dawn, none the less .
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      09-20-2011 05:35 PM #18
      My wife had one the other morning.

      "God dammit...they put bar codes on the apples, but the stupid self check makes me put the number in manually! What the fvck...I just want to scan my apples!"
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      09-20-2011 05:35 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      College kids and cell phones

      Before class: glued to screen, oblivious to EVERYTHING. Blocking hallway/stairwell/door/etc.

      In class: phone on lap, glued to phone, ignoring lecture, making stupid comments to appear to be engaged.

      After class: run to door, pull out phone and block hallway/stairwell/door/etc.
      I would just hold my line walking in the hallways.
      Run square into someone with their head down playing with their phone.

      Never had a problem with people using phones in class though, we had a very strict policy in most of my classes.
      You get caught playing with your phone, the professor takes it till the end of the day. You need to stop by their office during office hours to pick it up.

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      09-20-2011 05:38 PM #20
      The AC broke in my car

      The other day I couldn't find a corkscrew, so I had to use a pair of scissors to push the cork into the bottle of wine I was trying to open. I splashed red wine on my shirt.

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      09-20-2011 05:46 PM #21
      oh this thread will have no fargin' end.

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      09-20-2011 05:47 PM #22
      I switched lanes because I thought the other one was faster. It wasn't.
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      09-20-2011 05:47 PM #23
      I only go to Starbucks once or twice a week and the barista knows my order (never changes and simple) but forces me to say it every time. Every other schlep that walks in there she says "Oh you want xyz drink today?". I've been going there for over a year.

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      09-20-2011 05:51 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      I only go to Starbucks once or twice a week and the barista knows my order (never changes and simple) but forces me to say it every time. Every other schlep that walks in there she says "Oh you want xyz drink today?". I've been going there for over a year.
      Don't be so sure - I'm there every morning, and when I walk in the door my drink is already being prepared (I'm big in Japan). But there is 1 cashier who legitimately cannot remember it. Again, very simple, never changes. Every day.

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      09-20-2011 06:02 PM #25
      It's official... OT is now just a crappy Reddit clone.

      Carry on.

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      09-20-2011 06:04 PM #26
      Every day this person comes into work and expects me to know his drink order. Sorry dude, there's like 500 people that come in here "every day" don't expect me to know 500 orders for 500 regulars.

      just sayin'
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      09-20-2011 06:12 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Surfing On A Rocket View Post
      It's official... OT is now just a crappy Reddit clone.

      Carry on.
      you act like Reddit is better in some way

      this whole section of the forum is a mash up of Reddit, 4chan, youtube, facebook, random email your mom sent, dirty pics your girlfriend text you, some ish your buddy said while drunk at the bar...

      point is to not take everything so serious and have fun in OT
      Last edited by Notch__Johnson; 09-20-2011 at 06:23 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
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      09-20-2011 06:18 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by nicoli View Post
      Again, I know cars are supposed to yield for pedestrians, but that guy was putting a lot of trust in his fellow humans piloting said cars, at the ass-crack of dawn, none the less .
      i almost got ran over the other morning by a college student txting and driving. Made a left right into me in the middle of the crosswalk. I should have jumped on his hood
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      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      you act like Reddit is better in some way

      <----- Back arrow is that away broseph
      Well I usually don't have to read about poop, and other peoples sexual fetishes on reddit. I guess depending on your maturity level, that might make reddit better, or worse.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Surfing On A Rocket View Post
      Well I usually don't have to read about poop, and other peoples sexual preferences on reddit.
      The sole reasons I frequent OT!
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      09-20-2011 06:40 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Surfing On A Rocket View Post
      Well I usually don't have to read about poop, and other peoples sexual fetishes on reddit. I guess depending on your maturity level, that might make reddit better, or worse.
      youre in the wrong subreddits then

      Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
      The sole reasons I frequent OT!
      it is odd how within 20 or so posts a poop, fist date or other fetish reference comes up in here
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      09-20-2011 06:40 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      youre in the wrong subreddits then
      r/****fetishes

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      09-20-2011 06:43 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      it is odd how within 20 or so posts a poop, fist date or other fetish reference comes up in here
      Seriously! It's like dinner with my wife's family. Never does a dinner go eaten without at least 1 mention of poop or farts....literally.

      I my family-in-law!....and OT!

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      09-20-2011 06:46 PM #35
      tried to fist my date but there was poop in there

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