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First World Problems

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When describing what first world problems are to someone of a more grateful and less whingey nature (aka: not me) I generally refer to a specific Keeping up with the Kardashians episode. In a particular scene in Bora Bora, (I know hard life!) Kim’s muscly NBA player boyfriend throws her in the water under their private villa (again, hard life) and her $75,000 earring falls off. She’s hysterical and the famous ugly crying face emerges as she runs to spread word, leaving family members to search the water.

When Kourtney finds out what was wrong with Kim she states “Kim, there are people who are dying.”

I can relate to this on so many levels, I have about 10 Kim losing her earring moments a day! So here are a few first world problems that totally get on your nerves and bring out the Kim K ugly crying face in you.

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When you realise you were on your data all night not your WiFi

We’ve all had that sick feeling when our stomach stops as you see the little “4G” at the top of the screen instead of the WiFi bars. THINK OF ALL THE WASTED DATA! I know, you hate yourself right now (you should).

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When you take 250 selfies, go through to pick one and none of them are good

Okay, reapply makeup, it’s round two. But then again, taking selfies is exhausting! Maybe just settle with the 4/10 shot you picked – I’m sure your Mum will like it.

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When you have less money in your bank than you thought

What?! Card declined? I thought I had $300 left. Oh wait, that probably went to the 25 pairs of shoes I bought last week. My bad. Why do things cost money?

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When you had your phone on charge all night but forgot to turn the power point on

Looks like you’re going through the day as a caveman then. Bye maps, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat & social life. You’re officially off the Internet, or as my Grandma says “off the line.”

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When you burn your tongue on your coffee

“Yes, Hello 000? I have third degree burns…. My tongue, I drank my coffee too soon…What do you mean that’s a first world problem?”

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When you turn on the car & your favourite song on the radio is just ending

So much NO! How will your jam to Rihanna’s Work at the traffic light now?

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