Inspired by the Twitter meme #firstworldproblems, here are some frustrations that only make sense here.
The grocery store is out of the brand of bread you like.
Gasoline is up 5 cents a gallon from last week.
So hungry but "nothing sounds good."
The water coming out of the faucet tastes "funny."
The cable guy won't give me a specific appointment time.
My kid didn't collect enough box tops to earn an ice cream party.
If I don't water my lawn every other day, the grass browns.
The wait at the bank is, like, ten minutes long.
It's hard to get up for church because the bed feels so good.
The pizza delivery is late.
She only refilled my drink once. Do I tip 15%?
The bathtub drains slowly.
I don't feel "fulfilled" in my job.
Church camp is at Daytona Beach so you might have to tell your kid he has to sell candy bars or mow lawns to pay for half.
Kanye West aggravates you by interrupting an acceptance speech on MTV.
Feel free to contribute your own in the comments . . .
Btw, one two-thirds world problem is "death by mosquito bite." Foreign concept to us. But a measly $4 buys a mosquito net.
I buy mine via Mosaic, an awesome missions org run by my friend Justin Holcomb and his wife Lindsey who recently left Virginia for Seattle, WA and now work for Mars Hill's educational and social justice efforts.
100% of your contributions to Mosaic go directly to the projects you want them to benefit. All overhead costs are paid for by a single benefactor so that every penny contributed by everybody else goes to help those in need. Can't beat that.
Deliberating whether to spend $4 on a mosquito net that helps save a life or on a cup of coffee? That's a first world problem for sure.