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Onemunki says: We live in a world of genuine tragedy, starvation and terror. So, after hearing stories of cruise line passengers complaining at the air conditioning breaking down, what stories of sheer single-minded self-pity get your goat?

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:00)
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The mechanism on my toaster is faulty...
and it won't hold the toast down automatically at first. I have to slide my bread down and hold it there for about 20 seconds before it will actually stay down without me holding it. I spend most of the time while I'm waiting calculating how much time I'd waste over a given year holding the toaster down when it should do it for itself. Then I realise I'm needlessly scorching both sides of an over-processed slice of carbohydrates, while some people in the world have nothing. I feel bad for a second, but then I think about how much I fucking love Bovril.

Also, my kettle was leaking, but I've now replaced it. However, the lever to switch it on flips in the opposite direction to my old one, and I still haven't gotten used to it.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 21:13, 10 replies)
These are truly first-world problems.

(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 21:56, closed)
Bovril on toast ftw

(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 22:01, closed)
available at your local eBay:
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 23:12, closed)
"Dating your toaster"?
Now that's just weird.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 1:20, closed)
I've gone through 4 electric kettles in 5 years.
The poncy windows all leak, just after the warranty expires. I now use a proper kettle on the stove. No leaks, no lids to unclip, and no switches to be different on every kettle.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 3:53, closed)
I hate my toaster too.
It goes up to '5'.
'1' gives you warm bread, '1.2' gives you something you could tile a roof with.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 8:58, closed)

(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 15:37, closed)
female toaster logic...
Rather than set the toaster to 3,4 or whatever, the missus sets it to 1, then sets it off up to 4 times ' cost if I set it to 4 it burns'.
A toaster lasts about 9 months. Kettles the same, even expensive ones. Designed to fail!
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 10:16, closed)
You think that's bad?
Someone I work with keeps moving the setting on the communal toaster to low, so when my toast pops up IT'S NOT DONE.

(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 10:29, closed)
Utter cunts! At least it's set too low, so you can toast it multiple times (at great inconvenience I might add). Imagine if it was set too high and burnt your toast!

Worse than the bloody Holocaust...
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 21:13, closed)

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