Just when you think that you have heard everything……you read about a woman suing Starbucks over the ice to cup ratio of her chilled drink.
Apparently she believes that there was “too much ice” in her iced beverage, that there was not enough beverage in her plastic cup.
I think the Barista was merely leaving room in the cup for entitlement…..don’t you?
So….in the spirit of First World Problem ridiculousness and of insignificant things….I bring you:
Minor Irritant – SPR! In the “First World” that we are fortunate enough to live in, minor irritants are considered especially heinous.
In Canada, the dedicated columnist who investigates these irritants is a member of the elite squad known as the Seriously People….Really? These are their (well….her) stories….
#5 – The life-size cut out of Jamie Oliver in the Safeway grocery cart area. Every single time I see it, it makes me jump a little. After gaining my composure and relaxing my neck muscles, which were strained after doing a quick double take at the cardboard cut out, I roll my eyes and mutter a profanity - EVERY SINGLE TIME.
#4 – The lid on my Tim Horton’s coffee. Why can’t every cup have one of the latte lids? Why? Why must us regular folk deal with a lid that is suctioned onto the full cup of coffee so when we pop the tab, it spills on us?
#3 – The highway between Grande Prairie and Valleyview. Do I need to explain? Designed by massage therapists and chiropractors to ensure a lifetime of job security (not really), the road is like an episode of the Deadliest Catch during storm season. Up and down, up and down in the waves of concrete. The larger the vehicle, the more intense the sensation so definitely a first world problem.
#2 – Sometimes my phone doesn’t automatically connect with WIFI. I realize too late that I am using up my data plan when I binge watch Netflix as I sit in the travel trailer not interacting with family. Worse yet? The campground doesn’t have WIFI. Wors(er) yet?
#1 – The stick to ice cream treat ratio on a Dairy Queen Buster Bar. Honestly….who designed these? The Buster Bar is a ginormous and oddly shaped treat that is really, really heavy because of the tasty salty peanuts and dreamy chocolate. When you try and hold the stick and consume the deliciousness, you invariably get chocolate all over your fingers! I know!!!! Isn’t it terrible?
Do you have a First World Problem that you would like to share? Please share! We all need a laugh these days don’t we?
Judy Kucharuk is a lover of sarcasm, witty people and footnotes. You can follow her blog at www.judykucharuk.com or catch her on CBC Radio Daybreak North where she shares her “Peace of Mind”. Follow her on twitter @judylaine