First World Problem Top 10

While it’s true that everyone has a bad day from time to time. The small frustrations of life we call a first world problem can sometimes get the better of you. But, remember, it’s not the end of the world.   Unless it’s one of the following, then you may as well just give up.  I mean I can put up with my uber driver not having a charging cord or even a cash register not having apple pay but I have my limits.  The following 10 will put any person beyond their breaking point.

1. GPS Giving Wrong Co-Ordinates


So your beloved GPS system has taken you 100 meters away from where you wanted to be? Do you throw a tantrum and right hook your Tom Tom, or do you accept that these things happen, and stop relying on technology all of the time? One of those responses is reasonable and logic, the other?  The other is to accept that these things happen.  You had one job, Tom Tom, get it right!  Nothing is more aggravating driving around in circles looking for your destination.  Mainly because I have no one to yell for the predicament that I am in.

2. Traffic (In general)


Of course, traffic sucks. But compared to world hunger, homelessness and the absence of clean water, is it really that bad? Yes, it is terrible.  But, an abundance of cars represents wealth and the progression of modern society. Still, nothing makes your blood bubble sitting in an endless line of cars.  I’m not sure watching someone in front you continue to let people into your lane is worse.  Or always managing to be in the lane that is at a complete stand-still.

3.Less Than Perfect Waiter Service

waiter at restaurant

Just like you are in a bad mood from being stuck in traffic on the way to McDonald’s with no WIFI, a waiter can have a bad day too. Expecting nothing but the most professional waiter service, 100 percent of the time may not seem like a first world problem, but think about it… Someone is taking your order, and bringing it to your table without you having to move a muscle. You are being served.  That being said when it comes to my eating, I can’t have anything getting between me and my food.  And when my eggs come out over hard when I specified CLEARLY over medium I will be speaking to a manager.

4. Entering a Building With No WIFI

While it’s certainly true that most buildings in the western world are equipped with WIFI technology, sometimes it’s just not the case. But it’s okay you have a data plan right?  Screw that, I’m not using my precious Data in McDonald’s when it could be spent Snapchatting my hike.  I am going to need some wifi with that Big Mac!

5. Losing The TV Remote

lost remote

Want to turn up the volume of Monday Night Football but can’t find the remote? Do you stand up, walk to the TV and use the manual buttons to turn up the TV?  OR do you throw a tantrum, boot your cat and flip the coffee table?  The decision is yours but I usually end up going with the latter.

6. Paying Too Much Tax


Yes, paying tax sucks. But complaining about paying too much tax is just another way of saying “I make a lot of money”. When you start to consider that half of the world are living on less than $1 per day, your tax situation starts to look less like an unfortunate reality, and more like a kid crying over not getting a PlayStation and Xbox for Christmas.  Still, can I at least get a receipt of what my money is paying for?

7. Slow Internet; definition of a first world problem

Slow internet

Slow internet is just as bad as no internet, right? Nothing worse than getting ready to binge watch your favorite Netflix series only to be stuck watching a wheel spin.  Just spinning away, taunting you, reminding you why you shouldn’t have skimped on your AT&T plan.  Now you are stuck, buffering.  Buffering your shows longer than you are actually watching them, the agony!

8. Phone Charger Cable Is Too Short

Phone charger cable


Have you ever been laid in bed with 5% battery, so you decide to plug in your phone so you can continue trying to beat your top score on Angry Birds, only to realize that the cable is too short to reach your bed? Do you move closer to the power supply, put down your phone until it’s fully charged or throw it at the wall and blame Apple for not making longer cables?  This first world problem has no good solution.  Buying a third party cable is probably your best bet.

9. Sitting Through Commercials On A Recording

Just imagine that… Spending three minutes of your life sitting through the commercials on your 60 inch HD TV, just to realize it was a recording and you could have fast forwarded it. I wouldn’t wish first world problem on my worst enemy!  To think about all the minutes wasted watching unnecessary male enhancement ads… Just makes me sick.

10. Having To Use Bread As Hamburger Buns

hamburger bread slices

We’re finishing this list with a bad one! Ran out of hamburger buns? Had to use slices of bread instead? How did you cope? The first world problem can be particularly frustrating if you only have two end pieces left.  I mean at that point you might as well just eat the patty or order delivery.



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