Sometimes life is tough if you are a rich and privileged member of the developed world. Who could sleep easily at night when having to deal with nasty first world problems like these ones?
Hurricane Sandy has brought devastation and destruction to the east coast shoreline, cities, and suburbs. While much of the East Coast is without electricity, those with social media access still manage to remind us that the US abounds with First World Problems. Here are a few from Twitter, Facebook, and my crazy South Jersey family (love you!)
— THE BAT (@BiiiKE) October 30, 2012
— Seth Bannon (@sethbannon) October 30, 2012
To charge my cell I’m using up my laptop battery.The irony #firstworldproblem
— Laura MissesHockey (@LauraPhillies) October 30, 2012
So jealous of my east coast friends! Why can’t there be a hurricane in LA so I don’t have to work tomorrow? #firstworldproblem
— Isaac Laming (@ilaming) October 30, 2012
My Uncle purchased an expensive generator after the big storm that wiped out electricity at his house for almost a week only a few months ago. Upon hearing about the coming hurricane, they were quite excited for the electricity to go out so that they could make use of their new purchase. Alas, while many in their neighborhood lost power, theirs didn’t even flicker. He’s really mad. #Firstworldproblem.
Family friends checked on their home in Long Beach Island only to find out that while it seems to have weathered the storm ok, the hot tub was nowhere to be found. Where did the hot tub go? Floating out to the Atlantic? Banging into other homes? If only we knew. #Firstworldproblem.
From Facebook (by way of Whitewhine.com)
“Poorly prepared. Only $$$ scented candles to light. Not sure white musk mixes with manchurian dragon or with opoponax amber?”
Or check out this little boy. . . Spoiled much?!
Add any additional #firstworldproblems you’ve heard about in our comments.