Defined at Urban Dictionary as "problems from living in a wealthy,
industrialized nation that third-worlders would probably roll their eyes
at." First-world problems is an Internet meme that has been gaining popularity due to sites like Twitter, Reddit and YouTube. There are a handful of websites that have popped up as well. Here are some of our favorite picks from the Internet.
"I just watched 'Inception' on HBO On Demand and found out immediately afterward that there is HBO On Demand HD." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
Can't catch a break
"I'm trying to text while at a red light, but I keep making all the greens." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
The machines are conspiring against us
"The conveyor belt at Wal-mart wasn't turned on tonight, so I had to move my items toward the scanner by myself." -Reddit user pope_cd
I'm going to lose my ironic hurricane cred
"I know I should evacuate my apartment, but what if someone else's blog is the first to publish Hipstamatic shots of Hurricane Irene hitting my neighborhood?" -First World Problems
That dishwasher better pay for my mani"My dishwasher broke, so now I have to wash up by hand while I wait for it to be fixed." -Reddit user phenorbital
The nerve of that woman
"My girlfriend keeps texting me while I'm playing Angry Birds." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
"I ate too many breadsticks at Olive Garden and now I can't finish my steak." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
The age old dilemma
"I don't have enough dip for my chips, but if I open another container, I won't have enough chips for my dip." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
The temerity of that algorithm
"Netflix just recommended Twilight to me." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
Jeeze, Twitter, you're so inconsiderate
"Twitter updated its iPad app with a blue icon. Curses, Twitter, I have enough blue icons already!" -First World Problems
What would Goldilocks do?
"One pillow is too low, but two stacked is too high." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
Worst. Workout. Ever.
"My iPod died while I was at the gym, so I had to exercise without music." -Twitter/FiWoProblems
Give me the antibac stat!
"The automatic doors at the mall were broken and I had to pull open a regular door." -Reddit user _Raptor_
Guess I'll just eat my peanut butter and jelly sandwhich alone
"My mom never bought me Lunchables. I guess that's why I didn't have any friends in elementary school." -Reddit user delti90
Oh, the humanity!
"Power is out because of [Hurricane] Irene and I can't read my favorite book because my Kindle is dead." -Reddit user CrossShot