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Earphones becoming tangled in your bag, Weetabix not fitting into a round breakfast bowl and being in-between dress sizes after losing weight have been named on a list of the most common ‘first world problems’.
Other issues which plague us daily amid our high-tech, pampered lives include Pimms not being sufficiently chilled, the cleaner taking a day off and the glare of the sun affecting the screen of our laptops, phones or tablets.
Snagging designer clothing, the area we live in being too nice for a corner shop which sells cheap wine and having to stand up to reach for a cup on the coffee table also made the list.
Other areas in which we appear to have completely lost perspective of how lucky we are were motoring, with problems such as the car’s leather seats becoming too hot in the summer – and too cold in the winter.
The car stereo not being MP3 compatible also causes ‘distress’, as does needing a second family car, but not having room on the driveway.
A spokesman for paid survey website OnePoll, which carried out the study, said:
”Sometimes we forget just how good we’ve got it.
”Whilst we enjoy a lifestyle much more fortunate than some parts of the world, we still find time to moan about those more trivial problems during everyday life.
”Of course it’s frustrating that our earphones get tangled, or that some shops only sell cheap wine when you want to splash out a bit.
”But when these moments occur, we should take a second and reflect on what aspects of our life aren’t so problematic”.
The study which was carried out among 2,000 adults aged between the ages of 18 and 65.
All were asked to name their own ‘first world problems’, and mark a subsequent list of the top 75.
THE TOP 50 FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
Its boiling hot outside but freezing in the air conditioned office
My personal trainer took the week off so I have to work out alone
My wallet won’t close because there’s too much money in it
I bought a dishwasher and now spend longer packing and unpacking it than I did washing up
My Brie is too hard
No semi-skimmed milk in the supermarket, just full fat
Earphones getting tangled up in your bag
Chipped nail varnish
The cleaner taking a day off
Trying to keep electricals out of the sun whilst sunbathing e.g. phone, camera etc
Watch / jewellery causing unsightly tan lines
Spotting someone wearing the same outfit as you
Squeaky new shoes which hurt whilst breaking them in
Snagging designer clothing
Over / under brewed tea
Remote control batteries have run out
A disappointing air freshener
The wind blowing your summer dress or skirt up
Stepping on something wet while wearing socks
Hair sticking to lipstick or lip balm in the slightest breeze
You update your mobile phone and lose all your contacts
Sitting on your designer sunglasses
Getting a fishbone stuck in your throat
Two Weetabix not fitting in a round bowl properly, resulting in half of them becoming soggy and the other dry
Having to watch movies on a phone because the tablet battery died
Wanting another car, but not having room on the driveway
I want to take my laptop outside but the wifi doesn’t reach far enough
The living room isn’t big enough for a coffee table and recliner sofas
Getting suntan lotion in your eyes whilst reading outdoors in the sunshine
Getting popcorn in your teeth
Forgetting your phone charger
Cold leather car seats in the winter
My car won’t play MP3′s
The football match is on Sky and not terrestrial
My hairdresser moving
Having to go to the Post Office to collect a parcel
Being out when a parcel gets delivered
Supermarket check-out staff scanning faster than you can pack
Sky+ recordings clashing
Having a restaurant table indoors on a sunny day
Nail polish clashing with lipstick
Batteries going in the Sky remote
The cash machine giving you a £50 note
The shop not stocking a coke bottle with your name on
Heel getting stuck in the decking of a boat/yacht
Living somewhere too posh for a cheap corner shop
Having the last edition of the iPhone
The sun glare on your iPad / phone tablet
A neighbour using the same Laura Ashley wallpaper