Thursday, June 30, 2011

First World Problems



I'm about to spend the afternoon with our new teachers talking all things smart.  Someone sent me this video.  It made me laugh.  We keep catching ourselves getting irritated that a "blessing" or "privilege" is causing us minor problems.  Like the time one of the kids was irritated that there wasn't any more hot water at shower time.  "You hardly ever had hot water in Haiti.  Remember?"  Oh.  Yeah.  We laugh.  I find myself getting irritated at the piles of laundry, even though it's a million times easier to do it here than in Haiti.  We're so dumb, aren't we?

What's your favorite line?

10 comments:

Rachel Watters said...

Um... the whole thing! That was great :)

Singing Pilgrim said...

My favorite one is "I have to put water in this mix and THEN bake it?" and my sister's is "My laptop's battery is dead and cord is over there."

Matt and Abby said...

Hilarious! I love your blog. I have been reading it for a while. Maybe I have commented, maybe not. I think you guys are awesome and humble. That's a great combo don't you think??
My favorite line...killed a spider with a dollar b/c I didn't have a tissue.
How often do I do that?? Not literally, of course, figuratively.

Erika A said...

Thanks for sharing that video. Hilarious. I liked the part about not being able to find the right lid for my tupperware. Huge problem, right? I mean, all this leftover food...I guess I should just trash it because it takes soooo long to find the right tupperware match.

John & Perla said...

"my cleaning lady's vacuuming" definitely my favorite. This video makes me want to pay for a round trip ticket to Haiti for this kid. He's got great insight. No reality check needed for him.

My shower was actually HOT this morning - - - for like 5 seconds.

Brandon and April said...

love the video!
My sister has always said that her biggest problem as an American is a drawer full of socks that don't have a match. it's a tough world out there! :)

Christine said...

I like the one right at the beginning: "My fridge is so full I have to reach way back," but "the other side of my pillow is not much cooler" is pretty funny.

Jess said...

This fits my small life to a tee! We're replacing our 3rd hot water heater in 3 months, and have had hot water only sporadically in that time. Every time I flip on the tap I have to fight this ridiculous wave of irritation! I'm constantly reminding myself that hot water is a luxury in most places (a really, really, really, nice one that I'd love to have right now!)
My laptop battery's dead but my chargers over there... PRICELESS!

Melda said...

I am painfully guilty in both:

1) being irrated at these qualities in other people that I think I have mastered, (my biggest annoyance, people drinking bottled water when good clean water comes right out of the front of our fridge)

2) justifing the ones that still bug me.

OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

"Netflix keeps suggesting things I've already seen"! This was hilarious but very convicting too!