Have you ever had a #FirstWorldProblem kind of day? Today is definitely one of those days for me.
I share a post office box with my Mom and Dad (as did my grandmother when she was alive). That’s fine, except that the post office only issues one key. My Dad, more often than not, is the one who picks up the mail, so he is the person who usually has the key. After completely ransacking my parents’ office yesterday morning, I was unable to find the one and only mail key. I texted Dad to find out where it was. I can’t remember the exact reply, but it went a little something like this.
I came to the logical conclusion that a preschooler had somehow gained possession of his phone, so I waited a while before sending a new text. About 4 hours later, I resent my previous text. I did not get a response before I went to bed, so naturally, I assumed the (imagined) preschooler from earlier in the day had tossed his phone in a toilet.
When I woke up this morning, I had a text from my Dad. There was no preschooler, and his phone is alive and well. The mailbox key, however, is Ontario. My mailbox and I are in Nova Scotia, so that’s going to make getting my mail a wee bit challenging for the next little while. Perhaps he could mail me the key? Oh, wait… that won’t work.
Since I had no mail to sort through this morning, I thought I’d do a little blogging. Over on my photo blog, I like to embed images from my Flickr account so that I can conserve my WordPress media storage space. I got 9 of the 20 photos I wanted to share uploaded, then Flickr broke. It seems to be a world wide issue judging by the angry comments on the Flickr help forums. While I am slightly annoyed and inconvenienced by this outage, I, unlike many of the other free subscribers to the service, don’t feel the need to publicly trash-talk Yahoo and Flickr on their own platform. If I had a paid “PRO” account, I may feel compelled to complain, but I don’t have a paid “PRO” account. I get the service for free, as do the sauciest of complainers in the forum.
Ooooh…. guess what? Flickr just started working again! One #FirstWorldProblem solved! Do you think any of the complainers are going to go back to the forum to thank them for fixing the problem? I’m almost tempted to go back and check. Almost.
While Flickr was out, I decided to wash the floors. Of course, my right rubber glove had to spring a leak! That, however, was not the biggest #FirstWorldProblem of my floor washing endeavour. What really got to me is the lingering scent of the (new) cleaner in the house and on my hands. It’s making me ill! It’s freezing outside and I have all the windows open trying to air the place out. Why must cleaning product companies formulate their products to be stinkier and stinkier all the time? Do I have to start using homemade cleaners for everything?
End of #FirstWorldProblem rant. I have a post to finish over on my other blog.