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Researchers from Goldsmiths University asked thousands of current 20-somethings what is their biggest ‘first-world problem’? The list is outrageous, but everyone reading this article will agree with at least a few.

They then asked people in their 50s what their biggest worries were twenty years ago. Damn, life was much different then….


Hot Pockets too hot, YouTube ads, Chick fil-A patties too thick… here’s what bugs you:


2017 First World Problems

1. Having to wait in the house all day for a delivery because there isn’t a specific time-slot
2. Forgetting your log-in passwords
3. Leaving your phone at home
4. No free Wi-Fi at a hotel
5. The buffering sign when you are streaming something online
6. Having to stand on public transport
7. Running for the Bus/Train and getting there as the doors shut
8. When you forget your umbrella and it’s raining
9. Having to get out of warm bed to turn off the lights
10. When someone puts an empty bottle back in the fridge
11. Losing the TV remote when your favorite program is due to start
12. When you can see someone has read your message but hasn’t replied
13. Having to get dressed to open the front door
14. When an avocado isn’t ripe enough
15. Having numerous items of clothing on one hanger because you haven’t got enough
16. Running out of toilet roll and forgetting to buy some on the way home
17. When they don’t bring condiments with your meal and you have to ask for them
18. Your laptop running low on battery but your charger is in another room
19. Realizing the milk has run out after boiling the kettle
20. Navigation re-routing

1997 First World Problems

1. Having a happy relationship
2. Earning enough to pay rent and bills
3. Whether you could afford a holiday
4. Saving for first home
5. When you got your photos developed and most of them were over-exposed


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