Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

Two nights ago my movable bed FROZE in the reading position.




I was pretty mad as I just purchased this in March!  I changed batteries in the remote.  I unplugged the unit for an hour.  Then I called the retail outlet who said to call the manufacturer.  I left a message there with no response.  Then I sent an email.  It's hard to coordinate repairs when I am leaving next Tuesday.  The kids will have to live here (which they love!).

It's pretty cold here which made me wish I had purchased the next car package UP from what I bought ... so I could have a heated steering wheel.  And remote start so the van would be warm when I got in.

At dinner, I wanted something other than what I have on hand.  And that's when it hit me.  These are all first world problems.

I have always had a bed (to myself unless I wanted to share).  Some families sleep on the ground.  Or many to a bed.

I have never gone hungry (except on purpose).  And some families are so grateful for $50/month to feed their family of four.

I have always had reliable transportation and the money to put gasoline in it.  I can't even imagine walking and carrying water on my shoulders.

Today I am prayerful.  First world problems are not really problems at all.  Minor blips in an upper middle class world.  At worst.  I am thankful.

4 comments:

  1. We sure can get wrapped up in our first world problems, can't we.

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    1. Then we know it is time to sit back and gain perspective!

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  2. Stupid bed!!! At least, you can afford the fixes and that is a good thing.

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    1. It better be under warranty!!!! Stay tuned. Still no return phone call OR email ....

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