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First World Problems | Problematic Issue

Features | #FirstWorldProblems

Silly Problems from around the world + Twitter Posts on #fwp

Jeremy Joven Editor in Chief

by Jeremy Joven | Compiled from Twitter by Elizabeth Yowe
Published March 2014 | Problematic Issue

It’s a bizzare concept: tweeting your trivial problems, almost always bragging about how good you have it. Though some people seriously think their personal #fwp first-world problems are real issues worth discussing, others do it just for kicks.

We’ve added a selection of make-believe #FWP’s from current conditions in 16 different cities worldwide—inspired by a collection of posts from friends and other tweets—plus actual tweets from users of Twitter tagging #fwp.

Sometimes in life, you have to laugh at terrible things to see a different perspective.
Send us your best #fwp post at

San Francisco, California

Our free gourmet lunch at the StartUp sucked today! The service staff forgot forks and plates! We had to eat the Amuse Bouche with cocktail napkins!@rothmana

The quinoa in the fridge is taking up space where my hand-crafted beer goes. #groundsforadivorce? #firstworldproblems

NYC, New York

I could only afford to buy one pair of Manolo Blahniks because I’m going to France next month... I work SO HARD to have these kind of problems.@theycallmeyoko

Nail lady messed up my French tips. Now my nails look like lumpy sausages.#firstworldproblems

Los Angeles, California

The Tanning Salon is closed on Monday and I desperately need a tan—it’s too sunny out and the beach is 30 mins away@MrBadButt

I hate that my family owns so many fucking cars coz I gotta move em and shit. #firstworldproblems @DOREENBSIMON


Chicago, Illinois

Don’t you hate it when it’s snowing hardcore and your towncar can’t pick you up right at your penthouse door? @missjane_va

So according to the calendar it’ll soon be Spring. I want the warm weather but I don’t want to have to shave my legs. #FirstWorldProblems

Austin, Texas

My butt hurts so much from sitting on my wad of $100 bills bulging out of my recycled paper wallet. @SillyCristina

They put my VIP band on too tight. #firstworldproblems #SXSW @NashZachary

My wallet has so many bills in it that it’s stuck in like the shape of like a 45 degree angle. #firstworldproblems

Seattle, Washington

I already wore this leather jacket at last week’s music festival—what if the same people see me wearing it again? @danelyandrea

Either someone needs to start paying me to go to concerts or I’m just gonna have to suck it up and miss a few shows. #firstworldproblems

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