Stupid Tuesday questions, Jaybird edition
The other night, I was driving home from work and listening to the radio. Boston has a particularly good independent radio station, and that’s what I happened to be tuned to. (I listen to a lot of NPR, but there are limits to how much any one listener can take at one go. Even a good liberal like me.)
As I made the exit from the highway, Paul Simon’s “Late in the Evening” came on. Like all people with functional tympanic membranes, I just love that song. So I happily hummed along as I took the curve toward home.
But then! Then I happened to glance at the little gizmo that displays whatever song is playing on Sirius radio at whichever station I have it tuned to at the time. And behold, it was playing “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite. Another song I just love!
“Man,” I thought. “Now what am I supposed to do? I have to pick between two songs I really like. I wish I didn’t have a screen there to tell me what I was missing!”
Instantaneously I was struck by an intense desire to slap the shit out of myself. Because of all the idiotic, crappy First World problems, that may be the whiniest, dumbest thing to whine about. Even silently to one’s self for a mere two seconds. I wanted to kick my own ass.
So that, of course, is this week’s Question — what ridiculous First World problems have you complained about, perhaps to your own chagrin? Which minor irritations or frustrations seemed momentarily large, even if you knew they were not? Here, let’s let Jaybird start things rolling:
(Full disclosure: I hate standup. A guy with a two by four on his shoulder turning around and hitting someone? COMEDY GOLD. Someone standing in front of a crowd and telling a joke? That is my own personal First World Problem, right there.)
So, what’s yours?