Clayton Cramer’s Blog posted a link (last night) to an Internet site wherein self-absorbed folk can complain about problems of the Modern World, e.g. My waitress didn’t write down the order, and now I’m afraid she will screw it up. or The free car my dad gave me has leather seats, but I am a vegan.
Funny? Yes and no.
Here is said link: First World Problems
I was reminded of the Robert Bly story, wherein Bly was 17, and working cleaning
up a restaurant after hours.
The only other worker was the old bookkeeper.
And Bly kept whining about not being out with his friends, what a problem it was.
Eventually, the old bookkeeper confronted him, and said:
“Do you have a roof over your head? Food in your belly? If you don’t,
these are problems,…everything else is just an inconvenience.“
Then the old man showed Bly the numbers tattooed on his arm.
h/t Clayton Cramer