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There are just some situations you'd rather die than get stuck in. Well that's probably a tad on the dramatic side, but not by much. I will say there is nothing worse than being trapped at the DMV... that is a definitive "Take me now Lord" moment. But in the end it is the utter definition of "First World Problems." We have so many of those; situations that arise we think are a tragedy when in fact there are REAL tragedies occurring everyday... murder, famine, politics. But we get caught up in our lives and convince ourselves minor inconveniences are the end of the world. We are pure drama y'all!

Redditor u/NRmusiccringe wanted us all discuss a few fates worse than death by inquiring... Other than waiting in line at the DMV while your phone is dead, what is an example of "first world torture"?



Relinquish your license fool! 

When you leave a safe following distance between you and the car in front of you, but the a**hole waiting to pull out from a side road ignores safety and merges into the too-small gap they perceive as an opening then proceeds to go 5 miles below the speed of traffic in a no passing zone.

pointwelltaken

Red or Blue?

Talking politics with someone that you really want to get along with, but disagree with on pretty much every level. It's a tightrope you walk where you don't want to give anyone the impression you support this Thing, but at the same time you don't want to disagree with them too strongly, or you might get into an actual argument, and ruin the vibe of the party and man you're a cool guy to hang out with as long as we don't discuss this can't we get back to drinks and a good time?

Or they have some kind of power over you and disagreeing would be a bad idea.

Werunos

Patience is a virtue...

Getting that ancient (but really friendly and sweet) cashier who scans your items at a rate of 10 per minute, and you just happen to be in a rush.

dboggia

Stop the Music!! 

Working in retail and listening to the repetitive, really bad music track.

Tuning it out is a special sort of talent I'm glad I've developed.

Sonic10122

Where i used to work we only played royalty free stuff. Thank God I've forgotten most of the songs that would haunt me in my dreams, but I will never forget a Christmas song that has the lyric "My sugar daddy Santa Claus." Never again.

chullyconcarne

As if the gym isn't bad enough...

Going to the gym (because you never have to do any real manual labor) just to find out that it's really crowded, and you can't do the workout you planned on doing.

Dragnil

WAAAIIITTTTT!!!!!

Missing your train narrowly enough that you can physically see it pull away.

Werunos

Or running for the bus and the driver being that a**hole who pulls away when you're literally in front of the door. And it's a weekend which means the next bus doesn't come for 40 minutes and it's raining. That's the hell I hope said a**hole bus drivers end up in.

ihopeyoulikeapples

I'm incomplete...

Netflix not adding every season of a show.

panickyyy

Spotify not having the entire discography of an artist.

darkbee83

Break the silence... 

No headphones while on the train/bus.

VollkiP

No problem, just play your music on your phone's speaker like every other degenerate it seems like.

dash_trash

I need my meows now! 

When you pay for expedited shipping (ex. Amazon Prime) and the item doesn't arrive on time. Now you're stuck waiting for your cat calendar for another day, if you're lucky.

SeekTheKhalique

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