Homer's Travels: A First World Problem

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A First World Problem

I've been watching American Horror Story on Netflix.  There is a new season starting in October.  This resulted in a dilemma:  Should I DVR the new season or should I wait for it to get to Netflix?

Both options have advantages and disadvantages.  If I DVR it I will get to watch the show sooner but I would be limited to one episode per week and I would have to fast forward through commercials.  If I wait for Netflix to catch up I could watch the entire season in one binge and I would not have to fast forward through commercials but I would have to wait six months to a year for the episodes to be available.

I've been thinking about this problem for awhile and   ... I realized that my problem was a first world problem.

First World Problem:
"Problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders would probably roll their eyes at." - From The Urban Dictionary
In a world where the sovereignty of a free Ukraine is threatened by a rearward looking authoritarian, the one sided death and destruction of Gaza by a so-called ally, the inhuman acts of radical religious and religious intolerant organizations like ISIS (or ISIL, IS, or whatever they want to be called), and the number of deaths from Ebola rapidly approaches two thousand souls, wouldn't it be wonderful if all our problems were First World Problems.


  1. I vote DVR it! That way you're not binge watching and getting that weird "I should move but I don't remember how to" feeling in your joints :)

    1. Autumn: LOL! I was leaning towards waiting for Netflix. I may have to reconsider.

  2. It's a really big decision! I can see the benefits of not fast forwarding commercials too. :)