I feel somewhat inspired by the Swedish comedy show “Hipp Hipp” and have to post, probably the first of many, posts named after the sketch “Dagens I-lands problem“. This loosely translates into something like “Problems of the western world”, or “Problems of the Industrialized world”. Anyone who is familiar with the show, will know that the “problems” that they refer to are no real problems at all, at least if you compare them to the struggles to survive people go through in developing countries around the world.
With that framing in mind, here’s my “problem” I was faced with at the store yesterday:
I went up to the front entrance, and stood there, waiting for the door to swing open. It never did. As it turned out, the automatic doors were not working and, get a load of this, I had to open them myself. Can you belive that? This is almost as much of a problem as having to walk up an escalator that’s out of order. Unacceptable!
Dagens I-lands Problem.