I walked over to the machine, put my coat down, got my dollar out, and put my dollar in the bill slot. Then I looked at the screen and saw an "out of order" sign made out of a bar tab. The machine won't give me my dollar back. Nuts. Frustrated, I emailed Holly:
"Saw this after I put my dollar in (attached picture of the sign) #firstworldproblems
#firstworldproblems is a popular Twitter hashtag used to indicate you are complaining about something relatively trivial in your overall good life. It pops up every few seconds. Here are some examples:
The Water Project
Heifer International helps you gift animals to help people become sustainable. Wouldn't you love to send someone a goat?
Accion International is a microfinance company that gives loans to folks to invest in their small businesses.
Feeding America / Second Harvest helps feed people in need in the U.S.
Avon Breast Cancer Charities
Obviously there are many more organizations to support. But next time I complain about my #firstworldproblems I'll remind myself about #realworldproblems.