Saturday, August 13, 2011

All of my many white people's problems

Sometimes when I complain, Easy Ed shoots me down. "That's a white person's problem," he'll answer. Meaning that there are people suffering a lot worse things than I am at that moment. Many of my problems are those born out of privilege. I laugh whenever Ed throws my whining back into my face with that phrase, but it has made me think carefully before I complain.

Here is a list of some of my recent "white person's problems" this week. These are things I either thought to myself or I actually said out loud:

"There is not enough room in the fridge for all of this food!"

"I am going to be way too tired to function at work after our weekend in Virginia Beach."

"We have way too much [of our investment portfolio in] cash. I don't know where to put our money right now!" (Yes, I actually said that.)

"I don't know whether to sign up Asher for Spanish class or piano lessons or both this fall."

"The boys have way too many clothes!"

"If we could only buy an iPad for everyone in the house...." C'mon....

"It is so annoying to volunteer at Noe's school. There are always way too many parent volunteers at each event."

"It's so unfair that we don't have a housecleaning service."

"I wish we could just take Noe and Asher to the same dentist. It would be sooo much easier."

"It sucks how much our car registration fees have gone up since we bought our new car."

"I wish the farmer's market four blocks from my house stayed open just a little later so I wouldn't have to rush over after work to buy all of their wonderful and fresh produce."

"I am going to be living in this place FOREVER!" (Place = 3 bed/2 ba newly updated townhouse in a safe and prosperous community, with awesome schools, and wonderful people.....POOR ME!)

Although I would not characterize all of our problems as "white" and we do have serious challenges in our lives, and I am not quite as superficial as it might appear from this post (hopefully), I am thankful for ALL of my white people's problems!


Kage said...

I can't find it right now, but there is a website or twitter account called First World Complaints....pretty funny.

Outside the Pumpkin Shell said...

You'll love it. ;)

I would love your white problems. A LOT. But given that, I'm sure I have my own white whines. :)

icyhighs said...

I came across this page after googling 'white people problems' to make sure its not racist - as part of research for a post on my blog.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and the funny thing is the world has become so gentrified by the middle class that all races now have 'white people problems'!