White Whine: A Study of First-World Problems is a recent book authored by humorist Streeter Seidell of WhiteWhine.com which “chronicles the everyday difficulties that plague our lives—from hating the new iPhone to the barista getting our name wrong on our an overly complicated coffee order.” It’s available to order at Amazon.
Here’s one of the author’s examples of a “White Whine”:
Here is a whine – “Ugh, I’m sick again.”
And here is a White Whine – “Ugh, every time I go to Paris I get sick.”
The difference is subtle, but it’s there. To be a White Whiner your complaint must convey, simultaneously, that you are both fortunate and irritated.
And here is another:
What Do You Mean, No Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi—which stands for Wireless Fi—is no longer seen as a luxury or even a convenience, but as a right. An unalienable, unpassword-protectable right. When Wi-Fi is not available, laptop and tablet owners liken it to a trampling of their freedoms. From the Holiday Inn off the highway that only has Wi-Fi in the lobby to the airplane that hasn’t been retrofitted with a router yet, their pained cries ring out from every corner of the nation.
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips