Perspective

The hinges on our oven door are broken. The door won’t close completely, and when open all the way, it almost touches the kitchen floor.

Mr. P: I talked to the repairman. The parts aren’t here yet. He can’t come today.

Me: *sigh* All right. It’s just a pain. I have to close it to load the dishwasher, but I have to open it to get anything out of the drawers. It gets in the way when I want to use the stove top, and microwave meals aren’t very satisfying.

Mr. P: *long pause* For some reason, the phrase “first world problems” comes to mind.

Perspective is everything.

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