My wife and I joke a lot about what we call "first-world problems."

See, she's actually from the third world – somewhere south of Mexico but north of Peru – so her tolerance for what we sheltered gringos get worked up about sometimes can run a bit thin.

We both laughed at a friend a couple of weeks back who got all worked up over Barney's not having a particular piece of jewelry in stock.

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