My air conditioner’s broken and it’s 39 degrees outside. Tomorrow it’s going to be 42. Luckily I have a lovely air-conditioner mechanic who’s going to pop by in the morning to give the pipes a squiz. In the meantime I get an instant sweat lodge which’ll give me a thorough New Year’s detox. Oh yay!
Even though the cavalry is on its way, I still feel panicky at the thought of having to sweat my way through the next 24 hours. It’s made me ponder the Tarot of First World Problems…
Let’s face it, a broken air-conditioner for 24 hours is not a big problem. I can go to a shopping centre or the cinema if I really want to cool down.
Five of Wands: Dealing with everyday problems
However, I still feel like this about it…
Nine of Swords: Panicky
The problem is you get so used to First World comforts, it’s a surprise when they’re taken away. Not a pleasant one.
Seven of Wands Reversed: Having something stolen from you
It’s also easy to feel abandoned when you’re stuck grappling with unpleasantness on your own.
The Fool Reversed: Lacking trust
This makes lots of people angry.
The Emperor Reversed: Anger issues
And they often take these frustrations out on others.
Five of Swords: Biting words
It’s easy to lose perspective when you’re used to modern day comforts.
Two of Pentacles Reversed: Losing perspective
Don’t get me started on how I feel when my internet signal goes down.
What modern day comfort could you not live without?