I was at the bedside of my sick friend at the hospital. She was not getting any better.

A moment later I was in the cafeteria. Looking for something to drink. But I couldn't find that soda I had noticed in the ads.

It was sold out. I clenched my teeth, cursed and stamp on the floor. But hey - did I cry over soda water?

Yeah, sure I did. And that was where my blog idea was born. Since then I have illustrated about 250 first world problems for people all over the world.

How does it work? People send me their problems, I let my followers vote on which one I shall pick, then I draw.

In 2016 I discovered that Taylor Swift used my name, Nils Sjöberg, as a pseudonym when writing pop songs with Calvin Harris. Definitely a first world problem. I illustrated it and it went crazy viral. In 2017 Taylor Swift buried me in her new video. I illustrated it again. And once again it went viral.

In September the blog turns five years and that's about it, the time has come to move on with another project.

Until then, I will keep illustrating first world problems and would be happy to receive more suggestions.

Scroll down for some examples!

More info: nilsfirstworldproblems.tumblr.com

#1 The Dentist Asks Me Questions While His Fingers Are In My Mouth

The Dentist Asks Me Questions While His Fingers Are In My Mouth

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Daria B 7 months ago

The funny thing is, they actually understand what you are "saying". ♥

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#2 Taylor Swift Buried Me (Nils Sjöberg) In Her New Music Video

Taylor Swift Buried Me (Nils Sjöberg) In Her New Music Video

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Guacharaco 7 months ago

Request your royalties!

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#3 I Stepped On A Wet Patch On The Floor. Now I Have To Change Socks

I Stepped On A Wet Patch On The Floor. Now I Have To Change Socks

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Bored Office Girl 7 months ago

The worst. I swear our cats spill their water dishes on purpose!

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#4 I Accidentally Turned On My Front-Face Camera

I Accidentally Turned On My Front-Face Camera

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Kayla Welch 7 months ago

Sometimes I scare myself when I do this

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#5 My Smartphone Is Too Big For My Pocket

My Smartphone Is Too Big For My Pocket

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Laugh Fan 7 months ago

Clothes makers lagging behind the times! Bigger pockets please!

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#6 The Banana Doesn't Fit In My Banana Case

The Banana Doesn't Fit In My Banana Case

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Kayla Welch 7 months ago

But, bananas come in their own natural casing.

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#7 The Guy Next To Me Occupies The Armrest At The Cinema

The Guy Next To Me Occupies The Armrest At The Cinema

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Laugh Fan 7 months ago

It's the seat-makers fault. Whoever thought that one armrest between two people was a good idea?

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#8 Taylor Swift Uses My Name (Nils Sjöberg) As An Alias When She Produces Pop Songs

Taylor Swift Uses My Name (Nils Sjöberg) As An Alias When She Produces Pop Songs

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Emma B 7 months ago

Apparently, when you're famous, real people don't matter.

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#9 I Have To Keep Holding On To The Hood Of My Coat When It Snows

I Have To Keep Holding On To The Hood Of My Coat When It Snows

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Coco! 6 months ago

Which is what the pull strings are for. So you can hide in the shell

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#10 A Guy At The Gym Chose The Locker Below Mine, Even Though All Others Were Free

A Guy At The Gym Chose The Locker Below Mine, Even Though All Others Were Free

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C 7 months ago

omg the abs

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#11 Stones Get Stuck In My Vans’ Shoe Soles

Stones Get Stuck In My Vans’ Shoe Soles

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Cora Fields 7 months ago

Ok, but consider this: this actually hurts.

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#12 The Remote Control To My Garage Door Has Ran Out Of Battery. Now I Have To Open It Manually

The Remote Control To My Garage Door Has Ran Out Of Battery. Now I Have To Open It Manually

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Tim Douglass 7 months ago

My garage door doesn't even have a handle on the outside, so without the remote you have to to inside and push a button - major effort, not sure I'll survive.

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#13 My Glasses Are Fogging Up When I Enter The Supermarket

My Glasses Are Fogging Up When I Enter The Supermarket

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Guacharaco 7 months ago

And then when I exit too!

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#14 My Boyfriend Used The Last Coffee Grains So I Didn’t Have Any Coffee This Morning

My Boyfriend Used The Last Coffee Grains So I Didn’t Have Any Coffee This Morning

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Lisa Florina 7 months ago

Now thats pure cruelty! :0

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#15 I Can't Decide Which Selfie To Post

I Can't Decide Which Selfie To Post

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Tiny Dynamine 7 months ago

None. Ever. That should sort out that one for you.

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#16 I Could Only See Clouds When I Flew To Germany The Other Day

I Could Only See Clouds When I Flew To Germany The Other Day

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Betty Gohr 7 months ago

The Disney birds must have had the day off or maybe they were circling another plane

#17 My Avocados Are Too Hard

My Avocados Are Too Hard

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Kristy Puffer 7 months ago

OMG, Kayla didn't have a quip for this one?

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#18 I Have Too Large Calves To Wear Slim Fit Jeans

I Have Too Large Calves To Wear Slim Fit Jeans

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C 7 months ago

What is on your chin? The face is so confusing here

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#19 I'm Totally Addicted To My Iphone

I'm Totally Addicted To My Iphone

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GalaxyInAJar 7 months ago

I love the stylized lines down the cheeks,

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#20 I Always Put Too Much Stuff In My Taco

I Always Put Too Much Stuff In My Taco

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Amber Cook 7 months ago

This is when you grab a fork & make it a taco salad!

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#21 The Guy Sitting Opposite To Me On The Subway Has A Horrible Bad Breath

The Guy Sitting Opposite To Me On The Subway Has A Horrible Bad Breath

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FuzzyWuzzy 6 months ago

Whoa! How close were u sitting near him that u could smell his breath??!!

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#22 My Fluffy Scarf Makes Me Crazy - It Sticks All Over My Favorite Lipgloss

My Fluffy Scarf Makes Me Crazy - It Sticks All Over My Favorite Lipgloss

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Bonnie Blue Bird 7 months ago

Fluffy cats will do this to you too.

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#23 People Are Setting Themselves Down Way Too Close On The Beach

People Are Setting Themselves Down Way Too Close On The Beach

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BusLady 7 months ago

Why do people do this, if it's not crowded?

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#24 Someone Is Using My Netflix Without Telling Me

Someone Is Using My Netflix Without Telling Me

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Betty Gohr 7 months ago

We know who is using our Netflix, it's just funny how the suggestions have deep, deep personality problems (How about this comedy? Or Silence of the Lambs, how about that?)

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#25 There Are Crumbs In My Keyboard So The Keys Don't Work

There Are Crumbs In My Keyboard So The Keys Don't Work

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BusLady 7 months ago

Wait a minute, while I stop and clean my keyboard......

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#26 There Are Spiders In Our Wine Cellar

There Are Spiders In Our Wine Cellar

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Nanni 17 7 months ago

Noup, I was mistaken - this one's the worst! :D

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#27 I Got A Paper Cut And Now It Is Blood All Over The Place

I Got A Paper Cut And Now It Is Blood All Over The Place

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FuzzyWuzzy 6 months ago

I once got a small cut on my foot but didn't even feel it so I left a blood trail all over the house before I noticed it!

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#28 I Can’t Hear What Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Sings, He Just Mumbles

I Can’t Hear What Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Sings, He Just Mumbles

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Pandamious 7 months ago

THOM YORKE!! (Only heard of this guy because of New Moon. Hearing Damage is great.)

#29 Can’t Decide Which Dipping Sauce I Want For My Fries

Can’t Decide Which Dipping Sauce I Want For My Fries

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Laugh Fan 7 months ago

Both of course!

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#30 I Can’t Reach The Top Shelves Of The Kitchen Cupboards

I Can’t Reach The Top Shelves Of The Kitchen Cupboards

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This Lil Raccoon 6 months ago

I'm 5"8, I can reach them just fine.

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#31 Even My Milk Had A Date On Valentine’s Day

Even My Milk Had A Date On Valentine’s Day

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chachkimooch 6 months ago

Groooaaaannnn... good one Nils!

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#32 Ipad Pro Is Too Big For The Airplane Table

Ipad Pro Is Too Big For The Airplane Table

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Shawn Ruester 7 months ago

There is a reason they also call them LAPTOPs.

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#33 So Many People Have Never Seen The Original Star Wars

So Many People Have Never Seen The Original Star Wars

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Małgorzata Kurpiel 7 months ago

I haven't

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#34 The Cucumber Is Bent Like A Banana

The Cucumber Is Bent Like A Banana

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Sarah 7 months ago

Put it in your banana case.

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#35 When You Order At Mcdonalds And They Conspire To "Forget" A Crucial Component, Like Dressing On The Side. Pure Evil

When You Order At Mcdonalds And They Conspire To "Forget" A Crucial Component, Like Dressing On The Side. Pure Evil

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Nanni 17 7 months ago

Ugh, the worst.

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#36 Batman Hasn't Used His Rainbow Costume Since March 1957

Batman Hasn't Used His Rainbow Costume Since March 1957

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Emma B 7 months ago

HOLD THE PHONE!!!!!! BATMAN HAD A RAINBOW COSTUME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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#37 Can’t Find My Apple Tv Remote Control

Can’t Find My Apple Tv Remote Control

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#38 I Can't Decide Which Christmas Sweater That Is The Ugliest

I Can't Decide Which Christmas Sweater That Is The Ugliest

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Carmen Elena 7 months ago

both

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#39 Mcdonalds Has Pickles On Their Burgers

Mcdonalds Has Pickles On Their Burgers

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Laugh Fan 7 months ago

I don't like them with the burger at all but they are quite nice to eat separately.

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#40 The Siamese Twins From American Horror Story Gives Me Nightmares

The Siamese Twins From American Horror Story Gives Me Nightmares

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Catpoker88 7 months ago

Really? The conjoined sisters were what scared someone from that season? That's kind of precious.🤣

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