A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry about

Supergirl has generally been depicted as Superman's down-to-Earth cousin, but that doesn't mean she has daily trials that you and I can barely relate to.

Here are some of her day-to-day challenges that make our mortal problems look like a game of Tiddlywinks.

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

1.) Superman's unnerving comments about cousin love

One time Supergirl traveled to a Christmas party in the future in hopes of finding Superman a girlfriend. After setting him up with a married woman, she returned to present (1962!) with Clark Kent, where he lectured her about Kryptonian incest laws. Worst Christmas ever? Does Supergirl even celebrate Christmas?

(Action Comics 289)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

2.) Lack of real estate in Superman's City of the Future

Seriously, there's Superboy's Home and a craft shop and whatever the hell "The Bizarro Playground" is. Maybe you shouldn't have ruined Future Christmas.

(Artwork by Neal Adams, via.)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

3.) Your hair occasionally turns into snakes

I seriously can't remember why Hawkman really wanted to see Supergirl's hair, but I'm guessing they were having a competition involving shampoo or something.

(Supergirl 8)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

4.) Your horse falls in love with you

We've covered this before, but it bears repeating. Supergirl's horse was in love with her. On an unrelated note, Supergirl's merman boyfriend? Class act.

(Action Comics 311)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

Well, technically he's a "telepathic immortal Greek centaur trapped in the shape of a horse," but that doesn't make him any less of a passive-aggressive dude eternally trapped in the Friend Zone.

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

5.) You spontaneously turn into a werewolf on a date

Once Supergirl went on a date and Red Kryptonite spontaneously transformed her into a lycanthrope. Fortunately, she was able to call upon her ventriloquist robot to fool her beau and use her newfound hairy appearance to rescue a suicidal horror auteur. I sometimes wonder if Supergirl plots were written using a pile of several hundred verbs and nouns randomly plucked out of a derby hat.

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

6.) Carnivals = weird occasions for self-loathing

Similarly, the poisonous Red Kryptonite also caused Supergirl to spontaneously gain weight at a carnival. To avoid having the populace learn her secret, Supergirl does not use her super-speed to jet away and detox in the comfort of her home.

No, she attaches a string to herself to become a spectacle for leering carnival folk. Between this and Lois Lane's foibles, all men in old-school Superman comics apparently moonlighted as catcalling construction workers.

(Action Comics 283)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

6.) Supergirl has to live with the guilt of killing the dinosaurs

Presented without comment.

(Action Comics 259)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

7.) To impress schoolchildren, you sometimes dress as a fairy and do their bidding

I'm not sure why Kryptonians are always seeking the approval of idiot kids. This is not unlike how Superman occasionally and inexplicably challenges middle schoolers to mathematics competitions.

(Action Comics 257)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

8.) Ungrateful humans

Seriously, what the fuck, Lady In The Canoe?

(Action Comics 305)

A few of Supergirl's everyday problems that you and I don't have to worry aboutS

9.) George Washington's choice of sitting surfaces poison you

Actually, this panel really speaks to me.

(Action Comics 274)