You know how when you talk to someone about a bad time you're going through, and they feel the urge to one-up you to achieve some sort of imaginary victory point?
School is challenging because I have to catch a bus early in the morning.
Pfft, that's nothing, I used to have to WALK to school.
I did the dishes and the laundry this morning so I'm a little tired.
You're tired from that? That's nothing, I swept and mopped my entire house AND my parents' house, I'M tired.
Are there words/phrases that describe this behaviour? Either as verbs to describe the act itself, or as nouns to describe the competition.
I've seen "struggle Olympics" used before and that's pretty accurate but I'm pretty sure that's just internet slang.