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52 posts, 08:59 today
Who washes the dishes in your household?
We both work and we both share the housework (or we don't do it - we're both quite sloppy). I'm always surprised when couples my age (40ish) or even younger do not share the workload. It's 2015, after all, and I don't see that me having tits (sorry) makes me better equipped for household chores than…
9 posts, 08:34 today
How to turn YouTube video sound into MP3
53 posts, 06:10 today
Darwin Awards - Contenders for 2011-2015
Posted image Here is Capuchino in action. Television clips showed Capuchino flipping a man dressed in white trousers and a green shirt into the air and then goring him, as he lay curled on the ground. Fellow runners tried to distract Capuchino by pulling on his tail and hitting his testicles with sticks. Nice work Capuchino, but…
82 posts, 04:50 today
Obtaining a driving license in Germany
Do not know if this helps at all or if it is too late, but I shall transcribe some of the numbers from my final Invoice from my Driving School for anyone who ends up finding this thread on a search. I did the school from scratch and passed the test yesterday first time. The driving school was near Aschaffenburg and I imagine…
28 posts, 03:12 today
DHL package delivery times from Germany to U.S.
12 posts, 20:57 yesterday
Obituary thread for the demise of notable folk
"... yet it should be noted, in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings.…
22 posts, 19:55 yesterday
Buying a used car in Germany for export to France
30 posts, 18:47 yesterday
Family funeral - should I cross the Atlantic?
Hi all, I need TT guidance... My father called me from Canada a few hours ago, informing me that my grandmother died in the hospital last night. She had been ill and we knew for the past 2-3 weeks that the end was near, she was 90. I personally felt like this was the right time and was ready for this news. My father…
40 posts, 13:40 yesterday
Employees rights to increased sick days
I don't know about this. My husband recently had a case where an employee of his called in sick (or better, sent an email on sunday night) saying he was ill and wouldn't be coming in on Monday. He looked fine on Friday. So much so, that he even commented at the time: "this guy is just faking it to have a long…
10 posts, 13:00 yesterday
Surgery in Munich for US citizen w/ no insurance
As a follow up, just wanted to let people know how this played out on the medical/financial side, in case anyone else ends up in a similar situation, as having some kind of ballpark figure is better than nothing. My sister ended up staying in the hospital for three weeks, and had two surgeries—one emergency upon arrival,…
1322 posts, 10:46 yesterday
New TV license fee, €17.98 a month from 01/2013
Posted image That it just says "Zahlung" made me a bit suspicious**. Just out of curiosity, was the bill addressed to you or your husband, or to something like "Alle Haushälte im Beitragsgebiet"? This for example is a known scam attempt: http://www.computerbetru... **Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't believe…
37 posts, 10:25 yesterday
Minimum apartment size for family
It's not exactly a law; it's an accompanying regulation to be considered under laws regarding residency (Aufenthaltsgesetz), applicable to non-EU citizens.Ausreichender Wohnraum ist eine der Voraussetzungen für die Erteilung einer Niederlassungserlaubnis,... Aufenthaltserlaubnis für qualifizierte Geduldete zum…
26 posts, 07:30 yesterday
What to do with unused medication
34 posts, 06:55 yesterday
Poor quality kitchen arrived, what are my rights?
Thank you to those who have taken time to provide advice. I appreciate your time. @Sir Percy B - it's the quality of materials, all the materials are very poor quality - the doors are extremely bad quality, the workings - like the pull out drawers etc are also low quality. Everything is very flimsy, thin, lightweight,…
22 posts, 28.Feb.2015
Rent and nebenkosten 2013 - Legal consequences
31 posts, 28.Feb.2015
TED Talks - Technology, Entertainment, Design
Right then, Whilst working out in the gym, I listen to downloaded TED talks on my Android mobile phone. I have this app which allows me to download the talk of my choice, then when I am "off the net" so to speak, I play back the talks. Some of them are utter genius, some very funny, some moving. All have one…
4 posts, 28.Feb.2015
Employed and self employed - Salary plus freelance
20 posts, 28.Feb.2015
US Military Reserve Retiree SOFA
I can't speak to the military issues such as SOFA and post/commissary access. However, this raises huge red flags: Not sure where you got your information from, but it's antiquated and wrong. There is no 90-day residency. As a US citizen, you have the right to visit as a tourist for 90 days. Once that is through,…
5 posts, 28.Feb.2015
How do Fitness/Tae-Bo coaching and Hairdresser...
26 posts, 28.Feb.2015
Best Online German Course
7 posts, 28.Feb.2015
Leaving Kindergarten in summer - When to cancel
45 posts, 28.Feb.2015
Making the most of the snow - Make a snow-woman!
5 posts, 28.Feb.2015
Selling a property to the sitting tenants
30 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Asians wearing surgical masks - Are they sick?
I'm wearing a scarf right now cos everyone at my job is sick so I have to combat the germs possibly hatching in my throat by wearing this antiviral scarf. If I don't get sick, the scarf worked. If I get sick, but not super sick, the scarf still worked. If I get super sick but don't die, who knows what could…
62 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Buying a new personal computer (PC)
You will get... A 2 core AMD processor: AMD has fallen behind Intel and 4 core is standard in PCs - not just for extreme performance & gaming. These days software is written to make the most of multiple cores and a PC has many processes behind the scenes - all wanting time on a CPU core. An MSI A78M-E35 motherboard…
12 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Former President von Weizsäcker dead
Posted image A good man always dies too young. Richard von Weizsäcker, Federal President of Germany (West and Re-Unified) 1984 – 1994, died today at the age of 94. Even a brief summary of his offices and achievements is extensive reading, his finest moment was his speech commemorating the end of World War II in 1985 where he stated…
6 posts, 27.Feb.2015
A warning to cat owners - Lilies are deadly
Although Ive been a cat owner all my life, I had only ever vaguely heard that lilies might be poisonous to cats. I threw away some lilies I had been given just to be safe though it now seems one of our kittens might have consumed a part dropped en route to the bin though I extracted as much as possible from his mouth. He's…
36 posts, 27.Feb.2015
How to catch mice and other rodents
Hi, They then go in a bin [..] that mice are not so dumb!) Fill the bin with water... That makes them critters quite dumb, trust me. are taken about 1km away over a river.Hopefully, the guy living across that river isn't having the very same idea when it comes to rodents at his place. Really, we are talking about…
53 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Cheap and reliable ways to transfer money to India
35 posts, 27.Feb.2015
A sticky situation regarding relationship
Start by saying you are going to have a small wedding, say you really want her to be there, and send the invite in her name only. If she asks if she can bring the dunderhead, again say you really only want to have close friends, etc...if pressed you can say he is not really your favorite person and woudl rather not have…
80 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Transferring money from Germany to the UK
6 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Wash sales in German tax law
6 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Test driving a motorcycle (or car)
7 posts, 27.Feb.2015
USAREUR Driver's License
41 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Booking problem with Ab-in-den-urlaub.de
Unfortunately, you DID finish the process. This is what the website shows you when you enter all the information. If you click on the "Buchungs- u. Stornierungsbedingungen&... link it tells you how much it will cost you to cancel. Just because the payment fails doesn't mean your booking didn't go through.…
93 posts, 27.Feb.2015
Can't sleep thread - Why not? What are you doing?
Sure, come on over! I've decided to be healthy and made it with a "Dynamo Plus Calcium" 5 fruit juice blend. I'm sure my doctor would be thrilled. OK, so I'm also perusing CNN and I see that somebody didn't cash in their 77 million lottery ticket. Holy crap! They must be dead. I've…
55 posts, 26.Feb.2015
Cancelling a Vodafone contract upon leaving
48 posts, 26.Feb.2015
E104 Card - Advice needed
Those two months are the problem. TK can only envision 2 standard alternatives (and that's what their forms reflect): you personally either have public health insurance -> kids can be family insured either with you or your husband, or if you do not, that means you must have private insurance and if you earn…
17 posts, 26.Feb.2015
Pregnancy with public insurance
4 posts, 26.Feb.2015
Filing my Korean taxes in Germany
57 posts, 26.Feb.2015
German satellite TV receivers
27 posts, 26.Feb.2015
Cancelling telekom contract
I can confirm this, having just done it for my boss five weeks ago. PM me and I will give you the contact details for the guy I dealt with - friendly, competent, effective. Both of us. Under Section 46 of the Telekommunikationsgesetz... you are obligated to pay up to three months' worth of fees but depending on your…
43 posts, 26.Feb.2015
Using a German cell phone within the U.S.
16 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Using an image from Google image search
@MadAxeMurderer, Google Images is only a search engine showing pics from around the web; it makes no claim to be copyright-free. In fact, it claims always that "images may be subject to copyright." That being said, stills from movies used for academic/critical purposes are generally considered "fair use"…
22 posts, 25.Feb.2015
How to politely avoid matchmaking in Germany
Well, I can understand the original poster. Years ago, I was talking to one student and I mentioned "a friend of mine says this" and "another friend of mine did that" etc. And the male student looked at me horrified and asked how many boyfriends I had at the same time. I had to explain that 'friend'…
39 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Patrick Ott at 'C R & Cie.' insurance and finance
Patrick Ott at Chambervelt, Rooselain & Cie. Ltd. offers a free advisory and quotations service on all kinds of insurance and financial planning for English-speaking clients in Germany. Click to make a free enquiry. The following services are included: Health, renter's, home owner's, legal, car, disability,…
31 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Threatening landlord for deposit
I can't see the police getting involved. Their job is to prevent crime, and execute arrest warrants. Your ex landlord has to be prosecuted for fraud/embezzlement if appropriate. That's a prosecutor's job, not the police. The advice in this situation is always the same: Mieterschutzverein…
6 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Hartz IV application processing times
36 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Exchanging Indian driving license for German
15 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Travel to UK, have German Aufenthaltstitel
17 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Changing electricity provider
29 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Generali Vision can't charge when cancelling early
Posted image The GENERALI VISION plans is the most beloved cash cow for those usual culprits among the IFAs which target Expats in Germany, especially the CTMNBN. Why: it pays a princly or even royal commission to the "advisor" and the commission is risk free for the advisor. Because the terms and conditons…
7 posts, 25.Feb.2015
Rupaul's Drag Race TV Show
13 posts, 24.Feb.2015
Vertragsgeheimnis - sanctity of contract
My middle-aged sister was on a jury whose case involved a handsome young hit-and-run intoxicated driver. She and another woman, also a jury member, found themselves in an elevator with the defendant and his lawyer, who said to him, "Don't worry - the older women on the jury will never find you…
11 posts, 24.Feb.2015
Probezeit ending mid-month - Was not hired on 1st
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