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43 posts, 12:05 hrs
I had an indoor cat for 10 years when I lived in an attic flat (no balcony) before I moved here and took him with me. He lived a further happy 8 years as an indoor/outdoor cat. So that I could air…
32 posts, 11:55 hrs
I was a stupid teenager and was trying to do a swan dive off the low springboard. I didn't have enough arc and halfway through and realized I was on a trajectory to do a painful belly flop, so I went…
27 posts, 11:19 hrs
ME: Ahh.. Very passable, this, very passable. Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine, ay Gessiah? Terry Jones: You're right there Obediah. Eric Idle: Who'd a…
14 posts, 10:46 hrs
my recollection is that I ended up with one too many tubs of peanut butter that were rancid straight out of the grinder. Not the fault of the grinder, obviously, but this is always a problem with…
20 posts, 10:22 hrs
He means that streaming rules are very strict in German ( even for a first offence), although a lot of people still do it quiet safely with a VPN, un-like the UK, where I believe you get a series of…
86 posts, 09:23 hrs
Interesting topic. I think it is all about cultural differences and accecptance. I have lived here since 1996 and STILL can't get used to some of the rudeness I encounter. I don't think we can…
108 posts, 08:49 hrs
Also, if you wrote to company A how did company B become aware of this E-Mail? If they have sent this to company B without your consent then they are also in breach of the data protection laws…
36 posts, 06:22 hrs
Ah, the eternal shame thread. We could open that one too. A blind man got on the same bus as me day after day for some weeks. He always sat opposite and talked. He knew I was there. One day he…
59 posts, 05:46 hrs
My 'hobby' as a flatulist or petomane, consists of performing the art of controlled anal voicing, and requires a remarkable control of the abdominal muscles. Not as good as Mr Methane, but I…
85 posts, 23:52 yesterday
Sounds like a reasonable enough theory... I live in an unsexy Neubau in the west and everyone I know nowadays lives out here too. The one place that I did used to visit frequently and actually…
9 posts, 23:10 yesterday
Also really depends on your look. I had been modelling for 4 years until I came to Germany (making enough to make a living) and here I really struggled to get any clients at all. I quit and got an…
3 posts, 22:34 yesterday
It's like ordering a sirloin steak in a restaurant and then you see your neighbour gets some really awesome T-bone steak. Can you still change the order although the cook is already preparing yours?
136 posts, 21:30 yesterday
Bed bugs die in about an hour at 45 degrees Celsius and faster as the temperature increases. If you wash your textiles at 60 degrees and then dry them in the dryer you are good to go. If you are…
32 posts, 20:31 yesterday
Good for you about the rooms but you still need to register the address, open a bank account and get health insurance. If you don´t apply for public health insurance within 3 months of registering,…
5 posts, 18:58 yesterday
Not necessarily. For example, depending on your contract §621 BGB might apply. I only know that employment law doesn't apply if you are self-employed. However, I really can't tell you whether or…
14 posts, 11:18 yesterday
you just have a funny hipster obsession. And even funnier, in the US at least, they are not really hipster cars (maybe they are now, no idea) but hippie-mobiles. I do tend to hate aftermaarket…
2 posts, 10:40 yesterday
Yes we're still going strong! Friday Beergarden details are posted on Meetup.com these days. meetup.com/munichstammti... HISTORY: Friday Beergardens happen on every Friday of the year! Indoors…
1 posts, 10:07 yesterday
Hi, I’m currently going thru the process to enrol at Uni in Berlin and need to change to real, German public healthcare from my current private international healthcare (ALC). Just want to know if…
3 posts, 00:57 yesterday
Furnished apartments tend to be more expensive but sure you can try to negotiate a lower price because you are renting it month to month. However, when you take a furnished apartment month to month…
399 posts, 17 July
Interesting day! Up early and got to the bus stop at 6.10 am. As the bus was stopping, a loud clap of thunder! And rain and lightning. Charming! And then I realised I´d forgotten (or lost) my mobile…
8 posts, 17 July
Hey there.. Their Impressum says : Aufsichtsbehörde gem. §34 d Abs. 1 GewO ist: Industrie- und Handelskammer Südwestsachsen Straße der Nationen 25, 09111 Chemnitz I also found this online.
2 posts, 17 July
Hello, I've tried the search function, but strangely haven't found an answer to something I thought would have been asked here before. I have received my tax bill for 2017, it's 1,270euro, which…
3 posts, 17 July
You can't transfer benefits that you aren't getting yet so you need to apply for benefits while in Germany, get them for a while and then apply for a transfer of benefits before you leave. After…
9 posts, 17 July
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Taj Krishna, Nymphenburger Str 193, 80639 München. Nearest station: Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 and 53, 62, 63 bus OR Neuhausen 12 tram. If the…
2 posts, 17 July
Hey thanks for that Gen. To everyone who has come to us before "Great if you come along again". To anyone who is new here "Come along, don't be shy and if you want to Cook a Chili or bake…
6 posts, 17 July
ha ha typical TT with no replies never mind there is other places to advertise events nowadays so I will pop in here every now and again to promote that my meet up is happening But the meet up will…
33 posts, 17 July
I am in contact with: While I appreciate pappnase's advice I was also hoping for feedback on VLTM as a company name. Right now it seems clever and more exciting than Uwbtest. Clever and…
79 posts, 17 July
Thanks Leon, What if I am short of several hours? like 40 hours! It has been accumulated in these 3 years. Each month I did not fulfill the required hours. In our company everything is based on trust…
119 posts, 16 July
Friday 12th July 2019, 21:30 The Castle (Nordbahnhof) Invalidenstraße 129, 10115 Berlin goo.gl/maps/criasp539f12... High tables by the back door and stairs booked. Meetup sign on the table.
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