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324 posts, 23:51 yesterday
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20... edition.cnn.com/2019/08/... sfchronicle.com/business... Man, this is sooo easy...so many thousands of stories about gas station lines... common! Stop the FUD.
655 posts, 23:18 yesterday
Dont pay their ludicrous prices for crap danish bacon that has travelled half way around the world then back again to land frozen and tastless in Berlin, get down to the sausage man. He is expensive…
27 posts, 21:44 yesterday
If you constantly worry about this, your mental health will only get worse. You do not gain anything from that. Whatever happened is happened and you cannot go back in time and change it. What you…
21 posts, 21:43 yesterday
I totally agree with that. Before getting into the situation that you are delaying payments for the mortgage or for other bills because you can't handle it, you need to talk to the bank, tell them…
20 posts, 21:39 yesterday
I have a PhD in nuclear and experimental particle physics from an American university (background in C++ which is a waste here in Germany apparently). I now have a job as a data scientist for a…
28 posts, 21:00 yesterday
My parents (and my grandparents) were traumatized by war, and it impacted their parenting terribly. Sort of a flip flop between helicoptering (or rather, imprisonment) and negligence... throw in…
4 posts, 19:27 yesterday
Seeking, I use a Chromebook 99% of the time. They have great battery life, boot quickly, and if you know what you're doing, can add linux apps to edit/save documents. You can also use Google Docs…
6 posts, 18:48 yesterday
Our of the country over 15 years you can't vote. Luckily only ten for me so my proxy is in. Re. the OP, I shall keep well away from news until Friday 13th - I am terrified of the result. I hope I…
28 posts, 18:22 yesterday
might I suggest a puffer skirt to go over your normal pants/leggings? something like this: bergfreunde.de/columbia-... lots of water resistant models too, they come in different lengths and…
21 posts, 17:22 yesterday
I'd guess a lot if it also depends on how long you've been living there as well as the condition of the counters when you moved in. If the counters are 5 years old, were pristine when you moved in,…
316 posts, 15:09 yesterday
Fyi my spellcheck is set to German and I simply assumed the English word for the German "Utilitarismus" was utilitarism as usually the English version of Latin terms only differs in the ending. I´m…
2 posts, 14:09 yesterday
tldr: an ad for a healthcare company disguised as an article about culture shock. Excerpt: Slow digitalization is a common bugbear experienced by expats in several European countries. When it…
8 posts, 13:59 yesterday
You nominate him as the driver and give his address they will send him a form to sign confessing the offence. The important part is he returns the form. As long as the photos match you will be OK. He…
15 posts, 5 December
What a welcome. Certainly understand you feeling exploited and agree you don't have much, if any, of a leg to stand on. If you can stand the financial pain, maybe just move on. Your limited time…
11 posts, 5 December
Hey all, I wanted to provide a status update and some info that I learned for others. The next step in this fiasco: I received a very sternly worded letter addressed to my home from the…
4 posts, 5 December
I went on the second night (Wednesday) and would say it was a good, if not a great show. Our party felt the first half was stronger than the second, really liked Andrew Ryan who was not difficult to…
6 posts, 5 December
typically I think we need specifics, what is your role, what role does your boss suggest, what else changes salary? At the end of the day "can they do this" tends to come down to can you…
136 posts, 5 December
Friday 6th December 2019, 21:30 Silberfisch Oranienburger Str. 37, 10117 Berlin goo.gl/maps/g3c2czank1s2... Meetup sign on the table. Probably the tables to the left just past the bar. The…
8 posts, 5 December
Well, as suggested I sent the letter of complaint to the CEO. The CEO kicked it back to customer service (or more specifically "Beschwerdemanagement") who sent me a letter, dated 28 November, which I…
826 posts, 5 December
To be fair, its much the same for almost everything. you could walk down the road with a bag of stuff burgled from your neighbor or drive around with a dead body in the trunk and unless the police…
101 posts, 5 December
Good for you, kapok. Did you show her a picture of that first cell phone?! My husband makes our lot laugh their heads off with descriptions of his early electronic gear, of which he was most…
1 posts, 5 December
Hi everyone, I've lived in Germany for a few years. Now I am back in my home country, since I'm writing the final paper. I don't have plans to return to Germany. The problem is that in order to…
1,314 posts, 5 December
I only started getting interested in cricket in the mid 80s so missed Bob Willis' career..was always aware of him though with his terrific bowling stats and the reruns that would be played during the…
94 posts, 4 December
Was the post indent successful? Ie the post person printed the form, you signed it after verifying the details and they sent it. If yes then thing you should see the update after one week. If…
21 posts, 4 December
No one said I am right about what I did. I never said that. Its about the how you all said it. I have a problem with how its being said. There is a way of telling someone they are wrong in a…
5 posts, 4 December
Hey! Not sure if this is the right place for a post like this, but I’m an American Ex Pat living here for 26 years and I need some help writing and publishing the book I have begun as soon as…
160 posts, 4 December
Just to clarify -- we're not suing, we're 'appealing to appeal'. We're asking for a review based on the fact that the 'Kinderlärm' law, which defines our case because the family center has been…
1,000 posts, 4 December
Hello everyone! Our next meetup will be on Wednesday, December 4. We'll take advantage of the Christmas markets being open to meet first for a mulled wine, then head indoors for some food as it gets…
3 posts, 4 December
I think that you need to change this. If you don't put the effort in, then why should she? Maybe not the whole time, but you could maybe have English days/weekends. Maybe plan it around…
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