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  1. Past Hour
  2. If it´s any help, Jamie, I moved to Germany from the UK in 1989 and didn´t know about health insurance, either! I came as an  English teacher to work  at Airbus in Hamburg...one thing led to another... You have more chances to find out about  the system in these internet days!
  3. The Vent - No Chat!

    Enjoy those years in the clink, you scumbag. Hope you die in there.    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43114471
  4. What are you cooking today?

    I really do not look forward to dinner.  Supper, yes, when the house lass is home after work, but the sordid mid-day meal.  Bah!  I usually opt for a salad.    As is the norm, she near always asks what I ate, ready to make fun.  Today I actually surprised her - I cooked!  But she made fun of it and has flatly refused allowing me to make it for her.  What a fookin grump!   Cooked half an onion in olive oil until just before brown...or black! Added a good amount of broccoli A wee bit of balsamico I then added one egg and a bit more olive oil. Spices - mostly hot and some Tabasco sauce. I then added a drained can of tuna fisch that was tinned in water. Cooked on low heat until all was just so.   I too was surprised as it was rather tasty.  Flat smelled of fish and onions all day.    
  5. How clean should our shared spaces be?

      Maybe time in pokey gets him the same from Mr Big in the shower?
  6. What is wrong with Essen?

        Yorkie do you by any chance follow the phases of the moon?   As for Czech, That region overlapping Oberpfalz is a secretly beautiful corner of Germany. Empty of the arrogant rich idiots I live around, full of humble warm people. Mother in law originally comes from up there.    This is another weird thing in Czech which goes back 15 years. There used to be loads of garden gnomes on roadside sale back then also. And can anyone remember the weird miserable Vietnamese markets?  
  7. Why Germans take their kitchens with them

    Typical German, . But you know, there are worse cultures out there...  I think it hurts more from Germans because there is so much talk about what is fair and legal and right and moral (cough - Volkswagen - cough  ) , and then they turn around and ...uuupp! Surprise surprise!  But don't take it personally - they do this to each other day in and day out. When it comes to money, they are ruthless. And you are in Schwabia... even worse!      I have no idea what kitchens are worth. I imagine, because kitchens are often custom installations, they will depreciate rapidly because 1)  the style chosen does not appeal to everyone and 2) they are not really portable - it is unlikely that if you take it with you, it will fit perfectly into the new location (maybe unless you go from big to small, and chuck out the leftovers). So kitchens are just bad deals. But ok, you got your pleasure out of it, and now just try your best to recoup some, but don't let it ruin your day.   I think you got that 2200 euro calculation stuck in your head. I don't blame you. I think from your position you are giving them something more than 50% off. But from their position, they can buy one off ebay for 500 euros that is 'good enough' (ie. not perfect fit). Maybe they are not considering the installation costs (they only have the 500 euros stuck in their head!).   Perhaps this 500 is their first offer, and now you can counter? In your case, I would find comparable ebay prices (be realistic!), slap on X euros for what it would cost to install one of those ebay ones and discuss with them a fair price (reminding them of the installation costs). If they offer you 1000, I would run with it.. if their offer is 750 I would still run with it. If the new tenants offer 550, I would go with the tenants... because the landlord should lose a good deal if they cannot muster more.      
  8. I forgot Corel Draw. There is relatively cheap version for home use: https://www.coreldraw.com/de/product/home-student/   No subscription. But the full pro version costs a bag of money.
  9. Untrue (Alternative) facts

    Euuuuuuuuuuuw, @hooperski!  You are shameless!   
  10. Documents needed for marriage in Germany

    Hello everyone, new to the site but have been lurking for years. Lots of great information here! The time has come to get married here in Germany. I am a Canadian and my fiancé is German. I have been in Germany off and on for about 8 years, always with a freelance work Visa. We have already been to the Standesamt.  I only needed my Long Form Birth Certificate from Canada. (No translation to German) Valid Passport.  Needed a translator or Dolmetscher which costed 30 €. Did not need an affidavit proving that I am single in Canada. Had to sign a few sheets of paper.  They sent it to the next city court and we must wait 2-4 weeks. The whole process took about 25 minutes.   My main question is this. what will change when we decide the tie the knot. I am a freelance English trainer on a valid work permit. To obtain this Visa I need health insurance. I have used Mawista and don't have issues with it at the Auslanderamt. My fiancé is German, and on the statutory health care plan. My job here usually lasts around 7 months per year and the rest of the time i spend traveling around. We don't make much money, in fact, barely the amount the Auslanderamt expects from me. Will I need to change insurance? Sorry if this has been asked. Thanks!
  11. After 2017 election: The center holds

    Yeah. And when I ask a simple question: how come this "unstable system" and "disaster" has survived 2 world wars without being invaded I get all kinds of conspiracy theories.   Apparently all Germans who keep money in Swiss banks are idiots because the next referendum will ruin the financial system.
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  13. Software Companies using English

        PMs sent. Thank you.
  14. Got the Flu/Grippe of 2018?

      Fruity - steer clear of this lady who is obviously mean with a knife. Your hat may be under threat. She does indeed look a sweetie btw.   Cybil . yep it seems your Karneval was the wonderful "melting pot" and the bugs had a right session with each other there.   Lisa - so that idea of people in communes caring for each other is a myth?  
  15. Rent increased by 30% before renovation started

    Because so many cannot be bothered to research before moving or check out existing posts, like one poster -" Oh , 45 posts"
  16. Fiddling about with stocks, funds, etc.

       
  17. Brexit: The fallout

    Interesting   https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-renew/new-british-party-inspired-by-macron-seeks-to-overturn-brexit-idUKKCN1G3199   The Renew Party.   Not sure what they offer differently from the Lib Dems.
  18. Complete FAIL

    Sack the sub-editor.  
  19. Why are you unhappy today?

    Keep the memories close. Our pets keep us human.
  20. Hello, thank you for reply and sorry for the trouble! Of course finance forum is better place for my question I did search already related topics but I didn't manage to find answer yet, hopefully my case is not lost  
  21. Twat of the day

    A few contradictions there. 
  22. What irritated you today?

    What exactly was he trying to sell you,l optimista? Do you know what it´s called?
  23. Worst jokes ever

    Just heard a commentator at the Winter Olympics mention "Two Man Bob", I think I met him a gay bar in Brighton once.
  24. Olympic Games - 2018

    Look, it's Scarlett Johansson. (My husband came up with this joke). Really like him, after all, he's a great jumper! But I can imagine him in Steampunk mode, riding a Pennyfarthing and wearing tweeds, probably a bowler hat and plusfours. Maybe a new event for him in the Summer Olympics. 'Steampunk Bikes.' 
  25. This year, I'll try to come to one overnight at least. Looking forward to the hikes in May!
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