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  2. I've just posted a silly photo

    My local doctor in Greece told me to bring a sample, this will have him scratching his head.
  3. I've just posted a silly photo

    Who stole my goldfish?
  4. I've just posted a silly photo

    Only we Brits of a certain age understand what you write there   Anyway:
  5. GLS - too much to expect

    You can use your Widerrufsrecht in a situation like this, even though you haven't received the goods, if you bought from an online shop. The seller has to refund you the money and it becomes his problem to search for the parcel and/or fight with GLS. Not your problem!  Obviously if the parcel does turn up you have to send it back or refuse the delivery. https://www.arag.de/auf-ins-leben/udo-vetter/paket-nicht-angekommen/
  6. Xmas family pictures

  7. Odd news

    This remarkable story about churchmen holding services for 6 weeks non-stop to protect asylum seekers...   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dutch-bethel-church-refugees-deportation-hague-tamrazyan-family-armenia-immigration-a8677141.html  
  8. A permanent solution to prevent pregnancy - Berlin

    In Germany contraception has to be paid for unless you are under a certain age. If you really have made your mind up sterilisation maybe the best option. Pro Familia should be able to advise you. I had a friend in the same situation and she really had to go to several gynaecologists before they took her seriously. She is really happy with her choice and has never looked back. I hope you find a good gynaecologist who can help you.   https://www.profamilia.de/themen/verhuetung/sterilisation.html    
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    Got to love the part about the Blue Passportisis      
  10. Complete FAIL

    Shouldn't have let the proof reader go ...  
  11. A permanent solution to prevent pregnancy - Berlin

    Ambulant - in and out.
  12. Today
  13. Things to ponder

      Tears of laughter running down my leg.
  14. Complete FAIL

    Took me a minute....
  15. Hi everybody, here I am again with a brief update on this exhausting issue... I have contacted the bailiff with pictures of the events this person is /has organizing/organized (provided him with dates, prices and locations and the answer I have received was a very infuriating 'he did not indicate this information in the Vermögenverzeichnis but I lectured him'... Please see the screenshot below.   So it seems I am kinda screwed. The jerk debtor is apparently still married but did not provide the name of his partner. He has a bank account but it is marked as 'Pfädngunsschutzkonto' which means that I cannot get money from it. He indicated that he has his Renteversicherung at the Dt. Rentenversicherung Hessen in Frankfurt and his salary is brutto 1100 € (which seems way below the 'basic live coverage' salary, so nothing can be deducted from it).   I guess I will not be able to get anything from this person, at least not for now.. Or is anybody able to give me a different advice?   Thank you in advance!
  16. Visiting the Christmas markets area near Odeonsplaz on December 1st., my wife lost one of her pierced earrings - it is longish 6 sided and a black insert with gold colored surrounding. It is of sentimental value so would be great if someone found it. Many thanks
  17. I've just posted a silly photo

    Safety last.
  18. Anyone know how to find my witness since it is very convincing evidence? The worst thing in Germany is that you don’t have cameras! Other countries have cameras everywhere. Here even in the supermarket doesn’t have any cameras! Unbelievable.    I hope the VW lawyer can win the case. But there is always a chance that the other side has excuses. How does the lawyer make sure I can win. I have a lot of quesion marks. 
  19. ApplePay!

      You meant in Selingenstadt, didn't you?
  20. Brexit: The fallout

      Except for the rising percentage who now say they would have voted remain if they hadn't been misinformed.  '
  21. Problem landlords and rental deposit returns

    Those are questions for the Mietverein. Do join.
  22. Xmas family pictures

    Ugly Xmas sweaters are a thing in the U.S. or at least used to be. There are UCS parties, contests, etc. The tackier the better. My nieces and nephews used to come borrow some of my mom's sweaters for these events. She thought that they just liked them.
  23. What made you smile today?

    I normally upgrade to premium economy where I get either an aisle seat without a neighbor or the whole row. This time I got the same in economy. I should take photos because nobody believes me. Here's my tactic - Book an aisle seat in the middle section of an empty row. Inquire when I check in my baggage if those seats are still empty or if I will have a neighbor sitting next to me. Ask again on the gate. They will show me the seating if I want to choose a new seat. When I have no neighbor, I stick with the seat that I booked. Here's the important part - be the last person to board. Then, when I walk back, I can see if my row is empty or if there are any other empty rows. I take the second seat in an empty row and kind of spread out so nobody will try to sit with me. Other people (especially Germans) won't move into an unassigned seat until the end of boarding is announced and the doors are closed (if then).   I don't always get a whole row but I haven't had a neighbor in years. I avoid flying at peak times - I'm always flexible.
  24. Xmas family pictures

    Like I said, there's a lot of sad people out there.
  25. Xmas family pictures

      Some people think that a "wacky" jumper gives them a personality and makes them funny.
  26. Problem landlords and rental deposit returns

    Thank you for the suggestion.  The scratches happened during the shifting. Can the amount be withheld without actual repair planned.  If so, for how long? 
  27. Savings Plan with Commerzbank

    There is no growth without risk.  If you are are absolutely risk averse, put your money under your mattress, that way, if the bank defaults or the economy completely collapses, you still have your money!  But wait... what if you get robbed... risk again, shit!    Leave your money in your savings account if you can't stomach the idea of investing it somewhere.  The bank usually offers some pittance for an interest rate there, so around zero-point-not-much percent.  But since inflation has averaged nearly 2% the last 20 years in Germany, that means that your money is steadily losing value if it isn't earning at least that much in interest.  But it's safe.   Bank investment plans are generally crap anyways, they are often heavy on fees and low on returns, often tied to some nonsense gimmick.  There are really good, convenient ways to invest money for the future that offer reasonable returns, but you're not interested in those...
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