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  1. What made you laugh today?

        In fairness, he doesn't work there, so he likely doesn't know a size 4 from a size 11 petite.
  2. Wiring a serial light switch.

      Electricity in the home might be very rarely fatal until you start messing with it with no knowledge or concern for basic safety precautions.   You must have some impressive omnipotent powers if you can make this statement with such sureness.  I rely on my experience and observations, which includes being a licensed Journeyman Electrician in the U.S., with regards to my previous statement.  Even a reasonable amount of caution is no guarantee that accidental death or injury will not happen, but I suppose you know better.
  3.   Ha Ha Ha!  I can't remember how many times I was offered attribution and exposure for the free use of some of my photos.  I'm not an Ansel Adams, but I have sold a few photos and licensed a couple for limited times, and it was good money while it lasted.  However, as I told one guy, I don't need the exposure.  You found my work, so will others, so if you want to use my work you have to pay.  He paid and I sent him the RAW image so his developer could make his own changes to suit the publication.
  4. Wiring a serial light switch.

      There are no mystical properties to electrical work and some people do go on to be excellent electricians or competent DIYers.  However, I can assure you I have seen worse things besides a tripped circuit breaker (not a relay).  Electricity is unforgiving and any unintentional path to ground can be fatal.
  5. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

      Occasionally I will peek at a post from someone on my ignore list to see if there have been any changes.  Because you quoted MM, I don't have to peek and can rest comfortably that the reasons I ignore him are still valid.
  6. What are you watching right now?

      I never heard about the video game, but I finished the first three episodes of Season 1 this evening.  I agree this is really very good, and the twists and turns in the story line keep me interested.
  7. Wiring a serial light switch.

    I'm not going to get involved in your wiring much more than this post, but you have what appears to be a common daisy chained switch that feeds another device (switch or outlet) somewhere in the room.  The two brown wires at the top in "L" on the switch are the 230V line inputs.  The brown wire at the bottom in "NF" goes to your light.   One of the brown wires at "L" is the line source and the other wire feeds the next device in the circuit.  It will be easy to determine which wire is from the source and which wire feeds the downstream device.    With the circuit breaker turned off, push in the blue tab at the "L" point and pull one of the brown wires out of the switch.  Either tape the bare conductor or bend it out of the way so you don't electrocute yourself or others.  Turn the circuit breaker back on and see if the light works.  If it does, then the wire remaining in the switch is the line source.  If not, then the wire you removed is the line source.    
  8. What are you cooking today?

      I think I know what I'm making tomorrow!  How much flour did you use?   The best cottage pie I've had so far was in a pub in north Devon.  It was much hotter than the surface of the sun, but fortunately I learned this before I took my first bite.  The screams from a guy at another table who was served at the same time alerted me to the potential danger.
  9. Siezen or Duzen?

      When I first met my future inlaws, I used "Sie" exclusively in my broken German because I could conjugate the verbs easier.  When they insisted I use "du", I was again a fish out of water.
  10. Siezen or Duzen?

      It is a rather obscure language and not spoken in polite settings; however, French does have the formal "vous" and informal "tu".  
  11. Only in America

      If you say so.  I will set aside my decade of active law enforcement experience in favor of your armchair quarterbacking.
  12. Only in America

      Either you are joking or you have no idea of what first degree murder really is. 
  13. Bacon Bacon Bacon!

    Why bother with Brexit restrictions when you can order delicious Irish bacon and have it delivered in a few days?  I bought two times from All Ireland Foods, specifically the Staffords dry cured rashers, based on a recommendation by @murphaph.  Yummy!   https://allirelandfoods.ie/product/dry-cured-rashers/
  14. A good place to start is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection webpage for importing a motor vehicle.   https://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/importing-car   There are provisions for bringing vehicles with foreign registration into the U.S. for up to one year, but the process might be more complex since you are U.S. citizens.   For five months, I would not bother with importing and would look for car rentals that offer monthly rates.  Depending on your current insurance, you might be covered for liability on the U.S. rental.   I think any information on the U.S. Military forum here would be one-way importing.