john g.

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About john g.

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    john g.
  • Birthday 07/05/1952

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  • Location Greece
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Southend-on-Sea , Essex , England
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth
  • Interests Being is better than not being and helping foreigners understand the German insurance system. It´s what I do..for better or for worse...

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  1. Why are you unhappy today?

    At the market and bought some stuff.A trader recognised me.." ah, you are from Kavousi and you walk your dogs past the school sometimes? " " Yeah, and you have that shepherd dog? "   " yeah, don´t go past the school next time. My dog went along there the other day with me--ate poison..dead. "
  2. What made you smile today?

    Ha! I remember the last one, French! About 50 years ago!!!
  3. "Untranslatable" German words

    Fremdschämen...I know what it is and Nicole used it the other day! In English? Vicarious embarrassment...seen that...but doesn´t sound like something you´d say down the pub!   Remembering an American buddy; " German has great nouns but lousy verbs! "
  4. What made you smile today?

    I had a dream!
  5. Ah, Techsmex! I was an illegal Englishman hitchhiking around back then in the States! Had a one week visa..and it stretched out ( ie I ignored it! ),.Hey, man, I was 20. Last year I had my 66th birthday and a Route 66 birthday cake here on Crete! 99 per cent of TTers on here will not have a clue about the Zeitgeist back then! Possibly only you or maybe Keefy...
  6. Peter Fonda!   Yeah, serious influence on my life.Back then. But back then is part of what now is for some of us. Dumb brats, weren´t we!!   (NO!!!)   Edit: Yes!
  7. Why are you happy today?

    First game: no Anderson Second game: no Smith in the second innings. The what-ifs are mind-blowing, French!
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    Good point! Mind you, there´s enough bitching amongst the Scots, Welsh and English sometimes and that is also coming to the fore right now partly. Many of whom are also living in the past.
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    I needed cheering up! You´ve managed it!
  10. Why are you happy today?

    This match was riveting!
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    Your final 6 words are very moving, Keefy🙏🏻
  12. Why are you unhappy today?

    Our French neighbour, retired, is a psychopath. The other week, I filmed an incident when he was confronted by a local father whose teenage son he had smacked in the face three times. The crowd gathered - about 10 locals filmed him ranting at the father and I joined in in case it turned violent. The police came and no idea what happened then. But the father would have needed to pay the police 100 euros to officially complain. I erased the film on my SmartPhone. Thema erledigt, I thought.   This morning, back home from a doggie walk, there was a love letter from the guy under the door. In French and starting with „ monsieur „.. but not my name.   “ On ( date ) and at time bla bla, you violated my human rights. Penal code bla bla „ prison for at least one year and a fine of 5,000 euros await you. „ No signature. PS: his wife left him this week and he found out she was searching online on a dating forum for a way out. This guy has some serious karma.
  13. New words or sayings

    I followed the Ashes today ( England v Australia cricket ) and an Australian commentator said: „ my first initial reaction was..“, referring to an on-field incident!
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    Evening Keefy and lovely to see you back on here! When I was 20 and living in England I wanted to travel West - NOT East ( eg India ).  I worked in a factory for 18 months to save some money. At some stage: the cheap flight possibilities were: Luxemburg- Bahamas or London- New York with a stop over at Dublin airport. Someone- but no idea anymore who - said: „ you‘re English. The IRA will kill you if you go to Ireland. „   At that tender age, I decided the Bahamas sounded a better idea😂.. That is where I ended up - naive as hell and broke from the moment I got off the plane wearing a winter coat and not knowing the temperature there or how expensive it was! Long story etc!  
  15. I remember being really embarrassed when my then Brazilian brother-in-law visited us in London ( that WORLD city..) in the early 80s and the pub closed in the afternoon and I couldn‘t suggest another one to go to to have a further drink in🙁