evildudette

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About evildudette

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  • Location Friedrichshain, Berlin
  • Nationality English
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1987
  1. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Why? Like I said, it is correct as a general statement, because in general people did get to vote. There is a small subset that was unable to. Saying ‘I did not get to vote’ in your specific case in not the same as saying ‘you did not get to vote’ either specifically or generally.   Where am I incorrect?    
  2. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I haven’t said anything incorrect. I asked a question then gave a couple of opinions. Nothing to be correct or incorrect about. You, on the other hand, said “you didn’t get to vote”, which was incorrect as a general statement.
  3. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    If people ever think ‘it’s not worth voting’ in a parliamentary process and therefore don’t, then I don’t feel they have any right to bitch about the outcome. If you care about the result, you should have voted.
  4. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    So, some people were unable to vote, fair enough.   I think you are incredibly naive if you believe an online petition is going to make the slightest bit of difference.
  5. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Why do you think we didn’t get to vote in the referendum? I certainly did.
  6. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Sure:   April 2018: Initial appointment to see how to approach it as I wouldn't hit 8 years until start of 2019. They told me to apply but that they couldn't issue it until then at the earliest. 21st June: Planned hand-in appointment. Beamtin was sick so I was given her next available appointment. 1st October: Handed everything in. 5th Feb 2019: Hit 8 years in Germany in terms of documentation 15th Feb: Told I'm been approved and asking to collect 19th Feb. Not possible as I was out of the country until last week. 19th March: Collect Urkunde.   I was told at every step of the process not to expect to get through in time.
  7. Berlin foodies, have your say!

    Sorry to hijack the thread but I am also looking for inspiration of good (non-touristy) German restaurants if anyone has any recommendations!
  8. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I got there and she said 'Now you have some forms to sign, I bet you're surprised about that right?'.   I wasn't expecting her to go through all my rights and obligations as a citizen and we discussed all various potential conflicts when being a dual citizen, it was actually really interesting.
  9. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Picked up my Urkunde this morning. So exciting! :D
  10. Berlin foodies, have your say!

    I agree that the Bird is the best burger in Berlin. For Italian pizza, go to Zola on Paul-Lincke-Ufer.  For Vietnamese I'd recommend Dong Do on Eberswalder Str, :)
  11. How long did you wait for your Einbürgerungsurkunde?

    Are you British? If not, it’s going to take a lot longer right now as they are prioritizing brits before brexit. It also depends where in Germany you are, as it takes much longer in some places than others. In Berlin it took me four months as a Brit, which I believe is relatively fast.
  12. Freelance work: pay taxes yearly instead of quarterly

    Perfect, thanks so much! I always save 35% for tax anyway so should be fine.
  13. Freelance work: pay taxes yearly instead of quarterly

    I’m hijacking this thread as I’m kind of in the opposite problem. This is the first year I will be freelancing full time. I understand I should do an Einkommensteuervorauszahlung by 10th March. Do I just guess how much I should send?
  14. Why are you happy today?

    My citizenship application has been approved. I guess you lot are stuck with me.
  15. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I got my confirmation today too! They want me to pick it up on Tuesday but I'm travelling so will have to get it when I'm back.