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About Dubya

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  • Location Schwabing, Munich
  • Nationality Netherlands
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1980

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  1. Lost driving licence

    Are you still registered in Hungary? If this is the case, you may have been able to get the licence there, but as pointed out above, the German authorities are not be satisfied with that... (You should be getting your licence in the place where you spend at least 185 days.)   In principle, you can go apply for the German licence here in Germany. The people there will let you know if you need any further paperwork from Hungary or if they can request it from the database themselves. Because you got the Hungarian drivers licence while you were actually resident in Germany at the time of issue, this may lead to problems, because this makes your licence invalid in Germany ("Wohnsitzverstoß"). It may not lead to problems, and you may be getting away with it, but that doesn't make your Hungarian licence more valid...   Even if you go back to Hungary and get a replacement licence, it will still be invalid in Germany. I am very sorry for you, but the people above are right.     In your quoted text above, the bold part is the important part:   "A driver’s licence acquired and issued in such a country will still be valid, if the holder registers a new place of residence in Germany as per German law."   This is not the case for you, as you were already residing in Germany when you were getting the licence. 
  2. How to separate and maybe divorce

    They would be going back to where they came from, wouldn't they...    I'm with @Krieg here, but I doubt you are trolling.
  3. How to separate and maybe divorce

      How is an exit control in the US relevant to taking a child out of Germany (with the intent to stay away for a long time), without consent of the parent? If anything, the American State Department is acknowledging that they will not be able to prevent an abduction, due to lack of controls... I for one am grateful that people are watching out for such a possibility elsewhere (e.g. in Germany, most relevant to this case). As mentioned before, if the intentions are good, getting the form/letter is easy enough and should be a no-brainer.    I don't understand why it is so hard to admit you aren't right in this case, typically a trait attributed to Germans on this forum...
  4. How to separate and maybe divorce

    You are wrong and extremely stubborn; despite not having any first hand knowledge... The recommendation to have such a letter is not a German thing either, as pointed out by many. So stop confusing people here by claiming such a letter may not be needed, as not having one may prevent you from being able to travel. Not that it’s any of your business, but I’ve been asked for it for travel between Switzerland and the Netherlands, and my sister has had to show it many times between Italy and the Netherlands. 
  5. Balcony renovation expenses

      In the very small sampling of the few posts above we see that not everybody pays for the lift, so I doubt it is the overwhelming majority. It also seems you have been surprised with unforeseen lift-costs, so I’d agree it was unnecessary to “say shit like that”.    Now to stay on topic for a change, I’m with the OP that it is very surprising to have to pay for balconies others have exclusive access to. El Jeffo pointed out the relevant laws dealing with it, and I’m glad I learned something. Too late to do anything about it for the OP, but good to know if you’re looking to buy and would like to be informed on possible costs that come your way!   In general, would it be possible to change the “Teilungserklärung” if agreement could be reached with the other home owners? That could avoid costs in the future.   
  6. I’ve made a pretty neutral post in answer to your original post, and you answer in a passive aggressive way, to other posters you’ve simply been a dick. To top it off you post:   “...what I have noticed is that when I tell someone that I am American, people here are so prejudice that they instantly judge you. Instead of trying to meet "me" they have this "me" already created based off of their own delusional prejudices.”   it is exactly what you do (did). Good luck. 
  7. It is nice to read that you already realize that you have quite a bit to be grateful for: you got into a good university, were able to secure various paid research assistant jobs, got to move around to various towns/cities, you have good and affordable health care...   Now imagine how hard it would be for a foreigner to achieve something similar in the US... It is do-able, but very difficult to secure a position, visa etc. In addition they make you take silly GRE exams, give you "homework" even as part of a Ph.D.-program (talk about being back in sixth grade...)   Point being, navigating the system as a foreigner is difficult, because you view things from a different perspective. This may be part of the reward once you succeed, but while you are struggling with the differences it simply sucks. Keep in mind though that those "unfriendly, arrogant, passive aggressive, racist, prejudice and grumpy" Germans are the same ones that enrolled you in University, offered you research assistant jobs, pay tax to keep things affordable for students etc.   My advice: count your blessings, keep an optimistic open view, and press on; two years can fly by with the right attitude.
  8. Speeding tickets and fines

    I understand this to mean that you have the right to prove that the rental agency didn’t have any damages/costs (or substantially less costs as the fee). Don’t know how you would prove that...
  9. About the employment situation in the city

    Some guy in Berlin asks a question about getting a job at McD and all of a sudden we have a pissing contest between some ITers... 
  10. Probezeit with illness problems

    You didn’t work, so you didn’t loose pay... You’re trying to trick the system by being sick excessively often. If you need the cash so bad, you could... work?
  11. Difference when you dress up and down

      Some of your posts in this thread are far from positive, so please keep working on it...
  12. Difference when you dress up and down

    Maybe there is a Tall-GerMan forum out there where some men are wondering why girls only smile back at them in Summer, but not Winter...
  13. Problems with Sixt - Asking me to pay for scratches

    I am happy it got sorted out for you, but you were the one suggesting that fraud is their business model and that they will "always find a way to outsmart you"... Clearly that is not their way of working, and in both above cases Sixt handled it well, didn't they? I still have to see a case were Sixt successfully claimed damages despite the renter having full coverage, or the renter having noted down pre-existing damage correctly...
  14. Problems with Sixt - Asking me to pay for scratches

    So was it a new scratch (i.e. one you hadn’t seen before), or one of the ones you had added to the accident report? I didn’t get it. If you had added it to the report, what is the current claim?
  15. Problems with Sixt - Asking me to pay for scratches

    Bottom line first: I don’t think you have a leg to stand on (read other responses), but you can try. In any case start saving to pay up.    Depending on when and where you bring back the rental, you can leave it in good faith all the time. There is no need for the renter to be present, and sometimes you can even drop the car after the office is closed. Of course if you don’t have insurance, you should make sure to check out together with a Sixt employee, or take tons of pictures that the car is OK.    I have rented with Sixt 20-30x in the course of 1.5 yrs, sometimes even without excess insurance (I know, not a smart way to save a penny), and never had any issues.    Last tip: if you want to rely on the insurance of your credit card, that does not apply for all vehicle classes, and certainly not for small trucks.