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  1.   When I lived in the west part of Berlin and went to the former east part, I also noticed that people seemed nicer. I experienced this in stores. However, when I traveled again to Thüringen and was at a small-town train station, the person there was so nice in comparison to anywhere in Berlin that I was almost shocked!  I guess I had just gotten so used to Berlin and the "Berliner Schnauze." 
  2. If rude equals being direct, then Germans will be direct when speaking English, unless they are taught some of the culture along with the language. I can't say I was taught much culture in my German classes in high school in the U.S., but in Germany I learned how to use German to be direct and sometimes have had to catch myself being direct here in the U.S. when I speak English.
  3. So, since I had lived in Germany for more than 5 years, if I were to go back to Germany, I could live there for 3 years again and then get a German passport because I could count 5 of those previous years, which would make 8 years total to get citizenship. Is that how Paragraph 12b should be understood?
  4.   How is the past duration of a stay in Germany useful for citizenship? What 12b law? Do you have a link? I'd love to read more on that.
  5. Odd news

      Do they only paddle pumpkins in the Eifel or do they also paddle other types of squash?
  6.   Well, I can't say that the doctors in Germany are that different from the U.S. (I have not experience in other countries). I can't tell you if South African doctors are better. I was sent to a psychiatrist here in the U.S. for stomach problems. She said I didn't need to be there, but I still had stomach problems after seeing her.  When I was in Germany, I had a doctor visit me at home because I was feeling very sick. He saw that it was messy, with some clothes laying around and dishes in the sink (I had been sick, so what did he expect!) and wanted to send me to a psychiatric clinic. I went there, but they had no room for me, which is good because it would not have helped me anyway. I still have some of the same problems, but it is not "all in my head," as some doctors tend to say.  I didn't leave Germany for a few more years and would still be there, if not for family duties.  Hope your vision gets better quickly! 
  7.   This reminds me of the saying, garbage in, garbage out. I'm not saying creepypasta is garbage, as I have no experience with it, but just thought I'd give my two cents worth.  As for where I stand, I never watched Alien or Terminator and wouldn't want my kids watching either of those movies.
  8. If you were born in London, how can you also have been born in Germany? Do you mean you need proof that you are a German citizen? Wouldn't that be your passport? I'm sure there must be someone who might understand what you need, but I thought I would pose these questions to you.
  9. What made you laugh today?

      Well, Happy Birthday to you- who so often wishes well to others!
  10. I don't know anything about this, but from what I briefly read on the Internet, wouldn't you want to sell it to an Inkasso office? If so, you'd think they would know how to legally transfer it.
  11.   Yay! Same sentiments here. 
  12.   Your contract is cancelled on Nov. 13, 2022. After Nov. 13, 2022, you will not have to pay. Just because you write a letter to cancel doesn't mean that your contract is cancelled on the date they receive your request for cancelling your contract. 
  13. Random pointless comments

      Looks familiar. I think my grandpa had one like that, too. 
  14. Why are you happy today?

      Your polite and calm note made me think of what my mom often said: Kill 'em with kindness (i.e. don't be mean, be kind).
  15. Freelance income along with Full time income

    Assuming I understand correctly what you have posted, your permit says "Selbstständige Tätigkeit erlaubt," which means you don't need any other permit, nor do you need permission from the government to work freelance. I believe I have gotten this correct. If not, I am sure someone else will correct me. As to the tax questions, I can't answer those.