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  1. Things to ponder

  2. What's got you flummoxed today?

    My primary school teacher friend in the UK finds the whole gender neutral issue quite irritating and ridiculous. She and her colleagues have now taken to privately referring to kids as SHIT...She,He,IT.  
  3. This one seems very strange to me...I just spoke to my mum and she told me that she had a few strange phone calls last night.  A company called Comtex or similar, asking about her property for sale in some far away town.  She said she'd heard to never say 'Ja' in any such call so she just said 'Ne, Ne, ne' and hung up. They used part of her surname in the conversation.  They rang her back again saying that they had been accidentally cut off.  She hung up.    As she's always nervous about strange calls, I asked her to tell me the caller number so I can google it. Tuns out, it's MY mobile number!  I rarely use my mobile and haven't called her from it in years.  At the same time she was getting these calls, an unknown number was calling my mobile...I just happened to hear the ringing, answered, no speaking either side and hung up.     I know that fake caller IDs can be presented though can't understand the connection.    Have to laugh...as I was typing this, got a call on our landline about a Microsoft virus in my PC. Never had any calls like this before. Told the bloke it's on fire now...he hung up. 
  4. Twat of the day

    And even more...  
  5. Have you spoken to your son's teachers? They should be able to give you advice on how best to encourage his German.  When my daughter was in Grundschule, all the teachers advised that play, social, sport activities with other kids is the best way to learn and increase confidence.  Various things to try and encourage...   Arrange play dates with other kids, German versions of his favourite TV shows/films etc.  Ask about school holiday play groups. Private tuition would help.  Again, ask the teachers about this.  Many students offer this kind of tuition for an hourly rate of around 10-15€. There are also various tuition franchises. Have a look on eBay Kleinanzeigen i.e. https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-nachhilfe/freiburg/c268l9354.   Good luck. 
  6. What made you smile today?

    Is this the best one of the many variations?    
  7. Things to ponder

  8. Things to ponder

  9. Things to ponder

    Sad isn't it?  Where are all the real life heros....doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, firefighters, police, teachers, animal rescuers, environmental carers, good parents/families?
  10. What made you laugh today?

    Not really a laugh, more of a shudder to think....  
  11. What made you smile today?

    Which type are you?    
  12. I've also heard that banks aren't concerned about letting a property though definitely check the contract. I believe that you do need to advise your home insurance
  13. Jokes

    A mother-in-law stopped by unexpectedly the recently married couple's house. She knocks on the door, then immediately walks in. She is shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked. "What are you doing?" she asked.  "I'm waiting for Jeff to come home from work," the daughter-in-law answered. "But you're naked!" the mother-in-law exclaimed. "This is my love dress," the daughter-in-law explained. "Love dress? But you're naked!" "Jeff loves me to wear this dress! It makes him happy and it makes me happy." The mother-in-law on the way home thought about the love dress. When she got home she got undressed, showered, put on her best perfume and expectantly waited for her husband, lying provocatively on the couch. Finally her husband came home. He walked in and saw her naked on the couch. "What are you doing?" he asked. "This is my love dress," she replied. "Needs ironing," he says" "What's for dinner?"