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  1. Things to ponder

    Ah, bless your granddaughter. My daughter is also Eurasian (German, Chinese/Malaysian). When she was in primary school in the UK, kids only noticed how petite she is rather than any colour and facial features difference. Now she’s 21 and we’re in Germany, she does get irritated that so many people immediately comment on how small she is and how young she looks. She recently politely responded to a middle aged woman ‘oh no, I never realised. Thank you for telling me!’ Her personality has grown to that of a giant!     When we visited an Hausarzt here, he immediately blurted out ‘obviously she’s adopted’. My daughter politely replied that she isn’t adopted and I’m definitely her mother.   The whole race row thing in the UK accusing an elderly lady of racism is just a storm in a teacup. People are naturally interested in others. Just some can be rude and condescending to anyone.  It’s no different to any of us non native German speakers being asked where we come from. Surely that’s not offensive?  I’ll never lose my British accent nor master German grammar. Quite a few Germans have said that they love to hear my accent though hate the accent of others. 
  2. Why are you unhappy today?

    It certainly does. Can’t believe an agent would do all of this without my knowledge. 
  3. Why are you unhappy today?

    The manuals state how much space around a freestanding microwave is necessary. 
  4. Why are you unhappy today?

    Hmm…you just made me think of another possible issue. The original oven and microwave were a set. The microwave unit has the front horizontal vents top and bottom. The shelf that the new microwave stands on was recently installed. So, where does the oven vent now?
  5. Why are you unhappy today?

    It’s a freestanding mw now placed in the old integrated mw place. 1-2 cm space all around is too much less than the stipulated 20cm. The least problem would be the unit overheats and no longer functions. I’d have to pay again for replacement. Guarantee void. Worst case, it’s a fire risk. No insurance would pay for an inappropriately used appliance. 
  6. Why are you unhappy today?

    I don’t think the house insurance would agree if anything happened. This type of mw get much hotter than a basic one…added grill etc.