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About silty1

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  • Location Hamburg
  • Nationality Lower Slobodian
  • Gender Male
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  • Interests tying up very small parcels, attaching notes to pigeons' legs, destroying household pests

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  1. Obtaining punitive damages

    Just drop it and move on.  The amount truly is trivial.  How much is your time worth to pursue the matter further? It does yourself more damage in the long run to hold on to your thirst for revenge, which is all your desire to show hom a lesson really is.
  2. Konto-Nr.: 20001530 Bankleitzahl: 200 000 00   That looks about right.   No expert here, but if I were you I'd contact the landlord and tell him your rent is going to go to the Finanzamt unless he covers his tax debt. A copy of the paper you received would help there. A personal visit to the local Finanzamt if you have the time might clear up any of your questions. I doubt the landlord could successfully sue you, in any event.
  3. What bank does it say you are to pay, under what name, and what IBAN?
  4. On commuting, or the birth of the BCFH

    Second that on the noise-cancelling headphones. They won't change your life, but might make those commute hours more bearable.   When the bus is crowded I make a point of finding those assholes who sit in two seats with legs spread and hand baggage on the empty chair.  Tschuldigung! is usually enough to get them to de-barnacle their lard-laden asses so I can plunk myself down, don't care if I have to step over legs to do it. I guess they do it because they get away with it, obviously.  Usually the place is standing room only, nobody says a damn thing.  Fuck 'em, I'm not standing if I get on and see an empty seat.            
  5.   This month-old article by Deutsche Welle  is a pretty good overview of what will be allowed on the streets, bike paths, sidewalks, etc.
  6. Living on canned food long-term

    As one who was served as a child a steady diet of canned green asparagus, canned peas, canned creamed corn, canned spinach, canned beef, spam, spam, spam and spam, all I can tell you is that the biggest danger is that it fucking turns you off canned foods forever.
  7. Being the outsider in a village

      Not the same unless you have a pet pig
  8.   Complete and utter bullshit.   I had a scheduled operation last fall that completely removed a fucking tumour from my digestive tract.  The colonoscopy a few weeks beforehand was how it was discovered.  I was in the best of care at all times.   THEN The fucking day after I was released from hospital, I saw flashes in my right eye, like lightning bolts.  It took me more than a day to contact my opthamologist, who that morning sent me directly to an eye clinic at a different hospital north of the city where I received emergency surgery the next day, without which I would now be blind in my right eye. Actually, for the time before the surgery, I was functionally blind in that eye as I could not recognise a foot-tall number 3 during an eye exam.   So two week-long back-to-back hospital stays, one planned, one emergency, full care, no problems, completely recovered.   I have to go back every three months for the next two years for an MRI to make sure no tumours come back.   Yeah, shitty healthcare for men.
  9. Being the outsider in a village

      Sounds more like the perfect comic mini-series or sitcom, with a raft of set-ups for endless conflict.  The who-the-hell-would-buy-this-heap pub purchase, the inevitable catastrophic close-ups of the damage and rot, the clashes with the tradesmen as trying to fix things only makes it worse, meanwhile the backlash of the locals as they try to adjust to being cut off their booze and left without a centre of social life, and the outsiders who set it all off giving you juuuuust enough doubt that their reaction might be half the problem.
  10. Being the outsider in a village

    Fix the roof, get an exterminator.  Just get the beer flowing again!  In these times of low interest rates, you can renovate on credit and pay it off with overpriced pub food and drink.    
  11. Being the outsider in a village

    Open the pub up again, they'll be happy as piggin' pigs in shit
  12. Looks like this was the publisher's way to be selbstständig heute.   Not much you can do now except cancel before it doesn't renew for another fucking year.    Next time read everything before signing up.      
  13. End Job - Leave Country during final vacation?

    If your employer (that is, the one with whom you will be employed up til your leaving date) is not taking your passport (that's the thing that you need to cross borders) then why shouldn't you be allowed to leave? (Assuming you are worried you won't qualify for the money?)  I have no idea.