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About kaffeemitmilch

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality USA
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1983
  1. It's 2020, but a parking ticket I got in Stockholm didn't get forwarded to Germany (two years ago now).   Having said that, the Dutch are very good at sending tickets over the border, and I have a feeling the Belgians will be too. Keep an eye out for the reminder.
  2. Is it allowed to build a tiny house in your garden?

    I can't seem to quote you, LukeSkywalker.   Coming from a Dutchman, this is cheeky. I had the same experience when I lived there, with higher costs (and fines).
  3. Your Identification Please?

    I have never been stopped by the police in the city, and I am brown-skinned. If you're white, your worries of being randomly checked ought to be nil. Having said that, I never used to carry anything but my driver's license with me (German), but started carrying my US passport card, which I expect is not valid as official ID, with me because if I forget my work ID, they require national ID to issue me a temporary work pass. If it weren't for this, I would still only just have my driver's license with me. As mentioned, you need not carry your passport with you at all times. If you can be identified by the police by other means, it should suffice.
  4. Windows 10

    Why are you disabling updates?
  5. Windows 10

    Should still be free to upgrade to Windows 10: https://www.onmsft.com/how-to/how-to-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade-in-2020
  6. German Toilet Paper

    Went camping in a campervan a couple years ago and the built-in toilet was something we reserved for just liquids. Even that was really gross just to think about. I am a queasy bastard. But I understand under special circumstances like boats and campers it's necessary. And of course, I guess I could get used it it living in Greece or whatever. I just don't want to :-/
  7. German Toilet Paper

    I went to an outer neighborhood Tegut and There was flour too. Pretty good.   About using other forms of wipes, including facial tissue, I read a good article that shows how flushing anything other than organic effluent and toilet paper is bad for the sewer system. There's a link to a video that shows this too: https://thewirecutter.com/blog/toilet-paper-options/   That means you'll have to have a trash can with stool about 3 feet away from your nose... I don't think I can stomach that. And, knowing this is the standard in Greece means I'll have to forego ever visiting Greece. Sad face.   I also prefer water as the ultimate bottom cleaner. But, I can't stand wet toilets seats or surroundings. I grew up in countries where your hands and water were the cleaning method, and though I was eventually fine with those, the wetness really got to me, and I have never got over it.
  8. Ah I remember him from Tommy Boy, Death of a Salesman and the South Park Movie. He seemed cool.
  9. German Toilet Paper

    Yeah I have done all of those things with DM, Penny, Rossmann, etc. At least in FFM hasnt worked for me. Will try a small town as SP suggests.
  10. German Toilet Paper

    I don't know where to ask this so I'm reviving this thread.   Does anyone have any idea how we can get toilet paper that does not cost 24 euro for a pack like Amazon has? Someone I know mentioned just asking supermarket staff, but none of the shops around here have any in the back.
  11. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    Hehe, definitely not. I want him to LIVE! 
  12. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    Corbyn is at risk of a painful death, so he needs to stay home...
  13. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    Yeah same logic in Germany with either carts, or baskets (as in Rossmann near me, where the security guard was spraying the basket with disinfectant each time he gave it to a new customer.   I'm hoping they will institute an automated disinfecting system for security bins at the airport (mostly with UV light). I've always found it icky to use them, as they have been shown to have very high levels of contamination...   Hong Kong airport has robots cleaning the airport in general: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/04/05/hong-kong-airport-is-using-virus-killing-robots-to-disinfect-public-areas/
  14. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    I think the shopping carts are also to have a fixed number of people in the shop, so if there aren't any, you aren't allowed in. At Penny, the cashier was yelling at people coming in in groups to take one cart each, and they were getting annoyed. But, why are they even shopping in groups, fuckwits.
  15. Assistance with filing American tax returns

    Yes I've read this too in some places. It's basically an attempt at buying your vote, but I'll take it. I have to file my return for the first time, though, and then do the amnesty thing... this is just the kick in the pants I've needed.