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  1. teenager shoplifting

    Besides, other things, many kids these days do such stuff as a challenge - a new kind of thrill,  testing their computer games in real life. Any pep talk is not going to go far. They know the right from the wrong. But they also know right is boring and wrong is exciting. How are you going to talk to such kids.   I would prefer the kiplette route if possible. I myself had stolen some money from my dad in 3rd grade and i got a solid thrashing. He even pretended to call the cops to take me away. i got shit scared. That was the end of my adventure. Did i get life long scarred from this - no, did i hate my dad - no.    But the path is getting more & more difficult for today's parents.   Maybe talk to the kids about the consequences ( which they likely know ). Give them alternate excitement -  volunteer work with ambulances, hospitals, rehab centres, animal shelters,  working in farms.    
  2. RIP Katheliz. Condolences to Sarabyrd.
  3. Reliable "man with van" recommendations

    Hi, i just used Mark for shifting from Bremen to Berlin and it was a complete delight. Very professional, punctual and reasonably priced. We were very stressed for the move, but he made the move a breeze. Would highly recommend . https://markmanwithavan.tumblr.com/  
  4. The " where are you really from " thread!!

    We all are curious people. We also need something to talk on social occasions. Sometimes there is an awkward silence or awkward question    We are a mixed couple and either of us is asked this question in the other's country. i donot see any racism in it. Yes, if the answer leads to the change of their behaviour , that could be racist. No need to shy away from one's lineage.   Many topics which were normal once have become politically incorrect. We need to cut a slack for the elderly lot. 
  5. Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne

    Berlin - for being cosmopolitan and alive ( anytime of day or night, one finds people or something to do or eat ) Munich - for being clean and near mountains Hamburg - another lively city and near the water
  6. Is everyone supporter here?

      I was also going to write about you @PandaMunich not leaving ( very helpful source of truth  ) before @kiplette outran    However, i am noticing in many tools these days, one can only disable / deactivate but not delete members eg in Slack. Maybe it could be number of members thingy
  7. A really painful experience at the dentist!

    so sorry to hear about your traumatic experience.   I learnt my lesson very early here and i shamelessly discuss the next course of action, even if the dentist is in a rush. This time i was with a new dentist ( the last one would always try to sell me something extra from my insurance ). So the new dentist gave me option of either we put the pain killer right away, or check to see how it goes.   My response 'thank you very much, please give me the injection' ( some dentist inspite of giving injection, donot wait for it to have an effect ). Now i keep an eye on my watch.
  8. The War in Ukraine

    Maybe for a change NATO / USA should act and not react.   Don't wait for Putin to do something and then reply. How about cleaning up the Nuke silos ( secretly captured by some convenient social media  ) and moving a few submarines around. How about having some big US ships in the black sea ( BTW, why are they not there to begin with? have they conceded this sea to the Russians )   Nobody has to do anything, but no harm in flexing some muscles.