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  1. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

      Oh yes, she knew what she was doing, that's clear.   What I will say in the woman's defence is that, for me, a new checkout opening is not strictly queue jumping. This is going to sound like something from Seinfeld but a new queue is like the start of a new relationship - it's a step into the unknown. You leave the bossom of the existing queue at your peril.  ;-)
  2. Lindenstrasse

    Sorry, not a fan but my Mother in Law loves it - for her sixtieth birthday, my wife wangled a guided tour of the studio for her and the family a few saturdays ago. We thought the interiors would all be closed but some of the crew let us in on the set. We were allowed watch some of the filming too. My MIL has had quite a bit of bad health worries for the last four or five years so it was really nice to see her with a big smile on her face.
  3. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

      Why didn't you ask nicely if you could go in front of her as you had so few items *and* a young child? People sometimes need a gentle reminder to do the right thing - and this means you actually have to put them on the spot.
  4. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

      Funny thing is that this child speaks English and another non-European language at home. What perhaps happened was he was not speaking German in Kita and maybe got told off by one of the Erzieherin?  Anyway, I just politely answered him that I can speak to my daughter in English in the Kita because I am her Papa.   My wife and I are bringing up our two children bilingually - I speak nothing but English and she speaks nothing but German to them. I haven't had any problems speaking English to them in public - sometimes you get a bit of a gawp but it is just curiosity I suppose. 
  5. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

    OP, sorry to hear about your bad experience. I have the feeling that even if you had said 'Entschuldigung', they still would have been abusive to you (albeit maybe not to the same degree).   Coincidentally, today I was told by a four year old to stop speaking English to my daughter when I collected her from Kita..
  6. Company name

    Your company will be based in Ireland?,_County_Wexford    
  7.  Yes, I know. Owls are traditionally seen as being wise so that's why something owl-related might be used by the OP? Just a suggestion
  8. Anything name with 'Moon' and property in it would give me connotations of remoteness, lifelessness and astronomical prices - sorry!   Why not a name to do with nature? Eule (wise)? Nester(secure)?   
  9.   I don't see a problem with this but I can understand why others could be cheesed off about it. I suppose it all boils down to whether there are alternative playgrounds in the neighbourhood.   I was asking my wife about the possibility of installing a bench in our town (she's now in politics, I walk home from the kita now with the children and there is a green space that would be great for a bench). She said people had objected to public benches because they don't want teenagers congregating there at night.
  10.   You don't need play equipment when it comes to shrieking children. We look out on to a shared courtyard that has no equipment . The last few years it was quiet but this year there has been children playing there and it can get a bit loud at times. Our two children  play with them sometimes but it is quieter then because either my wife or I are outside too as our two are still too young and need to be supervised.   A few days ago, one of the older girls was visibly upset so my wife asked if everything was ok. It turns out one of the neighbours had told them off for being loud and had threatened to call the police - my wife had to reassure her that the police won't do anything to them for playing, even if it can be a little loud at times.  
  11. German neighbour etiquette

      Or just tell a white lie and say you had a bad experience lending an item in the past and never do it now.    What is clear is if you lend the item once, the person will continue to borrow it until you say no (or it comes back damaged).
  12. No complaints with my local Lidl. Because its busy, fruit and veg always fresh. (Not the case with my local Netto which isn't so busy.)  There is a HIT a couple of kilometres away that I only use rarely - nearly too much choice when you are used to the uncomplicated discounters.    
  13. What is the fine for a car accident

      Sorry but if you are driving here, it's your responsibility to know the rules of the road. 
  14. Are people with tattoos stupid?

      He can do whatever he wants with non-political tattoos. His free will, his life. Not my problem.   However, when he starts making political statements (consciously or ignorantly) with a tattoo that are against my beliefs, that's when I can insist that he covers it up or I don't meet up with him.   I don't find my stance incoherent but others may find it so.   There I leave ya! 😃
  15. Are people with tattoos stupid?

      No. He's not an idiot for getting a tattoo per se.    Imo, he's made a serious mistake getting this one (it's on his neck so always visible) and he'll have to live with the consequences.