BethAnnBitt

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About BethAnnBitt

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  • Birthday June 04

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  • Location Konstanz
  • Nationality American
  • Hometown New Orleans
  • Gender Female
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  • Interests Peace and Quiet 🙏🙏

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  1. The English Teacher's Corner

    I’m a retired SLP (Speech & Language Pathologist).  In our world we must make the distinction between oral and verbal communication/language/expression/skills, …  Some people can verbalize their thoughts but can not orally communicate them, and vice versa.  My task was often to help bring these two skills into alignment.
  2. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    To take photos of something you might want to think about buying in the future or event posters seen along the way.  To translate something.  To look up relevant information about a possible purchase or a price comparison.  To text hubby about a purchase or list items.  This 60+ gal finds it enormously useful.
  3. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Is it invalid?  Or is it just that it’s needed in conjunction with your passport to go in/out of DE?  We use ours as ID without problems.
  4. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    I’ve had to replace my bank card twice and it was super easy.  Wouldn’t be the case with my IDs.  
  5. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    It’s accepted down here as legit ID.  My husband set up a Telekom acct with it, sans US passport, 2 days ago, with no problems.  Ours say Pass (Ersatz).  They don’t say “only valid with passport”.
  6. 3G in Restaurants?

    Documentation of your vaccine, or of the vaccine’s longevity?  My smallpox tattoo is on my inner left ankle.  😂
  7. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    But there’s the “law”, and then, there’s the “practice of the law”.  I’ve had both the Sparkasse and Schnelltest stations here accept a photocopy of my eAT.  And my SBB picture ID card with DOB has been accepted everywhere, not just in Swiss trains.  I don’t carry my eAT or passport on me except when traveling overnight for fear of loss.  I continue to suspect enforcement differs btwn regions.   An aside:  Was recently on a local train and Schwarzfahrer (foreign accent too) refused to show his ID.  Was quite a loud scene and he simply popped off at the next stop laughing, a short stretch.  Clearly some people really know how to play that game.  I suspect personnel have their hands full and little time to badger someone who looks legit but has a photocopy eAT or Passport on their person, at least down here in the boonies.  😃
  8. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Our German friends don’t seem to like public transport as much as we do.  😂
  9. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Is it the same price for kids 6+ and dogs, as they are normally 1/2 price here?  Bodensee region is sure to be very full too.
  10. Driving permit as opposed to driving licence

    That varies by state.  I got my learner’s permit when I was 14, as is still the rule in many places.  Got my license at 15. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/driving-age-by-state  
  11. Driving permit as opposed to driving licence

    In the US we use the terms “suspension” and “revocation” to discuss these matters.  I have no idea what they use in Canada, Australia, … because the English language is not “one size fits all”. https://driversed.com/trending/revocation-license-how-does-drivers-license-get-revoked
  12. Why are you happy today?

    My Armenian-Germerican granddtr and I recently watched Mary Poppins together.  Now she can’t stop singing “just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”  😃  She loves learning English through singing, a delight to see and hear.
  13. What are you listening to right now?

    Looks like that was 2010.  We saw Paul live in SF, outdoors, in July of 2010.  😊  It was FANTASTIC.  Singing “Imagine” with him and thousands of others was really moving.  I think of that experience a lot these days.
  14. The War in Ukraine

    IMO there are differing views on this point.  For example, people of Armenian descent all over the world will often refer to Armenia as their motherland.  But they will refer to the place they live, such as the US or Canada or France, … as their homeland.  This often happens I believe when the diaspora is spread out and/or even larger than the inhabitants of the “motherland”.  In Yerevan atop a hill there is a beautiful statue of a female signifying Mother Armenia.