shockedpenguin

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  1. English-speaking lawyers in Berlin

      I was looking for something like that tool, thanks so much.      I've got a very naieve question-- what kind of fachgebiet/fachanwalt fur.. should i be looking for if I'm the victim of an assault (vs being the accused)?  I'm obviously new to this.     A few kids went on a joy ride in a stolen car, crashed into my bike, fled the scene, and then slashed me with a knife when I approached them.  
  2. Assaulted by a minor

    I was assaulted about a month ago and now have a bunch of forms to fill out but feel it might be wise to talk with a lawyer about them before doing so.     Also, they're going to be handed in late unfortunately.  Do the deadlines result in any fines or legal ramifications for myself?  
  3. Is anybody cutting their own hair?

      But nobody can see that on zoom!   You're definitely going to make mistakes like that at the beginning, but after several tries, you'll get the hang of it (presuming you're using two mirrors).  Do your best to fix it up and pay attention to the trap of cutting too much off, or you'll end up bald.  That should grow back in a week or so though, and you can have another hack at it.  It's often helpful to get someone's help with the back if you're beginning. 
  4. Is anybody cutting their own hair?

        Commenting because you don't care-- I think it does look unique, but not unprofessional (or home cut).  And +1 on the double mirror.  As many mirrors as possible, and it takes practice.  In the end, OP will simply mess up a few times.  After 5+ times, you begin to get the hand of the hand-mirror-eye coordination and it starts to look more professionally done.  It saves a ton of money too.  I wouldn't know really, though, because I'm a penguin and have only feathers.    
  5.   It's too expensive there, too, but thanks for the tip.  It is cheaper on ebay and I'll keep checking on there before amazon next time!  
  6. Has anyone seen Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion anywhere?  It's apparently available on amazon, but the price is outrageous.     Also, if anyone has tried the above lotion and also believes that it's magic, I'd love to know if you've found reasonably priced alternative.  
  7. Where to buy FFP2 facemasks in Berlin?

    I thought this reddit thread was helpful.  It's a (currently) current list of (online) places to get FFP2 masks which were made in Germany or the EU.  Here's to hoping it helps someone on Toytown.   And below: https://www.reddit.com/r/de/comments/kxre4v/liste_ffp2_masken_made_in_germany_europe_nach_en/
  8. ACAML, knowing nothing about the law, I just want to say that I'm with you on this one.  Though you're probably going to get nothing, their T&C means nothing if it's not legal in the first place, even if you signed it.  The legality of something is, at least theoretically, always up for debate if you want to take it there.   And just to show the other haters out there (you @catjones), I'll help you imagine.  I imagine a fair compensation would be the same respect paid to you.  They should apportion you €2.000 for eight weeks, and during those 8 weeks, you are not to spend a penny of it (unless you have written that it's ok in your T&C and the legality of that checks out).  After eight weeks, you are to give them the full amount back.  It would be more fair if you had something they actually were expecting and needed during those eight weeks, but they're a big corporation, so you probably won't be able to ransom them during the eight weeks.   I hope you found a better computer somewhere else.  
  9.     Hahaha Thank you so much @martinamr.   Moments of weakness and confusion amidst various lockdowns.  You're very kind for answering me twice.  
  10. Any eggos in this town?  I want the blueberry kind.    Also, strawberry Haagen Daaz?   The strawberry cream one is disgusting.  Desperate right now for a fix. 
  11. Identifying a real Mahnung from the Landesamt für Einwanderung?

           Update for the curious, got in touch and they just wanted the original amount, no more (additional) surcharges on top.  Thanks for all your helpful advice.  
  12. Identifying a real Mahnung from the Landesamt für Einwanderung?

    Part of the reason I was sketched out was that I've found that not to be the case.  You can write anything as the recipient and the payment will go through, at least with n26 and dkb.   I have tried many things, however I have never tried obviously red-flagged names (like North Korea or something that might get me in trouble).  
  13. Identifying a real Mahnung from the Landesamt für Einwanderung?

      Yeah, they wrote that.    It was by post, with the orange letter and everything.      Seeing now that you can google the IBAN and it's the same ones, I feel a bit sheepish.  I guess I thought that it'd be easier to find the phone number than the IBAN.   But yes, you can apparently just google the phone number.  When I was a kid, we used separate web sites for that, so I tried to and it said the phone number's owner was withheld.     I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I owe them money.  I met with them in April or May of this year and the experience (around covid, white marquee tents and zero interaction) was very different than usual.  If they had asked for money, I would have paid, but I don't think they did.  It's too bad they didn't give me a normal bill instead of this which feels like a fine, but they made the visa process so much easier than it's ever been.     Anyway, since I haven't paid within the week-long date they gave me, should I just pay an extra fiver or wait until they send me another letter?      
  14. Identifying a real Mahnung from the Landesamt für Einwanderung?

    How do I find out in the future that they're correct and not just some spoof?
  15. I got a Mahnung from the Landesamt für Einwanderung... I think.  It's not clear how to confirm that the Mahnung is real, so I was wondering if there's anything I should be looking for (also for Mahnung's in general).  What makes it odd to me:  I don't remember owing them any money (€59) though I did see them in June of this year.   Stated reason for the payment? : General Administrative fees They asked me to send them money to one of two bank accounts.   When I tried to reverse look-up their phone number, I couldn't verify that it belonged to the city of Berlin.  I used:  https://www.dastelefonbuch.de/R%C3%BCckw%C3%A4rts-Suche  but is there a better site to do this?     I am contacting them via their website, but am wary to contact the numbers etc. included onb the mahnung because I can't verify that the phone numbers provided are real.  I've included the text below, because why not?