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Everything posted by Metall

  1. Why are you happy today?

    Yes, Happy Birthday, @john g.! Glad you've reconnected with family!
  2. Why are you happy today?

    Welcome back, @kathdonn! We missed you!
  3. Why are you unhappy today?

    Please accept my condolences, Luke. It is good that you could see him. I agree, those about to pass away will wait for the people close to them to come. My Dear Relative did the same thing.   And scattering the ashes in the Mediterranean is such a lovely thing to do, especially of both parents together.  
  4. In the last few years, my company lost several new employees who backed out because they couldn't find affordable housing!
  5. Phone calls from Europol/"Europol"

      Pressing 1 tells the scammer your number is good because  a live person did something! Increase the resale value of your number, and you'll get even more calls.
  6. Phone calls from Europol/"Europol"

      I have a similar policy of screening calls. I've had doctors and hospitals call me, and they always left a message! Simple!
  7. I don't think it was a ban/timeout - she mentioned trouble resetting her password.
  8. Katheliz sent me an email! She lost access to her Toytown account. I don't have any details, but she indicated getting it back would take some doing...   I do hope a long term and respected member of TT will be able to return.  
  9. Only in America

    I can't green @tor enough for the above post!!! I exactly have that sinking, sickening feeling again that something large and important in the United States is about to collapse.   21 years ago, it was the Twin Towers.   Now, it's my legal rights. As a woman. As an American. My body no longer belongs to me.   And abortion might be just the beginning of the destruction. What's going to go next? Gay marriage, whatever is left of Obamacare, hey why do women and blacks even need to vote?!?  
  10. Only in America

      What makes me sad is that American (female) Facebook users I know have taken to talking about "camping" or "safe camping" (areas where abortions are still legal in the US) as code words in their posts, as Facebook is systematically deleting posts containing the word "abortion".  
  11. Cannabis legalisation in Germany 2022

    My neighbors in Florida are taking CBD oil (the kind that doesn't make you high) for chronic pain, and it helps them a lot.
  12. Posted 11 hours ago · Report post This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Punjab Grill & Bar, Lindwurmstr. 205 80337  München.   Nearest station: Implerstr U3, U6 OR Bus 132 Aberlestr OR Bus 53, 153 Sendlinger Kirche. 1. ex-essex (Paul) 2. Lilliluna 3. LisaJK + possible extra 4. Cragrat 5.  Metall 6.    Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, at the very latest 5 pm Wednesday. 
  13. Thank you for your answer. I have an inkling that an Indian marriage is for life, that family pressure is involved, and casting any doubt on it is a big deal.   I'll give this some thought - whether to talk to them or write them. I have Turkish relatives, where approaching touchy subjects with respect is key - maybe that can guide me. Definitely no police, as German authorities are supposed to keep the peace, not help in a domestic dispute.   But if somebody gets hurt, I don't want to be the neighbor who ignored everything.
  14. Does anybody know a therapist/counselor in Munich who can work with a couple in English?   No, not for me - it's for the neighbors where I am currently living who are in domestic trouble.   They are truly nice neighbors, we introduced us to each other, take packages/food deliveries, say hello when we meet... but they don't get along with each other. Here's the sticky part - they are both from India. He came here a few years ago, she joined him straight from India (we talked about this) just when the pandemic lock downs started without knowing a word of German and no job to occupy her. And after a while, the arguing started. They live wall to wall with me, so when the volume (in their own language) went up, I couldn't miss it. And the frequency gradually went up to every week, now every couple of days... I've met her outside in her pajamas shouting into her phone, so asked if she needed help which she refused... offered help to him, too when he came out... he's run past me in the hallway and gone for  walk... They have recently escalated to throwing stuff and slamming doors. He isn't beating her in my opinion, because I would hear that. And believe me, I would notice. I *think* she is deeply unhappy in Germany, but that's just guessing. The arguing and shouting has been going on for multiple hours today, and she ran out of the house... he later led her back by the hand, which she permitted, so they are trying...   I already talked to them before, told them both they can come to me, day or night. I don't know what else to do. I don't want to call the police because God knows how that will mess up their residencies or make things worse. My last idea is to get hold of some addresses with English speaking professional help, and drop a letter in their mail box - because I don't know how to tell Indian people they need counseling.   What else can I do? I don't want them to go overboard and do something they will regret.
  15.   I  am hoping for that. I don't know any counselors in Munich Indians would talk to.   The neighbors will probably call the police soon, which is not going to help a whole lot.  
  16. Traffic offence lawyers

      Don't do that! Immediately contact your insurance and send them the letter, THEY need to sort that out!
  17. Also, change your apartment door lock TODAY.
  18. Only in America

      That is... heartbreaking.
  19. Only in America

      But... when will the armed civilian trying to stop a shooter... be mistaken for a shooter herself when she pulls her gun? And be killed by police or other civilians in the confusion? I assure you, this *will happen*.  
  20.   In a nutshell, a "reservation  fee" is a legally very iffy construction. The fee should be no more than 10% of the reals estate agent's commission: 10% of 6 % (agent's commission) = 0.6% of sale price. It definitely should be put in writing, preferably with a Notar if higher than the 0.6% mentioned above.
  21. I very much recommend getting a Gutachter!! My family has bought and sold property in Germany, and the Gutachter found many hidden flaws.   As to the "reservation fee" - can you quote the exact German wording so I can check on it? Is this done in writing, preferably with a Notar?
  22. Only in America

      Simple -  bulletproof vests and heavy guns for the frightened cashiers getting minimum wage! Waddya mean, it don't make no sense?!? Murica!!
  23. My dinner was found, thank you. Sorry if I came off a bit miffed.
  24. What made you smile today?

      Indeed. Those are the really important things.  
  25. To the Person who took my packaged dinner at the restaurant and left while I was in the bathroom:   - I am not happy. That was 3/4 of my dinner!   - I sincerely hope you will at least partly invite me at the next Curry Night.   Money is currently very tight for me, and that was supposed to be my food for tomorrow.