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  1. Same here - the hard mattress with all sorts of natural materials became harder still over the course of time, to the point where my back was fine, but shoulder and butt hurt. ;-)

    A light memory foam topper did the trick, now all of me is happy. And the cooling gel on one side of the topper is great in Germany's A/C-free summers. :D


  2. On 30.3.2022, 10:04:07, keith2011 said:

    Indeed, the invasion of the Ukraine has been a very loud wake up call across the board for Europe and Germany in particular and  not only on the economic front!

    Indeed. Germany likes to mask it these days, but the country still is terrified of the Russians.


  3. 12 hours ago, AlexTr said:

    Sometimes, I look at the things people post on TT and I wonder if they are aware that they are truly shit at being a human being or not.


    No... I believe they are completely unaware of themselves.


    (unless of course they are moles.)


  4. 4 hours ago, TurMech said:


    The answer of Bundestagsabgeordnete Svenja Stadler, SPD, on March 24 was "we intend to make multiple [sic] citizenship possible within this year".


    Watch me apply first in line when that happens!


  5. 10 hours ago, theGman said:

     He initially laughed (reflex reaction I suppose), then after seeing Jada's face I guess it dawned on him what the joke actually meant. He could have instead heckled Chris Rock, explained to the press afterwards why it was such a hurtful comment and Chris Rock would have been slated for it. But I guess hindsight is a wonderful thing.


    I'm starting to wonder... if this was planned. You know, a stunt for the Oscars...


  6. 44 minutes ago, Keleth said:

    Yer and perhaps I should have used Mengele instead of Shipman.

    Sorry but his quote really fucking threw me,I didn´t realise anyone could be that callous.


    I just barely managed to refrain...


    Edit: Have just heard that TTers have reported jeba. I encourage others to do the same, and to take screenshots.


  7. 3 hours ago, bramble said:


    It's all very disturbing. Last night on German TV a Ukrainian woman still in Ukraine spoke about a friend who was evacuated to Russia with her 13 year old daughter and a load of other refugees. She had told her on the phone that the Russians were separating the older kids (also the 13 year old daughter) from their mothers, though allowing the mothers to keep the very young kids with them. She hasn't heard from her since, so it's possible that her phone was taken away from her. If any of this is true, it's extremely disturbing. 


    Sounds like the separation of Mexican refugee, ah, illegal immigrant kids from their parents and their trafficking for adoption purposes in the US... :(



  8. 1 hour ago, Rushrush said:

    I've learned that it is common in Germany for companies to force employees to quit by putting them in an empty office with no computer or phones


    I've been here a long time and have heard of it *a single time* in this country.


    It IS however something that is done in Japan.


  9. On 16.2.2022, 18:29:03, pappnase said:


    My wife passed yesterday and so I'm going to be doing this soon as well.

    Bettina was German so her personal certificates are all fine, but our wedding cert is in English.

    I have a translation of the certificate done by the German embassy when she applied for a new passport in her married name, so I think that will be enough, but I'll let you all know if not.



    @pappnase: I'm sorry I missed this, life was a bit overwhelming here.
    Please accept my condolences for the passing of your wife.

    You always wrote affectionately about her and your family, how hard you worked on being there for her in the hospital and at home, and how you took care of your kids.
    All the best to you and yours!


  10. Generation X will not go quietly.
    (And we will not "behave"!! :D )


    " Most of us are not, as our parents did, dressing our age. We see those articles — the ones that say we’re supposed to stop wearing strappy sandals and high-tops, combat boots and miniskirts, or skin-tight jeans with holes — and we consider them for a second until we say “fuck that.” We’ve always worn whatever we wanted and we don’t particularly give a crap if you don’t like it. We grew up in the ’80s, the age of flash and color, punk, metal, and hip-hop. We learned to live loud and we aren’t giving it up.
    And as we get older and wrinklier and our hair whitens and we’re stooped over barely shuffling along, we might have to switch to orthopedic shoes from our Chucks (if we haven't already), but we’ll still have Guns N’ Roses blasting into our hearing aids, dammit. You can just go ahead and play Prince at all our funerals."