• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2,201 Awesome

1 Follower

About optimista

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Nationality British
  • Gender Not Telling
  1. Kita says 45 hours/week is too long for the kid!

      Hyper-activity can be a sign of fatigue. After a long day that kid is tired.
  2. The neighbour and the Hosepipe

      Well, it may escalate. They sound like they operate at the level of class-room idiots. If you give back what they dish out they tend to think twice about their next move. Some people only understand it primitive.   I think Ferrets says it the way it is.
  3. Should I stay or should I go?

      Now there's a great truth.
  4. The neighbour and the Hosepipe

    Get your hosepipe out and shower her back.
  5. Experienced Exec Assistant / PA

    From personal experience I wouldn't recommend German patent attorneys... unless you're really, really desperate... the EPO is another matter.
  6. Should I stay or should I go?

    Beg to differ. When your parents age and you have your own commitments it gets really tough to do a satisfactory juggling act and split yourself three ways trying. Sadly kiddo barely knows her grandparents. Yes it is easy to pick up the phone or get on Skype in theory. But reality is different.
  7. Should I stay or should I go?

      Your post is absolutely lucid RT and to me, these are the two most important sentences. You seem to know yourself and what you want. The fact that you even contemplate being able to end your present relationship suggests that maybe he is not The One... I think you want to move back to your source.
  8. Don't buy a house in Germany

      This happened in UK and Victorian built (so not new) places the size of dog kennels are selling for half a million in some places. Council tax is based on the (ridiculous free market-led) value of your property and people can no longer afford to live in the place they bought 50 years ago...   Also puffs up the value of your estate which is subject to inheritance tax when you pop off. Just sayin'.
  9. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Some of us have the gall to just remove the towel and occupy the sun bed when it is obvious the owner of the towel is away for the day. If the absentee non-owner wishes to talk to me about this he can. I refuse to enable people's selfish behaviour by observing their "rules".
  10. The Vent - No Chat!

      Brötchen rage. No connection.
  11. What's got you flummoxed today?

    I am (trying to be) flummoxed that when it is time to settle up the organiser disappears into thin air. Then answering a text message suggests we come by NEXT WEEK to the same event so he can pay us... right... it's not like we are going to go away,  cos we are part of the furniture...
  12. Hard making new friends in Stuttgart

    I doubt very much you are doing anything wrong. The German social style is different. With a couple of exceptions I cannot relate to Germans, mostly because I think they are not open to relating with me... If you do a search on TT you will find this has been done to death.
  13. Secretly reversing Kaution transfer?

    Ask the landlady when she got the FIRST installment... if she got the first one when you paid the second one you know your GF pocketed your money. Otherwise known as stealing.
  14. What made you laugh today?

    I am laying bets the lady had a urinary tract infection and just could not hold it any more. She was asking for help on the phone. Been there, done it. Crap, sensationalist (male?) reporting. (If she had wanted to cause an attention-seeking sensation she would not have bothered going down the back of the plane.)
  15. U.S. and EU toilet paper

    Know thyself.   My first visit to the throne in the morning is usually somewhat jet propelled... after that it depends on whether apricots are in season or not.   Rest assured, people, you will never meet me in real life...