The "why it is difficult to leave" thread

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No, fraufruit! Nicole laughs about it and has commented thus. I don’t even have Facebook!

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Difficult to leave?

I would have said it would have been difficult to leave the house in Erding, but after they turned a wonderful tree-filled garden into a lumber yard in preparation for knocking it down to build apartments I found it quite easy.

Yes, I'm now out in the sticks, further away from work in a small village (300 inhabitants), it's a quiet, peaceful paradise away from any hustle and bustle of so called civilisation so yes, I would find it very difficult to leave here.

 

When it's clear I can see the Alps where those evening clouds are.

 

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8 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Misogynist much?

 

A misogynist, a bigot, a voyeur, an alcoholic, and a conspiracy theorist walk into a bar.

 

The bartender asks, "The usual, j²?"

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

Nicole laughs about it ...

 

I don't think as an argument in modern society it works that way.

 

Perhaps although you feel disappointed by these traditional attitudes towards animals that you post so frequently about, such traditional attitudes towards women are something you find appealing? Moving us back on topic. 

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But the lawyer herself is friends with Nicole and she herself jokes she couldn’t decide whether to become a lawyer or a model. Everything has a context!

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I am actually in Agios right now! A couple of weeks ago, I came here to pay my phone bill/ internet etc and they told ne “ you have already paid! It says so on our computer”

” Oh, ok. I don’t remember paying.”

 

So this morning, in the office , no internet, no emails. 

So, at the last minute before the bus arrived in the village, I dragged myself to the bus stop and paid.

4 hours lost today because of that!

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8 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Misogynist much?

 

Words like that scattered like sweets. If you think any of us quiet people actually seriously do this kind of thing....only Jeffo could be triggered. Jazz hands for Jeffo then. How many of you know what this Jazz hands latest insanity from his crowd is? Here's a clip:

 

 

Poor Jeff. Must make living like Jeff ever nuttier. 

 

1 hour ago, jeba said:

 

Bloody Nora. I like America but these attitudes are utterly ridiculous. I think that would drive me nuts if I lived there. btw the Brits are equally stuffy. I once went cycling from Walchensee here in Bayern and in the corner of my eye I saw a man standing nude, his nude girlfriend kneeling in front of him with something in her mouth. Dear me.

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1 minute ago, jeremytwo said:

I once went cycling from Walchensee here in Bayern and in the corner of my eye I saw a man standing nude, his nude girlfriend kneeling in front of him with something in her mouth. Dear me.

 

Was it JohnGs silvers spoon? 

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31 minutes ago, john g. said:

Everything has a context!

 

Then why did you repond so emphatically and absolutely when a woman called you out for objectifying another woman? No ambiguity there for you was there?

 

Everything does have indeed a context. This context is an international internet forum in the 21st century.

 

It is not a Benny Hill sketch from the 1970's. 

 

Perhaps you can come back with some examples of you objectifying men in the same manner from your posting history? There do not seem to be any above in this thread in or above the questionable comments you made.

 

# Toytown balance.

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"...girlfriend kneeling in front of him with something in her mouth"

 

I saw the same on an empty (except for me) beach in Mallorca. The lady's head was a-nodding. My eyesight being poor or maybe owing to the gentleman's meagre proportions I did not see anything turgid, let alone any silver spoons. I was disappointed that the chap had his back to the sea. If he'd turned round he would have had a beautiful view of the bay. They were in their late 50s or so. I felt ashamed to be a tourist and sorry for the locals. There is a time and a place...

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2 minutes ago, optimista said:

There is a time and a place...

 

Probably best that you don't vacation in the East German countryside then.

 

People there have esp. in DDR times seen things differently.

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, john g. said:

Health care is definitely an issue. I am not in the German health insurance system here. I am in the Greek health insurance system ie cash!

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I can and have to  go to  a top eye specialist in town tomorrow (but more likely Tuesday because thunderstorms are expected early tomorrow ) and get served immediately. 30 euros cash, no receipt and ti kavoume ( how are we ? ). They have fine doctors, dentists etc..mostly trained in the UK, US etc.

The eye surgeon in Heraklion at the hospital, for example, was in London for years at a top university clinic thingy.

And none of this Herr Doktor Doktor stuff...it´s more personal. " Hello, jassou, Mister John."

And you get used to holding that tube thing at the dentist´s on your own because they don´t have assistants or 4 young women at the reception to be paid. Mr Bean-like!

:o

 

And, last time at the dentist´s, it was fun  to see the young child of the dentist come up to me in the chair and chat. It´s just more personal here.

The more I write on this thread, the more...sigh, jeez... Greece, man. Yeah, Greece. But we shall see.

Shame they don´t have nurses here...you have to " order " one at 50 euros a shift in hospital ( which I didn´t know when I was in hospital last year ) and bring your own food, drink and joints!!:D

That is exactly what I miss about Greece. Unless you've lived there, people find it difficult to understand - the doctor giving the patient his personal number and saying call me if you have questions. WHAT?  I agree, doctors are very good, nursing is crap - understandable when you see how little they are paid.

15 hours ago, john g. said:

And, on the other hand, businesses are not good at cooperating with each other. He can decide ( as he did ) to introduce free parasols on the beach but a  jealous/envious taverna owner will ( and did ) call the cops to get them removed.

 

Last year, his son Giorgos helped out in the summer. 

Me: " why can´t you cooperate with fellow businesses here? "

Giorgos: " because we´re Greeks."

A Greek joke on the subject.

An angel comes down to Earth and goes around telling people "I grant you a wish but whatever you ask for, your neighbour will get double."  The first place he got to in Greece was a farm.  He asked the farmer the question.  The farmer thought for a minute and replied "Take out one of my eyes."

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I wanted to upload a photo but it says it’s too big. 🤷‍♀️  I love living in Konstanz and being 5 minutes from the Rhein.  I love that every morning I can walk my dog there and see swans and ducks and sea gulls and even a heron.

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1 hour ago, Kommentarlos said:

 

Then why did you repond so emphatically and absolutely when a woman called you out for objectifying another woman? No ambiguity there for you was there?

 

Everything does have indeed a context. This context is an international internet forum in the 21st century.

 

It is not a Benny Hill sketch from the 1970's. 

 

Perhaps you can come back with some examples of you objectifying men in the same manner from your posting history? There do not seem to be any above in this thread in or above the questionable comments you made.

 

# Toytown balance.

I didn´t objectify a woman. You are making a mountain out of a molehill. To accuse me of being a misogynist is absurd (sorry, fraufruit). A misogynist hates women, right? I don´t. So now, it´s " illegal " to make a jokey comment about how two women who are friends laugh at each other in their context. I would say it is misogynist to criticise these two women, strangers to you and their mind set in context.

I have made comments quite often about unsavoury men here with their beer guts leering at women tourists, as an example. That doesn´t mean I hate men as a whole.

 

An international internet forum in the 21st century. Yes, it is. But what is the point? Who wants to control whose mind? Not me.

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3 minutes ago, john g. said:

I didn´t objectify a woman. You are making a mountain out of a molehill. To accuse me of being a misogynist is absurd 

 

I am with you John. I love women too but reserve the right to joke about them. Heaven knows I have enough of them around me. I have three females in my care. The most exhausting has four legs...

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9 minutes ago, john g. said:

I didn´t objectify a woman. You are making a mountain out of a molehill. To accuse me of being a misogynist is absurd (sorry, fraufruit). A misogynist hates women, right? I don´t. So now, it´s " illegal " to make a jokey comment about how two women who are friends laugh at each other in their context. I would say it is misogynist to criticise these two women, strangers to you and their mind set in context.

I have made comments quite often about unsavoury men here with their beer guts leering at women tourists, as an example. That doesn´t mean I hate men as a whole.

 

An international internet forum in the 21st century. Yes, it is. But what is the point? Who wants to control whose mind? Not me.

And I don´t get upset when an important  woman in my life gets annoyed about something and looks at me and says " Männer!:angry:". 

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the one who claims to have no comment but likes to chide others for slights against women had no problem referring to the mother of one member's child as "the town bicycle"

 

take it for what it's worth:  "do as I say, not as I do"

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