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(Marketwatch)   Germany's business mood improves slightly. Now rated as "winsomely stern"   (marketwatch.com) divider line 7
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2013-09-24 09:07:48 AM
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2013-09-24 10:44:24 AM
Well it is October...

I don't care who you are, this:

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will make you smile
 
2013-09-24 11:58:25 AM
I guess the Germans would feel even better if only a few dozen more Greeks would commit gruesome suicide in despair at the utter destruction of their economy.
 
2013-09-24 12:27:09 PM
The Germans will be raking in the dough once Angela Merkel breaks bad.
 
2013-09-24 03:54:41 PM
From a friend's Facebook, while traveling in Germany.  Well worth the read:

The Germanic slavish devotion to order never fails to amaze and amuse me. At our Salzburg hotel, we got free breakfast, but we ordered off a menu. Our Prussian waitress arrived at our table this morning, printed order form in hand. Here's the gist of our conversation:

Waitress: Would you like hot coffee or tea?
Me: I'd like orange juice and a bowl of muesli with milk, please.

W: First the hot drinks, ja?
Me: All I want is orange juice and a bowl of muesli, please.

W: Nein, nein, nein. We do zis in order, ja? Zo, what hot drink would you like, ja?
Me: I don't want a hot drink, thanks.

W: Gut! Zo, would you like some fruit juice maybe?
Me: I'd like orange juice and a bowl of muesli, please.

W: Ja, orange juice (checking the appropriate space on her order form). Zo, would you like some meats and cheese maybe?
Me: No. Just a bowl of muesli with milk, please. Nothing else.

W: Again, we do zis in order, ja? Do you want some eggs maybe?
Me: No thank you. Just a bowl of muesli with milk, please.

W: Would you like some cold cereal maybe?
Me: Yes, in fact, I'd like a bowl of muesli, please.

W: Zo, do you want your muesli mit some milk maybe?
Me: Yes, I would, thank you very much.

Really. This is true. On to Switzerland, ja?
 
2013-09-24 08:06:01 PM

caddisfly: From a friend's Facebook, while traveling in Germany.  Well worth the read:

The Germanic slavish devotion to order never fails to amaze and amuse me. At our Salzburg hotel, we got free breakfast, but we ordered off a menu. Our Prussian waitress arrived at our table this morning, printed order form in hand. Here's [...]


Salzburg is in Austria and Prussians come from the northeast of Germany.

Sorry, I'm part German, therefore part anal.
 
2013-09-25 02:02:21 AM
I will now tell you a German joke.

"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"A cannibal."
"What?!"
"You are about to die and be eaten."
"@sshole! I will murder you first!"
 
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