So the other night I was thinking about the things that I like best about Germany after living here for almost a year as well as the things I like the least and decided to make a top 10 list for both. Here they are:
THE TOP 10 THINGS I LIKE LEAST ABOUT GERMANY:
10 The Simpsons auf Deutsch... the voices are all kinds of wrong and the jokes don't always translate.
9 The strange things they do to drinks... EVERYTHING is carbonated and sometimes they even mix Coke with wine or beer, and sometimes banana juice with beer... wtf?
8 All the paperwork and forms you have to fill out to do ANYTHING.
7 They expect you to pay a special fee for simply owning a TV or radio or pet.
6 No air conditioning on the University
5 The mysterious key you need to have to use many of the elevators... but nobody seems to know where or how you can get one.
4 No ice. If you ask for ice in your drink you get one tiny cube... if you ask for extra, you get 3.
3 No Mountain Dew
2 The grocery stores... long lines with one cashier and they ring everything up so fast and you better have a place to put your stuff as they throw it at you... no sackers or drive up service... oh how I miss Hy-vee.
1 Having to always pay to use the public bathroom!... it’s not the money, it’s the principle.
TOP 10 THINGS I LIKE THE BEST ABOUT GERMANY:
10 They don’t like the french either
9 Döner Kebobs... mmmm... lecker. Turkish, I know, but still... lecker.
8 The Autobahn
7 The bus system and Strassenbahns
6 The historic buildings, cathedrals and the beautiful Altstädte
5 The german people... less anal and more funny than the stereotype
4 The rail system
3 No FCC and all it’s moronic regulations... generally speaking, a more rationally governed society.
2 No fundamentalists or moral majority idiots screwing everything up politically... just the occasional mormon... from the states of course.
1 German beer!