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  • NALF
    NALF  11 months ago +45

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    • gerne gesehen
      gerne gesehen 11 months ago +1

      dass es von Chip entpfohlen wird sagt mir, dass das müll ist

    • Dove
      Dove 11 months ago

      Remember that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross for you because He loves you so much. He then rose up from the dead three days later
      The Ten Commandments are called the moral law, (most of us are lying thieving blasphemous adulterer at heart and deserve hell) you and I broke the law, Jesus paid the fine. That’s what happened on that cross.
      By believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose up from the dead 3 days later and not just confessing your sin, but also repenting of all sin you have done and putting all your trust in Him in prayer, He will grant you everlasting life as a free Gift

    • Dennis oder so
      Dennis oder so 11 months ago

      I can recommend (Kohlroulade) cabbage roulade or (Rinderroulade)Beefroulade but this is officialy austrian but good too ,

  • Not Just Bikes
    Not Just Bikes 11 months ago +176

    The walking, the groceries, and the taste buds are all interlinked.
    Most Americans drive to get groceries. In fact, the number one question I get from Americans, when they find out our family doesn't own a car, is "but how do you buy groceries?!" This is because it's uncomfortable, impractical, or impossible to walk in many American cities, which is why most Americans don't walk much.
    But driving to buy groceries kinda sucks and it takes a long time, so you don't want to do it often. I still get comments from Americans on my videos about grocery shopping, saying how they'd hate to "have to" buy groceries every day, because they don't understand how convenient and easy it is to pick up groceries around the corner from your house when you're already walking.
    So American grocery trips are few and far between, but this means that the products need to last longer. And that changes what kind of products can be sold, and it results in Americans eating much less fresh food. I'm sure you've noticed that things like bread go stale way faster in Germany than they did in the US. Because the groceries and produce sold in Europe are often fresh and meant to be eaten within the next few days.
    There are also foods (cheese curds are an example) that just cannot last long, and need to be consumed shortly after being made before they degrade significantly. Sure, you can buy a big vacuum-packed bag of anything you want at Costco, but the natural flavour has been destroyed by the time it gets to you (and certainly before you finish it), so sugar is added to make up the difference.
    All of these things come together to mean that Americans very rarely walk, they buy huge amounts of groceries in bulk, and they eat much less fresh food that needs to have a lot of sugar, salt, and fats added to "make up" for the loss of taste.
    And your taste buds definitely adjust to this. Many years ago, when I was poor and unemployed for a long time, I was making all my food fresh and home. I decided to go without any salt or sugar in anything I cooked, and after a few weeks I got used to it, and other flavours started becoming more noticeable. The day I got a job I "splurged" on a higher-end fast food burger that I was craving, and I couldn't finish it. It was gross. The bun tasted like candy and the patty was so salty I had to throw it out.

    • Traumglanz
      Traumglanz 11 months ago +33

      Isn't it ironic how such small difference, small decisions about city planning can create such a big cultural divide and influence so many aspects of life?
      Keep preaching / ranting even if it might not change anything for North America, it might at least help make us realize here in Europe what we have to protect and where we can improve.

    • just_me_104
      just_me_104 10 months ago +9

      The excitement I get of seeing Jason from NJB commenting on this video is uncanny 😁 especially as a German living in the Netherlands! You two should collaborate on a video with Dutch and German differences regarding urban planning, Germany could learn so much from the Dutchies and Jason opened my eyes for that!

    • UmbraVivi
      UmbraVivi 8 months ago +6

      When my sister spent half a year in the states, our little brother asked her to bring some American candy with her when she came home.
      She did. My little brother tried it and immediately drew a face as he, an 11-year-old boy, thought it was way too sweet.

  • Sven Scholz
    Sven Scholz 11 months ago +1465

    You know you became an adult when the monsters moved from under your bed into your post box

    • DudeHowDareU?
      DudeHowDareU? 11 months ago +27

      Mail Box*
      briefcase ist ein Aktenkoffer ^^

    • Sven Scholz
      Sven Scholz 11 months ago +14

      @DudeHowDareU? Haha, da war ich zu schnell und stolperte über einen falschen Freund - habs korrigiert 😀

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +4

      I've had this fear since the early 00's. Probably the late 90's because of a constantly complaining neighbour (even after he moved out) because I wouldn't have sex with him so he made up stuff about me when reporting me to the landlord for the slightest noise. I was on quite a few mailing lists then I would keep asking to be transferred to an emailing list instead but they used the excuse that not everybody on it was online. I would complain about multiple mailings as well as I would be accidentally be put on the same list more than once.
      Then one day I decided to track this by making a list of every organisation, with contact details, on whose mailing list I was on and note down everytime they sent me something through the post. Then I got in touch with all of them in the summer of 2008 and asked to be removed from their mailing lists since they weren't offering to transfer me to an emailing list. With one organisation all I got was an answering service and after leaving several messages I threatened to report them to their funders for sending me multiple mailings of the same newsletter. They then got back to me with a flimsy excuse.

    • PlanetBerlin1991
      PlanetBerlin1991 11 months ago +2

      Excellent explanaition! 🍻

    • Laura-Marie von der Leyen
      Laura-Marie von der Leyen 11 months ago +1

      @DudeHowDareU? mail box ist ein briefkasten, da lauern die monster in form
      von rechnungen 🙈😅😅🙈😅

  • Eric Waschkau
    Eric Waschkau 11 months ago +872

    "you have to put signs up to make sure germans don't get naked all the time"
    I laughed to hard at this 🤣

    • T Nit
      T Nit 11 months ago +5


    • T Nit
      T Nit 11 months ago +25

      A couple of years ago there was a special group of hikers, called "die Nacktwanderer", the naked hikers. Do they still excist? Does anybody know?????

    • MsAntimodes
      MsAntimodes 11 months ago +34

      @T Nit Naked hiking is still a thing. You don't need a special group. Usually we do this on less popular routes so we rarely meet others

    • Toastboast
      Toastboast 11 months ago +14

      @Antonio Montana Nude bathing was commonplace in the GDR. Noone thought anything of it.

  • Holger P.
    Holger P. 11 months ago +589

    You explained the fear of the mailbox perfectly. That's the result of digitalisation. All the good news from friends, birthday cards, greating from vacations, letters from grandma are gone. It doesn't come by mail any more. So what's left is the news from authorities. The bad news.
    No wonder people dislike their mail.

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +16

      I dread it too. Ever since the early 00's. Even when its just bumpf as then it takes up space and adds to paper clutter. What is the German word for it.

    • Nadine Beck
      Nadine Beck 11 months ago +14

      I can totally understand the relief of seeing an empty mailbox in Germany

    • Thomas Hovgaard
      Thomas Hovgaard 11 months ago +5

      I Denmark we get all those bills and dreaded in our digital inbox. Theres no escaping :-)

    • Hypatia N
      Hypatia N 11 months ago +7

      Same with the phone. With "unknown number" I always wonder who that might be and whether I should take the call.

    • Holger P.
      Holger P. 11 months ago +6

      @Thomas Hovgaard That's good. But the story is, you need your inbox mixed with good and bad news, to have a positive couriosity when checking it. Prospective joy.
      Hating your inbox for the same reason does also work in digital. If it's 95% bad news, you don't like it any more.
      (People with depression really tend to not open it any more).

  • Know Nothing
    Know Nothing 11 months ago +224

    My theory is not that you're more easily pleased by simpler flavours, but rather that the nuance in less sweet-indulged and artificial stuff-packed is now easier to even pick up on in the first place. It's like buying a cucumber from the store and then trying one from grandma's garden. The quality disparity doesn't have to be big at all, but it still makes all the difference.

  • TheGaMePlAyEcKe
    TheGaMePlAyEcKe 11 months ago +23

    I swear to god the reusable bags under the sink is the most German thing ever

  • Nick Koreck
    Nick Koreck 11 months ago +114

    As a Canadian in Germany for the last ten years, I could really relate to all this…and how my Germanism has followed me back to Canada 😅😂

    • jekkt
      jekkt 11 months ago +1

      elaborate on how it followed u

    • Markus S
      Markus S 11 months ago

      Nothing he mentioned is typically german

    • Magnus Amilia
      Magnus Amilia 11 months ago +1

      @Markus S Your nitpicking seems very German. All the things he mentioned are typically experienced in Germany. That doesn't mean that they are exclusively German.

    • Markus S
      Markus S 11 months ago

      @Magnus Amilia so he did become germanized?

    • Dummigame
      Dummigame 6 months ago

      @Magnus Amilia and you‘re not german, so you don‘t know if that‘s typically germany ;)

  • Les Parks
    Les Parks 11 months ago +64

    As an American expat living in Germany (5 Years), many of these things feel normal. I have been doing the Monthly money bit for 30 years now. I have spreadsheets detailing my large and fixed expenditures going 20 years. Never was a fan of small talk, get to the point etc. However, I do miss my BBQ and Mexican food! My wife, who is of German Heritage, chides me for being more German than her, Lol.

  • Todesnuss
    Todesnuss 11 months ago +38

    I feel like making a daily walk to the grocery store a highlight of your day just means you've adapted to the central European lifestyle.

    • Dove
      Dove 11 months ago

      Remember that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross for you because He loves you so much. He then rose up from the dead three days later
      The Ten Commandments are called the moral law, (most of us are lying thieving blasphemous adulterer at heart and deserve hell) you and I broke the law, Jesus paid the fine. That’s what happened on that cross.
      By believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose up from the dead 3 days later and not just confessing your sin, but also repenting of all sin you have done and putting all your trust in Him in prayer, He will grant you everlasting life as a free Gift

  • bill dwyer
    bill dwyer 11 months ago +31

    I can very much relate to all of these. After having lived in Germany and come back to the USA I've found I've retained much of my germanization, but only the things I consider better -- bringing shopping bags or a backpack to grocery stores, biking to places whenever possible (in fact I don't own a car), buying fresh food more and shopping more often, separating trash and recycling, etc. I bought a condenser/heat pump dryer (Miele) and German toilet with dual flush, and am less weird about nudity and sexuality (although I try to be sensitive of americans' hang ups) I Don't go to the sauna, but speaking of towels, one thing I do NOT "do Deutsch" is buy 2mm thin towels and dry them on a Badheizkörper to the point they are essentially glorified scour pads! When I get out of the shower I want that fluffy soft 4cm thick american beach-towel! lol By the way, I use metric. English units are just... stupid. I totally agree about not needing sugary fatty american food, and German pastries and cakes are just way better anyway. Same with the bread, fruits and vegetables, chocolates, etc. I'd never say I'd adopt the German taste buds, though. When I eat thai, tex-mex, indian, pakistani, etc. I want the spiciness and full flavor. "Scharf" rarely if ever translates to "spicy."

    • Dove
      Dove 11 months ago

      Remember that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross for you because He loves you so much. He then rose up from the dead three days later
      The Ten Commandments are called the moral law, (most of us are lying thieving blasphemous adulterer at heart and deserve hell) you and I broke the law, Jesus paid the fine. That’s what happened on that cross.
      By believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose up from the dead 3 days later and not just confessing your sin, but also repenting of all sin you have done and putting all your trust in Him in prayer, He will grant you everlasting life as a free Gift

    • Erik Fleck
      Erik Fleck 11 months ago +2

      @Dove context?

    • Dove
      Dove 11 months ago

      @Erik Fleck you and I are rebellious sinners who rebelled against The Holy God. The Bible says that all liars have their part in the lake of fire. So one lie is enough to go to hell.
      But what did God do for guilty sinners who deserve hell?
      He became a Human being, Jesus Of Nazareth, suffered and died on the cross and took the punishment for the sin of the world.
      The Ten Commandments are called the moral law, you and I broke the law, Jesus paid the fine. That’s what happened on that cross. That’s why He said: it is finished, just before He died.
      What you have to do to be saved, is to confess and repent your sins, trust in Christ alone. And believe that He died on the cross and rose up from the dead 3 days later.
      Please think about this because everyday around 150.000 people die.

  • MarmotArchivist
    MarmotArchivist 11 months ago +39

    The frequency of grocery shopping isn’t so much a cultural divide between the US and Europe, in my opinion, but depends heavily on the provided infrastructure. In a city, with many stores and smaller apartments and fridges, people shop more frequently, while in rural areas they buy groceries in big quantities and store them in their houses. So a New Yorker will shop frequently like a European, while a European from the countryside will take the car and buy groceries in bulk in the next town that has a store, like in the US.
    The money measurement is interesting. I was shocked, when I first learned that the monthly measure of salaries and also the monthly payday is not a standard around the world. I just never questioned it, but it’s one of those things that you grew up with that make sense to you, and you can’t imagine it being any other way, but logically they don’t have to be universal.

    • Mojo Jim
      Mojo Jim 11 months ago +3

      In my experience here in the States, people who have to be paid weekly do not know how to manage money.

    • Ulf Sponholz
      Ulf Sponholz 11 months ago

      I am German and usually buy for 1-2 weeks. Everything else is a waste of time and more expensive too.
      You can buy things in bulk when they are cheaper and wait until next time.

  • Holzeis
    Holzeis 11 months ago +178

    To be a one Towel guy you just have to live by the german phrase "jemandem nichts weggucken / es wird dir schon niemand was weggucken" , in the end of the day a naked body is just a naked body

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +6

      Not used to seeing nakedness except in single sex spaces in the UK with some women less shy than others.The world naked bike ride being the exception but that is seen as funny not sexual or natural. Female toplessness in public started to take off in the UK in the 80's when women started to realise it wasn't technically illegal and the summers got warmer.
      The French aren't big on full nudity in mixed public spaces either. Not even in saunas. There was a French made programme called Eurotrash that was very smutty with a segment about a German farmer who went everywhere naked but for footwear even to the pub and nobody batted eyelid. Must be very cold in winter. Antoine De Caunes interviewed him in the studio but he had to stand behind a farm gate. He was addressed as Naked German. If its that bad in Munich imagine what it would be like in Berlin.

    • slidenapps
      slidenapps 11 months ago +4

      Yeah but then why is it always naked women on the covers of magazines

    • Dan Al
      Dan Al 11 months ago +9

      @lemsip For the authentic nude experience, I recommend going to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (or "Meck-Pomm" in short). The Baltic Coast is famous for its scenery and its nude beaches.

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago

      @Dan Al There are naturist beaches in the UK as well. I found one near a popular public beach and it's an unofficial one with quite a walk from the nearest cliff path.

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +1

      @slidenapps You would think that they were no longer fascinated by nudity if they see it a lot in real life. I saw one man ogling Page 3 of the Sun newspaper while his wife or girlfriend was beside him sunbathing topeless. That was back when there were topless models in the Sun newspaper.

  • Chris Mullero
    Chris Mullero 11 months ago +45

    Thanks NALF for showing me that opening the mailbox is an official fear haha :) i thougt i am alone with it.
    As a born german i can confirm - mail is definetely terrifying!!! Sometimes it gets even worse when they sent me riminders because i am too afraid to open the letters, or bills. And "Beamtendeutsch", the official writing sounds even for me as a german scary lol

    • Dove
      Dove 11 months ago

      Remember that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross for you because He loves you so much. He then rose up from the dead three days later
      The Ten Commandments are called the moral law, (most of us are lying thieving blasphemous adulterer at heart and deserve hell) you and I broke the law, Jesus paid the fine. That’s what happened on that cross.
      By believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose up from the dead 3 days later and not just confessing your sin, but also repenting of all sin you have done and putting all your trust in Him in prayer, He will grant you everlasting life as a free Gift

    • FrozenAfricaPrincess
      FrozenAfricaPrincess 11 months ago +2

      Same here! I opened my mailbox today and it was empty! Made my evening!

  • Uwe Schroeder
    Uwe Schroeder 11 months ago +19

    Funny and well observed. A few remarks: Germans like things in writing - thus letters. Americans like to talk without a paper trail. After I moved to the US my first customer had a problem with me putting everything in writing. The CEO told me it's not how business works in the US - you go golfing, talk about things, shake hands and then when you get screwed over you have no proof. So I was like, ok, and after that golf trip I'd write a summary of what was talked about and agreed upon and sent that by email to everyone involved. Let's just say they didn't like that because I always had something in writing that would stand in court.
    Nudity: one of the pet peeves. Americans are really super weird about that. It's a whole different culture. Nudity is bad and very often nudity in the US is mistaken for some kind of sexual activity. The later would be just as illegal or unwanted in Germany, where being nude is just being nude - nothing more. There are many Saunas that actually enforce nudity - because sure enough there's peeping toms in Germany too and they usually don't want to be nude which means they won't go to a Sauna that enforces nudity. Good approach in my book. I of course grew up in Germany and never had an issue with nudity but I can see that it's hard to grasp the concept when you grew up in puritan US.

  • Rick Rambone
    Rick Rambone 10 months ago +3

    I went to a Therme (kind of a mix up between a big public bath with thermal springs and a water park) with a large nude section for the first time this year. Went with my girlfriend, and being so comfortable around people completely naked freed my from decades of body related insecurities. No one was staring, or laughing, people were just chilling and enjoying the stay

  • Ilse Caraffi - ten Cate
    Ilse Caraffi - ten Cate 10 months ago +5

    I can very much relate to the one-towel aspect as I've been shocked in the opposite way.. As a Dutchie it was a very unique experience for me living in California, going into the sauna after my workout and sharing it with fully dressed ladies that not only kept their sports clothing on, but even kept stretching and doing exercise right there in that place that I thought is designed to relax in your very purest form ;-)

  • SshreddderR
    SshreddderR 11 months ago +12

    yes many gemans including me have anxiety or irrational fear of the mailbox for the reasons you mentioned. the fact that it takes weeks or months until fines or speeding tickets actually get to you means that you could be surprised by multiple ones you had no idea about that are from months ago.also speeding tickets are very intimidating because driving rules are extremely strict, and electronic speed measuring devices are frequent, and its quite easy to loose your license for a while, and everything around each step is just very expensive and quite unpredictable.

  • A DSP
    A DSP 11 months ago +250

    I am a one towel girl and I am often the most chubby girl in the room. Despite being ashamed, I always tell myself that I have the super power to make everyone else feel better about their rolls.

    • Adam Briest
      Adam Briest 11 months ago +35

      Every human being is beautiful! There is no shame being you ^^

    • Ned Ryerson
      Ned Ryerson 11 months ago +26

      You go girl!

    • MarmotArchivist
      MarmotArchivist 11 months ago +17

      Your comment reminded me of what I think about, when I go to the sauna or change clothes after swimming in a river. You have confidence. Others that would comment negatively one your appearance just have spite for other people. Your live is awesome. What can be said about their lives? Have a nice evening😄

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +5

      I am a one towel person too as I wear a swimsuit in the sauna.

    • Andy Barth
      Andy Barth 11 months ago +4

      stand up to your fears - best thing to control them - perhaps we all and not you have to learn a thing about respect - I am a hairy guy - what to do about? this is how we are created.. If you accept yourself others will follow

  • Naomi Eggl
    Naomi Eggl 11 months ago +22

    I love what you said about butter pretzels and your taste buds 🥨 I’ve been trying to eat less and less processed food by buying local and fresh produce as much as possible. I think it’s affected my taste buds too - I no longer crave overly sweet things 👌🏼

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +1

      I prefer salty foods though I do like sweet foods now and then. Sometimes I have to carry salt with me in case it's not provided when invited to an event with free refreshments. I shouldn't have to do that though.

    • Karl Sanathos
      Karl Sanathos 11 months ago +2

      For me it really limits the times/amount of sweats I want to eat. Most stuff tastes even sweater than pure sugar does to me. A prime example is every thing produced by "Milka" or "Kinder".

  • David Ng
    David Ng 7 months ago

    Hi, I saw a video "Only in Germany" in the Easy German channel on Clip-Share earlier and I want to say I have a strong feeling that you're learning to speak German way faster than me out in San Francisco where I'm from and still live in. Cheers!

  • CheriiChiro
    CheriiChiro 10 months ago +1

    As a German myself I haven't really heard that you go buy groceries everyday, maybe it's because of the fact that my mom always bought groceries for every week which might've been because of the fact that she works a lot and long but that's at least what I'm used to

  • Butterbee
    Butterbee 11 months ago +21

    I think a lot of Germans do a weekly grocery trip, but that depends where you live and if you have a car

    • svelle
      svelle 11 months ago +2

      Yeah exactly, if you can walk to your closest supermarket you stop going weekly and just go every other day because it's less effort and the stuff you get is fresher.

    • The Hornbearer
      The Hornbearer 11 months ago

      When I lived in rural Germany together with my parents and sisters, we usually went either weekly or every second week and came back with 2 carts full of goods and food.
      Now living in an easily walkable city I buy weekly.

  • Nadine Beck
    Nadine Beck 11 months ago +9

    So funny to hear HOW someone can become Germanized. I was sure the posession of a Multi-Funktions-Jacke would be a certain proof of "Germanization" 🤣 but being a one-towel-man sounds also quiet German!

  • Jojo Stag
    Jojo Stag 11 months ago +7

    Regarding the salary: In Germany it highly depends on your job. Some are include a lot of bonuses for shift, weekend or standby work. So it makes more sense to talk about the monthly income. If you are working in an area where your monthly income does not depend on these kind of things (or on your actual working hours) it is also more common to refer to your annual income.

    • AGN
      AGN 11 months ago +2

      Well, no one is asking for all the varying extras, but for your fixed salary (ie a salesman's "Fixum"). And exact for the mentioned reason, except if been asked on 12/31 of the current year, a statement would refer to the monthly salary, otherwise it would be kinda "guessing". So, in "your case" a typical answer would be "x-amount of € [a month] plus extras".
      While the main question remains: "How many Germans would talk about their income in the first place - especially to someone they don’t know?"

  • Huey Wallop
    Huey Wallop 11 months ago +3

    My experience: In a spa full of one-towelers, the two-towel guy gets strange looks. It’s like, “Hey man, you okay? You got a problem there?” Also, thanks for explaining die Angst vor dem Briefkasten. I wondered what was going on with that. Nice video! BTW: Since you are sauna-certified, why not do a road trip to Baden-Baden? It's a fascinating, unique old town, not too far from you. Bring your cameras.

  • Carol
    Carol 11 months ago +11

    It IS an eye opener when family sees you (or even talks to you on the phone) after you’ve lived here for awhile. You don’t even notice the changes yourself until they point it out to you. Great video. Relatable!

  • Nadine Beck
    Nadine Beck 11 months ago +7

    I recognized my (German) fear of red traffiic lights in London. Even the tour guides said jay walking is usual! Back in Germany, it's so annoying for me to stand still and wait -even if no car is around. I need to re-Germanize 😁

    • Natascha
      Natascha 11 months ago +3

      @Nadine Beck; I live in Germany right now and I have a little trick up my sleeve for that; make sure you cross the road BEFORE or AFTER the lights, or, if there are no lights on the opposite side, make sure you cross THERE...it looks "inconspiccuous", and you have the excuse, that "there was no light, where you crossed" if you should get in trouble for it!...Works every time!😁

    • Nadine Beck
      Nadine Beck 11 months ago

      @Natascha Thanks! Sounds great 😁

  • Naira N
    Naira N 11 months ago +15

    Dude I actually developed mailphobia since I live in Germany! All of my problems start there. Thanks for informing me.

    • unlink
      unlink 11 months ago +1

      there is evil in the mailbox :(

  • Stuart M.
    Stuart M. 11 months ago +9

    Obviously, Nick has never gotten one of my letters. I enjoy writing letters the old fashioned way with fountain pen on paper. I think my cursive handwriting is quite pretty and readable. I like to use different colored paper, and when I'm done, I decorate the outside of the envelope. Besides the to: and from: addresses, I like to put humorous tapes along the borders of the envelope and funny stickers that match the time of year like flowers for spring, colored leaves for fall, or Santa Claus and full Christmas decorations around Christmas time. Of course, the letter must have an attractive real postage stamp on it, no ugly Pitney Bowes printed stamp. Many of my pen-pals are older Germans who still appreciate a good letter and can write one themselves. They are very enthusiastic about my decorations and have even told me that their mailman/woman gets excited when they deliver my letters. "Herbert! Da ist wieder ein Brief aus Japan!" Meanwhile, my wife just looks at me decorating my envelopes and asks, "Are you a girl?"

    • jd rancho
      jd rancho 11 months ago

      i want to be on your mailing list ..,.😁😀

    • AGN
      AGN 11 months ago

      Exactly. Because no one is writing this kind of letters anymore the post box has become that single point of anxiety bc there’s a 100% chance that anything beside your morning newspaper (that other ancient thing) is there to annoy you.
      You can be assured that you'll be remembered as the "guy who send me those marvelous letters!" by its receivers.

  • Omar Valtierra
    Omar Valtierra 11 months ago +3

    Hi NALF, ty you for your content! I can relate to this so much. I also picked up several habits when I lived in Germany back in 2017. The Fanny pack, and I also brought back home some reusable Einkaufstache for my nephews here in California! Ich will züruck nach Deutschland 🇩🇪
    Beste Wünsche aus Kalifornien! Prost 🍻

  • Leonie. Christina
    Leonie. Christina 11 months ago +18

    Haha had to laugh about the fear of mail. It's actually true for me it's usually either a bill or a speeding/ parking ticket😂

  • Paul
    Paul 11 months ago +17

    You‘ve been shown in my recommendations since I moved to Schwäbisch Hall last year and you became my favourite YT Channel since then! It‘s always a highlight, when I see that you uploaded a Video. It makes my evenings better because its feel good content!
    Keep it up! You deserve much more views!

  • AndromedaVIII
    AndromedaVIII 11 months ago +32

    the tastebuds thing really shocked me, when i met 2 americans in Florence and they told me the spaghetti are better in the US, they taste bland in Italy.

    • The Hornbearer
      The Hornbearer 11 months ago +4

      They seem to have mistaken "more" with "better". Everything can taste more, if you put enough flavor enhancers in it.

    • Dove
      Dove 11 months ago

      Remember that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross for you because He loves you so much. He then rose up from the dead three days later
      The Ten Commandments are called the moral law, (most of us are lying thieving blasphemous adulterer at heart and deserve hell) you and I broke the law, Jesus paid the fine. That’s what happened on that cross.
      By believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose up from the dead 3 days later and not just confessing your sin, but also repenting of all sin you have done and putting all your trust in Him in prayer, He will grant you everlasting life as a free Gift

    • ShootinMonky
      ShootinMonky 11 months ago

      @Dove what the heck?

  • Mark Benelli
    Mark Benelli 11 months ago +14

    Damn me as a german love to see how others seeing us and I like it how much you got germanized 😄

  • Toastbrotmanndew
    Toastbrotmanndew 11 months ago +10

    I'm actually a three towel guy. One small one to dry yourself after showering, one to sit/lay down on and one to leave on your lounger. This way the towels don't get overly wet and gross and if you attend a special "Aufguss" involving sticky creams and peelings like a honeycream for example you can swap out your big towels afterwards. Of course my visits to the sauna are usually a half-day thing...

  • Peter Sanders
    Peter Sanders 11 months ago +5

    i had the same experience with my hockey team in Germany. In the beginning I was super uncomfortable with them all walking around naked all the time and having beers in the shower together. Now I can't see why the US makes such a big deal out of it!

    • Tom Mosher
      Tom Mosher 3 months ago

      In some places in the world some people get together and behead their captives and they have a hard time understanding how people can't feel comfortable around that too.

  • Tanbivo94
    Tanbivo94 11 months ago +5

    Germanized taste buds next level: Eating something with more chemicals without knowing it before or something for which the recepe was sneakly changed and thinking "Hey, this tastes so weird!"
    And yes, the simple flavors are great sometimes. I love it when I am at my mom's place and she cooks some "Brägele" for me. (That's a dish similar to Swiss Rösti - no wonder, Switzerland is not that far-, but not quite the same. One day you cook potatoes, the next day you peel them, grate them and fry them with butter. Nothing else.)

    • TMD3453
      TMD3453 11 months ago +2

      Savory is underrated!

  • Hellmuth Schreefel
    Hellmuth Schreefel 11 months ago +9

    On the whole walking thing. It's got to be a whole lot nicer in a place like Schwabishe Hall than it is in the suburbs of Detroit where I live. From the little clip included in that segment your town is beautiful, picturesque and quaint and I think anyone would find it easy to walk there regularly. The only thing I can compare it to would be when I've visited my Oma in Amsterdam where I loved walking everywhere pretty much every single day. Detroit? Not so much.

    • Just Anotherguy
      Just Anotherguy 11 months ago +1

      American towns are built for cars. German or more generally European towns are built for people because in the time they have been built there were no cars.

    • Hellmuth Schreefel
      Hellmuth Schreefel 11 months ago

      @Just Anotherguy That is just as true for ALL American towns built before 1900, i.e. before cars existed. The difference may actually be that America razed most of those pre-1900 pedestrian and horse towns and rebuilt them as towns built for cars, or built them AFTER the car became the dominant mode of transportation.

    • Rob Peters
      Rob Peters 11 months ago

      @Just Anotherguy no german citys are defo for cars aswell. more streets than passengerwalks everywhere.

  • Robert W
    Robert W 11 months ago +3

    Still informative and interesting with a lot of observations that make me laugh. Especially when i recognize myself. Keep up the good work. Thank you!

  • lemsip
    lemsip 11 months ago +5

    If you are a northern European you will already be at least half Germanised because of the similarity in cultures. I have to go out and buy food at least three times a week because I can't get everything I want in the same store. I prefer fruit and vegetables not to be wrapped and if I want just one or two onions or lemons I have to go to a market or greengrocer otherwise they are in plastic net bags. Plus in Wales a plastic bag charge was brought in back in 2010 and in 2015 in England. It was years before in Ireland and Modbury in Devon was the first town in the UK to voluntarily ban it. Just before it had been brought I was collecting cloth bags (then I had too many and gave a few away) and once I started using them found it easier to carry home food in them than in plastic bags. I have always taken a small back pack to the supermarket or if on a bicycle panniers. I started refusing plastic bags a few years before the plastic bag charge was brought in except when buying clothes as the bags were stronger and to keep the clothes clean. There was automatic packing of goods into plastic carrier bags in some shops until customers objected. It wasn't until 2007 I found the courage to object by taking the goods out of the plastic bag and leaving it on the counter. Then till staff had to be trained to ask customers if they wanted one first.
    I now find North American culture very strange. At one time the USA was a decade ahead of the UK. Then in the 90's this was reversed and not certain states in the Deep South and the North West seem to have regressed back to the 50's and before.

  • PhenomTD
    PhenomTD 11 months ago +1

    Wait. The fear of the Letterbox thing. Isn't it the same thing in the states? In Germany we all hoped for Mail while growing up. It just gets frightening when you are an adult. Btw. this fear multiplies by a dozen times when you are self-employed.

  • WickedJohn
    WickedJohn 11 months ago +12

    Great content Nalf, I've been living here also now for almost 13 years and love it. I love it so much so that I am hesitant to move back to the states if my wife and me decided to go back. Go Hawks!

    • uli wehner
      uli wehner 11 months ago

      Atlanta is really not that great, trust me. it is a little better shopping wise, but traffic still sucks ;)

    • LythaWausW
      LythaWausW 11 months ago +1

      I'm from Seattle and we just got TV, actual TV in our German home yesterday. From a satellite disc! One of the first things I saw was an advertisement for some company with SEATTLE SEAHAWKS on there. WTH. No idea what it was, just, how is it that my home team is even interesting to Germans?

    • Regina C
      Regina C 11 months ago

      @LythaWausW The Seahawks are playing the Buccaneers in Munich on November 13th. Go Hawks! :)

  • Oborɔnyi
    Oborɔnyi  11 months ago +1

    One of the ultimate "am I Germanized" tests is: when you walk outside and someone is standing in the way, do you go around him, or do you let him know with your eyes or a few words that he/she is inefficient by standing where people walk

    • The Hornbearer
      The Hornbearer 11 months ago

      I am German and I tend to slightly strafe to pass them. No need to get into a possible social situation just by trying to get them to understand. I find it most convenient treating those people as part of the immovable background when I am busy or need to get to places.

  • Tomte Anders
    Tomte Anders 11 months ago

    Thank you for this video: it is very interesting to learn aubout the differences between northern europeans(there are similarities to germany) and USAmericans. Always love to learn about human diversity in cultural and society aspects. Next time, when I'll go to sauna, I'll sure be wondering if "two towel guys" come from the states ;) :D

  • Hængtst
    Hængtst 11 months ago +5

    Oh yes! Looking into an empty mailbox is always a good feeling.

  • Kamil M.
    Kamil M. 11 months ago

    Oh man i feel you on the mailbox it’s literally one of the reasons to leave this country for me

  • Suki
    Suki 11 months ago +1

    Interesting to hear your perspective on some german habits. I use a big towel in the sauna to sit on, and another small towel to dry after a shower.

  • Rita
    Rita 11 months ago

    since they eliminated plastic bags in NY I also goto the store with like a dozen target canvas bags. Those things are extremely durable haha. I find it a little annoying that I need to bring my own bag but its something you get used to.
    Also bread and butter is a very joyous eating experience for me haha.

  • Ludwig Brunner
    Ludwig Brunner 11 months ago +7

    You are so right with the mailbox! What a relief, if nothing is in it.

  • CTG
    CTG 11 months ago

    Oh man, you´ve got me with "...when you get a letter in germany, it´s usuallly something bad..." ha ha ha...that is so damn true. I know the good feeling when the letterbox is empty. THX

  • Vanic Arts
    Vanic Arts 11 months ago +2

    What I've learned from my friends over in the US regarding the shopping is, that the Shops are all far away that you have to get there by car. That's why they buy in bulk. Here in germany I've never walked longer than 15min to the next store.

  • Kory Beckwith
    Kory Beckwith 11 months ago +9

    See being German isn't so bad. Seems like the transfer is complete. Lol
    Enjoy your videos.

  • Through Coloured Glasses
    Through Coloured Glasses 11 months ago

    So glad the immense relief i feel when the mailbox is empty isn't just me being immature and whiny lmao

  • Umbranocturna
    Umbranocturna 11 months ago

    I did not know that fear of mail was a thing, but now that you mention it i absolutely have it.

  • Warren T
    Warren T 10 months ago

    Funny you mentioned sauna, when I was in South Korea 20 years ago I got invited to a sauna/ bathhouse. Initially one of my weirdest experiences ever. I stripped in a locker room, then walked into the Sauna portion. 1st you must shower , not a turn on/off get wet but wash rags & soap are provided. Then a basic place has 3 hot tubs, each set hot to boiling, then they have dry sauna, steam room and a cool water pool. After you do a cycle 1-3 times, takes a hour feel great. But when you Initially walk in there maybe 50-80 naked other people, but it's a family event. Men on a floor, women on another & after a hour they give you shorts, shirts slippers so family's can meet on 3rd floor, but place has mats every where. So people will just be taking naps. Usually a house restaurant to order snacks like Ramon or dumping. Then many times people go back to the sauna floors for another circuit. I loved that about South Korea, it was always so relaxing.

  • sns474
    sns474 11 months ago +8

    I wouldn’t call pretzel simpler food when compared to sugar 😉

  • Nomeans No
    Nomeans No 10 months ago

    Your vids are so entertaining and informative, love it!

  • Marc Echeveste
    Marc Echeveste 11 months ago +1

    I've found myself reaching similar conclusions about walking, going to the grocery store, and food, after having spent a few months in Europe over the past several years. It's a much more European mindset. Can't say I agree on the butter pretzel issue, however.

  • Gooo
    Gooo 11 months ago

    Thanks a lot for the video. Really interesting to see how americans think about us germans!

  • Windermere
    Windermere 11 months ago +4

    After I got a massage in Vegas I was allowed to use the hot, warm, and cold tubs. I asked a staff member if people usually go nude in the tubs and she said yes. So I went nude. I was by myself for maybe five minutes and then three other ladies got into my hot tub wearing bathing suits. I felt super alkward! I just avoided eye contact and then left soon after.

  • Julie Strain
    Julie Strain 11 months ago +9

    I think there is something similar to Costco in germany: it is called Metro. There are 1 or 2 other companies that do the same, but Metro is the best known of them. Big packages and low prices. But you have to own a business to get access there - or find a workaround, as many germans do. Maybe ask, if the Unicorns have an account at Metro, that you could use.

    • MsAntimodes
      MsAntimodes 11 months ago +3

      Metro is not cheap. The big packs are more expensive than offbrand stuff at the store. But you can get nearly everything there all year around

    • Henning Rech
      Henning Rech 11 months ago

      What he did not mention: Costco has a membership plan. You have to pay a yearly fee to be able to buy there. For me this is very American, never seen something like this in Germany or Europe.

    • che gu
      che gu 11 months ago

      Metro isn't cheaper, they just have a larger package option, as well as stuff that you can't get in a regular store

  • Pete Beatminister
    Pete Beatminister 11 months ago +8

    Totally agree with the mail box thing. Since a while I only check the mail box once a week, on saturdays. Because, as you say, there is never anything pleasant in there anyway. Junk mail or bills, thats it. And that can wait.

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +1

      I don't have a mail box. The post deliverer delivers straight through the letter box which means them having to have access in to the building in the mornings. More people live in houses than in purpose built blocks of flats in the UK anyway. The second highest proportion in Europe after Ireland. Sometimes large houses are divided into flats as they were built over a hundred years ago when well off people had live in servants so needed three or four storey houses. But most houses are small as they were built after the Second World War and therefore cannot be divided into flat.

  • Giovanna D
    Giovanna D 11 months ago +4

    I thought i was the only one with fear of the mailbox 😂😂😂! Thanks for the relief!

  • ExplosiveBricks
    ExplosiveBricks 11 months ago

    I‘m German and living in Stuttgart, I can totally relate to you 😂

  • Frank Dombrowski
    Frank Dombrowski 11 months ago +16

    going grocery in short periods is a great thing,allways the stuff is fresh and nothing gets bad

    • Holger P.
      Holger P. 11 months ago +2

      And energy saving, by not owning a freezer. Although many still have.

    • Daniel Holgerson
      Daniel Holgerson 11 months ago +1

      @Holger P. Couldn't live without it. We just replaced our freezer (not the regular fridge) and it has a D-Energy-label (worst) but the annual energy cost shrunk from whopping 130€ to 20€. So even D-labeled devices are pretty frugal compared to 20 year old devices. The freezer cost us 150€.

    • Rob Peters
      Rob Peters 11 months ago

      u can also combine it with the daily walk^^

  • 森アンドレ
    森アンドレ 11 months ago +121

    Better germanised than germinated. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Deinemuttahmukke
      Deinemuttahmukke 11 months ago +6

      that’s dark man xD

    • Karma Outlaw
      Karma Outlaw 11 months ago

      “To grow or develop, as in a seed.”
      Keep going NALF! Love you! 🥰

    • Yellow Rose
      Yellow Rose 11 months ago +2

      Nice Dad joke

    • SATIVA 420
      SATIVA 420 10 months ago +1


  • Joe Meyer
    Joe Meyer Month ago

    I am German and you are absolutely 200% right about the mailbox letters. I never get friendly letters, it's always invoices and authorities. Or spam. Especially authorities are basically unable to communicate via email.. I run a compaany and when I receive invoices by email the German IRS requires me to print them out and store the paper for as long as 10 years. It's pathetic. Another point is credit cards, many many locations accept cash only. Having great cars and great beer doesn't make you the greatest country in the world, I guess

  • Klaus Hohmann
    Klaus Hohmann 11 months ago +4

    Only when you don't even think the word soccer are you germanized! The game was and will always be football all over the world (with the exception of the british colony USA).

    • AGN
      AGN 11 months ago

      Well, the start getting it (with a little help from their Hispanics). Watch the last "El Traffico" (LAFC vs. LA Galaxy Derby) :o)

  • Noduj
    Noduj 11 months ago +24

    Its not only salt and butter, Brezel has its own taste, atleast if you buy a good one.

  • Rafael Schirru
    Rafael Schirru 11 months ago +1

    😂 This was hilarious, so entertaining. "Mail in Germany is terrifying" that's maybe a little dramatic 😉

  • WakeUpCall
    WakeUpCall 11 months ago +4

    As always, so much fun to watch your videos! Thank you!
    A suggestion for your new one towel habit: I love to be naked, in summer at the lake or river. It is just normal.
    For holidays I love to go to Fuerteventura. Getting up in the morning, breakfast at the hotel, then a quick stop at the wee supermarket for breastplate, sodas, water, cheese and Mortadella (the one with the olives), parasol, beach mats and towels and heading down Esquinzo Playa walking, and the all day naked swimming in the ocean, body surfing the waves, sunbathing, reading a book, having lunch, more body surfing and so on until five-ish, back to the hotel, shower, sun-downer and dinner.
    Espinoza playa feels like a deserted island, almost no people, just you, the beach, the ocean, the sun. It is so fundamentally liberating, like cleansing your soul.
    When I get back to the daily hassles I feel like I am reborn.
    The people that do walk by are also generally naked, and nobody cares. Just people, enjoying the moment.
    Probably a nightmare for your team mates. They still have so much to learn! 🤣

  • Sebastian Amadeus van Brahms

    The mail thing has legal reasons. Only mail and fax are considered to be reliable for a lot of official communication. Or the other way around - these are the only two methods which a judge will accept as proof that you actually sent something, and did so at a certain point in time (which, again, can be legally important).
    Also: "keine Post, keine Schulden!" - no mail, no debt is a common saying 😁

  • Tom Schulz
    Tom Schulz 4 months ago

    You are so cool Nalf😂 I like your videos very much. I am from Germany and you are everytime welcome bro. I know that lucky feeling when the post box is empty. No bill in my post box😂

  • Mark Dollery
    Mark Dollery 10 months ago

    I realized I'd become German when I had a craving for Grünkohl and Bregenwurst as soon as the weather dropped to around 0°c. I am English, have been living in North Germany for 30 years.

  • Chris Deiulio, LICSW
    Chris Deiulio, LICSW 11 months ago +4

    The adage (from one American expat living in Germany to another) "it's a German thing, you wouldn't understand" comes to mind.

  • Thomas Hovgaard
    Thomas Hovgaard 11 months ago +16

    I actually think that all the things you mention are not particular german. We do the same thing in Denmark and the rest of scandinavia. And if you travel to latin america, everyone is carrying a fannybag :-)

    • Pete Beatminister
      Pete Beatminister 11 months ago +6

      I bought my first one over 30 years ago in Brasil. Stll have it today. Would be great for Americans - it has a compartment for a pistol. :)

    • T Nit
      T Nit 11 months ago +1


  • A R
    A R 2 months ago

    A simple fresh baked Brezel from your favourite local bakery is enough to make your thoughts on moving a must! ^^

  • Michael Andersen
    Michael Andersen 11 months ago +4

    Walking is indeed awesome, especially if you don't live in Houston. Damn, that town laughs at pedestrians.

    • jd rancho
      jd rancho 11 months ago

      as does the weather. By the time you walked a block, you are drenched in sweat.

  • Andy Barth
    Andy Barth 11 months ago +1

    men what a joy to watch your videos... I never realized how much we have in common - fear of mail... yeaah... I am into it too... and Butterbrezn at breakfeast ... yeaaah.. every day.. on holiday get up go to the bakery and get a fresh coffee and a Breze.. perfect beginning

  • Dave Saunders
    Dave Saunders 11 months ago +7

    True about food taste, in Portugal in Aug we found most restaurant tables had no salt and pepper shakers but the food was seasoned just right and the natural flavors came through.

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +2

      The food is rarely seasoned in the UK during the food processing and cooking process and even worse salt isn't always provided. That's because the NHS's recommendations of maximum daily intake is far too low. There's a huge difference between refined table salt and sea salt or Himalayan salt as those two contain other minerals. I started transitioning from refined table salt to Lo-salt that also contains potassium chloride and then to Solo salt which contains potassium and magnesium chlorides. Then when Himalayan salt was available in shops near me bought that instead. If I don't put salt on food I find I get dehydrated as I urinate too much. That happened to me once and I could no longer walk.

    • SaBa
      SaBa 11 months ago

      @lemsip If you drink a lot or only black tea, you will have to go to the toilet more often, because tea stimulates the bladder. Salt, on the other hand, binds "water" in the body. But too much salt is not good, alternatives would be herbs, e.g. "herbs de Provence" and black pepper.

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago

      @SaBa You need salt in your diet otherwise you would be incontinent. Salt isn't just sodium chloride unless refined table salt. You need potassium as well. One retains water in the cells and the other retains water between the cells. And I don't drink much tea and coffee now.

    • SaBa
      SaBa 11 months ago

      @lemsip Sorry to hear that, but honestly I've never heard about anybody by being incontinent, because of not eating enough extra salt per day. There is enough salt in all extras, like cheese, bread, sausages, biscuits, and lots more, like all pre produced foods, Pizza etc, that none of us western people needs lots of extra salt.
      May be you should check that problem up at a doctor, as it might be some more serious problem behind that?! All the best to you, take care 😉

    • lemsip
      lemsip 11 months ago +1

      @SaBa Well I was. I was so severely dehydrated on a walk I couldn't move as it felt like I was being cut in half. Everything I had drank that day passed straight through me or I sweated it off. I was lacking salt that day. I had to be carried the last few yards to the hostel and once I had a cup of tea I was alright. I made sure to put salt on my food at dinner time. There's not enough salt in bread and cheese for your daily need.

  • Michael Klaes
    Michael Klaes 11 months ago

    Hi Nalf ich wollte dir mal einen Herzlichen Dank für all deinen Content da lassen auch wenn ich nicht alles gesehen habe bisher aber wirklich great job so far... I don't know if you ever heard about this topic in the US but maybe you wanna do an own video about it... Public transport in the US and i found this guy who is from portland too like you and here is the link... clip-share.net/video/P2uv5QXm6-8/video.html Would be great to hear what you think about!!!

  • Klaus S
    Klaus S 11 months ago

    Your a funny guy, thanks for entertaining me on a saturday morning 😂

  • Yvonne Hörde
    Yvonne Hörde 11 months ago +2

    The problem is that if you get things which are unpleasant, Germans love to say that they never got the mail. And with e-mail, it is easy not to have gotten it - you just need not to have emptied your mail account. But letters... It is not that easy. Some letters even have to be given to you in person to make sure you received them.... Thanks for your video, though, it was funny as ever.

  • Max Barko
    Max Barko 11 months ago +1

    It is a good point regarding the tastebuds. Also in Canada Food tends to be excessively flavored. I still can’t eat potato chips.

  • lemsip
    lemsip 11 months ago

    At least you don't have to put up with receiving mail on Saturday in some European countries including Belgium. Also the recommended maximum level of daily salt intake is higher in Germany than in the UK. It is far too low in the UK. I love salt even more than I love sugar. Himalayan salt is mild tasting.

  • Hans Berger
    Hans Berger 11 months ago +1

    the real great foods are always simple. But good quality! And a Butterbretze... still warm.... i could die for it.

  • JM Industries
    JM Industries 11 months ago

    no better feeling when opening your mailbox and it is nothing in there - true !

  • Smitty Werben Jagger Man Jensen

    The nakedness thing is so true lol
    I was once attacked verbally because i took showers in underwear at the gym lmfao

  • Constanze
    Constanze 11 months ago +16

    "One towel guy" that one made me laugh 😃
    Thank you for your insights

  • Mojo Jim
    Mojo Jim 11 months ago

    I’m not as mentally nimble as others here. So, I apologize for reviewing now the Nalf’s previous video, features of which I was too dull to grasp before.
    There is a group of four images in that video that strike me as perfect captures of the Nalf’s football spirit. They are, furthermore, perfect on their own merits. I would be happy to have them in my memory forever.
    I can summon up only a few of the thousand words each picture is worth. There is a group of three photos taken in the midst of the combat, starting at 6:22. First, we see the hero almost dripping blood from his exertions in the battle. Next comes the sight of the hungry eyes of the wolf, eager to rush in with his pack and drag yet another opponent down in the dust. Then, a look of warning…or is it pity…for his foes. Last, at 15:25 after the battle is won, the face of the warrior transported by the bliss of victory.
    Art conquers all.

  • Blond Katze
    Blond Katze 11 months ago +6

    I also think it`s great that we in Germany don`t use so much plastic bags anymore when i go shopping i always take the box with the returnable bottles in there i can then store my shopping there afterwards my husband is from Italy and already lives there thirty-two years in Germany when we were sometimes on vacation in Italy he always gets upset about the fact that the salespeople pack everything in plastic bags and that the drivers sometimes drive through the traffic light when the traffic light is red then he always says there are such chaotic people in there luckily not in Germany.😅🤣😂

  • Eva Bogard
    Eva Bogard 11 months ago

    So funny! Loved all your examples. 😂

  • MrFotoka
    MrFotoka 11 months ago +4

    Oh man I was laughing so hard when hearing the mailbox thing. I myself do not check it on fridays.. do NOT need the grief :)

  • OnePawCat
    OnePawCat 11 months ago

    Point two I feel so much, there was a time when I was really afraid to open the mailbox every time.

  • Michelle Ciociano
    Michelle Ciociano 2 months ago

    I guess I’m Germanized and I’ve never even been there. I do everything but the one towel lol. I walk everyday for fun, I bring my own recycle bags, shop multiple times a week and eat a whole food plant based simple diet. And I use a small Fanny bag. I guess it’s where you live in America that would determine how you live. If I lived in a rural area I’d shop at Costco and buy bulk.

  • dalangie
    dalangie 11 months ago +2

    Agreed... just 10 minutes ago I felt that relieve when the paper in my mailbox turned out as commercial.😅

  • Couch Polyglot
    Couch Polyglot 11 months ago +4

    The fear of post is a thing 😰 And I also walk a lot, it is a great habit!😄

  • DreamingFlurry
    DreamingFlurry 2 months ago

    Strange, as a German (ok: I live on the outskirts of a small city and while I could walk to the grocery store it'll take me at least 1.5 hours (walking there, doing the shoping and walking back) prefer not having to walk to the store...I take the car and truly load up so I'll last a week on the food I bought :)

  • spikefivefivefive
    spikefivefivefive 11 months ago +1

    When you wear it around your waist, it's a fanny pack.
    When you wear it around your neck and shoulder, it's a cross-body bag.
    They're a much better alternative to the back packs I see so many people using here in the States.