Yesterday I had the pleasure of again joining the Küchenradio team, this time in a more relaxed apartment setting rather than the last week´s stage experiment. We chatted about Googlegängers (there`s a lady that makes a whole career out of finding hers) and brewed some bubble tea. Uncle Andy and Cindy asked about American dating customs, while Dr. Phil kept us on topic with a good introduction to Creative Commons. Frau Katja posed some thoughtful commentary about alternative licensing and later related the trials and tribulations of waxing.
I regret that when asked about my impression of Germans, I neglected to mention the obvious: Germans are paranoid about being cold. For them, there`s an immediate and psychological cause-effect between say, wearing flips-flops in autumn and coming down with the flu. Without fail, a German will point to an American wearing sandals in September and scoff, “You`ll catch a cold like that.” Germans are also obsessed with scarves and insist that anyone not wearing one will suffer from influenza as harsh winds ravage their unproteced neck.