how to survive in Germany, Deutschland without cultural barriers, best and worst of Germany
I have already wrote that you should not smile when you are in Germany. It just hit me it is actually even worse.
In Germany you are not only not allowed to smile. You can not even joke. If you joke you will get a fine.
And the fine will be much worse of what you think. You think of 1000 euros? 5000 euros?
Everybody will immediately start hating you. And will have trouble to hide it. Even if they will do their best as Germans are good at.
I was always wondering when I was in the USA about how plastic life becomes when everybody is so endless politically correct. It never came to my mind I would find a very similar political correctness in Europe.
You can not joke about Jewish (this topic is the same like touching a burned skin with acid), no jokes about English, no joking about Polish, no way to mention quality of work or tidiness of people from India, you can’t even joke of Americans even it is so clear everybody hate them here!
Actually, little who knows but Lithuanians were also important in German history. And no, I am not talking about the Grünwald fight. About which Lithuanians are so proud and it is not even mentioned in the lessons of history in the schools in Germany. I am talking about post war period when there was nothing to eat in the Eastern part of Germany and parents were making their kids of 7 – 10 years old or even younger to run to Western Lithuania because there was bread. They are so called kids of wolves. Most of them made their lives as Lithuanians. Cause people who brought them up were Lithuanians.
Back to my topic, you can’t even laugh at Americans speaking German. Not even a table. Because Germans are so sure that somehow a table might get offended. Is that some residue of some kind of ancient druidism or paganism?