This is what the German citizenship Germany Gave Me US Culture Shock!! 2 days ago   03:07

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Memoria James
1:46 LOL LOL SO TRUE!! And they forgot the Nutella for breakfast with Brotchen!
Talgat Tursynbekov
where is new video miss her already
juve leo
All your videos are hilarious and very true. Love it :)
Ichbims Derepep
Youve forgot to invade poland *setzen sechs*
Harambe EatsAss
little do they know that no one likes tatort
Gotta hate it when, after paying but before packing the items, the cashier already starts to scan and push the items of the next customer on top of yours already. After this occurred a few times, I just blocked it by putting my EC card into the terminal without typing the PIN down, and just collecting my items at a leisurely pace, and only AFTER finishing that, typing the PIN. The cashier would very often "REMIND" me about the need to type the PIN down, as if he or she thought I FORGOT TO, really just trying to rush me in that way. I just nodded my head with a disarming smile and kept packing my stuff before doing so. There was nothing she or he could've done, and surely there was no possibility to start another transaction and scanning other people's stuff before that.
M. .M
I have been to many countries, even lived in some and was obliged to many of their people and habits. Japan, China, England, France, Austria, Russia and Swiss. Every country seemed to be able to deal with its own prejudices and cultural problems more or less accepting their faults while trying keep them at bay. And yet it seems to be only this country to have widespread media producing content to criticize itself up until a point where it feels selfdestructive. And yes, I am German.

The doctrine of Marcism and Leninism is known to me as well as the deeper concept of capitalism. Many Germans probably feel the same without even knowing it, after all it is a big part of their education. While trying to make the best out of both values that define so much of our society, I often wonder what kind of person you'd have to be to sell this as satire. Either that person does fully understand that those who watch only laugh at it without ever thinking to change the problem, lest learn something from it, or that person doesnt care as long as his/her values are being broadcasted to the public out of political reasons. Either way, it smells of egotism. A value we Germans like to sacrifce a lot for. And I bet this woman sacrificed a lot so to be a part of the game.
Л.С. Мото
About the Cashier situation, here is what I do. I started to not give a damn. If the cashier believes he/she needs to race the items at a velocity that I cannot keep up with, I'll slow down on my part and take my time. Seriously, what kind of a terrible service is that? In America or Canada, the Cashier even packs the stuff in a bag for you, and here you almost got to catch your stuff. If the cashier starts racing the items, just slow down on your part and let the scanned items pile up on him/her. And even if there is a long que. Don't care. There are often 5 cashiers, but only one or two are operated. It's the stores job to hire enough employees to handle the situation, and not make the customers get stressed out about keeping up with the cashier who tries to compensate for a number of other missing staff. Greedy management.
Denis Grebennicov
Wuahahaha. Wait 10 weeks :D
Just killed me. So true
Philipp G.
Maybe you should point out more clearly that it's not actually true… because it's really close…. too close.
Sophie 4622
Ah now i know why my german husband like to eat egg every morning and fresh bread😂😂😂alright, this time im sure i wouldnt fail😭
How many Vietnamese in Germany lol? My subtitle is by default in Vietnamese. I was totally shocked
Not smiling at anyone on the streets! That should be on the test! I can’t help but smile at people with whom I make eye contact or when people hold the door for me. But here no one smiles !
I plan ahead when I am at the supermarket line. Arrange things ahead, keep my cash/ card handy and all pumped up!!
Amar Dave
Is the grocery store thing really true? lol!
John M
and the german bureaucracy cannot work without loads of paper-they will do everything to make life as difficult as possible interpreting laws according to their will and fancies.
Anna-M Behr
The windows r opened 24/7 gotta get that fresh air 😤💯💯
Anna-M Behr
Tatort is beste
Rob Lee
this will be a video which shows up in 5 years in my feed
Herbie Klein
10 weeks, so true 😂
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