Luckily, we are pretty informal and address each other by our first names.
In America, we quickly use everyone’s first name and would only use a Mr./Mrs.At one point, I even asked a student, “What countries have you visited? Us Americans would rather enter and exit a room without acknowledging the people we don’t know to avoid embarrassment. I was unprepared for this when I started riding my bike all over town until one day a Moped went flying past me!Granted the fact that they don’t really go so fast, but compared to a bike its much faster.Its like drinking pure straight up alcohol and burns on the way down.Hans’ brother has told me its to help digest the food in your stomach after a large meal.
One of my favorite Bavarian customs is eating this for breakfast.Obviously not all the time, but I sure would like to! This grosses me out every time and it always reminds of a body part I would rather not mention. Just when I thought I could handle the Germans messing with their awesome beer, my roommate did it again to me when he ordered a Cola Weizen which was half coke and half beer. Here are these Germans who are so strict about preserving the purest ingredients in their beer, that there is even a law for it and then they go and put funky things in their drinks!Since I started teaching kids for my new English job, I have gotten to really understand some habits and understanding the Bavarians a bit better by entering their homes. Bavaria is a southern state within Germany, but many Bavarians still like to think of Bavaria as its own KINGDOM! It is only common courtesy that upon entering someone’s house you should remove your shoes or ask if its ok to keep them on. But what is really hard for me to swallow is that many German families offer some kind of SLIPPERS or SOCKS for you to wear while in their house. I wear my sandals until there is snow on the ground and I grudgingly put shoes on. gratis singlebörse Bochum There has not been a king since King Ludwig III who reigned from 1913-1918. While this is very generous, I have a serious issue with wearing someone else’s sweaty old slippers or socks. So, if you don’t mind, thank you, but no thank you!Many of us hold our fork in our right hand and our knife in our left, but then switch hands to cut.
Europeans always have their fork turned upside down and held in the left hand with the knife in the right hand to do the cutting.
I always try to appear to have more civilized manners when eating in public, but I always find I switch back to may old habits.
But you will never catch me eating a hamburger with a knife!
Thankfully, Regensburg is EXTREMELY bike friendly and has special lanes dedicated specifically for riding your bike along main roads. Germans are very strict about keeping their work life and private life separate compared to us Anglo-Saxons, we love mingling with coworkers we have become friends with.
All my life I have only ever made my friends through my workplace.