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German Breakdown Efficiency

On 5 Jan 2010 at 9:27am Wilhelm wrote:
The Germans might have not won the war but they can't be beaten when it comes to UK breakdown recovery. AA quotes that that it will be at least 24hrs - that's not a typo - due to 'unprecedented demand' to attend a home breakdown. However, if you got European cover through the ADAC PlusMembership (www1.adac.de/mitgliedschaft_leistungen/mitgliedschaftstarife/membership/default.asp?ComponentID=30621&SourcePageID=193391) which is not only cheaper but better, the AA will respond within two hours. Figure that.
On 5 Jan 2010 at 9:37am TDA wrote:
A friend of mine who moved to Germany after marrying a German girl said it was an amazing country - all the trains ran on time, etc etc., but he was in a supermarket once when a bottle of wine fell through the bottom of the carrier bag and he was almost shouted at, made to feel stupid and had to clear it up himself. The hun!
On 5 Jan 2010 at 9:50am ere be monsters wrote:
Was it Blue Nun?
On 5 Jan 2010 at 9:51am ere be monsters wrote:
Or was it just a local girl he married?
On 5 Jan 2010 at 10:05am Wilhelm wrote:
Very true TDA. Thanks to the efforts of the Green Party, Germany has imposed bottle deposits the size of a mortgage. I doubt it was hostile. They probably were just at the brink of disbelief and hysteria as he had just wiped out the equivalent of Romania's GDP with his clumsiness. I have just reminded myself why I have moved away
On 5 Jan 2010 at 10:08am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
My father worked in Germany in the 1970s and my mum went over there for holidays. She was amazed that you never saw dog poo in the streets, long before were required to pick up after their dogs here.
On 5 Jan 2010 at 10:17am Wilhelm wrote:
That's because dogs are taxed and the council employs staff paid to remove the poo. On top of the fine imposed if a owner doesn't pick it up in the first place.
On 5 Jan 2010 at 10:54am sashimi wrote:
Yes, Germany is a very efficient and well run country, but life there is ruined by the unbearably cold Siberian winters. How much better to put up with a little inefficiency to live in our mild, almost sub-tropical, climate.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 1:06am SHS wrote:
Sashimi, r u sure about that subtropical climate?
On 6 Jan 2010 at 12:06pm Pearlie wrote:
You know if someone digs a hole they have to inform everybody else - water, electric etc has to use that same hole and can't dig in the same area for a year or two - can't remember which) They have laws which just make sense. However, they do sometimes dig up tedious amounts of motorways during the summer holidays.

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