Let’s talk about household etiquette for a moment. We have partially covered proper table manners with the two-hand use of barbaric utensils. But what about entering the house of a guest or even more frightening, using a foreign lavatory? If you’re anything like me, I am most comfortable on my own gilded ceramic and prefer to do the duty at my own pace. However, Shit happens and there are certain pleasantries that must be employed with undue precision. Remember, this is Deutschland, and the inhabitants are stubbornly fixated on tradition. Consequently, your pleasantries must also be in line with your hosts.
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Travelling to Europe is probably one of the easier trips people may undertake in a lifetime. After all, most of Europe is connected by a precise network of trains, affordable hotels or hostels if you prefer, the currency is mostly unified, and most cultures utilize English as a reason not to speak to you. Using my fingers and toes as an abacus, I can count how many people have taken on Europe equipped with nothing more than a canvas rucksack and Birkenstocks. Read more
Let me tell you about one of my favorite food staples, bread. In its purest form this rising wonder is nothing more than flour and yeast. Luckily, humans have been endowed with creativity and…forget this fantastic diatribe until I post about it at some other random point in time. Instead, let me interrupt you with another one of my crazy observations: German Bread Strategy.
The Germans are strategic; I am not talking Read more