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Melantrys’ Page » Blog Archive » And yet another day at work

And yet another day at work


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While I was away from the till, tidying up some shelves, my colleague A. kindly took care of some of the customers so I didn’t have to run to and fro.

An older man merrily announced “Ooh, it’s the boss himself at the till!” then asked him where he was from. A. avoided a direct answer by claiming that he had forgotten, hahaha.
“Well, which language do you speak?” He should have said “German,” but my colleague somewhat truthfully replied “Kurdish.”
The man then launched into a diatribe against all those foreigners who just come into our country to do nothing and get paid for it by the state. (As opposed to my good, busy, dutiful colleague.) “Isn’t that so?” “Yes, yes, you sure have a point there,” my poor colleague agreed.
“In Thailand people asked me where I was from, and when I said “Germany,” they always said “Ah, the country where you get paid for doing nothing.” It’s all the fault of Die Grünen1.”

Finally - after repeating himself a few times - he took his purchases and left. I drifted over to my colleague and asked him how anyone could be so far removed from reality to talk that way to a foreigner and expect him to actually agree. A. said he really couldn’t say, “… and what was that man doing in Thailand anyway?”

:think: Good question. A very good question indeed. Why do most German men go to Thailand? :think:

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  1. lit. “the greens”, ecologically (and socially) oriented political party that only recently had any political influence, and certainly none concerning welfare for unemployed immigrants [back]

8 Responses to “And yet another day at work”

  1. Mafdet Says:

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    Oh. My. God.

  2. Chikitita Says:

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    Iraqi refugees are paid by the UNHCR who take their money from Iraq’s oil. If that Kurd is Iraqi.

  3. Melantrys Says:

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    @ Mafdet: *patpatpat* I was just rearranging some metal vases. I was very tempted to throw one at the guy… But with my bad aim I might have hit A. ;)

    @ Chikitita: Nah, nah, that was my Zaza/Kurdish/Turkish/German/Martian colleague I was talking about there…

  4. David Says:

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    I watched a documentary a few days ago about American men who go to Thailand. They secretly videotaped a Doctor from the U.S. The interviewer was pretending to be there for the same reason. That guy laid it all out. He said that out of consideration for the young girls, he never chose them. Rather, he would go for girls who were 15 or 16. Well, the news show caught up with the Doc back in the States and confronted him! The bastard was scared s-less and tried to deny everything. Well, now all his friends, relatives, and hopefully his State Medical License Board know what he does with his vacation time!

    I wish the U.S. had Die Grünen party too!

  5. Lynnette in Minnesota Says:

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    Sheesh! Turn my back for a couple of days and you put up 3 posts! *sigh* Now I’m behind. :(

    Good question. A very good question indeed. Why do most German men go to Thailand?

    Yup. David beat me to this.

    Anyway, the guy was a jerk. We have those here too.

  6. Melantrys Says:

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    @ David: How considerate of the man….. :eh:

    @ Lynnette: What, what? First you guys (and gals) complain that I am not posting, then I’m posting too much. Muh. :P

    I could do without those kind of people though, anywhere around the world.

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