Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Around The World In A Week with Big Picture Press - Germany

Our world tour has reached Germany, with Karima as our guide:

Queuing is not customary in Germany. In an instant where people have to wait their turn for something, where no queuing system has been established, people will know exactly when it is their turn. The way they know this is by noting who was already there when they arrived. So as long as they go after the last of those people has gone they are safe. And don’t think Germans are shy about letting you know if you think it is your turn, when it isn’t yet, because they will. They will politely step forward and inform you that they did in fact arrive before you did. Queuing may be simpler, but then again Germans aren’t exactly known to be sloppy about things now, are they?

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