There are plenty of reasons to despise this filth ridden city. What bothers you most?

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  Anonymous wrote:

The enjoyment people has in telling you that YOU'RE WRONG!

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  Anonymous wrote:

First, I'd like to thank the creators & contributors of this site, it helps so much to know that I have not lost my mind & am not at all alone in thinking that Berlin is a depressing city full of angry, rude & downright selfish individuals.
Right, onto my latest tale of Berlin-hell: While waiting to pay for purchases, in a line consisting of myself & the elderly woman in front of me, I experienced yet another fabulous example of Berliner "customer service".

The sour-faced cashier was already eye-rolling & heavy-sighing at the poor old lady as I took my place behind her. Apparently she wasn't paying quickly enough, which we all know is a crime punishable by glares-of-death from the cashiers in Berlin.

As soon as the elderly woman's transaction was complete the cashier demanded that I give her my shopping to ring up. As the lady in front of me had yet to bag up her purchases I kindly let the cashier know (in German) that I wasn't in a rush & could easily wait for the customer to finish packing up her things. This was met with a literal growl of hatred & "hurry up" finger snapping from the cashier...nice...and remember there were NO other customers waiting behind me.

The elderly woman in front of me gave me a small smile & slid her purchases over as much as she possibly could to allow me 3 whole centimeters of space on the tiny cashier desk to place my own shopping. I began unloading my purchases from my reusable shopping bag which caused the cashier to literally shriek, "What are you doing using your personal bag for shopping?!!! That is not allowed! You must use a cart!!! Give me your bag to check you're not stealing!!" (but in German, of course)

Now...I shop at this particular store all of the time and always fill-up my (empty) re-usable shopping bag with my purchases instead of using a huge shopping cart (I then know exactly how much I can comfortably carry home). I've never had a problem with this before...in any store...including this one.

As I didn't want the situation to get any worse, I gave her my now empty shopping bag to "check" which she then threw back at me after flipping it inside out to make sure there was really nothing hidden away somewhere in its depths (this bag is only 40cmx40cm).

She then proceeded to scan my purchases...I let her finish completely and tell me the total (during all of this, the elderly woman still had not managed to get her own shopping packed away). I then asked her (in German) why she was behaving this way as neither I nor the woman in front of me had done anything to warrant such anger & verbal abuse. Receiving nothing but a furious look in return I wished her a "better day", put away my wallet without paying and walked out...sadly, instead of thinking that maybe she was in the wrong & should improve her attitude (while she puts away all of my unbought items) she will spread her depressed hatred to other customers.

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  Anonymous wrote:

fornicate them if you can move out then move on to a better country in europe its an awful place to live. Ok to visit for a few days as a contrast to the way all other normal countries and cities live in europe, its a big battered self built raft waiting to sink.

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  The BerlinHater team wrote:

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  Anonymous wrote:

I am here 4 months now,the worst 4 months of my life, most over-rated city I have ever been to. Disgusting city with disgusting people

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  Anonymous wrote:

The faces must be starting to drop by now in berlin and the whining mutha fruckas start complaining at home about your mere existnce if you break the miserable whispering level. I remember people on the street during the day time jumping at the sound of someones keys dropping on the floor. This is the misererable daily reality of berlin life for 6 months of the year. Nothing cool about berlin or berliners get over it it was a pop up party, time to move on.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Keep spreading the word about this page and let as many people as you can know what a boring sad poop hole berlin is.

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  Seth wrote:

haha this one of my favourite post here,in fact Berlin is a sad and boring poop hole.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The Hipsters, Writers, Artists, NeoSocialists, Anti-Capitalists that actually think that being Poor...makes them a Minority. Sometimes I just want to stick a Coca Cola branded carrot up their a**es to get these whiny little vaginas to shut up.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Absolutely! I have never seen so many useless unmotivated young people in a big city, it is truly sad!

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  Franco wrote:

Class Envy is a female dog here. Its the only reason they hate Tourists. Tourist spend the money Berliners DON'T have.

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  Anonymous wrote:

My god what male genitalia came up with the name hipsters / it/they are non existant there isnt such thing. In berlin all you see are sad people from poop countries who come to berlin hoping for some kind of party or cultural utopia only to be very dissapointed with the effort the germans make which is near zero.

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  Anonymous wrote:

What about the bus drivers? How the hell can we get them to change their attitude? I have seen them smile only when they can sit in their warm buses 10 meters from the stop while ten people shiver in the -20 degree weather because they are on their break... Or when there is a puddle near the stop, they drive through it and soak everyone then stop ten meters past the stop to make everyone walk. This is seriously the only times they smile... wtf? What can we do to change their miserable attitudes?

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  Anonymous wrote:

bus drivers are miserable wherever you go mixed with the fact that they are german and in berlin what do you expect.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Brillliant this page if youve ended up here it means there are many more that feel the way we do about this awful miserable cack hole called Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Looking forward to leaving Berlin, been discontented here for far too long but will have to stick it out for another year.

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  Anonymous wrote:

You poor thing next 5 months are the tough ones, take frequent breaks if possible, when you leave you will notice how most of the developed european world eats thinks and lives.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I am here for about 5 more months, ready to carve the days on a wall with a knife!

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  Maligned wrote:

I have a question... what can I do to stop my neighbor from complaining and being a female dog about everything I do? She bangs on the ceiling if I tiptoe around, she shuts the door in my face if I am carrying shopping up the walk and basically just goes out of her way to make my life difficult, all I ever did was smile and introduce myself. wtf? Need help, I can't live like this

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  Sad-but-true wrote:

I commiserate with you wholeheartedly...I've lived here for 5 years (& am married to a German) and still can't get my head around the unbelievable rudeness & childish behaviour of 3/4 of the locals I have the had the displeasure to deal with.

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to make them pleasant to be around. It is simply a sad fact of Berlin culture that cannot change until the locals learn that you definitely "catch more flies with sugar than sh*t". What I have discovered though is that most of these bitter, sour-faced people are cowards at heart & will back down when faced with a taste of their own medicine.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Theres nothing you can do wherever you go and live in berlin specially the east women neighbours will complain about noise at home as berlin from now the second week of october until the end of march about noise. Everything is reduced to the level of a whisper and at home yoyu have to act like a sneak thief or like you say your female german neighbour will be banging on your ceiling at any time of the day, any day. You are better living in the west were people have a little more money and work so of course are a little happier and lees likely to constantly moan. Good luck personally I hated the place its the complaining German women that most people from other places that live there have problems with.

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  Anonymous wrote:

My neighbour even wrote a letter of complaint to the landlord claiming i was riding my bike in the flat!

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  Anonymous wrote:

Yeah i had it from every female german neighbour I had about the noise banging on the ceiling 4 oclock on a saturday afternoon If i was walking too loud or playing music not very loud. Everyone I know in berlin has had the same problems with neighbours complaining. Like I say it always starts the 2nd week of october until the end of march/april that german female neighbours complain about anything and all the more excuse if your not german.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I have an idea... how about killing them with kindness? Every time they bang, rush down the stairs and knock on the door with a big smile. Ask politely what the trouble is and promise not to do it again then invite them up for tea... :)

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  Anonymous wrote:

Kill em with kindness ha.
I introduced myself to both my female neighbour s I had on both occasions and things were fine until the second week of october when berlin falls into depression and the deep depressing silence prevails for the next 5 and a half months. Its then when they start complaining about any sound that makes you noticable that you exist. German women have serious issues with themselves and how they interact being around men, iam surprised there isnt social housing purely for women in Berlin.

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  Franco wrote:

Screw 'killing with kindness' Germans dont know what kindness is. I say go BAT-shit crazy on her. Most of these krauts whimper under real pressure and hate confrontation. Just go nuts on her.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Hate to say it but it was the only sollution with me as they whin like annoying children until younlose your temper and shout at them to f off and get a life and let you live yours.

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  Franco wrote:

It's actually not such a horrible city...its just the Germans that F***ed it up. Whats sad is that they think its the Expats thats destroying it...when in actuality, Immigrants and Expats are whats bringing LIFE to this pissy, jobless, dark miserable little Village.

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  Factual wrote:

It is a sad life the expats bring though as they are mostly cast offs and "artists" from places in the world with real artists. So they came to Berlin because poop art sells here and because they can feel important amongst a bunch of other cast-off idiots. In actuality it is a horrible combination of depressed boring natives and useless "can't make it anywhere else" expat losers that make this place a right pie-hole.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I totally agree its a big depressing SHI? HOLE Iam glad I gave up the place and moved. I feel sorry for those having to go through another 5 months of absolute depressing daily misery caused by not so much the weather but the atmosphere created by the germans in berlin. What the fornicate do you do to survive for the next 5 months. The food is ab shite and in the snow which is on the way supermarket shopping is a pain in the butt if you can motivate yourself out of your depression to cook.

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  Anonymous wrote:

I hate Berlin because the girl im in love with lives in Berlin. Im from Toronto, Canada btw.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Don´t worry sure she will be looking for an escape route soon, either that or she will dump you from depression with living in berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

It all starts around now in when you live in Berlin, get the Prozak ready.

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  Dreamer wrote:

need harder drugs than Prozac... best is to remain in a drugged up dreamlike state from just after the Xmas markets close to late April

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  Anonymous wrote:

Never been more dissapointed with a place than berlin. What is the fuss all about, theres nothing to do or see there, the art gallery are terrible for a capital city, the clubs like anywhere else. The bars depressing and dismal, the food the worst ive seen anywhere. The weather bloody awful. The People depressing complainers, So whats it got thats good about it ?.

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  Anonymous wrote:

It's Fall, you know what that means: Green Parka, skinny jeans with unlaced boots. Green Parka, skinny jeans with unlaced boots. Green Parka Skinny Jeans with unlaced boots...BLUE parka, skinny jeans and unlaced boots. Blue Parka, Skinny Jeans with unlaced boots...

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  Anonymous wrote:

Never known another city to envoke so much hate and dissatisfaction as Berlin. Thought I guess theres still plenty of gullible lazy kids from boring places still excited about the place and the Old sheep are stuck here until another Shepherd makes the brave move and moves the flock somewhere new. Game over Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

^^Exactly. They come by the droves as unaccomplished "Artist" and "Writers", trotting along happy-go-luckily on Vegan powered Bicycles.

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  Berlinhater wrote:

Right now, I hate EVERYTHING about Berlin!!!
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