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

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  Anonymous wrote:

What I really hate about this city is total control around. On the work, on streets, in shops. Before I was living in south Germany, I never had such feeling like there is stasi back in he game watching at you in everything you do. Like you enter a toilet, and there is a sign hanging there with an angry face labelled "flush the toilet!". With several exclamation marks at the end!!! Why can't you just write "please"? Is it difficult? Why you need that angry face? Can you be just polite and trusty instead of controlling? Apparently not. The next bakery to me, they give you paper bags at kasse when you pay. What? Are you serious? Am I going to steal your precious bags? No, incorrect, this is not you who take the bags, they give them to you in hands. And know what? They always try to give me one large, like I was about to throw buns and bread together. Everybody wants to control in this city. Even though, most of the time the person does not entirely understand what he is controlling. Not talking about paying attention on little things. He likes you reporting, arguing with them. "Trust no one, control everyone" is the moto of this city. Kind of attitude, I'll never tolerate. That's why I hate this community so much.

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  Happy i left wrote:

Thats the nature of the i want to control everything germany and iam totally the best and correct thats why we are the best, german mentallity that will never die

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  Anonymous wrote:

I've been living in Berlin for more than ten years and although I have a good job I really hate the city and most of the people here. I basically don't even leave the house anymore because I don't ant to be confronted with more rude people and drunk idiots on the U-Bahn. The biggest mistake was going to New York for a couple of weeks this year because I loved it so much and got along with the people there so well. Now Berlin seems even worse to me, haha. I wish I could work in NYC but that is practically impossible ...

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  Anonymous wrote:

And the funny part is that everybody think of NYers as rude and aggressive. But when I hear somebody say that I always thing to myself, well, wait 'till you meet Berliners.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Being trapped in traffic because of the Garmin Velothon.
Love it that a private event can block off the streets to the entire city. The "interaktive Verkehrskarte" on the Garmin page doesn't work at all.

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  Anonymous wrote:

my favourite is being forced to pay "rundfunkgebuhren" for crappy programming I almost never watch.

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  Toxic wrote:

angelamerkeleatingthings.tumblr.com/ THIS!

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  Anonymous wrote:

I miss the sound of laughter....

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  Anonymous wrote:

2013 We cannot believe the NSA spied on Merkel!!! This is an outrage. We soooo believe in privacy.
2014 Yes we Germans support the NSA in some anti-terrorism operations specially in Somalia and the Middle East. But don't worry.
2015 Yo France remember when I said you and I were friends, lol I lied, I spied on you and your companies. But it's ok, I spied on Austria as well and they seem ok with it.

This is your daily reminder that shi,t is about to hit the fan in Europe and Berlin is again part of the problem.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The fact that being Spanish makes me subhuman in their eyes

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  Toxic wrote:

Ok, first of all, I, thankfully, do not live and have never lived in Berlin, but I visited a couple of times (my best friend lives there). Let me tell you something - the only times I felt good there was when we were sitting around in the apartment. And that says it all. I felt really awkward in all the public places, the people are so rude and always have a Kristen Stewart facial expression, which is fairly creepy is all I'm saying. But there was one situation in particular that left me speechless. So, my best friend's bf and I went to buy some burgers down the street and so we were sitting there, waiting (for like 45 mins or something - it is really crowded) and then some couple approached us asking if they could sit at the same table while they wait. So, we said yes, of course. Now, he is German, so they started talking in Deutsch, but then he told them that I dont speak it and asked them if they spoke any English, to which they answered - yes, BUT continued talking in German. I was shocked. And so the time was passing by and I was sitting there, watching them laughing, trying to look calm, looking at my mobile phone... Then I thought to myself - ''you are not a moron, you don't deserve this, do something for god's sake''. And so I interfered by just asking some really polite questions, ''demanding'' answers. I could see how they felt really pissed about it which gave me the ultimate pleasure. At the end of the wait, I told them ''Good luck with your future life and hopefully you'll learn how to be polite to somebody else who isn't German''. They were shocked. Oh well. Do I care? NO. But the person that hurt me the most in this whole misadventure was my best friend's bf - he just kept talking to them in German. I told him that he was extremely impolite afterwards to which he replied that he didn't want to be rude to those two (?). Oh, but being rude to me was okay, huh? Good to know. Duly noted. So, again, I can only be thankful for not living there, but my friend is stuck there, surrounded by rude, unapologetic excuses of people.

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  Black Robert wrote:

I love how this site is getting more and more popular <3. Even during spring & summer

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  JIM wrote:

the Women here are all Feminist

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  Anonymous wrote:

The funny thing about feminists is uhmmm , well, none.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Why in the hell would you hate people who believe that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities?

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  Anonymous wrote:

There is certainly nothing wrong with people wanting equality but I kinda get what the OP said, Berlin feminists are a special kind. They demand equal rights while at the same time many of them demand that foreigners shouldn't be allowed to work in Germany or the need to "clean" of undesired peoples from all-German neighborhoods and other neat stuff I hope you never have to listen to. These type of comments are sadly commonplace among feminists in Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

my problem with feminists, is that they seem to revolt against femininity, and suddenly bodily hygiene and feminine clothes become oppressive..

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  Anonymous wrote:

I hate the incest

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  Anonymous wrote:

Dunno about incest but the only fun I get here is when I knobble my own knob

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  Anonymous wrote:

I'm (unhappily) married to a German & have lived here for over 6 years and in that time have tried everything possible to fit-in, make friends and join the community. Breaking through the barrier of xenophobia & rudeness in Germany is nearly impossible. I have blonde hair, blue eyes and speak German but as soon as I smile & open my mouth to speak with my Canadian accent I am shut down & treated rudely or simply ignored.Seriously, I have adults ask me a question and when I start to answer literally turn their back to me & ask someone else. One of the most shocking things I've been told was by my kiddo's pre-school teacher on the first day when I dropped her off.

She: "where are you from"
Me: I'm Canadian
She: "That's not too bad, at least you're not Turkish."

Of course this exchange was in German and in front of other parents who were looking at me with pity & nodding their heads in agreement. WHAT?

Everyday is another adventure in bizarre rudeness here and I look forward to the day when I can eventually figure out a way to leave.

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  Anonymous wrote:

the worst thing i find is that they literally are not "being rude" they just have, and expect, no manners, they probably think they're being nice. If I wasn't so busy feeling sorry for myself, I'd feel sorry for them

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  Anonymous wrote:

Dude, I don't know what to tell you. I have been Nine years here in a similar situation. Even worked hard to get rid of my accented German but still the little Grammar errors or the tell tale minor incorrect usage and I am shunned. Even splitting up with the nasty German wife only made life worse as she controls all and participates in blatant parental alienation as often as she can. F'in hate this place, want to take my lovely little girl and run before she becomes the same as the rest of them.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Who is ever "Happily Married" to a German. Show of Hands?

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  Black Robert wrote:

Yup, you nailed the thing that bothered me the most while I lived there. Berliners' (and Germans' in general) complete lack of awareness of manners and social sensitivity. I still have this scene in my head during the the carnival when people approached a bunch of asians on the street and started yelling in their faces "Yao kun pow ping pong honda kawasaki". And in their heads they were being playful and not utterly offensive. I witnessed so many stories like that in so little time there that makes me feel glad of not being there anymore.

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  Whatisthisshit? wrote:

Oh, about the so-called "carnival" a few days ago...I was walking down the street in Kreuzberg and a bunch of hipster scum laughingly yelled "NIGGER" when I walked towards the U-Bahn. I should have kicked their ass. I'm sorry I didn't, they would have deserved it. That's *their* idea of being funny and humorous, I suppose...

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  Anonymous wrote:

My first impression about Berlin was so: "HOW can this boring, grey, ugly idiot be called the capital?" HOW F****** CAN IT BE? The capital of boredom? The second capital of Turkey? The capital of absolutely disgusting architecture and the same women? Maybe. But definitely not the capital of european land. Just compare this pathetic village to other european capitals, just like Paris, London, Madrid, Rome or even Moscow / Saint-Petersburg. Worst city in the world, and i'm pity for those people, who are forced to live here.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Haha Moscow /Saint petersburg sucks like Berlin.

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  Anonymous wrote:

The most boring place in the world.

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  Pissnelke wrote:

all by all it is best descripted by the Kanzlerins typicall face expression, its not a smile its the oposite: to merkel :( Dont do the same, dont "merkle" around, this city doesnt need any more unhappyness.

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