Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Some Q & A

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions I get as an American here in Germany.

Q:  Where in America are you from?
A:  New Jersey. (Its close to New York City).

Q:   Do you know Jersey Shore?
A: Unfortunately, yes.

Q:  Why Germany?
A: Because I fell in love with a German boy.

Q:  So do you speak German?
A:  Some days it feels like I can, and other days, God only knows what is coming out of my mouth.

Q:  What do you/Americans think about Obama as a President?
A:  I wouldn't want to be in his shoes these days.

Q:  Why do Americans like Hershey Chocolate?  Its awful.
A:  I'm not sure, maybe because we don't have Ritter Sport or Milka?

Q:  Why do Americans like McDonald's so much?
A:  Do we?

Q: Can you give me some tips on where to visit in _____ (insert place in the US)?
A:  Sure.

Q:  How do you say _____ (insert random German word) in English?
A:  ____ (insert hopefully accurate English translation of German word)

Q:  I saw ______ (insert place/object/thing) in a movie.  Is it really like that in America?
A:  Hmmm... probably not.

Q:  I've been to the US before, but I was only in New York/ Los Angeles/ Florida. I want to see Texas,
where the real Americans live. (Okay its not really a question, but for some reason a lot of Germans think Texas is the place to be.)
A: (Never really sure how to answer this one...)

Any more that I'm forgetting?

1 comment:

  1. How about "I have a meeting in Detroit. But the flights to NYC are so much cheaper. Think you could pick me up there instead?" I gather they think it's comparable to Munich-vs.-Nuremberg or Frankfurt-vs.-Cologne-Bonn.

    Speaking of which: I'd love to see you at the WEBMU in Cologne in October!! Some details and links to more info are at http://slicken.it/q9 -- what do you say?