Did you hear the rumors that Germans cut their greensward with nail scissors?
Well, it’s not a rumor …
Sure, they don’t cut the whole thing with a nail scissor. Just the edges. (90 degrees had to be 90 degrees.) I’ve even seen a couple of people using a bubble level to give their hedge its last perfect touch.
As an open-minded person who visited different cities, countries, and cultures on this planet, growing up and living in this stuffy German village with 3,000 inhabitants was my personal purgatory.
Everything is organized, efficient, and clean. Everybody is hard-working and always just-in-time.
Every house, every garden, and every street is so clean and perfect that sometimes you start wondering if you are in a Disney World Resort. (Note: If you see Mickey Mouse somewhere walking around, you might have a big problem.)
And when you grow up under these special conditions, living abroad in a totally different culture can be quite a challenge.