Friday, April 8, 2011

It's the Little Differences

Just got back from a grocery run and one of those little differences Ian & I just can't get past occured.

Woman with a cart was running all over the store. About 10 min after she pushed (literally) past  us, I saw her knock a champagne bottle to the floor. Wet floor & glass = instant the US. There is much to be said about the negative effect of our litigious history, but this seems like common sense. Not so for German Netto clerks. Another 10 minutes and it's still there. We even have to tromp through this slick glassy patch to get to the register.  We watch two little boys slip in it and barely escape falling on the glass as we stack our items on the conveyor belt. Thinking maybe they just didn't know, Ian asked if she was aware. A simple "Ja" cemented it- FEND FOR YOURSELVES!

As I said, it's the little differences 

1 comment:

~ cheryl said...

Hilarious - - you keep telling us the Deutsch are not known for customer service skills.

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ebe & ian at Yak-toberfest 2008