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The Workplace Etiquette: German Edition

I have never been great at etiquette to begin with, whether it is social gatherings, dress code or celebratory events. The excruciating sea of unwritten norms and protocols becomes even more confusing when you have to factor in culture-specific practices.

The secret to blending in perfectly in the German workplace is addressing people in an utterly polite,  highly apologetic, purely factual, emotionless manner. Too much trouble, you say? I agree. You can always opt for being your-expat-self ;D

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The Hatched Easter Egg

I never understood the logic behind this somewhat conspicuous bunny hiding eggs all over the place. Where does it get all the eggs? Does it run a chicken farm? And what kind of surreal food does it feed them, so that they lay colorful chocolate eggs?!
On the other hand, when you grow up in a Catholic country that celebrates Easter by dressing up with conical hats and taking sculpted saints on their shoulders onto a week-long street parade of incense and repentance 1, the egg-hoarding bunny doesn’t sound that crazy after all…

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