- A: So, we can walk back home, or we could wait here, take the train just one stop, and then walk home.
- Me: Good. Let's wait for the train.
-A: But I think that it takes exactly the same amount of time to walk than to wait+train+walk.
- Me: Good. Let's wait then.
- A: But... Haha... I got it: "Mexican lazyness".
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I take out the old newspapers, go to the corner, and put them in their paper-container. Bad luck! The neighbors who live there are just coming back home, they stop the car, and he looks really angry. She even stops the engine in the middle of street instead of parking. It seems to me that he comes from East Europe. She has stepped already out of the car and waits there. She looks calmer.
We discuss, I apologize, and then I promisse to never ever again do such criminal acts like taking advantage of their paper-container. He calms down and goes. But she is not that calm, and still has something to say:
She: So, let me guess: you come every now and then to put all your garbage in our containers, no?
Me: Not at all. Just sometimes [like 3 times per year] I bring old newspapers, and that's it.
She: You know that no German would ever dare to do something like that?
She: So don't get surprised if people complain about you, foreigners living here.
Me: Sure, all of us, all foreigners, are terrible people.
She: We are not enemies of foreigners, but just don't get surprised if people complain.
Foto: Diane Kruger by Brian Adams (Hear the world campaign)