As we were talking about Germany and the typical German attitude, I need to say that you can really relax when a German person is with you because you know that they have planned everything already. You do not need to think much yourself. Actually they make the plan so that they can relax themselves. They plan a celebration evening with the family for example and they have planned everything so that on the day itself, they can just lean back and enjoy. I know, sometimes they also get stressed then, but often I see that the planning before just helps them to relax later because they know everything is going according to plan. So German planning keeps stress away from everybody, they just need to take care not to get stressed while planning themselves.
Even if one laughs about it sometimes, it is good to be close to a typical German person. Whenever you need a pen and paper, you will get it. Whenever you need fire, he or she has one in the pocket – even if he or she doesn’t smoke. Many people have scissors, filers and all kinds of things in their pocket. Just in case. And everything is sorted nicely in the pocket, it doesn’t take even a minute to take anything out because everything has its place. I sometimes enter a kitchen at a friend’s house and everything looks exactly as it did one, two or three years ago, nothing changed, you find everything where it was before.
Travelling is also easy in Germany, trains are mostly punctual, if they have a delay, they also take care of you and your connecting trains and on the train stations you find many signs that show you where to go. This is how we arrived in Augsburg today where we will stay for a day with Ramona’s father.