Culture Shock

Men at work in the kitchen! Aren’t they adorable?


As thrilled as he is to be back in Germany, Martin is realizing that his nearly 10 years in America changed him a little. Between having to do at least a five-point turn just to get into the minuscule parking spaces allotted for the economical European drivers, and having to squeeze himself between our rental car and the car parked next to him just to get out, it has dawned to him that he may have become a little spoiled in the land where space is plentiful.

I’ve had to remind him several times that he was once totally cool with tiny parking spaces, that navigating narrow streets was once completely natural to him. Now, there’s a very tight learning curve as he gets used to those things again. Continue reading