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    Seems Grandpa Zimmermann had strong traits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spasm View Post
    Seems Grandpa Zimmermann had strong traits...
    Unless you mean the Zimmermann Telegram, I fail to recognize the pop-culture reference.
    nevar forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
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    >Germans incapable of relaxed social chatter and require the rigid recording of all exchanges
    Spot on. It's part of our culture.

    https://global.handelsblatt.com/opin...ll-talk-929749

    Germans, for starters, donít really do small talk. They instead have conversations. And by that, they mean substantive, sometimes even deep, exchanges. In these conversations, they look for weak and strong points in arguments. And as an inevitable by-product, the Germans soon state their critical opinions about some person, event or idea. Germans also like clarity. They like people, including their interlocutors, to take strong positions.
    Per the wonder of YouTube suggestions, I watched a vid from an American girl who worked in Germany. I found it interesting how she described her experience with the above attitude especially at work. She stated that at first she found it even rude that there's very few chitchat e.g. at the start of meetings, but instead the meeting starts mostly right away with the meetings topic. Same for emails. No initial "How are you, I hope you're well..." but "Hey, what about that doc that I sent you?". After a while she came accustomed to it. It was only that when she went back home for vacation, that she recognized how much she even liked it. And that she now found the long winded way of how any conversation are supposed to start there quite awkward and annoying.

    I'm not saying one is better than the other, they're just different ways of how people were socialized. But these are the nifty differences in (work) culture, which - if both sides aren't aware of it, can generate a lot of hassle e.g. in company mergers.

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    Seems Grandpa Zimmermann had strong traits...
    Unless you mean the Zimmermann Telegram, I fail to recognize the pop-culture reference.
    I have a great grandpa zimmermann. The men in my family are laconic. I've had to have "sit downs" at work because I come off as "brusque".

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    That's just autism though
    2/10/17 Greatposthellpurge never forget
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoffl View Post
    That's just autism though
    Same thing tbh.


    

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    Quote Originally Posted by spasm View Post
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    Seems Grandpa Zimmermann had strong traits...
    Unless you mean the Zimmermann Telegram, I fail to recognize the pop-culture reference.
    I have a great grandpa zimmermann. The men in my family are laconic. I've had to have "sit downs" at work because I come off as "brusque".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckslayer View Post
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    Seems Grandpa Zimmermann had strong traits...
    Unless you mean the Zimmermann Telegram, I fail to recognize the pop-culture reference.
    I have a great grandpa zimmermann. The men in my family are laconic. I've had to have "sit downs" at work because I come off as "brusque".

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