Danke [for the sarcasm]!!!

June 4th, 2007 · 42 comments

Tim found this note in the basement storeroom of an apartment building in Kiel, Germany:

danke.jpg

Tim’s rough translation:

THANKS for filling [up the storeroom]!!!
I was able to get to the meter just SUPER!!!
tenant 5/1 [fifth floor, first apartment]

[hand written at the bottom] Many thanks from me too, tenant 5/2

FILED UNDER: Deutsche · exclamation-point happy!!!! · neighbors


42 responses so far ↓

  • #1   seamus

    Ve Germans are not all smiles und sunshine.

    Jun 4, 2007 at 1:16 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Mark bang

      Zat was 10 minutes ago!

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Mishee bang

      But zey DO live in ze land of chocolate….

      Jun 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   secondsout bang

      Please don’t make me run. I am full of chocolate.

      Jun 19, 2008 at 12:08 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Mark bang

      You might say we ate Uter and he’s in our stomachs right now!

      Jun 19, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   secondsout bang

      Mmmm, Uter-braten…

      Jun 19, 2008 at 12:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Mishee bang

      Poor Uter.

      Jun 19, 2008 at 12:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   Jsmoke bang

      ..In fact you could say we killed Uter, Ate him and he’s in our stomachs right now. Wait, scratch that. Sorry Mark, I had to get Skinners full line in there.

      Jun 23, 2008 at 5:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Rita

    See more about North Korea

    http://coreiadonorte.wordpress.com

    Jun 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Amy

    Ah, Germans – gotta love ‘em :)

    Jun 4, 2007 at 6:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Matt

    Gotta agree with you ;-)

    Jun 4, 2007 at 6:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Piranhase

    Lustig!
    Verstehe alerdings nicht, was die Mieter 5,1 und 5,2 am Stromkasten zu suchen haben. Den guckt man sich einmal im Jahr an…

    Jun 5, 2007 at 12:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Brian

    “Get to the meter” ?

    Don’t think I get that; what sort of meter would a resident need access to?

    Unless he also works for the water department…

    Jun 5, 2007 at 3:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   chris

    note for the confused non german speakers:

    A lot less funny when properly translated

    what it actually says is thanks for blocking this, I was brilliantly (super) able to get to my electricity meter

    you probably need to get to your meter to do a reading for landlords or if you have a pay card reader. Haven’t seen them in Germany really but could be same as in some places in the Uk where you need to load up you meter with pre-paid credits.

    now why they didn’t just move whatever it was is beyond me…

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:17 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Brian

    Wow. Box-person was quite fortunate the person they pissed off was willing to settle for leaving a PAN. If that’s my meter the box is history.

    General rule in any country: if you are going to piss someone off, it is best to do it in a way that doesn’t leave them free access to things that belong to you.

    Jun 19, 2008 at 9:29 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   secondsout bang

    So what are we guessing is stored in these boxes? Extra lederhosen that don’t fit well, old Falco LPs, jewelry that Anne Frank used to wear, black turtlenecks, Zyklon B?

    Jun 19, 2008 at 11:23 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Mishee bang

      Don’t forget the secret plans to what makes the VW Bug float.

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   secondsout bang

      I don’t know how to make a VW Bug float, but I do know the way to make a dead baby float. Something about two scoops of ice cream, blend on high.

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   RunBarbara bang

      can you pull the arms off mine? im on a diet and thats where all of the good baby fat is.

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   secondsout bang

      I see you’ll still eat the ass. You filthy girl…

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   RunBarbara bang

      sout, you know me…i’ll always take care of the ass.

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   Mishee bang

      *extracts herself from in between sout and RB… I’m not getting myself into that position again!!*

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   RunBarbara bang

      did you ever get the stains out of your shirt from last time, mish?

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.8   Mishee bang

      nah, I just threw it away. it seemed like a total loss.

      Jun 19, 2008 at 11:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.9   Jerry

      You mixed up stereotypes. Anne Frank was Dutch, not German.

      Jun 22, 2008 at 8:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.10   Mishee bang

      Well, gee Jerry, I highly doubt the Germans let Anne keep her jewelry when they incarcerated her in a Concentration Camp and then proceeded to work her until she died of typhus due to the poor sanitation in the camps, plus her weakened state due to malnutrition and overwork didn’t help in fighting off disease…

      I would assume they have her jewelry now…

      Jun 22, 2008 at 9:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.11   Canthz_B bang

      Lots of Dutch jewelry found its way to Germany, Jerry.
      That’s why secondsout said “used to wear”. :roll:

      Jun 22, 2008 at 10:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.12   secondsout bang

      Furthermore, Anne Frank ended up at Bergen-Belsen, which is in Germany. And CB and I shouldn’t have to explain it, but yes, once the Nazis pillaged the countries they took over, they took the jewelry and valuables back to Germany for themselves.

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.13   unholyghost2003 bang

      If you REALLY want to quibble about Anne Frank’s jewelry the problem is that the note is from Germany not Switzerland.

      Jun 23, 2008 at 8:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.14   Jerry

      Yeaaah… but no. They’re still mixed up stereotypes, either way. Hanky, Mishee? :)

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.15   Mishee bang

      are you calling me a christmas poo? cause the bathroom talk is on the thread from this year

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.16   jm

      Jerry at #9.9 (and others), Anne Frank was indeed German. Her family moved to Holland to escape what was happening in Germany. Unfortunately, that move only delayed things, but didn’t save them and only the father, Otto Frank, survived.

      Jul 10, 2008 at 3:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.17   Miss Unloop

      So that’s where my lederhosen and Falco records ended up…

      Jul 15, 2008 at 12:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   crass

    Well, those Stromkasten boxes also contain the fuses in most German households. Therefore the tenants may have to access them more often.

    Jun 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Jerry

    delete me

    Jun 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      yeah, no. No mixed stereotypes. I have no idea why you think that there are mixed stereotypes. Forget Anne Frank, the joke is “jewelry from dead Jews killed during the Holocaust” the name Anne Frank was chosen simply because she is quite famous.

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Jerry

      Fair enough. Kinda sick example, though, eh? ;)

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Mishee bang

      well if you want to get all technical ugh, she wasn’t famous when she wore the jewelry! or when it was taken from her… I mean, how would they actually know they had Anne Frank’s jewelry anyways, unless it was somehow left in the Secret Annex – I highly doubt that even the highly efficient German people took the time to catalog every single necklace they stole from a scared 15 year old girl…

      and has nobody here given thought to any gold teeth she may or may not have had ripped from her skull before being stripped and shorn and put to work??

      god, people, think of the childern! why are we fighting over semantics?!?

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      Why fight over semantics? Why not? We are already fighting over Semitics!

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Jerry

      I see what you did there.

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   Mishee bang

      *wanders around room looking for her stocked and ready to go handbasket*

      Just want to make sure it’s around! Cause I am SOOOOO going to hell now.

      Jun 23, 2008 at 2:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   bored&pedantic

    the dude who left the note actually lives on the SIXTH floor, not the 5th. in germany they count floors beginning with (what we would call) the second.

    i know that doesn’t matter to anyone, especially a year after the last comment was made, but fuggit.

    Jun 28, 2009 at 3:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     

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