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Tip-tap-tapping

March 13, 2012

I’m currently reading a rather amusing account of a German boy, torn away from the bosom of his German, straight-living, village-dwelling family to the bright lights of London by Arsene Wenger’s talent scouts.

A refreshing view on the British from a German perspective, if you can read German, you should read this book!

In one chapter, he gives a detailed description of the most random difference between the German and British culture: TAPS.

I consider myself a victim of the British tap. With the hot tap on the one side of the sink, the cold on the other, it’s impossible to wash your hands under running water without burning one or both hands and/or freezing one or the other. Why nobody came to the sensible conclusion that the installation of mixer taps in all British bathrooms would be a good idea is quite beyond me.

As Moritz Volz writes, hopefully the massive influx of Polish plumbers to the UK will assist in resolving this small but very important problem.

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  1. March 14, 2012 15:34

    Ha, ha, ha! I love this! I never thought of that! It must drive Germans nuts! It does seem mad doesn’t it?

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