Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I come from a Land Downunder

Sometimes you really have to admire Australians and their complete faith in other people liking them and wanting to accept them and make concessions for them no matter what. (Yes, we do think that everyone likes us!)

While waiting in the very very long queue early this morning at the Ausländer (foreigner) office in Frankfurt, a member of the staff went through the queue asking if anyone wanted to renew some kind of residence pass, and if they did, they could jump the queue. When all of a sudden, someone pops out of the very back of the queue saying “Australien”, and holding up his passport!

Nice try mate but get back in that queue! The rest of us have been here since 7am!

15 comments:

Cirnelle said...

Hunger brings out the worst in people, huh? My Hubby would snap at the next car who'd drive a little slower than the optimum speed just because he was hungry.

zewt said...

i tot you're malaysian?

why is cirnelle's comment so... digressed...

Cirnelle said...

Yeah. What in the world made me say those things... ?

Froggy Woogie said...

Maybe Aussie guy (btw do you like being called "aussies"? Or is that disrespectful) had his residence pass to renew or he misunderstood the question if he's not fluent in German.
Oh ok maybe he was just tricking lol

ColourMeCrazy said...

Cirnelle: you know what, when I read your first comment, it made perfect sense to me! I was hungry at 7am in the morning!! And also very grumpy because I had to wake up super early too ;-) And my husband will agree that I’m always grumpy when I’m hungry!

Zewt: Malaysian by birth. Born in Malaysia and moved to Australia when I was young…so I guess I consider myself Australian…though sometimes Malaysian. What can I say – identity crisis!

Froggy: “aussies” is ok – I don’t find that disrespectful at all. I think he was just tricking!! The line was very long!

Froggy Woogie said...

My ex wife was very hungry everyday lol
:D

J.T. said...

Trying to jump the queue knowing well everyone else have been waiting since 7am is not a good idea. Poor guy was trying his luck! :)

ciara said...

hmmm if i was there early for that reason and that was happening to me, i don't think i would be a happy camper lol i may yell something back, and it probably wouldn't be nice lol

btw i was born in another country as well (my mom is from the philippines, dad from alabama-u.s.)...i always say i'm half filipina/half white girl lol we have a whole subculture no. cali...we are asian pacific islander americans. try saying that 3 times fast! lol

dongurigal said...

But you know, it's true. Everyone does love Aussies!

ColourMeCrazy said...

Froggy: LOL! hehe!

JT: Everyone was sending him nasty stares ;-)

Ciara: asian pacific islander americans, asian pacific islander americans, asian pacific islander americans, asian pacific islander americans! hehe - that is a mouthful!

Dongurial: Hope you're having a good holiday! And you have it wrong, everyone loves CANADIANS!

Leah said...

You know, now that I think about it, I can honestly say I've never heard one single negative comment about Australians from an American. Is there something we should know, hmm? Kidding!!! Soak up that good reputation, not all of us are so fortunate!

Jennie said...

I agree with Leah. I've never ever heard anything bad about Australia or Australians either. And I do love every single Australian person for no reason. :)

ColourMeCrazy said...

Leah: Hmm..not all Australians have good reputations...there was that Mel Gibson incident...if you consider Mel Gibson australian! Then there's Russel Crowe....!

ColourMeCrazy said...

Jennie: Hehe! Just wait till you meet a nasty Australian! ;-)

Leah said...

I guess I moreso meant that when Americans think of Australians in general(though I did forget about the snuggly teddy bear that is Russell Crowe!), there aren't bad stereotypes that come to mind. If you were to think of Americans in general, would this be the same case? Somehow I doubt it, unfortunately.