Literal Germans

So I had that project I needed to finish and I did, (thanks, Coffee, my lover, my friend). I e-mailed Tobi to make sure everything was completed and it turns out, I had one more page.

Let me preface this by saying Tobi is a good friend and ex-co-worker and we have a pretty close personal relationship. I don’t think we ever used Sie with each other and after sending him emails explaining American terms like Tea Bagging or why I snickered when he once told me that he and his buddies liked water sports (perhaps I’ve spent too much time with Shaun, aka GBF), most barriers were down. In regards to the water sports, I have to clarify that he, of course, meant wind surfing and the like, but I was having much too much fun imagining it a different way.

I finished my project and e-mailed it back with the following note.

From: Jen

To: Tobi

Here it is. Who loves you, baby?

love,

Jen

His response?

From: Tobi

To: Jen

There´s only one person who loves me except my family. You know her personally…

Many, many thanks, Tobi

No, Tobi,  I love you.

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4 thoughts on “Literal Germans

  1. i know. I am the same way. I just can’t help it. and really, the boys he was talking about? Let’s just say I may have watched way too much gay porn.

  2. Diane, sweet lady, i try really hard to follow the sie/du thing, but i end up calling everyone by du. When i first started working i wanted to make sure i didn’t piss anyone off. then i realized I was 1. older than everyone but the CEO and 2. I’m just not that type of person. I’m informal, casual. 3. I figure my german is so bad to begin with, they’ll forgive me.

    The hardest part is trying to get people to call me by my first name. I love Sparky, but i’ve never been comfortable as Frau R. Just call me jennifer. If i like you, call me Jen. Just keep the frau.

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