Archive for the 'türken' Category


Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Hiermit möchte ich Ihnen lediglich mitteilen, dass ich heute eine ihrer Efepasa Ekelwürste gekauft habe und gerade ein Mittagessen vorbereiten wollte, aber der Anblick an der Abfallprodukte in der Wurst war einfach so ekelig, dass ich es nicht mehr essen konnte. Vielleicht bin ich es nicht gewohnt, so etwas zu essen, daher schicke ich Ihnen Anbei ein Foto ihres Produktes. Es wäre interessant in Erfahrung zu bringen, ob Sie und Ihre Mitarbeiter ihre eigenen Produkte verzehren, oder ob es da noch eine spezielle Produktionslinie gibt, die etwas teurer, dafür aber essbar ist. Es wäre doch sinnvoll eine teurere Produktreihe zu haben, die man auch ohne erbrechen verzehren kann, dann könnte der Kunde selber wählen, ob was er seinem Körper antut. In der Hoffnung von Ihnen zu hören verbleibe ich mit hungrigen Grüssen und werde auch meinen Bekanntenkreis von dem Ekelprodukt in Kenntnis setzen, es sei denn es handelt sich hier um einen Ausrutscher, was ich hiermit in Erfahrung bringen möchte.

Wannabe Nerd

Finally in Cappadocia

Finally I arrived after a 6 hours bus trip in Cappadocia. I am now trying to learn to sleep with unlocked doors, deal with the guy who goes from house to house to wake up people at 2 in the night so that they can eat before the fasting time beginns, as well as a number of nasty insects which seem to live with us in the same room. Two more days, and then I am off to Istanbul.


Or am I?

After the declaration of my non-Turkishness I found a list with characteristics of Turks, of which some are true for me (ME) and some are true for my parents or the Turks I know (TRUE). So maybe after all I am not so different from those Turks, mmh.

You know you’re Turkish when….

-You think that the Turks are the most amazing race on the face of earth and everyone is jealous of us and try to destroy us (TRUE)
-You feel some kind of tension whenever you are around Greeks, Kurds or Armenians (unfortunately TRUE)
-Your mother can make yogurt from nothing (ME; and she forces us to eat everything she makes)
-MSN messenger is 100x better than AOL (ME)
-Your guy relatives look like Maffia during the holidays (ME)
-Your mother/father has a minor disagreement with his sister/brother and doesn’t talk to him for 10 years (unfortunately TRUE)
-You call an older person you have never met before “uncle”, “aunty” or abi (ME, but also “aunt”)
-You hide everything from your parents (ME; but not anymore)
-Your phone is always on silent (ME; most of the time)
-Your mother does everything for you if you are male (ME; regardless of my wishes, I don’t like it at all, but I liked it when I was young, very young)
-You do all the housework and cooking if you’re female (unfortunately TRUE; they even laugh at me if I do laundry, or do housework and call me “light erkek (man/male)”)
-Your relatives alone could populate a small city (not my, but generally TRUE)
-Everyone is a family friend or somehow related to you (TRUE; and therefore Turks often asked not only for your name, but also from which town/village your parents come from and if you know Dick and Harry –> German: Hinz und Kunz)
-You fight over who pays the dinner bill (ME; but I try to adjust)
-You get very upset when airlines refuses to accept your luggage which is 80 kg overweight (TRUE)
-You’re walking out of customs with your trolley at the airport and you see all 25 members of your family who have come to pick you up (TRUE)
-You ask your dad a simple question and he tells you story of how he had to walk miles to get to school (ME)
-You are always taking off and putting on your shoes wherever you go (ME)
-Your parents compare you to all of their friends kids (ME)
-No one ever seems to call ahead of time to say they are coming for a visit (TRUE)
-You talk with your guests at the door for 20-30 minutes when they are leaving (ME)
-You show your love and affection to people by physically hurting them
(esp. pinching, slapping, biting) (ME; especially German friends had to adjust to this habit)
-Grape leaves make a great dinner (ME)

July 2020