Archive for May, 2016

May 20, 2016

conversations with my coworkers – part 8

by ada

At my current workplace I don’t really get a lot of opportunities to make mindful conversations with my coworkers (they prefer not to talk to me), but on the rare occasions they forget about the main policy* of the Austrian working and lower middle class**, there are chances our small talk session turns out to be quite memorable.

* Don’t Talk To Strangers! They Are Evil, Stupid And Dangerous!

**and, most likely, the aristocracy. (Un)fortunately, I have exactly zero experience with Austrian nobility, so I can’t really tell about this one

1.)

coworker: – Are you the only child of your parents?

me: – I have a sister.

coworker: – Does she have children?

me: – She has two sons.

coworker: – Well, it’s your turn now!

me: – ???

coworker: – Go on! Start to have babies!

me: – ???!!!

coworker: – Your sister has already made it. Now it’s your turn.

me: – Why should I copy every decision of my sister? What if she jumps out of the window? Should I jump too?

2.)

coworker: (shows embarrassing lack of knowledge about world history)

me: – Don’t you learn this stuff in school?

coworker: – No, we only learn about Austrian history.

me (incredulously): – What’s about the Soviet Union? The American Civil War? The French Revolution?

coworker: – We only learn about Austria.

me:  – That can’t be true. Please tell me it isn’t.

coworker (trying hard to come up with something): – Hitler got mentioned though.

me: – That’s reassuring.

(Hitler was born in Austria. Maybe that’s how he made it into the curriculum.)

3.)

coworker: – There is a good ice cream parlour in Grein.

me: – Oh, Grein, isn’t it that place with that historical theatre?

coworker: – I don’t know. I only go to Grein to get ice cream.

me: – It’s the oldest theater in Austria still in use…

coworker: – You can also have schnitzel with fries…

me: – …it’s more than two hundred years old…

coworker: – …and tafelspitz…

me: – …and is completely preserved in its original state…

coworker: – …quite expensive though…

me: – …prisoners were also allowed to visit it…

coworker: – …but you get a lot of food for your money, so it’s a good deal.

me: – …and you could even watch the performance while sitting on the toilet!

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May 14, 2016

Dornbirn – Karren

by ada

Seilbahn Karren

Karren 25

Karrenseilbahn 15

Karren 21

Karren 49

Karren 107

Untitled 159

Bodensee 2

Bergstation Karren 21

Bergstation Karren 9

Kühberg

Untitled 21

Karren 16

Untitled 95

Karren 31

May 1, 2016

Dornbirn – inatura, part 2

by ada

Dornbirn inatura 8

Dornbirn inatura 2

Dornbirn inatura 145

snapping alligator 1

Dornbirn inatura 132

Dornbirn inatura 228

Dornbirn inatura 215

Dornbirn inatura 117

Dornbirn inatura 123

Dornbirn inatura 50

crawling bug 4

Dornbirn inatura 137

inatura Dornbirn 27

Dornbirn inatura 152

Dornbirn inatura 164

pingvinek

Dornbirn inatura 185

Dornbirn inatura 32

Dornbirn inatura 158

Ahmeek the Beaver 1

Dornbirn inatura 74

Dornbirn inatura 23

Dornbirn inatura 174

Dornbirn inatura 67

Dornbirn inatura 219

Dornbirn inatura 92

Dornbirn inatura 96

Untitled 36

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